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Yiddish or highbrow? WEVD’s uneasy bilingual history

I am reading Ari Y. Kelman’s excellent book, Station Identification: A Cultural History of Yiddish Radio in the United States, and agreeing with the admonition found in the tome’s introduction: radio historians don’t focus enough on non-English speaking broadcasters. “The presence of non-English language programming on U.S. radio has been almost completely overlooked,” Kelman writes. […]

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Ed Koch, talk radio host: 1924-2013

By now everybody knows that Edward Koch, Congressman then mayor of New York City, has died at the age of 88. Koch was an outspoken and controversial man—an advocate of the death penalty in a liberal town, a supporter of invading Iraq, and widely criticized for a lackluster response to the AIDs crisis as it […]

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