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Dbacksfan12

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1958 Dissertation on Audience Participation Programs
« on: April 22, 2024, 11:54:05 PM »
Came across this while looking for something else…it’s a dissertation written by a student going for his doctorate at Ohio State University in 1958.  A good deal of information on radio shows.  Perhaps this is more appropriate for the archive?

https://etd.ohiolink.edu/acprod/odb_etd/ws/send_file/send?accession=osu1486563142751541&disposition=inline

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Re: 1958 Dissertation on Audience Participation Programs
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2024, 06:56:41 PM »
This is roughly the time Fred Silverman wrote his thesis at anOSU about using demographics to better sell advertising.
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Re: 1958 Dissertation on Audience Participation Programs
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2024, 09:40:39 PM »
Came across this while looking for something else…it’s a dissertation written by a student going for his doctorate at Ohio State University in 1958.  A good deal of information on radio shows.  Perhaps this is more appropriate for the archive?

https://etd.ohiolink.edu/acprod/odb_etd/ws/send_file/send?accession=osu1486563142751541&disposition=inline

This is an extraordinary resource for information about old radio game shows.  There's some detail in the descriptions that I didn't know about before, including for some of Bill Cullen's old shows.  Unfortunately there just aren't a lot of us left who care.
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Re: 1958 Dissertation on Audience Participation Programs
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2024, 10:26:11 PM »
This is an extraordinary resource for information about old radio game shows.  There's some detail in the descriptions that I didn't know about before, including for some of Bill Cullen's old shows.  Unfortunately there just aren't a lot of us left who care.

That said, there is at least one point of caution- Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons was a dramatic series (and one that lasted for a rather long time at that), and the listings I've seen from the 1951-1953 period do not seem to suggest it having a format change during that time.