Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ramsey, John. (2012). Hartford Radio. Arcadia Pub

Since I am a librarian by profession, I used the APA format for this brand new book written by John Ramsey, a broadcast engineer.  I found out about this book through various radio message boards.  I am also aware that friends Bill Dillane and Bob Radil made contributions and were properly acknowledged by the author.  I was also attracted to this book since I lived in New London, CT from 1977-78 and was able to dx many of the Hartford stations.

Mr. Ramsey certainly did an excellent job of researching the Hartford, CT stations from the 1920s to the present.  Each of the many photographs were annotated listing the people who contributed to radio in the Nutmeg state.

I also own:

Jaker, B., Sulek, F., & Kanze, P. (1998). The airwaves of New York: Illustrated histories of 156 AM stations in the Metropolitan Area, 1921-1996. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland.

The Airwaves of New York is much larger and contains more text since there are more radio stations in and new NYC than there are in the immediate Hartford area.

My suggestion to John Ramsey is that he should have arranged his book by radio station instead of by year.  I recommend it for New England radio enthusiasts.

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