Illustrated History Book Celebrates the Golden Era of Cincinnati Radio

Local author and radio host showcases Cincinnati’s radio stations and personalities
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Nov. 18, 2011 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Cincinnati Radio by local author and radio host Michael A. Martini. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images, giving readers a unique opportunity to reconnect to the history that shaped their community.

Like radio listeners in many other cities its size, Greater Cincinnatians have kept their ears tuned to their local radio stations for music, news and entertainment for nearly a century. However, unlike those cities, Cincinnati enjoyed several unique broadcast stories ranging from some of the earliest forays into radio dramatics to the country’s first 500,000-watt superpower radio station.

Listeners were treated to several up-and-coming celebrities like Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Andy Williams and “Fats” Waller; the rise of three major communications corporations; and ultimately, an amazing array of nationally broadcast network shows and talents that, for a brief period, placed the city’s broadcasters behind only New York and Chicago in terms of importance.  With rare and often unpublished images, Cincinnati Radio attempts to capture the first 50 years of that golden era of Cincinnati radio broadcasting in both word and picture.

Highlights of the book include:
•   Author donates a portion of the profits from the sale of the book to Media Heritage.
•   Features numerous photographs never before published.
•   Highlights many Cincinnati announcers, newscasters, bands, and musical acts.
•   Includes a chapter on broadcasting Cincinnati’s sounds to rural areas.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or  

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit

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With more than 7,500 local history titles published to date, Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Widely recognized sepia books feature hundreds of vintage historical images.
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