Corner an injured animal and you have created a most dangerous adversary.
Corner an industry and you have created danger and unpredictability. Radio in America is trapped in a snare of its making and one by one the players desperately try to find a path to survival. This much is true, the rest is pure entertainment. Talk show host Bill “Crash” Kradich believes he is a player. He has a stage in the third largest market in the country, Chicago, but he is smart enough to see it slipping away. While his peers are hastening the inevitable, Kradich seizes the opportunity presented by forces both seen and unseen. His sister goes mad and in the process exposes the deadly pursuits of her murdered husband and a group known only as The Collectors. While the storm of deceit and vengeance closes on the horizon, Kradich and his producer use the events to create a new form of talk radio, one devoted to “real-time murder: the motivations, prevention and consequences.” Their success is more costly than anyone imagined.
Chuck Collins is a 40-year veteran of radio, mainly in Northeast Ohio (Cleveland and Akron). He began writing for the love of it at age 9 and attributes his abilities to, “the only reason I graduated high school.”
In radio he created award winning ad campaigns and learned the craft of voice performance. He also rose through the ranks of management to become a senior manager of one of the most influential and successful locally owned radio groups in the country.
He began The Radio Murders in 2002 and has worked to hone these stories into sharp, thrilling, puzzles that are populated with vivid characters and dramatic places. The first release, The Radio Murders: The Collectors, is actually the second volume and drops the readers into a torrent of deceit, mystery, ripping radio ambition and, of course, murder.
(for BRW Author of the Month)
Classics: Vonnegut, Falkner, Doyle, Twain
Contemporary: Erik Larson, Doris Kerns-Goodwin, Candice Millard, Tom Reiss (can’t read contemporary fiction for fear of pollution)
Other Talents: Professional Radio Host and Programmer, Voice Artist – recording my own audiobook
The author is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card & 5 Signed copies of the book.
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