Sep 1, 2011

Free download of Edwards memoir offered as a gift to pubradio fans

A new memoir by Bob Edwards, the NPR personality whose 2004 ouster as Morning Edition anchor roiled public radio, is being offered as a free e-book download through Sept. 9, a week before the print edition's release.

"A Voice in the Box," published by the University Press of Kentucky, recounts Edwards's radio career, including his collaborations with NPR colleagues and sportscaster Red Barber, whose weekly appearances on Morning Edition were a keystone of Edwards's 25 years as host.

“You can think of this as the ultimate pledge drive premium considering most public radio supporters already have plenty of coffee mugs and tote bags,” says Edwards. He now helms The Bob Edwards Show for Sirius/XM and Public Radio International's Bob Edwards Weekend.

The free downloads are available through Amazon's Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and the Google ebookstore.

Full news release at Romenesko.

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