Important Notices
This site operates as does a library.
You may read and research. Documents are copy protected.

The deterioration of the old yearbooks and magazines is just one factor in my decision to try to preserve the heritage of radio's premier publication. The other is the fact that most libraries are short on space and funding. This means that seldom used publications are sold to eBay merchants and every day that passes there are fewer places where this information can be obtained.  Most of these specialized publications were not microfilmed... and who has a film reader at home, anyway?

This site is my small contribution to the industry and profession that have given me challenges, joy, frustration and, of course, an income for half a century.
Few Libraries have these publications
any more
 "Broadcasting," the magazine, has evolved and now focuses on cable and syndication; the latest publisher has not offered any service for the students and devotees of radio's history and heritage. The Yearbook is very hard to find (a trial search in the huge LA metro for several 80's and 90's issues came up with no surviving copies). As library access is now scarce and generally incomplete and no alternative exists I have tried to fill in this very obvious void. Hopefully, at some time the publisher will create an electronic archive. Until such time, I will share my collection and attempt to keep building it. White's, Radex and Radio Daily are long gone, as is the SAMS / Jones log. I am attempting to build a full archive of these publications.
 I am missing the 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1942 and 1947 Broadcasting Yearbooks and the 1954 Radio Annual. There are missing Radex, White's Logs and RCA Broadcast News that can be seen from the numbered lists on each of those publications pages.  Check your attic or garage. Look in the storage room at the transmitter. Ask at our local library; seldom consulted reference books are often discarded or sold in bulk.
Help me find and preserve these books for others to study and enjoy. Whether you wish to sell them or donate them or just to help track them down, you can help me preserve the history of radio and these harder and harder to find resources,
 About this website  Since this is a free site, as it always will be, many have asked, "why do you do it?" since some of the Yearbooks have cost as much as $1,000 on eBay.

Simply put, I celebrated 50 years in radio in 2009, and this endeavor is a small way to preserve the memories, the heritage and the events of that industry, particularly at a time when the death of our medium is so broadly predicted.