Bob Edwards for free again
Bob Edwards is giving it away. His memoir, this is, but only in e-book form and only for a limited time. Edwards is the host of "The Bob Edwards Show" on Sirius XM Radio and "Bob Edwards Weekend" on public radio, and his memoir is called “A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio.”
It will be available gratis through major e-book retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble and the Google ebookstore from now through Sept. 9, according to an announcement from the University Press of Kentucky, which is publishing the book. The print copy, not so free, goes on sale in mid-September.
Edwards, a Louisville native, is also the author of "Fridays With Red: A Radio Friendship," about his relationship with the late sportscaster Red Barber, and "Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism."
Before going to satellite radio, Edwards had a long career at National Public Radio, co-hosting "All Things Considered" before moving on to host "Morning Edition," a job he had for more than 24 years He left NPR in 2004 after the network announced it was planning to replace him.
"You can think of this as the ulimate pledge drive premium, considering most public radio supporters already have plenty of coffee mugs and tote bags," Edwards said in the announcement.
-- Jon Thurber