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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joe Garner  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: in Central Illinois


Illinois Connection

Garner lived in Macomb, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joe Garner is an author and former radio executive who resides in Los Angeles. Garner spent twenty years working in the radio industry, with over ten of those years employed as an executive with the Westwood One radio network. He contributed to the creation and production of numerous audiobooks for Simon & Schuster. He presides over an entertainment production company, Garner Creative Concepts, in Los Angeles. In recent years, Garner has become an author of historical books, both traditional and multimedia. He wrote the book ''We Interrupt This Broadcast'' in 1998, a work that combines words, pictures and audio by including compact discs containing news clips from notable historical events from radio and television. Subsequent editions of this book have been released, most recently in 2008.

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