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Author Adams, Phillip, 1939-

Title Talkback : emperors of air / Phillip Adams and Lee Burton
Published St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1997


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Description x, 246 pages ; 20 cm
Contents Emperors of the air -- 10 great moments in talkback -- The lines are open -- It's the wolf! It's the Asian wolf! -- Steve Price -- Crime and punishment -- John Laws -- Keeping the dream alive -- The techniques of talkback -- Stan Zemanek -- Wealth and the socialist criminals -- Wayne Robeerts -- Our kind of humour -- Bob Francis -- A little bit of knowledge ... -- Brian Wilshire -- ... Is a dangerous thing -- Howard Sattler -- Who let these Blacks into the country? -- Alan Jones -- The Horsemen -- The business of talkback -- Appendix A: Voices on Hansen -- Appendix B: Broadcast ratings tables
Summary The Emperors of Air are funny guys. Sometimes funnier than they realise. They're also irresistible salesmen, but what are they selling? Talkback brings to book readers what the proprietors of radio stations would perhaps want to leave on the airwaves -- transcripts of the wit and wisdom of the talkback Emperors -- introduced with customary flair by Phillip Adams. Hilarious, shocking, depressing and outrageous, Talkback calls into question the values, methods and influence of these self-proclaimed arbiters of public opinion
Analysis Commercial radio
Opinion manipulation
Social values
Talkback radio
Notes Donation. ANU COOP 20120212 Brissenden collection, ANU Library
Signed by author 1 copy. ANU
Subject Australian wit and humor.
Australians -- Humor.
Radio broadcasters -- Australia.
Radio programs -- Australia.
Radio talk shows -- Australia.
Radio talk shows -- Australia.
Television talk shows -- Australia.
Television talk shows -- Australia.
Author Burton, Lee.
LC no. 98160494
ISBN 1864483253