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"Radio broadcasting was only 25 years old when I was born in 1932." - Pauline Oliveros

"In 1928, radio networks like the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) extended nationwide - any major political address could expect to reach forty million listeners." - Joseph Cummins

"I've always been fascinated with radio and broadcasting. I did fake radio shows as a kid, where I was a DJ and stuff like that." - Scott Aukerman

"That's a number that in broadcasting is unimaginable." - Charles Osgood

"The brain is the first broadcasting station ever invented." - Napoleon Hill

"Fuck Radio Ethiopia man, I'm Radio Brooklyn!" - Lou Reed

"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

"Radio is immediate." - Wink Martindale

"I'd always loved radio." - Harry Shearer

"Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening." - Anonymous

"I started 20 years without missing a race and ESPN started broadcasting on the air waves." - Dale Earnhardt

"BBC Radio is a never-never land of broadcasting, a safe haven from commercial considerations, a honey pot for every scholar and every hare-brained nut to stick a finger into." - Morley Safer

"RADIO IS DEAD. The once-bright star that was public broadcasting has been destroyed by greed and corproate muscle to the point that even the music that is completely repugnant is positioned to be popular." - Corey Taylor

"The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations." - Earl Blumenauer

"The new national campfire - radio." - Linda Ellerbee

"All India radio was worldwide." - Ajay Naidu

"Gossip is the Devil's radio." - George Harrison

"The radio makes hideous sounds." - Bob Dylan

"International broadcasters are often dependent on an American home broadcasting network, so it changes the game entirely." - Bryan Fuller

"But you can make good radio, interesting radio, great radio even, without an urgent question, a burning issue at stake." - Ira Glass

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

"Radio is the playground of coincidence." - Sarah Vowell

"Lyrics are weak, like clock radio speakers." - GZA

"I have the perfect face for radio." - Virginia Graham

"With radio, the listener absorbs everything." - Bob Edwards

"I almost never listen to the radio." - Bjarke Ingels

"I wanted to be a radio announcer." - Dick Van Dyke

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

"Public radio has always been so powerless." - Bob Edwards

"Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity." - George Thorogood

"Radio voices have a solid, even texture." - Dev Hynes

"I like to argue with the radio." - P J Orourke

"I wanted to be a broadcaster, sportscaster, or gameshow host from a very early age. I did my first broadcasting when I was 10 or 11 - into a tape recorder for my brother's football game, and for local events. A local radio station was experimenting with high school disc jockeys for rock and roll shifts - I applied - and got the job." - Ralph Strangis

"The creative musician ... is ... the radio receiver, not the broadcasting station. His personal discipline is to improve the quality of the components, the transistors, the speakers, the alloys in the receiver itself, but never to concern himself overmuch with putting out the program. The program is there; all he has to do is receive it as far as possible." - Robert Fripp

"Looking back on the event, I find myself thinking there are three approaches to journalism represented here. One is the "cool" approach of traditional journalism, including network broadcasting in which NPR is no exception. One is the "hot" approach of talk radio, which has since expanded to TV sports networks and now Fox TV. The third is the engaged approach of weblogging." - David "Doc" Searls

"Television is likely to do more to revolutionize politics than sound broadcasting did. Political candidates may have to adopt new techniques to benefit from visual radio: their dress, their smiles and gestures, all will be important. How they look, as well as what they say, may determine to an appreciable extent their popularity. The eyes of the public will be upon them." - David Sarnoff

"Originally, I think, I wanted to be an actor. But I got into broadcasting by accident, if you will, because I needed money to pay for my college education. I applied for a summer announcing job at a couple of radio stations." - Alex Trebek

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

"I look at radio as gone ... Piracy is the new radio, that's how music gets around." - Neil Young

"I look at radio as gone ... Piracy is the new radio, that's how music gets around." - Neil Young

"I still love the radio. I think the radio is still an important thing in music." - Caleb Shomo

"You make music to change the radio, not make music for the radio." - Nayvadius Cash

"I did radio back in the era when we did radio drama." - Martin Milner

"I have two syndicated radio shows though United Stations Radio Network." - Nina Blackwood

"My songs don't play on pop radio; they play on black radio." - Robin Thicke

"They were angry, I thought. Horrified. These teenagers, with their hormones, making out beneath a video broadcasting the shattered voice of a former father." - John Green

"TV is and will remain the leading medium - whether it's public broadcasting, commercially funded Free-TV, or whether it is our new growth engine, Pay-TV; whether it is distributed via broadcasting or on demand: The future of TV is - TV!" - Gerhard Zeiler

"Mobile phones ... they're not for communicating, they're for broadcasting. Broadcasting The Show Of Me." - Adam Nevill

"What I do is dangerous for sponsors, dangerous for editors. But I'm really a radio kid. I grew up on radio, not TV. Ultimately, I'll probably do radio." - David Lee Roth

"The study of celestial phenomena at radio wavelengths, radio astronomy came into being after the accidental discovery of cosmic radiation by radio engineer Karl Jansky in 1933." - Honor Harger

"I like radio better than television because if you make a mistake on radio, they don't know. You can make up anything on the radio." - Phil Rizzuto

"I watch a lot of baseball on the radio." - Gerald Ford

"Public radio is alive and kicking, it always has been" - Harold Brodkey

"The radio craze will die out in time." - Thomas A Edison

"Of all the dramatic media, radio is the most visual." - John Reeves

"Life is a rock, but the radio rolled me over." - Neil Gaiman

"Going down the old mine with a transistor radio." - Van Morrison

"Cooking is a way of listening to the radio." - Brian Eno

"Radio allowed people to act with their hearts and minds," - Dick York

"It's not only progressives who listen to progressive radio." - Stephanie Miller

"Republicans look to find the future and they find radio." - Bill Maher

"When I was growing up, they had just found radio." - Arnold Palmer

"This is Radio Nowhere Is there anybody alive out there?" - Bruce Springsteen

"Radio From Hell: A great alternative to toilet paper." - Bill Allred

"Charles: This is the Imus in the Morning radio program." - Don Imus

"Little miss dismissed can't miss like a detuned radio" - Tomas Kalnoky

"A radio show recently did a beautiful eulogy of me." - Janis Ian

"I love theater. I also love radio. I love language." - Indira Varma

"Radio allowed people to act with their hearts and minds." - Dick York

"Politics is developing more comedians than radio ever did." - Jimmy Durante

"I watch a lot of baseball on the radio." - Gerald R Ford

"I thought I would be a guy on the radio." - Steven Wright

"I have to thank country radio for believing in me." - Jana Kramer

"I'm probably the only person who actually remembers pirate radio." - Bill Nighy

"Radio as we know it is pretty much changing completely." - David Lee Roth

"Talk radio has almost ruined the sports fan." - Phil Simms

"We were lumped into the Lite Metal radio bands." - Kip Winger

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

"Thank you to country radio for believing in me." - Hunter Hayes

"We're more into expressing ourselves than making radio hits." - Adam Jones

"Cable would not translate into the public radio universe." - Juan Williams

"Public radio is alive and kicking, it always has been." - Harold Brodkey

"They advertise on the radio for food stamps!" - Bill Oreilly

"Magnitude may be compared to the power output in kilowatts of a [radio] broadcasting station; local intensity, on the Mercalli or similar scale, is then comparable to the signal strength noted on a receiver at a given locality. Intensity, like signal strength, will generally fall off with distance from the source; it will also depend on local conditions at the point of observation, and to some extent on the conditions along the path from source to that point." - Charles Francis Richter

"The universe will finally become a ball of radiation, becoming more and more rarified and passing into longer and longer wave-lengths. The longest waves of radiation are Hertzian waves of the kind used in broadcasting. About every 1500 million years this ball of radio waves will double in diameter; and it will go on expanding in geometrical progression for ever. Perhaps then I may describe the end of the physical world as-one stupendous broadcast." - Arthur Eddington

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

"Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s; I mean we were always listening to the radio" - Tom Araya

"I have a radio show for the Sirius Satellite Radio Network. It's an interview show. It's called The Spectrum." - Edwin McCain

"I'm a radio nerd. I've loved radio since I was a kid. I'm a huge Howard Stern fan." - Brad Listi

"Radio through television becomes a species of Cinema. Why shouldn't Cinema, in turn, become a species of radio?" - Isidore Isou

"Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger." - Casey Kasem

"The radio for these women is like television is for us today, which is really like looking at the radio." - Debbie Allen

"Radio is the art form of sports casting. If you're any good, you can do a great job on radio." - Chick Hearn

"Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s; I mean we were always listening to the radio." - Tom Araya

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

"I start the day with either Radio 3 or Radio 4. I don't watch any daytime television at all." - Imelda Staunton

"Man is the being who is involuntarily and voluntarily busy with himself and his surroundings, between two broadcasting stations of good and evil, until one or the other ultimately prevails." - Muhammad Atta-ullah Faizani

"I'm still technically employed by the National Broadcasting Company." - Tina Fey

"Nothing could be more stupid than for the communications commission to give to people who handle the means of broadcasting the inventing of what to broadcast, and then, disturbed at the poor quality, to worry about censorship." - Paul Goodman

"I do some broadcasting and speaking as well." - Chuck Daly

"I have had a lot of experience in broadcasting." - Jimmy Kimmel

"Whenever I'm broadcasting, I like it. When I'm broadcasting I can't wait to hear what I say." - Malachy Mccourt

"Voiceover work reminds me of old-time radio. When I was little I used to sneak and stay up at night and listen to Mystery Radio Theater - I loved all those old radio plays." - Virginia Madsen

"I think people who say radio is gone or radio is irrelevant are way off the mark. It's still by a huge degree the dominant medium. I know it's changing but radio is still incredibly important." - Ken Freedman

"In Europe, radio stations are owned by a variety of different entities, so there is less uniformity on radio programming and more opportunity for artists to get radio play and break overseas." - Wendy Starland

"I myself grew up when radio was very important. I'd come home from school and turn on the radio. There were funny comedians and wonderful music, and there were plays. I used to pass time with radio." - Kurt Vonnegut

"For years everyone looked toward the demise of radio when television came along. Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger." - Casey Kasem

"Radio has always been pictures of the mind; for me, the essence of radio has always been voices that talk to me and don't patronise me." - David Rodigan

"I hate people eating on film. I hate it even worse on the radio, when people eat on the radio. I just can't stand it." - Helen Mirren

"People ask me what's like to hear our song on the radio. I don't know, I don't listen to the radio" - Kurt Cobain

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

"A true artist does not depend on radio for success. A true fan does not let radio determine what they support" - Talib Kweli

"Radio was so important to everybody back then; there was no TV. Columbia Square was the epitome of radio. Everything was modern. It was beautiful." - Art Linkletter

"Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media. But the Interne is making an end run around talk radio. Suddenly we're faced with an information age." - Pete Du Pont

"Sonically, musicians always go above and beyond in our efforts to disrupt radio. It's always about being different. Our radio is never conventional anyway." - Pusha T

"America is new to instrumental dance tracks on the radio, we were all so surprised "Animals" did so well on the radio." - Martin Garrix

"At home, the radio was a big source and the classic radio programs we would listen to like Amos and Andy and whatever other ones there were." - Paul Smith

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

"Radio for years and years looked at the same pool of talent. I always believed there were other people in the world that could do radio shows." - Scott Greenstein

"There is an element of mystique to radio, and I often listen to cricket commentary on radio, especially when one is stuck in a traffic jam." - Rahul Dravid

"As a black artist in America, you know, it is so segregated as far as the radio goes and how they position music on the radio." - Kelis

"When I started in radio, I worked for free. I lived at the radio station. Then I worked for very little money." - Sean Hannity

"Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media. But the Internet is making an end run around talk radio. Suddenly we're faced with an information age." - Pete Du Pont

"My input for the first 16, 17 years of my life was AM radio, FM radio - pretty mainstream stuff. Rolling Stone was probably as edgy as it got." - Trent Reznor

"My mother had a radio show - a Barbara Walters type of gal and was very successful for about 20-some years on a radio station." - Jonathan Winters

"A piece of paper makes you an officer, a radio makes you a commander." - Omar N Bradley

"I'm not sure how we exist, as an artist, without country radio." - Garth Brooks

"It doesn't affect me because I look at the internet as the new radio. I look at the radio as gone. [...] Piracy is the new radio. That's how music gets around. [...] That's the radio. If you really want to hear it, let's make it available, let them hear it, let them hear the 95 percent of it." - Neil Young

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

"American radio from the '30s through the '60s was just fabulous. There was such a diversity." - Linda Ronstadt

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

"A poem is like a radio that can broadcast continuously for thousands of years." - Allen Ginsberg

"After quitting radio I was able to live on the money I saved on aspirins." - Fred Allen

"After I was married a year I remembered things like radio stations and forgot my husband." - P.J. Wolfson

"I wasn't wattching television when I was a youngster; there was the radio." - Debbie Reynolds

"I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio." - Gerald Ford

"Ronald Reagan is clearly to television what Franklin Roosevelt was to radio." - David R. Gergen

"It's no more dangerous to society than a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds." - Tina Fey

"Multimedia? As far as I'm concerned, it's reading with the radio on!" - Rory Bremner

"Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless" - Steve Allen

"I think there's good music out there. I just think that radio stations don't play it." - Robert Glasper

"I do not think that the radio waves I have discovered will have any practical application." - Heinrich Hertz

"Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless." - Steve Allen

"It's no more dangerous to society than a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds." - Tina Fey

"I watched her face switch among the radio stations of memory" - Diane Ackerman

"What I said to them at half time would be unprintable on the radio." - Gerry Francis

"Radio has no future." "X-rays are clearly a hoax". "The aeroplane is scientifically impossible." - Lord Kelvin

"I'm so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio." - Bernardine Dohrn

"In the new era, thought itself will be transmitted by radio." - Guglielmo Marconi

"I don't like to cook. I can make a TV dinner taste like radio." - Phyllis Diller



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