by JEFF R. LONTO. It's You Are There meets The Twilight Zone with writer/historian Jeff R. Lonto in sort of the Rod Serling role as a time traveling host and narrator. Chronicles from the Analog Age is a time capsule filled with relics from the not-so-distant—but in many ways vastly different—past. The Twentieth Century, or more specifically the 1920s through the 1980s when civilization revolved around analog technology.
by JEFF R. LONTO. Beginning in 1992 Twin Cities broadcast historian Jeff R. Lonto has been a contributor of unique, interesting and often hilarious tales about local radio and TV for a renowned broadcast museum in Minnesota. This book is a compilation of those articles, reprinted for the enjoyment of anyone who recalls the call letters, the personalities, the programs and the nostalgia of old time radio and TV in the Twin Cities.
by JEFF R. LONTO. Radio the way it was meant to be—in its AM mono glory! Here’s an often amusing, very human inside story of a legendary Midwestern radio station that endured inept management teams, a revolving door of personalities and every format imaginable.
by JEFF R. LONTO. Crack open a cold one, sit back and enjoy this colorful and turbulent story behind the Grain Belt brewery in Minneapolis from its 19th Century origins to its fate in the hands of a powerful businessman. Lots of photos and reprints of vintage advertising.
CHRONICLES FROM THE ANALOG AGE, Jeff R. Lonto's BIG, BOLD magazine-style illustrated book about the nostalgic retro past, has been entertaining, educating and amusing folks across the United States and Canada. It's said to be a fun read, a nostalgia trip, a slightly irregular look at life the way it used to be, not all that long ago. A guided tour of what the author calls the "Analog Age"—roughly the 1920s through the 1980s.
Whether you're a product of the Analog Age or a Digital Ager who likes to visit the past through different websites, Chronicles from the Analog Age is worth snatching up for a mere $14.95 a hard copy. For you, and your time-traveling friends.
Analog Age reader Bruce W. comments, "I'm enjoying your book. It's good bathroom reading." A couple more comments:
"CHRONICLES FROM THE ANALOG AGE is the most delightful, complete and detailed compendium of true stories, anecdotes and advertisements addressing mass electronic and print media's birth and evolution..."
--Barry ZeVan the Weatherman
"Chronicles from the Analog Age is a stroll down memory lane, with stops at dark alleys, grease pits and sink holes..."
--Bob Etier, Technorati.com