A Word From Our Sponsor Wins the 2016 Broadcast Historian Award
30th March 2016
Cynthia B. Meyers, Associate Professor of Communication at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, is being recognized for her book, A Word from Our Sponsor: Admen, Advertising and the Golden Age of Radio, published in Fall 2013.
On April 18th at the Broadcast Education Association’s annual convention in Las Vegas, she will be awarded the 2016 Broadcast Historian Award along with a $5,000 check from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF). According to the Broadcast Education Association’s website, this award goes to “an educator who has published or produced work specifically related to broadcast history.”
A Word From Our Sponsor describes how admen, advertising agencies, and sponsors shaped U.S. radio into a commercial entertainment medium from the late 1920s until the early 1950s. It views the development of twentieth-century popular culture through the lens of the advertising and broadcasting industries and examines the intersection of commerce and culture in American mass media.
Congratulations, Cynthia B. Meyers, for this wonderful recognition.
We are so proud to have you as a part of our Fordham Press family.