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Broadcasting Magazine Broadcasting
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The most respected business magazine in the industry.
1931-2001
R & R Radio & Records R & R
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Music and radio
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Business publication covering TV.
1944-1968
Television Radio Age Television
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Television and radio industry business journal
Radio Daily Radio Daily 
A daily newsletter from
1938
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Became "Television
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US Radio U. S. Radio Magazine
1957-1961
Radio news journal.
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Broadcast Advertising Broadcast Advertising
Earliest radio business magazine
Merged with Broadcasting in 1932
Communicator
Journal of the Radio Television News Directors' Association.
Channels of Communication Channels of
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Insightful magazine
about television
content and society during the 1980's
Canadian Broadcaster Canadian Broadcaster
Radio and TV Industry news magazine from 1942 onwards.
Heinl Radio Business Letter 1928-1950 Heinel Radio Business Letter
1928-1950
Twice a week about radio and related industries
Electronic Media Electronic Media
1982 to 2003 TV and media professional's magazine. Became Television Week
Journal of Broadcasting Journal of Broadcasting
From the Association for Professional Broadcast Education
Low Power TV Low Power TV Publications
from the 80's
and early 90's
about Low Power TV
Media Decisions Media Decisions
Media buying
magazine, successor to Sponsor beginning in 1965
Media Week Magazine Mediaweek
Electronic and print media weekly focused on the buying function.
1991-2011
M Street Journal M Street Journal
Weekly publication documenting the 
latest FCC
applications, format changes.
Panorama TV Panorama TV
1981-1982. A consumer focused in depth magazine about the TV industry
Programmer's Digest
Radio program ideas newsletter from Todd Wallace
Radio Business Report - Newsletter Radio Business Report
Radio business and
finance journal.
Radio World: 1990's and 2000's Radio Department Head Magazine Radio World
Operations and management magazine starting in 1994
Radio Journal
Modern Era monthly from the publisher of Inside Radio
Radio Only Management magazine for radio manager, Radio Only
Jerry del Colliano's monthly radio management magazine
RIM Pacific Coast Radio Advertiser Magazine RIM Monthly
West Coast ad buyer's magazine starting in 1938.
Radio INK
Radio business, sales and programming beginning in 1985
Radio Month UK Business Magazine Radio Month
UK Radio Industry magazine.
Religious Broadcasting
Magazine of the National Religious Broadcasters from 1967
Showmanship Showmanship
1940's magazine for radio advertisers provided by local radio stations.
Small Market Radio Newsletter Small Market Radio Newsletter
Published in the 1980's and 1990s for smaller radio stations
Sponsor Sponsor
1946-1964
Radio-TV advertising  publication aimed at advertising buyers.
Scan Lines
Journal of the Broadcast Designers Association
Issues from 1979 to 1987
Television Chronicles
Retrospectives on famous older TV shows and artists.
Television Index Television Index
Ross Reports

Weekly newsletter about TV programming and talent
Television Quarterly Television Quarterly
National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Television Week Television Week
2003-2009 weekly TV industry management magazine..Successor to Electronic Media.
Television Digest Television Digest
Weekly TV industry newsletter beginning in 1945
Televiser Televiser
Magazine. Early Television Industry
trade magazine
Started in 1944.
Television International Television International
1956 and on.
Foreign TV
programming
Tuned In: 1990's radio management magazine. Tuned In
Radio management magazine starting in 1994.
TBI Television Business International TBI
Television Business International

Global TV magazine
UHF Television in the US from its early origins to the present
UHF Television
The history and development  of
American UHF TV
 Broadcasting: & Advertising
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Advertising Industry publication begun in 1930
       
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 United States - Music Industry "The Big Three"
Billboard Music Industry Magazine
Billboard Magazine
Music
Industry and radio trade journal beginning in 1894
Cash Box Magazine Cash Box Magazine
1942 to 1996
Second only to Billboard as the leading music magazine in its era. .
Record World and Music Vendor Record World /
Music Vendor

Music industry news
and charts from 1946
to 1982
 United States - Music Industry "All The Rest"
Billboard Airplay Monitor Billboard Airplay Monitor
1993-2004 publication featuring weekly airplay monitors for Rock-Country-R&B-Top 40
Country Airplay Billboard
Country Airplay Monitor
Tracking the news and BDS plays of Americas major country stations.
Billboard's
Radio Monitor
Consolidation of the Airplay Monitors
2004-2006
Sound Format Sound Format
Mid-60's music trade
magazine
Music Reporter Music Reporter
50's and 60's Music trade magazine based in Nashville.
Music Business Music Business
60's Music trade magazine and successor to Music Reporter.
RCA's In The Groove
and Record Review
Consumer music magazines
1946-1949
Music and Record Business Miscellaneous collection.
Booklets, catalogs and short-run magazines.
Record Whil music magazine from early 1950's Record Whirl
Music Magazine from 1955 to 1956
Edison Phonograph Monthly 1903-1916 Edison Phonograph Monthly
1903-1916 monthly publication for music resellers
RCA Picture
Late 40's and early 50's magazine featuring RCA record artists.
Down Beat
U.S. Jazz publication.
Band Leaders
Late 40's magazine about big bands and their artists.
Music Technology
US Edition
Beginning in 1986
BMI Music World
Music author and composer magazine from the performance rights organization
CMA Close Up
Member Magazine of the Country Music Association.
       
 United States - Radio and Music  To view United Kingdom Music
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R & R Radio & Records R & R
Radio and Records
Music and radio
industry
news
The Gavin Report
The Gavin Report
A music tip sheet / magazine for radio programmers.
BRE Black Radio Exclusive BRE
Black Music Exclusive
Radio and Music trade magazine beginning in 1976
FMQB "Friday Mornijng Quarterback" music tipsheet FMQB Radio
Kal Rudman's
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usic airplay report.
From the early 70's onwards.
Kal Rudman's FMQB Album Report from the early 80's FMQB Album Report
Bill Hard edited this album rock report for Kal Rudman in the early 80's
CMJ "Newe Music Monthly" college and alternative music magazine. CMJ "New Music Report"
1993 to 2009
Alternative and college radio music magazine
Hits Magazine Hits Magazine
Music and radio
tip-sheet started
in 1986
Hitmakers Hitmakers
LA based tip sheet and programmers news magazine from late 70's into the 90's
Fred Tip-Sheet Tip Sheets:
Fred
Hamilton
Others
Airplay reports, 
industry news.
Album Network Album Network
Album Rock radio
music tip sheet beginning in 1978
Network 40 Music Tip-Sheet Network 40
1990's Radio and
Music trade magazine
The Hard Report: album rock. The Hard Report
Album rock airplay
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Claude Hall's Radio Report Claude Hall's
Radio Report
1978-1980 music tip
 sheet and industry newsletter.
Mediabase's
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1988 to the mid 90's
Walrus!
Mid to late 80's rock radio "tip sheet" publication.   
Country Radio Seminar
Convention guidebooks for this annual gathering begun in 1970
Bob Hamilton Radio Report
Music and radio weekly programming "tip sheet". starting in 1970
R&R Hotfax
2003-2009
Country edition of this "fast delivery" music report and format news.
R&B Report
Urban music release and airplay report published fortnightly beginning 1987
Link to website with thousands of radio music charts and hit lists Charts
"Top 40" Charts from US and World radio stations.
(Link to Independent site)
Music Row
Nashville country music magazine from 1981 to present time
       
 United States - Other Music Related Publications Search in Full Red Section Search
Music Industry Collection
One-time and single copy publications
about music.
International Musician International Musician
Magazine of the American Federation of Musicians
Talking Machine World The Talking Machine World
1905-1928
Trade journal of the gramophone industry
Airheads radio survey collection Airheads Radio
Survey Archive.

Thousands of Top 40 record charts plus air checks and more.
Petrillo of the AFM James Caesar Petrillo
A collection of articles, books and links about the controversial head of the American Federation of Musicians
Talking Machine
& Radio Weekly
1928-1933
  RCA Picture
1949 to earlier 50's.
Promotional monthly for RCA records and record players 
RCA Record Review and "In the Groove"
Promotional magazines from later 40's and 50's from RCA
Phonoscope
"Sight and Sound" from 1896 to 1899
 UK  Europe and Canada (Click on Flag for complete UK Music Section On Another Page) UK Flag
RPM Canadian Music Industry Magazine RPM
Canadian
Tipsheet
1964 to 2000.
Music & Media Music & Media
Pan-European
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Music Technology
Music Industry magazine beginning in 1986 from the UK
(Successor to Electronics and Music Maker)
 Broadcasting: Ratings Reports & "Books" Search Ratings Search
Duncan's American Radio Duncan's American Radio.
Arbitron ratings
by market
1975-2004
Duncan's American Radio Trilogy Duncan's American Radio Trilogy:
Ratings trends by market 1975-2004
R&R Ratings Reports R&R & Other
Ratings
Directorie
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Ratings summaries
and supplier directory
Earlier Ratings Books Ratings Books
Actual Ratings reports: Arbitron, ARB, Birch, Hooper Crossley, Pulse  1935 to 1990's
Pulse Ratings Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Ratings
Reports from
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Asesores, C&M,
Pulse, Birch, etc.
Arbitron and Nielsen Market Maps Arbitron/Nielsen
Market Maps and
Blue & Red Books
Methodology description (DoM)
 Broadcasting: Audience Behavior  Search Ratings Search
Arbitron BTR
"Beyond the Ratings"
Radio industry magazine from the ratings company
Research books and publicatios Ratings Publications
Radio audience measurement.
Many Arbitron, Nielsen and other  papers and documents.
  Research Collection
Reports, publications and booklets about research and ratings.
Radio Station Internal Research Station Research
How radio stations
get custom strategic research. Callout,
AMT's and perceptuals, as done in the early 2000's
The Radio Diary
How the diary radio research method works. Includes pictures of the "old" Arbitron facility in MD
   
 Broadcasting: Regulation and Associations Search in Full Red Section Search
Federal Communications Commission FCC & Regulation
Rules, documents and explanations of broadcast regulation.
NAB Books and Publications National Association of Broadcasters
Publications by the NAB 
NAB Report and NAB News NAB Report and NAB Broadcasters News
Member newsletters from 1931 to 1947
Bookshelf: Regulation and Laws LIBRARY:
REGULATION
FCC and other legal aspects of broadcasting
FCC Ground Conductivity Maps FCC Ground Conductivity Maps
Sectionalized larger color maps.
Federal Radio Commission reports Federal Radio Commission (FRC)
Annual Reports
1927-1933 and
monthly updates.
The FCC File Cabinet The File Cabinet
FCC technical and licensing filings including complete license renewal applications. .
Clear Channel Broadcasting Service
Group of the former 1-A clear channel radio stations.
Radio Service Bulletin
Monthly journal of the US  Department of Commerce, the  FRC's and FCC's predecessor from 1919 until 1933
 Broadcasting: Directories,  Annuals and Yearbooks Search Annuals
and Directories
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Broadcasting Yearbook Broadcasting
Yearbook

The industry's favorite directory for decades.
Every issue
since 1935.
Telecasting Yearbook from Broadcasting Magazine Telecasting Yearbook
from Broadcasting Magazine 1953-1958
All issues.
(Scroll to 1950's)
Television Factbook TV Factbook
Television station directory. 8 issues 50's to 70's
Radio Annual Radio Annual
from "Radio Daily"
1938-1964

27 Editions
Variety Directory Variety
Annual directory of radio stations and related fields: 1937 to 1940
M Street Directory M Street Directory
Radio stations in North America. Complete set of issues.
Courtesy of Inside Radio
Directory Collection
Directories from the 1930's to today
RBR, Inside Radio, Kagan, Keyes, Data World
SRDS Spot Radio Rates & Data SRDS Spot Radio
Rates & Data. 
Media buyers' source
for ad rates and
station information.
M Street Journal M Street Journal
FCC applications,
format changes.
International Television Almanac International Television Almanac
TV directory and "Who's Who" in TV.
1956-2014 
Annual of Advertising Art Annual of
Advertising Art

Art Directors Club
Graphic examples of the state of advertising from the 20's to the 70's.
Mediatrix
Mediatrix
Mediatrix
Mediatrix
Mediatrix
1986-1987 Profiles of major markets with station formats and histories from Rollye Bornstein
Medios Publicitarios Mexicanos Medios Publictarios Mexicanos
Mexican media buying guide.    
R&R Program Supplier Guide R&R Program Supplier Guide and
Marketing Guide
80's and 80's 
NW Ayear Newspaper Annual N.W. Ayer Newspaper Annual
Newspaper directory with some of the best population data for US. 
Investing in Radio
A collection of directories and reports of interest to investors and owners.
Radio Logbooks and Station Listings Radio Station Lists & Logbooks
Publications featuring listings of radio and TV stations.
1920's to today.
   
Encyclopedia of Radio Encyclopedia
of Radio
From Museum of Broadcast Communications
(Out of Print)
Encyclopedia of Television Encyclopedia of Television
From Museum of Broadcast Communications
(Out of Print)
Encyclopedia of Radio, Encyclopedia of Television, Encyclopedia of Communications, Amateur Radio Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Music and Others Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Broadcast-related book done in topical encyclopedia style
 Broadcasting: Station and Network Albums and Brochures  Search in Full Red Section Search
Radio Station Albums Radio Station Albums Promotional booklets, albums
and brochures for individual stations.
Radio At War Radio At War
Station booklets with war information and station profiles from W.W. II
Books about Radio Stations Station Books
Full  history of some major stations like WOR, WNEW and WLW and others.  
Station promotional albums Station Promotional & Sales Materials
Sales and promotional brochures and program schedules for radio and TV stations
Radio TV and Associated Industry Publications Modern Era Broadcast Industry Related Publications
Music industry, talent directories, fan directories and anything else that fits! (Post WW II)
City radio magazines and guides City Radio Magazines
Local Program Guides
Local magazines  Chicago, LA, DC,
New York,  Nashville, Luxembourg, Berlin
Radio Station Magazines Station Magazines.
Magazines from radio stations including WNYC, KMA, WOW, WIBA, WHB, KTWV and many others.
Radio Station Postcards First Set POST CARDS #2
A variety of cards from radio stations with
hi-resolution view option. 2 sets available
Radio Station Postcards First Set POST CARDS #1
A variety of cards from radio stations with
hi-resolution view option. 2 sets available
NBC Syndicated News Format NBC's 1975
All News Format
Full presentation
WSM Clear Channel Broadcasting Service Clear Channel Broadcasting Service & WSM
Documents about superpower AM
KOWH 1
KOWH 2
KOWH Omaha
Often called the
first Top 40 station.
Here is the story.
Coast FM Magazine Coast FM & Fine Arts. FM schedules and entertainment from Los Angeles CBS Network schedules CBS Radio Network Program Schedules 1937- 1946 Grand Ole Opry
Booklets and souvenirs from the WSM Nashville radio program
Broadcast Network Publications Networks and Programmers
Publications about
radio and TV networks and syndicators
Don McNiel's Breakfast Clug Don McNeil's
Breakfast Club. Morning entertainment show.  
Coverage Maps Coverage Maps
Engineering and promotional coverage maps by state.
The NBC Transmitter Staff Magazine The NBC Transmitter
1835-1945 staff magazine for NBC radio and the new TV section.
Tele-Views
Two magazines, one title.  Program, star and station guides
Radio Programming Profiles Radio Programming Profile
Advertiser's sourcebook for station information
WGN Chicago
A whole page with booklets, photos, articles and documents about this station.
Who's Who in TV and Radio and other Fan Magazines
50's picture magazines about broadcast stars
Communicator
from Tichenor / Heftel / Hispanic Broadcasting
1980's to 2002
Cincinnati Radio Dial
1930's weekly program guide with complete schedules and articles about shows and stars.
Forecast FM Forecast FM
Washington DC radio program guide and entertainment magazine.
60's - 70's  
Los Angeles
Radio Guide
1994-1999

Three Chicago Radio Guides
Radio Chicago
Chicago Airwaves
Chicago Radio Guide
LA Radio Guide
Los Angeles, CA radio listener magazine from the 80's
New York City
FM GUIDE
Other City Radio and Television Guides
Single issues or small sets.
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Broadcasting: Cable Television Magazines Search in Full Red Section Search
CATV Magazine
Cable business magazine
"The Authoritative News Weekly of Cable Television"
CATJ Magazine
"The official journal of the Community Antenna Television Association"
starting 1973
Cable Collection
Single issues, brochures and other cable publications
 MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTIONS: Catalogs Pamphlets Brochures and Single Magazines
Radio & TV Stations
Booklets and brochures from radio and TV  stations and group owners
Early Radio Programming Collection
Fan magazines, program and listener publications.
Early Radio Collection Early Radio
Miscellanea
All the rest of the miscellanea collection from "the early years" (Up to WW II)
Music Industry Collection
One-time and single copy publications about music.
Modern Era Broadcasting
Sales, programming, technology, regulation and management
1940's to present
Directory Collection
(Broadcast Industry)
Miscellaneous directories from the 1930's to recent times.
Network Albums from CBS NBS ABC and Mutual Network booklets
and promotional literature 
  Electronic Supplier & Broadcast  Equipment Catalogs
American and European parts and component catalogs and guidebooks 
   
 Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Radio Encyclopedia
of Radio
Encyclopedia of Television Encyclopedia of Television
Encyclopedia of Radio, Encyclopedia of Television, Encyclopedia of Communications, Amateur Radio Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Music and Others Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Broadcast-related book done in topical encyclopedia style
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