Philadelphia Radio by Alan Boris

  • Philadelphia Radio book cover

    About the Book

    Philadelphia Radio is the first book devoted exclusively to the history of radio broadcasting in Philadelphia. Written by a life-long Philadelphian, the book features over 200 photos (many rarely seen) designed to entertain as well as educate.

    Chapter list:

    Early Radio Broadcasting
    The Golden Age
    The Rock Music Era
    The Rise of FM

    Philadelphia Radio Personalities

    Photos include: Hy Lit, Ed Sciaky, Georgie Woods, Bill Wright, Jerry Blavat, Joe Niagara, Jerry Stevens, Jim O'Brien, Sid Mark, Perry Johnson, Louise Williams, Pierre Robert, Michael Tearson and many more!

    It's All About Philadelphia

    The history of Philadelphia Radio is also the history of Philadelphia: its people, locations, businesses, and interests. In addition to well-known radio personalities, here are some of the Philadelphia icons you'll see in this book:

    Walter Annenberg
    Frank Palumbo
    Richardson Dilworth
    A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
    Cecil Moore
    Frank Rizzo

    The following national figures and groups are also pictured in Philadelphia-related photos:

    Jackie Robinson
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    John Lennon
    Edwin Armstrong
    Stan Kenton
    Robert Palmer
    Al Stewart
    Carly Simon
    Billy Joel
    Rodney Dangerfield
    Thompson Twins
    Howard Stern
    Joey Ramone
    David McCallum

    How to Order

    The book was released on July 11, 2011. You can order online at Amazon.com using the link above. In addition, the book is available at most Delaware Valley bookstores.


    The book signings below took place in 2011. Check back for more events and promotions to come in 2012!

    AIA Bookstore and Design Center
    1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 1PM

    Barnes & Noble - Jenkintown
    835 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046
    Saturday, August 20, 2011, 1 - 3 PM

    901 E. Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (The Gallery)
    Saturday, September 10, 2011, 2PM - 4PM - Cancelled! to be rescheduled.

    Canterbury Tales Forever
    49 Peddlers Village Road, Lahaska, PA 18931
    Sunday, September 18, 2011, time TBA

    Moonstone Arts Center
    110A South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Friday, September 30, 2011, time TBA
    Book signing and philadelphia radio audio/visual presentation

  • Discuss Philadelphia Radio Book

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    1. Posted at 10:09 PM on 8/15/2015 by Karen lord-hurwitz:
    Chuckhur@comcast,net. I am the niece of george lord, who was a broadcaster in the 1960,s for cause. I am trying to complete a family history in regard to my uncle ( george lord). Specific information in regard to an article he published titled (the First Deadly Drink). And any other information about him and his profile. He past away in the 1980's , and I am trying to help family do some research on his life and career. Any information would be appreciated by me. Thank you, Karen lord -hurwitz

    2. Posted at 8:53 PM on 1/10/2020 by terry candito:
    Jerry Stevens passed away on January 10,2020.

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