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"jukeboxes, radio and television, going from dawn to dusk, help spread the poison of synthetic, artificial, rhythmical noise." - Maria Franziska von Trapp

"It did suffer and it became very weak, while the reporters from Iraqi radio and television stations were more active and had more accurate information." - Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

"I was a born club comic. Radio and TV and stage were fine, but I found my real home in cabaret." - Bob Monkhouse

"I don't have any TVs with their over-the-air receivers connected in my house. But when I'm in a hotel room or other places that have a TV, then I turn it on and flip the channels just like everybody else. I'm not immune to the lures of television. I just try to stay away from it because I like to read." - Bill Gates

"I think radio plays are my favourite medium, as they make the listener work and create and contribute in a way that TV and film can never do, and they have an immediacy that written prose often lacks." - Neil Gaiman

"To complain about how the media are dominated by liberals, Limbaugh has an hour a day on network television, an hour on cable, and a radio show syndicated by over 600 stations." - Michael Parenti

"The information superhighway is a revolution that in years to come will transcend newspapers, radio, and television as an information source. Therefore, I think this is the time to put some restrictions on it." - J. James Exon

"In radio, you are the game, so to speak - you have to describe every aspect. In TV, Ive always felt less is more, and its really a question of my setting up the color analyst more than anything else." - Marv Albert

"I dont have a television. All I have is Netflix and Apple TV and Hulu." - Bojana Novakovic

"You could tell he (President Ronald Reagan) was an old radio guy. He never once looked at the television monitor." - Harry Caray

"In any case, the leading edge of our "on purpose" radio signals is 30 light-years away and, if intercepted, may mend the aliens' image of us based on the radio bubble of our television shows. But this will happen only if the aliens can somehow determine which type of signal comes closer to the truth of who we are, and what our cosmic identity deserves to be." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Shopping malls are liquid TVs for the end of the twentieth century. A whole micro-circuitry of desire, ideology and expenditure for processed bodies drifting through the cyber-space of ultracapitalism." - Arthur Kroker

"Ive been a radio and television news person since I was 19 years old. Im 57 years old now. But the advantage is that I have studied, investigated, and reported over those years on nearly every major story from wars and recessions to grass roots local issues." - George Noory

"Ordinary people have big TVs. Extraordinary people have big libraries." - Robin S. Sharma

"Old ladies photographed by CBS who announced that they would die of malnutrition if Reagan's bill were passed could probably have saved themselves their impending penury by the simple device of applying to the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for scale every time they were featured by Dan Rather or whoever." - William F Buckley Jr

"Radio killed variety and TV killed radio, and the internet will kill television and it will go on and on." - Victoria Wood

"There may be a parallel between woodcuts and radio; radio plays are a living art form everywhere except the USA." - Neil Gaiman

"When I was a kid, I lived in this small town way out in the country. We had three TV channels and one radio station. I couldn't even get my hands on good comic books. My aunt, who is a librarian, gave me Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings," Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie," and Lewis's "The Chronicles of Narnia." They were such incredible treasures to have in my somewhat mundane country life." - Nick Offerman

"Scientists are used to debating with one another about the finer points of new research. But increasingly, they find themselves battling their televisions and computer screens, which transmit ever-more-heated rhetoric from politicians, pundits, and other public figures who misinterpret, misrepresent, and malign scientific results." - Lewis M. Branscomb

"College radio is a very important medium that needs to survive in difficult economic times when some stations are being sold off and shut down. College radio is the future for broadcasting stars and pioneers of tomorrow, and we as a band, Coldplay, support the vital mission of college radio and we also support College Radio Day, the day when college radio comes together." - Chris Martin

"Most kids come home from school. They don't go to their TVs first. They go to the Internet. They check their emails, or some blogs, or some sites. Then they go watch TV. Other people are at work all day 9-5 in front of a computer. They see certain clips. We're not going to hide the fact that people use the Internet. We're going to try to be as interactive as possible with our fans. I'm currently on Twitter and Facebook and Flicker and Dig. I'm on all that stuff." - Jimmy Fallon

"Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it." - Terry Wogan

"Crystals are amplifying minerals. You have a crystal in a radio - it amplifies the sound waves. You have a crystal in a television set - it amplifies the light waves. When you hold crystals, they amplify thought waves." - Shirley Maclaine

"Local television shows do not, in general, supply make-up artists. The exception to this is Los Angeles, an unusually generous city in this regard, since they also provide this service for radio appearances." - Fran Lebowitz

"I am sort of proud that I think radio has become a dominant influence in shaping public opinion. Good radio paints the picture for the audience. The audience has to be actively involved. Sometimes, in television, you can get lulled into sleep watching the picture, not listening to what you're hearing." - Rush Limbaugh

"Radio did not kill books and television did not kill radio or movies - what television did kill was cinema newsreel. TV does it much better because it can deliver it instantly. Who wants last week's news?" - Douglas Adams

"Middle age is when you get in the car and immediately change the radio station." - Patricia Penton Leimbach

"Im a big fan of martial arts films, novels and radio programs." - Wong Kar-wai

"We were not born critical of existing society. There was a moment in our lives (or a month, or a year) when certain facts appeared before us, startled us, and then caused us to question beliefs that were strongly fixed in our consciousness-embedded there by years of family prejudices, orthodox schooling, imbibing of newspapers, radio, and television. This would seem to lead to a simple conclusion: that we all have an enormous responsibility to bring to the attention of others information they do not have, which has the potential of causing them to rethink long-held ideas." - Howard Zinn

"The first presidential debate was down in Florida. Residents spent all day putting plywood on their televisions." - David Letterman

"I don't really find a problem with technology or television, or anything. I'm a product of it. I grew up watching TV, and I don't think I'm too dumb or too crazy." - Jason Bateman

"Conservatives, despite their increasingly powerful presence on cable TV and talk radio, feel excluded and disregarded by the longstanding preponderance of liberal voices on public television." - Michael Medved

"Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs." - Zig Ziglar

"Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society." - Richard J Daley

"I want to do more television and I want to do more radio." - Anna Benson

"I like radio and live performing stuff. I don't like the television stuff as much." - Adam Carolla

"The future is electronic. It's radio, television and the Internet; it's not really newspapers anymore." - Will Mcdonough

"Europe has a press that stresses opinions; America a press, radio, and television that emphasize news." - James Reston

"And I... started off dumb, raised by the hoodrats, listen to the radio wishin that i could rap." - Tupac Shakur

"There is a difference. You watch television, you don't witness it. But, while watching television, if you start witnessing yourself watching television, then there are two processes going on: you are watching television, and something within you is witnessing the process of watching television. Witnessing is deeper, far deeper. It is not equivalent to watching. Watching is superficial. So remember that meditation is witnessing." - Rajneesh

"Kids and violent TV, violent TV and violence, violence and kids. The only people missing from this discussion are the parents. Where are we? Gone. Abdicated." - Anna Quindlen

"Being on TV in front of people is a lot different than sitting in a dark room with a microphone. When I had my radio show, I was on four hours a day for 20-something years. If you put a live microphone in front of Mother Teresa for that amount of time, she'd piss somebody off." - Wendy Williams

"Because of the control of the media by corporate wealth, the discovery of truth depends on an alternative media, such as small radio stations, networks, programs. Also, alternative newspapers, which exist all over the country. Also, cable TV programs, which are not dependent on commercial advertising. Also, the internet, which can reach millions of people by-passing the conventional media." - Howard Zinn

"I grew up on radio, not TV." - David Lee Roth

"I don't think people come to television for spectacle. And I don't really have a lot of fun writing spectacle for television, I'll do that in features." - Derek Luke

"I don't watch daytime television, I have a job, I work and, you know, I think daytime television is really for women." - Ice T

"Im a career actor. And I question this constant reliance on TV fame and celebrity." - Alexander Hanson

"In film and television we are oftentimes so pampered that the truths are withheld." - Charles Keating, Jr.

"Meet the Press is the oldest and most treasured public affairs show on television." - David Shuster

"Conflict, when used as a device, makes for good television and bad journalism." - Aaron Sorkin

"Soul Train' was developed as a radio show on television. It was the radio show that I always wanted and never had." - Don Cornelius

"'Soul Train' was developed as a radio show on television. It was the radio show that I always wanted and never had." - Don Cornelius

"I gave him his first TV and he needs to remember that." - Kanye West

"We have a society where every hit maker and TV presenter is gay." - Elton John

"Watching TV mum said," Do you miss your dad?" And I said," Who?" - Louise Rennison

"FM signals and those of broadcast out to space at the speed of light. Any eavesdropping alien civilization will know all about our TV programs (probably a bad thing), will hear all our FM music (probably a good thing), and know nothing of the politics of AM talk-show hosts (probably a safe thing)." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I had two different degrees: One in International Relations/Political Science and another degree in Radio and Television Production." - Hannah Simone

"Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection." - Eugenio Montale

"Local television news, on both radio and television, is so appalling. Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written." - Robert Waterman McChesney

"The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice. Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system." - Tom C Clark

"Local television news, on both radio and television, is so appalling. Makes print journalism look like the greatest stuff ever written." - Robert Mcchesney

"When television began, it modeled itself after radio. Many early television programs were radio programs first. 'My Favorite Wife,' 'The Jack Benny Show,' 'Burns and Allen,' 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents.'" - David Gerrold

"There is danger in the concentration of control in the television and radio networks, especially in the large television and radio stations; danger in the concentration of ownership in the press...and danger in the increasing concentration of selection by book publishers and reviewers and by the producers of radio and television programs." - Eugene Mccarthy

"The marvels - of film, radio, and television - are marvels of one-way communication, which is not communication at all." - Milton Mayer

"Cinema, radio, television, and magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen without hearing." - Robert Bresson

"It is largely on television and radio that real probing of what politicians are up to has to happen." - John Humphrys

"The way for newspapers to meet the competition of radio and television is simply to get out better papers." - H L Mencken

"The major newspapers simply stopped writing about me, and my voice could no longer be heard on radio or television." - Galina Vishnevskaya

"My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too." - Peter De Vries

"Just as, with the radio, there are certain things that you become fond of,and you welcome them and resent the new things" - Ernest Hemingway

"Jazz and blues fests are everywhere now, and Americana is going strong on college radio. What I'm hearing is an appreciation of real music." - Bonnie Raitt

"I play the radio and moon about...and dream of Utopias where its always July the 24th 1935, in the middle of summer forever." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"In the Internet age, with the screaming on the radio, etc., it is hard to know what to believe and who is informed and who is not." - Michael Specter

"I think most people, no matter their status now, have big screen TVs, because they're the standard TVs now. And so why would you go to the cinema?" - Noel Clarke

"As a child, I experienced black culture as many people did in America: on the TV, radio, and stages." - Shawn Amos

"I tend to avoid televisions, politics, and places with velvet ropes." - Demetri Martin

"Television is a passivity." - John Green

"the power of radio is not that it speaks to millions, but that it speaks intimately and privately to each one of those millions." - Hallie Flanagan

"I love doing radio, and I love doing stand-up, obviously. I'm good flying up to four hours, but anything past that, I want to kill myself." - Bill Burr

"Radio is better than writing because they can't lie. Cause sometimes writers be straight lying, bro, and these headlines be making me mad." - Vince Staples

"We are living in a cultural dark age of musical pollution. You put the radio on, and five minutes later you need an aspirin." - Vangelis

"There are certainly things labels can still provide that indie artists cant. They can pave the way to radio and pay big bucks for promotion." - Sam Tsui

"They'd played "Sweet Home, Alabama" so many times I wanted to crash the party, kill the radio, and knife whoever was selecting the music." - Jennifer Estep

"I turn off the radio, listen to the quiet. Which has its own, rich sound. Which I knew, but had forgotten. And it is good to remember." - Elizabeth Berg

"Music itself was color-blind but the media and the radio stations segregate it based on their perceptions of the artists." - Anthony Kiedis

"I live in a bad neighborhood. Why, I saw two complete strangers share a taxi - yeah, one guy took the radio and the other guy took the tires." - Rodney Dangerfield

"Radio, sewing machine, bookends, ironing board and that great big piano lamp - peace, that's what I like. Butterbean vines planted all along the front where the strings are." - Eudora Welty

"Looking back at the announcers I've always respected, they usually started out with radio before TV. It's such a wonderful testing ground, and I grew up where radio was more significant because there weren't as many games on television. I used to listen particularly to Marty Glickman and Les Keiter, the people who did the Knicks at the time." - Marv Albert

"I actually think the band doesn't need the television show. And I actually think the television show holds it back. No one at radio wants to play a band that's on a television show." - Kendall Schmidt

"I'd get up in the morning, get ready to go to school, and I would dread it. I hated it. My mother would have the radio on. And the guy on the radio sounded like he was having so much fun. And I knew, when his program was over, he wasn't going to go to school." - Rush Limbaugh

"I hate going to L.A. and dealing with the contempt people have for television and television actors. Its unbelievable the kind of attitude people take toward what is the most exciting medium weve got right now." - Michael Moriarty

"Talk radio doesn't need to be political." - Big Jim Sullivan

"I started in TV movies and then had success in my move to features with Night Shift and Splash." - Brian Grazer

"I don't mind being interviewed on television or radio." - Calvin Trillin

"I've always loved radio. Television scares me, because I'm older." - John Tesh

"The lowest stress environment is the radio show. I am not on camera and I can let the music do the talking. The rest is more highly pressurized or in the case of writing, time intensive task. I say yes to all of it and like all of it but the radio show, by nature of what it is, is the least hassle." - Henry Rollins

"Roadrunner, roadrunner, going faster miles an hour. Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop, with the radio on. I'm in love with Massachusetts and the neon when it's cold outside. And the highway when it's late at night. Got the radio on, I'm like the roadrunner." - Jonathan Richman

"There was an era when people would turn on their radio and hear a radio drama. Now, you could be as scared by that as seeing it filmed. In those days, people used to sit by the fire and imagine what they were hearing. Everything is its own art form." - Martin Short

"Violence is interesting. This is a great obstacle to world peace and also to more thoughtful television programming." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs." - Bill Gates

"In every area, we seem to have thrown everything away and embraced reality television. Its nauseating, programme after programme." - Ken Stott

"Even though I'm English, I've all my life been heavily exposed to American television and culture in general." - Dominic West

"I prefer radio to TV because the pictures are better." - Alistair Cooke

"On radio, you're an artist. On TV, you're a servant." - Red Barber

"I cant predict exactly what the TV channel of the future is, but we think more and more time spent on TV is going to be around web content and web video." - Salar Kamangar

"Trust me, the being-dead part is much easier than the dying part. If you can watch much television, then being dead will be a cinch. Actually, watching television and surfing the Internet are really excellent practice for being dead." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I had no trouble going from radio to TV - I just thought of TV as radio with pictures." - Larry King

"I feel my job as an artist is to drive people to country radio. That's my job as a country artist. So these streaming places, especially these on-demand streaming places, where you can just push a button and hear it as many times as you want, like YouTube, any of that stuff, that's taking all the ears away from country radio." - Garth Brooks

"Whats different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. Its all part of the suffocating spin cycle were in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base." - John Avlon

"Commercials and sometimes other guests - it's the down side of TV. Other people - it's the downside of life in general." - Fran Lebowitz

"My favorite TV shows are Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Modern Family, and Veep." - Danai Gurira

"My guilty pleasure is elastic-waisted pants. And reruns of shows Ive already seen 400 times on TV." - Ross Mathews

"At the end of the day, there's probably nothing that makes me feel better than junk food and reality TV." - Jennifer Lawrence

"You need a long hard day's work to reveal the logic of the craving for very bad tv and alcohol." - Alain De Botton

"It was a pity that movies and live TV left New York for Hollywood. London theater, movies, television - until (Britain's) money ran out - were always better than ours since the city was the political capital of the country, as well as the artistic and literary one. In L.A. we've always been slightly sealed off from real life. It's no accident that two of our most interesting directors, Woody Allen and Bob Altman, are more or less settled in the real world." - Gore Vidal

"Who watches golf on TV? Who calls eight friends over and gets a keg of beer? Landscapers, I guess. They sit around the TV, yelling, "Will you look at that golf path?Pure pea gravel."" - Jeff Cesario

"I've done TV for tons and tons of years, so I'm not crazy about doing more TV, but with films, all I want to do are different projects that aren't all the same." - Frank Oz

"Radio wasn't outside our lives. It coincided with and helped to shape our childhood and adolescence. As we slogged toward maturity, it also grew up and turned into television, leaving behind, like dead skin, transistorized talk-radio and nonstop music. . . ." - Vincent Canby

"Radio wasn't outside our lives. It coincided with and helped to shape our childhood and adolescence. As we slogged toward maturity, it also grew up and turned into television, leaving behind, like dead skin, transistorized talk-radio and nonstop music..." - Vincent Canby

"The hours spent viewing TV are hours not available for actively participating in the real world, or playing, or being involved with friends and family. Watching television is an individual activity that tends to discourage interaction with others; as viewing time increases, family communication time decreases. As family communication decreases, people grow more distant from each other and may even forget how to carry on a good conversation." - Louise Hart

"I attributed their behavior to the fact that they didn't have a TV, but television didn't teach you everything. Asking for candy on Halloween was called trick-or-treating, but asking for candy on November first was called begging, and it made people uncomfortable. This was one of the things you were supposed to learn simply by being alive, and it angered me that the Tomkeys did not understand it." - David Sedaris

"Recently I've been participating in radio and television talk programs doing broadcasts and conferences, and shooting my mouth off and really going to town." - Peter Maxwell Davies

"Radio was supposed to die in 1945, when TV came along. It turns out that radio grew and grew, and it's a bigger business today than it has ever been." - Alex Blumberg

"I have Time Warner, and I try to relax a lot and watch television a lot and everything. I really enjoy that. Listen to the radio." - Roky Erickson

"I gravitated toward being a funny guy. I liked the radio comedians. I lived in the Golden Age of radio, and the Golden Age of television came along when I was still in my early teens." - George Carlin

"From talk radio to insult radio wasn't really that much of a leap ..." - Leonore Fleischer

"My description of fun would be to sit on someone's couch and watch TV. Regular cable TV. When I'm in a hotel, on-demand is the same. I watch the TV in another language, trying to figure out what they're saying." - Curtis Jackson

"In the private arena, you can do whatever you wish, and people do. These crazy evangelical preachers get on the radio and TV and say incredible things." - John Shelby Spong

"I don't want to see kids in America being scared because they're hearing people on television and the radio saying really ugly xenophobic and racist things." - Bernie Sanders

"Radio and television... have succeeded in lifting the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry." - Nathalie Sarraute

"By conducting a media fast - turning off the television, radio, and computer - we stop the influx of poison that keeps us buying and desiring more." - Skye Jethani

"Exponential growth in access to the Internet, satellite television and radio, cell phones, and P.D.A.'s means that breaking news now reaches virtually every corner of the globe." - Dee Dee Myers

"Congress has repeatedly passed laws and otherwise raised a ruckus about indecent language on the broadcast airwaves used for radio and television." - Reed Hundt

"Televisions and movies have made many Americans into habitual consumers of synthetic experience-audiovisual fantasies that simply pass the time." - Karl Albrecht

"Surrounded by noises from televisions, airplanes, subways and automobiles, most of us 'tune out' for self-protection." - Michael J. Gelb

"I know one thing - if I didn't have TV and theatre and radio, the world would be a much more boring place." - Rupert Penry-Jones

"Radio allowed me to be a creator, and TV stole that creation from me by literalizing - and to some extent limiting - my vision." - Spalding Gray

"I am not much of a TV addict, and if I have a day off, and I'm pottering around at home, I will always listen to Radio 4." - Phyllis Logan

"I love music, particularly Radiohead, TV on the Radio, The XX and Tribes - they're a great new band from Camden and well worth a look at." - Luke Treadaway

"I know one thing - if I didn't have TV and theatre and radio, the world would be a much more boring place." - Rupert Penryjones

"If I want a television, I would love the buy American-made televisions like they used to have where they had GE and Sylvania and all of the different. Today, it's Samsung, it's LG, it's Sony. We don't make televisions anymore." - Donald Trump

"Records, radio, television, movies, magazines-all are monopolized by the money managers who are guided by one ethic, the words wealth and power." - Ezra Taft Benson

"Whether it is television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books or the Internet, a few giant conglomerates are determining what we see, hear and read." - Bernie Sanders

"[When introducing the notion of television at the New York World's Fair at the RCA Pavilion:] And now we add radio sight to sound." - David Sarnoff

"This is by far the largest group of radio and television correspondents ever assembled this far from a Los Angeles courtroom." - Bill Clinton

"Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing." - Annette Funicello

"Radio, which was a much better medium than television will ever be, was easy and pleasant to listen to. Your mind filled automatically with images." - Dick Cavett

"You can get an awful lot of effects into the customer's mind for a great deal less time and money in radio than you can in television." - Harry Shearer

"Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it." - Robert Redford

"I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable when creating content across the board: in television, books, newspapers, radio, videos." - Martha Stewart



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