Thu 12/14 @ 5-7:30PM
While the comprehensive and accurate work about Cleveland’s legendary music scene hasn’t been written, Mike Olszewski’s 2003 book Radio Daze, about the growth of FM rock radio in Cleveland and especially the powerhouse WMMS-FM, for which he worked at one time, comes close.
Olszewski, who has also worked for local TV stations, served as curator and archivist for the Ohio Broadcast Archive and Museum, and taught media and broadcasting at area colleges and universities, has written many other books about local media as well. His latest, written with his wife, photographer and travel industry professional Janice Olszewski, is called Cleveland Radio Tales: Stories From the Local Radio Scene — the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. It covers some of the same territory as Radio Daze in a more anecdotal fashion, perfect for those who want to recall the vibe of their youth or explore a pop cultural history they’ve only heard about.
The Olszewskis will be at Learned Owl Books in Hudson to chat about their work and sign copies of their book. It’s free and open to all.