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At Your Service - KMOX and Bob Hardy : Pioneers of Talk Radio Paperback – August 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Virginia Publishing; 1 edition (August 1, 1997)
  • ISBN-10: 0963144898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963144898
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,419,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is a must read for anyone who has ever made KMOX radio a part of his or her life, because, like the old KMOX, it is about family. Reading At Your Service is like listening to someone reminisce at a family reunion and then passing photographs around. -- Frank Absher, St. Louis Journalism Review, September 1997

From the Back Cover

"When the full legendary staff was in place, in the '60s and '70s, there may never have been a radio station anywhere that had that kind of stable of talent, that had that kind of impact...Intangibly it seemed to become part of the fabric of the community." - Bob Costas

"I assure you, you will be the talk of the country. If it fails, it fails, and we'll try something else. But at least we're off our fannies and we're trying something." - Robert Hyland explaining the "At Your Service" concept to his staff in 1960
"What struck me was the tremendous rapport between Bob and the guests. It was as if they had convened around the lunch table to talk about the issues of the day in a gentlemanly manner. That was the tone he set for the station and for the show until the day he died." - Charles Brennan

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 1999
An excellent accounting of the 60's and 70's history of KMOX radio. Well covered but touching too lightly on the roll of Bob Hyland on the stations format. All in all a very good read for someone interested in Broadcasting
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By A Customer on December 5, 2001
A touching tribute to the people who worked to make KMOX a nationaly renowned radio-news power. The author`s insight into the workigs "behind the sceen" was wonderfull. The photographs really bring to life the beloved voices of KMOX. I recomend this book for anyone in broadcasting, studying about broadcasting , and anyone who loved Bob Hardy and KMOX .
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Having grown up with KMOX radio, I have many vivid memories of its personalities and programs from the 1960's to the 1980's. This book provides the history of one of the finest radio stations anywhere, whose programming was at once entertaining, thoughtful, and memorable -- a hugh contrast to the noise of today.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 2001
A touching tribute to the people who worked to make KMOX a nationaly renowned radio-news power. The author`s insight into the workigs "behind the sceen" was wonderfull. The photographs really bring to life the beloved voices of KMOX. I recomend this book for anyone in broadcasting, studying about broadcasting , and anyone who loved Bob Hardy and KMOX .
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