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Radio Station Quotes


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

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

"You can't have silence on the radio; people will turn away from the station." - Robert Barry

"I went straight in. Fade in, one... whatever. He's playing the piano in the radio station." - Ronald Harwood

"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

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

"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

"If you really want a radio station to play your song, go to that radio station every day with that song in your hand and say, 'Please play it.'" - Afrojack

"Every time I went on the radio, I would take the crummiest radio station, the station that was like a toilet bowl. I would go on there and build up the ratings, so you couldn't do any worse." - Howard Stern

"The radio station was playing Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, a sure sign that things were much worse than they appeared." - Gary Shteyngart

"John R. told me you don't work for the radio station. You work for the people out there." - Wolfman Jack

"Every Christmas my hometown radio station would always play 'Christmas In Dixie' by Alabama. I always remember lovin' that song." - Kenny Chesney

"Join me later today for this Rest of the Story story... over this ABC Radio Network station." - Paul Harvey

"The truth is, I was D.J.-ing on my college radio station in 1987, and I was called 'Mad Marj.'" - Marjorie Gubelmann

"I grew up on a farm where we had one radio station and it was all country." - Garrett Hedlund

"The planets in their station list'ning stood." - John Milton

"That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station." - Johnny Cash

"There was this mountain village in Russia where my music was getting in on some German radio station. I remember this because music used to get up to Saskatchewan from Texas. Late at night after the local station closed down." - Joni Mitchell

"The radio makes hideous sounds." - Bob Dylan

"My songs is hard stuff which politicians don't want on them radio station because they still want people to live in ignorancy." - Peter Tosh

"When I was a kid I had a friend who worked in a radio station. Whenever we walked under a bridge, you couldn't hear what he said." - Steven Wright

"I did a radio interview for a station in Connecticut or something, and it was the worst interview ever. It was all yes and no answers." - Macaulay Culkin

"And I was shocked to see the mistakes of each generation will just fade like a radio station, if we drive out of range." - Ani Difranco

"I think a lot of people would be better off in America, where at least you would find some radio station somewhere that would play you." - Brian May

"Politically I don't believe anymore that we can only have one voice to a story, it's like having one radio station to represent a country." - Michael Ondaatje

"You'd hear Willie Nelson, then Earth, Wind & Fire, then Chicago, then Billy Joel on the same radio station. Nowadays, everything is compartmentalized." - Brian Mcknight

"How might our perception of God be changed if we turned off the radio station for a few minutes and walked in a thunderstorm?" - Skye Jethani

"I have a car in Nebraska. When I bought it, they gave me a satellite radio, and there's an 'indie-rock' station. It's just nothing I'm interested in." - Conor Oberst

"I have listened to college radio quite a lot. I never went to college, so actually the college radio station is sort of like the closest I got to some kind of college experience." - Andrew W.K.

"Yesterday, President Obama prank-called a Washington radio station, calling himself 'Barry from D.C.' Then, just to mess with him, Obama called Glenn Beck's radio show as 'B. Hussein from Kenya.'" - Conan O'Brien

"If I weren't playing baseball, I would be a radio or sports broadcaster. In college at South Carolina I did some stuff with the radio station and really liked it." - Brian Roberts

"I rarely listen to commercial radio, and when I do, I'm shocked by how many ads there are, and how annoying they are, and how bad the radio station usually is." - Susan Orlean

"A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station...." - William Faulkner

"The effect hip-hop had on me was enormous. I was exposed to it by happenstance. My father worked at a radio station in New York called WKTU Disco 92. It was the first radio station in New York City to play disco in the late '70s." - Michael Rapaport

"It's one thing when you're driving to go play at a radio station and you hear it on that station. It's another thing when you're just out in the middle of nowhere, and the song just comes on the radio, and you're like "Oh my God!"" - Andy Grammer

"I Believe she thought I had forgotten my station; and yours, sir.' 'Station! Station!- your station is in my heart, and on the necks of those who would insult you, now or hereafter." - Charlotte Bronte

"Man's life is a progress, not a station." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The philosopher must station themselves in the middle." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I keep the pornographic stuff in a bus station locker." - Norman Rockwell

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

"Intuition is like a radio station.. No, intuition is more like a radio receiver and it can receive different stations. This radio receiver serves different functions, it serves your spirituality which is the development of your soul. It serves your physical survival." - Gary Zukav

"When I was on the radio, I used to be able to go a lot farther than I can now. You don't really remember until you're on the radio again, sometimes in your old radio station and sitting with the guys you used to work with and you go, 'Oh yeah, I can't say these things anymore. I'm handcuffed.'" - Jimmy Kimmel

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

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

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

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

"America was the funder of petro-dictatorships. We treated all these countries as basically big, large gas stations: Libya station, Iraq station, Iran station, Egypt station, Syria station, and all we asked of them were three things: Keep your palms open, your prices low and don't bother Israel too much, and you can do whatever you want to your own people." - Thomas Friedman

"I wanted to see if you could put a prototype radio station on the Internet so you wouldnt have to invest $50 million or $100 million or $150 million to buy a transmitter and a frequency." - Tom Leykis

"Someday America will have its very own commercial-free TV and radio station devoted to only one thing: to teach people, in their homes, all the essentials of personal achievement." - Napoleon Hill

"Our blessed radio. It gives us eyes and ears out into the world. We listen to the German station only for good music. And we listen to the BBC for hope." - Anne Frank

"When I first came to California, I knew Tommy Bolin and I would drive him around to radio station interviews and rehearsals and things like that because he didn't drive." - Anne Boleyn

"I first got interested in music as a toddler by my childhood babysitter, Rosetta Atkins. She taught me how to sing by imitating the voices on the gospel radio station she listened to - both men and women's voices." - Wendy Starland

"When I was living in Boston I worked in this store that played the college radio station. I had to listen to it all day, and I didn't care for most of it." - Win Butler

"In a radio interview with San Antonio station WOAI on December 5, 2005, Dean said, The idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea that, unfortunately, is just plain wrong." - Howard Dean

"I did a radio interview; the DJ's first question was "Who are you?" I had to think. Is this guy really deep, or did I drive to the wrong station?" - Mitch Hedberg

"If you operate a TV or radio station, you have to have a license. It has nothing to do with fundamental freedom. It has to do with protection of the average citizen against abuses." - Robert Cailliau

"I studied communications, only because I could get my own show on the campus radio station. I never thought of it as a career. Music was always a really passionate hobby - it was like collecting DVDs or stamps." - Kaskade

"I remember attaching a wire clothing hanger to the antenna of my radio in my bedroom, so I could get the frequency and get that station and listen to the top 10 every night." - Nelly Furtado

"We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded at a radio station on the stairway, and we did a record and it got put out." - Tommy Chong

"So at 16 I got a job at the local radio station. And I was working after school and weekends. I did the news; I did everything. I did - played records." - Dick Van Dyke

"I remember that in Baltimore, where I grew up, we would drive by the radio station and tower of WBAL, and I would try to picture the people inside and what they did there." - Ira Glass

"I love heavy music, but you see, I had fallen in love with a radio station in Vegas that played nothing but Eighties music. That had a real profound impact on me." - Dave Keuning

"It's honestly every time that I'm doing something, and every time I visit a station and hear my song on the radio and people buying my stuff, I'm like 'Are you kidding me? This is insane!'" - Jana Kramer

"I wanted to see if you could put a prototype radio station on the Internet so you wouldn't have to invest $50 million or $100 million or $150 million to buy a transmitter and a frequency." - Tom Leykis

"I went to night school and summer school, I made that whole year up and I actually graduated on time. Also, I got a part-time job at the radio station." - Angie Martinez

"I wanted to be the perfect artist. I'd do three hours of media interviews a day, going to every radio station I could squeeze in. I'd sign autographs after the show until everybody left." - Clint Black

"I used to listen to country and western and blues, John Lee Hooker, spirituals, the Bluegrass Boys, and Eddie Arnold. There was a radio station that come on everyday with country, spirituals, and the blues." - Otis Rush

"HAM radio is very inexpensive, it is nearly unlimited and free to use. The only limitation is that you can only talk for five minutes to any given person because the station gets out of range within that time." - Charles Simonyi

"I love hearing my song on the radio the first time, but when it comes on again, I change the station. I already have so much of the spotlight on me. I don't need any more." - Katy Perry

"I have known Tavis Smiley since the 1980s, when we both worked at the same radio station in Los Angeles. He is smart, and he is a gentleman who has accorded me great respect both on and off the air." - Dennis Prager

"The program director at a radio station, by the way, is not the superstar. If he was a superstar, he'd be out creating songs, but he's not. But he wants to act like he has control and power." - Kid Rock

"I spent most of the year in the studio for electronic music at a radio station in Cologne or in other studios where I produced new works with all kinds of electronic apparatus." - Karlheinz Stockhausen

"When I was living in Boston, I worked in this store that played the college radio station. I had to listen to it all day, and I didn't care for most of it." - Win Butler

"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

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

"When I hear other artists talk, they talk about 'How come radio's not playing my song?' Well, you have to look at it under a microscope and know that each station is just trying to do what's right for their market, and it's scary for a radio station to add a song that they don't know how well it's gonna do for them." - Blake Shelton

"Every time I meet people working in radio, I'm a little embarrassed. It's all pre-programmed, rigidly formatted stuff. Time and time again, when I talk to jocks, they say how jealous they are of the freedom we have on WKRP. I sometimes have to explain to them that it's not a real radio station." - Howard Hesseman

"The idea of a radio station that is still programmed by human beings where the actual deejay gets to choose depending on his or her own taste and interests is the way radio used to be, but is now a revolutionary concept - and something we've been committed to all along." - Ken Freedman

"Why is it when you turn on the TV you see ads for telephone companies, and when you turn on the radio you hear ads for TV shows, and when you get put on hold on the phone you hear a radio station?" - Jerry Seinfeld

"My latest theory is that it's - well, I describe it as, like, being in an apartment with kind of thin walls. And in the apartment next door, they've got a radio tuned constantly on - tuned to a really cool radio station. It's on all the time. And you can just hear it coming through the wall all the time." - Nick Lowe

"Is this some kind of fucking radio promotion? What the fuck is this? Let me just say that if whatever said radio station tries to blacklist us for my comments about their balloons, I would like them to know I want a written apology tomorrow for interrupting my song." - Jack White

"If I had five million pounds I'd start a radio station because something needs to be done. It would be nice to turn on the radio and hear something that didn't make you feel like smashing up the kitchen and strangling the cat." - Joe Strummer

"I was doing a late-night round as a milkman in 1978 when I heard a radio DJ announce that he was leaving. I marched straight to the radio station and told them I could do better. For some reason, they gave me a go." - Alan Dale

"I strongly encourage listening to the radio to hear something you haven't heard before. It's a very healthy thing to do. It's strange: unless you reload your iPods every couple of weeks, you're listening to and recycling the same music all of the time. I'm serious. Listen to your radio station." - Alvin Lee

"I wrote 'Turn Your Radio On' in 1937, and it was published in 1938. At this time radio was relatively new to the rural people, especially gospel music programs. I had become alert to the necessity of creating song titles, themes, and plots, and frequently people would call me and say, 'Turn your radio on, Albert, they're singing one of your songs on such-and-such a station.' It finally dawned on me to use their quote, 'Turn your radio on,' as a theme for a religious originated song, and this was the beginning of 'Turn Your Radio On' as we know it." - Albert E. Brumley

"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

"If a train doesn't stop at your station, then it's not your train." - Marianne Williamson

"When impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station." - William Shakespeare

"Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway." - Andrew S. Tanenbaum

"Eminent station makes great men more great, and little ones less." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Your station is in my heart, and on the necks of those who would insult you." - Charlotte Bronte

"Men in however high a station ought to fear the humble." - Phaedrus

"Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - Margaret Lee Runbeck

"So the search for a father in Central Station is also a search for a country." - Walter Salles

"Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind." - Richard Powers

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

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

"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

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

"Radio is the death and life of Africa." - George Ayittey

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

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

"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

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

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

"Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator." - Nick Hornby

"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

"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

"Town after town has but one newspaper or one radio station. It is often owned by Murdoch. Yes, we don't have as much freedom of the press as we think we have - although the traditional freedom of speech is strongly rooted in American culture." - Pete Seeger

"I grew up on the Southside of Chicago. What people don't realize is that my father was a multimillionaire who owned 12 hotels, motels, a steel mill, a radio station, a club, nursing home, and a law office. So I think it's safe to say I'm a little above middle class and I'm a daddy's girl." - LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

"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

"Christ is still in Christmas, and for one brief season the secular world broadcasts the message of Christ over every radio station and television channel in the land. Never does the church get as much free air time as during the Christmas season." - R C Sproul

"We were quiet on the car ride home. I turned on the radio and found a station playing "Hey Jude." It was true, I didn't want to make it bad. I wanted to take the sad song and make it better. It's just that I didn't know how." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I think creative people need to do a bit of, you know, tuning into every radio station - you just do, otherwise you don't know much about other people. You kind of have to learn a bit about yourself so you can work out how we all behave and why we do the things we do." - Anne-Marie Duff

"Just about any story we think about doing, whether we've read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth - by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene" - Connie Chung

"Juanita found herself at Old Jeemy's radio station in a room she could have sworn was a laboratory where creatures with antennas in their heads, knobs for eyes, jagged arms, and dangly legs conducted experiments on the bodies of dead vocalists." - Dan Jenkins

"To be a DJ was to be God. To be a DJ at an alternative public radio station ? That was being God with a mission. It was thinking you were the first person to discover The Clash and you had to spread the word." - Carrie Vaughn

"Politically I also don't believe anymore that we can only have one voice to a story, it's like having one radio station to represent a country. You want the politics of any complicated situation to be complicated in a book of fiction or nonfiction." - Michael Ondaatje

"Kurt (Cobain) was a fan of my standup, which was pretty weird. I know when people hear that, it's kind of like finding out that Jimi Hendrix really liked Buddy Hackett, but he interviewed me at a college radio station before they broke and did Bleach. And then, like, about two years later, I was opening for Nirvana at these huge sports arenas." - Bobcat Goldthwait

"All my life I've worked and I was so lucky to go from a radio station in Washington to the Dodgers and of course, it never stopped. For me to suddenly put the key in the ignition and turn the engine off, it's kind of a frightening thought. I put the key in and left it there, God willing, for another year." - Vin Scully

"We don't have a studio, we don't have a radio station, we don't have anybody breathing down our necks to make a budget. We don't have any benchmarks that we have to hit. Our benchmarks are ones that we have set." - Nikka Graff Lanzarone

"Every place has its own challenges. In Canada, we have blessings like grants, but we also have curses in the sense that when you start to do more urban classified music, we no longer have a single urban radio station left." - Kreesha Turner

"It's often considered elitist to say that well maybe voters are uninformed and that they should know more before they cast their votes. It's strange to say that because it's also elitist to say that to run a radio station requires skill or to be a plumber requires skill and background knowledge." - Jason Brennan

"The only thing contrived is the production - you can over-produce to the point you kill a good idea, you can under-produce so that the song's amazing but you'll have folks at a radio station saying they won't play it, so there's this balance, and it has to be true." - Ryan Tedder

"I sent a lot of the e-mails out to venues and tried to get shows and tried to get people interested in it. It can be a tough thing, because you know these people at venues are getting e-mails like that every day, but I think just my experience in working in running a radio station." - Chris Baio

"I have a radio show on Sirius XM. I put it up as a free download on my Soundcloud and on iTunes. That's a portal for me once a month, to play songs I know aren't getting played on that station the rest of the week." - A-Trak

"I would say go for it because it is a fantastic job. It's a wonderful opportunity to go and get involved with sport at whatever level. What I would say is, if you can, go and work with your local radio station covering local sporting events." - Jill Douglas

"I hate modern car radios. In my car, I don't even have a push-button radio. It's just got a dial and two knobs. Just AM. One knob makes it louder, and one knob changes the station. When you're driving, that's all I want." - Chris Isaak

"Mother Earth needs us to keep our covenant. We will do this in courts, we will do this on our radio station, and we will commit to our descendants to work hard to protect this land and water for them. Whether you have feet, wings, fins, or roots, we are all in it together." - Winona Laduke

"People don't listen to one radio station. On iTunes you can mix different worlds and bring country and pop and folk and live music together with a mass audience. I could have sung 'Easy' in a country way but I just sang it how I sing. I think it's a really nice blend." - Natasha Bedingfield

"Just about any story we think about doing, whether we've read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth - by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene." - Connie Chung

"I think creative people need to do a bit of, you know, tuning into every radio station - you just do, otherwise you don't know much about other people. You kind of have to learn a bit about yourself so you can work out how we all behave and why we do the things we do." - Annemarie Duff

"Gone are the days when you'd have to tune in to a mad illegal radio station late at night to be able to hear the rapper of your choice. That's all changed now. That's all gone out of the window. And I feel like I represent that change. I represent the era of iPods and Shuffle and things like that." - Tinie Tempah

"I went to a radio station on Long Island in 1982, and thank goodness for me, it was so new that there was no receptionist. So the DJ opened up his booth, and took my tape and listened to it and thought it was a hit song." - Jon Bon Jovi

"The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads' upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station owners either play by the rules or pay. In other words, if they don't want to be subject to local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations, they should pay to support public broadcasters who will operate on behalf of the local community." - Mark Lloyd

"I grew up on the Southside of Chicago. What people don't realize is that my father was a multimillionaire who owned 12 hotels, motels, a steel mill, a radio station, a club, nursing home, and a law office. So I think it's safe to say I'm a little above middle class and I'm a daddy's girl." - Lisaraye Mccoymisick

"I was at the radio station all the time and on the air all the time. I met John Travolta and a lot of the other big '70s icons. Shaun Cassidy sang 'Da Do Ron Ron' to me onstage. I thought I was a rock star; I had an all-access-pass childhood." - Amy Landecker

"All I wanted to do when I was a teenager was get dropped off at a radio station - one of the ones I listened to - and watch how the shows worked. After a point it was about showing up and driving people crazy, driving the van to promotions and sneaking on the air." - Ryan Seacrest

"New York's niche is content, and content is becoming more valuable. Just think about what is more valuable: MTV or the cable system that you use to get MTV? Howard Stern or the radio station you use to listen to him? Ultimately, technology becomes a commodity, and content - real, true branded content - becomes more valuable." - Fred Wilson

"I'm a country singer, and I'm comfortable with that. But why does a country singer have to play only on country radio or a rock singer only on a rock station? I still don't understand why it's that big a deal." - Steve Earle

"However, sooner or later we must realize there is no one station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly outdistances us." - Robert J. Hastings

"I used to write letters to the wounded in the Palace Hotel, and I used to drive a station wagon with blood in bottles to a battalion aid station." - Martha Gellhorn



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