Book version of documentary on Indy radio debuts

The locally produced documentary “Naptown Rock Radio Wars,” released two years ago, has come out in book version. It recounts the city’s 1950-1970s radio antics, which included furious competition among then-WIBC-AM 1070, WIFE-AM 1310 and WNAP-FM 93.1.

It includes interviews with such radio giants of the era as Reb Porter, Roger Morgan, Bill Shirk, Cris Connor, Buster Bodine, Bill Donnella and Tom Cochrun.

“Naptown Rock Radio” was produced by Videopolis TV owner David Fulton, who worked with the city’s early punk-rock bands at a recording studio, and by Al Stone, who helped launch WNAP and today owns King Media Services.

Also working on the project was Brad Schuchard, who works with Fulton at Videopolis, which makes its day-to-day cash doing corporate videos.

The book is available at Amazon.com, on Barnes & Noble’s Web store or through Videopolis.TV.

On April 20, the film will be rebroadcast at the Central Branch of Indianapolis Public Library. Many of the local broadcasters featured in it will be on hand to sign books.
 

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