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Radio Djs Quotes


"Rock music had become my religion. Radio my church. And these DJs my priests, rabbis and gurus." - Steven Van Zandt

"My heart goes out to DJs who are governed entirely by playlists. Being allowed the freedom of choice, that - for me - is what makes radio special." - David Rodigan

"Radio helps DJs break into a whole different audience. Radio has so much power. And that's my mission: to not only break into the EDM audience, but to break also into the mainstream audience." - Martin Garrix

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

"Radio is for driving." - Ira Glass

"Radio is immediate." - Wink Martindale

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

"I'm the Legendary Radio Head" - Thom Yorke

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

"All India radio was worldwide." - Ajay Naidu

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

"I'm running a radio station." - Kenny Chesney

"Radio is in my blood." - Laura Schlessinger

"The radio makes hideous sounds." - Bob Dylan

"DJs are the new rock stars." - Tiesto

"I've made my records and I've done all the interviews. I've done lots of long tours. I've made stupid videos. I've done all that stuff and learned all the lingo and gone to radio stations and shmoozed with DJs on the air and met retail people." - Frank Black

"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

"I got my start in silent radio." - Bob Monkhouse

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

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

"Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years." - Casey Kasem

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

"Radio listeners are voyeurs: lurking, invisible, eavesdropping." - Paul Fleischman

"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

"Radio is so fragmented, it's unbelievable." - Bob Seger

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

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

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

"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 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

"It was kind of exciting being on the radio. Not everybody was on the radio." - Sam Donaldson

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

"DJs and people in the street know what they like." - Roy Ayers

"I DJ and I'm a harsh critic of DJs." - Russell Peters

"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 comes back even louder than you remember it." - Stephen Chbosky

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

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

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

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

"It's quiet. No cars. No birds. Nothing.' 'No radio waves,' said the Doctor. 'Not even Radio Four.' 'You can hear radio waves?' 'Of course not. Nobody can hear radio waves,' he said unconvincingly." - 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

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

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

"Except for talk radio, liberals pretty much control the culture." - Bernard Goldberg

"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

"Source: Vernon Corea The Golden Voice of Radio Ceylon" - Vernon Corea

"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

"As Al Franken has demonstrated, liberals give lousy talk radio." - L Neil Smith

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

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

"When you're doing a radio show, you can express yourself." - Adam Carolla

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

"On my morning run, I listen to sports talk radio." - Lisa Guerrero

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

"I don't really like listening to the radio so much." - Tom Waits

"In radio, you have two tools. Sound and silence." - Ira Glass

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

"They advertise on the radio for food stamps!" - Bill O'Reilly

"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

"I've made the decision not to do radio anymore." - Laura Schlessinger

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

"Radio is commercial, isn't it. Its a business." - Robin Trower

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"Ironically, the success I've experienced at country radio has left me ostracized from pop and other formats of radio." - Dwight Yoakam

"If 'Life in Marvelous Times' can't get on the radio, then I don't need to be on the radio." - Mos Def

"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

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

"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

"DJs should not be just pressing play with a USB stick, or getting wasted and throwing cake. I don't think [stunts like throwing cake] have anything to do with connecting with your audience. To me, it has no substantial creative value - it's just a waste of food." - Paul van Dyk

"I'm one of the few DJs who uses turntables. I'm the only DJ that's scratching." - A-Trak

"It's always important to me to play something other DJs aren't playing." - A-Trak

"The producers and writers of dance music are becoming the stars, not so much the DJs." - Kaskade

"I love technology. We can be our own DJs wherever we go." - Ludacris

"I've been DJing mostly, and most DJs end up producing. That's just me." - Idris Elba

"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 have a weird sense that people ten years younger than me don't own a radio, or maybe they own a radio, but they don't call it a radio." - Jad Abumrad

"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

"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

"For people starting public radio shows, one of the things you have to do is you have to talk every single public radio station into picking you up." - Ira Glass

"'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 was 5 years old I would lie in bed, look at the radio, and I wanted to be on the radio. I don't know why." - Larry King

"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

"Radio continues to be the very best advertising music performers have. No one who ever grabbed a Grammy got there without radio." - Gordon Smith

"Public radio is the last oasis of free and independent music. For satellite radio channels, you have to subscribe; commercial stations are as corporate as basic cable." - Nellie Mckay

"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

"I began in radio in 1997 on a radio show hosted by a now very famous comic, Jamel Debbouze. I would fake call listeners." - Omar Sy

"Well over fifty years ago I was making radio loudspeakers and radio sets in Rochester, New York; pretty young and inexperienced; but we survived the depression." - Stuart Symington

"Because Chicago was to radio what Hollywood was to films and Broadway was to the theatre: it was the hub of radio." - Mel Torme

"As far as the radio waves part of the spectrum, we can do these adequately from the ground because the atmosphere is basically transparent to our radio waves." - Claude Nicollier

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

"You are no more in your body than Beethoven is inside your radio." - Deepak Chopra

"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

"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

"He (Sandy Koufax) throws a 'radio ball,' a pitch you hear, but you don't see." - Gene Mauch

"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

"The sound of the radio fades to nothing because the waves just can't reach" - Stephen Chbosky



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