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"On the radio I listen to the easy-listening stations, the jazz stations." - Patti Page

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

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

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

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

"I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations" - William Hurt

"I didn't know that there were any radio stations in Nova Scotia." - Elvis Presley

"Radio stinks. The stations are making a lot of money, but they just aren't taking chances." - Irving Azoff

"Radio stations play what they believe is in, and they all talk to each other." - Nikki Sixx

"I listen to XM radio because I can get so many overseas news stations." - William Hurt

"We all need to stomp out balkanization. No Spanish radio stations, no Spanish billboards, no Spanish TV stations, no Spanish newspapers. This is America, speak English." - John Huppenthal

"Your main radio stations, the stations that get the most listeners, don't play anything that has any kind of integrity to it." - Robert Glasper

"I never sent promotional copies to Christian radio stations in my life. It's not what I'm interested in." - Larry Norman

"In Hawaii, some of the biggest radio stations are reggae. The local bands are heavily influenced by Bob Marley." - Bruno Mars

"This is a business built on promotion. We've been giving music away to radio stations for 30 years." - Hilary Rosen

"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

"When radio stations started playing music the record companies started suing radio stations. They thought now that people could listen to music for free, who would want to buy a record in a record shop? But I think we all agree that radio stations are good stuff." - Niklas Zennstrom

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

"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

"Digital technology has eaten classic radio as we know it. Independent stations with disc jockeys who chose their own music have all gone; it's these huge parent companies that own a hundred stations and then decide what we should hear." - Joe Walsh

"The college stations have a big voice, and I would like to become more involved with them. I would like to have symposiums with the members of various college radio stations." - Angie Stone

"Stations and airports are rehearsals for separations by death." - Anais Nin

"Railway stations can become growth points for the nearby villages." - Narendra Modi

"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

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

"When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot." - Larry Lujack

"... Clear Channel owns all the major radio stations and venues. Most musicians aren't aware that a few people control so much of what we hear..." - Susan Tedeschi

"Radio stations have constructed a narrow door[way], and that's because they don't understand how complex and paradoxical our snap judgments are. It's hard to measure new songs." - Malcolm Gladwell

"I had spent years working in radio at different stations in Toronto; I wasn't in the stage company of Second City." - Rick Moranis

"But I also think it's up to the fan base to call in the radio stations and demand that the more mature artists be played as well." - Nickolas Ashford

"I'm still heard on 1,500 radio stations across North America every day, about 220 million people a day in 150 countries." - James Dobson

"You still have Top 40 radio now, but it's 40 different stations. There aren't many hits that everybody knows, and there aren't many real superstars." - Al Yankovic

"Demagoguery sells. And therefore, radio stations will put it on. But that doesn't mean that you can't do something else and also make it sell." - Al Franken

"I've actually done events at radio stations where I feel like I've had to give a little talk in behalf of television as a medium." - Ira Glass

"When it comes to the video channels and the programs, the radio stations, the music is geared towards kids, and it's made by kids." - Prince

"When I discovered that I could tune into American radio stations after dark, this was the hippest thing to me. It sort of saved my life." - Paul Shaffer

"I've never come into anything successful before. I've always been hired by horrible radio stations with horrendous reputations and nothing to lose." - Howard Stern

"It was a presidential election year, and as a member of a consortium of Ivy League radio stations, we participated in 'network' coverage of election night." - Andrea Mitchell

"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

"There's not much radio in the UK, really. In America, you're in a car, factory, wherever, and you turn the dial on the radio, and can hear about a million stations. Hardly any in England." - Nick Hodgson

"I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn't black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley." - Spike Lee

"And in an era where radio stations that are inclined to play Styx music are your classic rock stations and the stations that play current music look at us as dinosaurs - the only way we could reach people with our new music, generally, is to perform live." - James Young

"We are extremely proud to represent all of Radio One's stations within the Katz Radio Group. For the past five years we have worked diligently alongside Radio One to build their business in the markets we have historically represented including Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia , Raleigh and Columbus. At a time of significant growth in the African American consumer market the addition of the remaining Radio One stations expands our ability to deliver strategic marketing solutions to our agency and advertiser customers." - Steve Shaw

"Record labels collude with some of the radio stations, and the radio stations have their play lists, dependent upon what they call the, quote, 'hits.' What's commercially viable gets recycled, endlessly repeated, and as a result of that, the progressive music can't break in." - Michael Eric Dyson

"During the time that my recording career seemed to be in a slump a music called disco came on the scene and literally took over radio stations as well as having radio stations created to play it which sort of negated my music as well as that of some of my peers." - Dionne Warwick

"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

"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

"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

"Writing is not work. In fact, theres nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow - radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat - I would still write songs." - Toby Keith

"You could power the entire United States with about 150 to 200 square kilometers of solar panels, the entire United States. Take a corner of Utah... there's not much going on there, I've been there. There's not even radio stations." - Elon Musk

"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 [CIA] Agency has owned outright more than 240 Media operations around the world, including newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, radio and television stations, and wire services, and has partially controlled many more." - Michael Parenti

"There is more talent per square metre in Ireland than there is anywhere else. We just don't harness or help them ... the radio stations prefer to support the likes of Rihanna and Beyonce." - Louis Walsh

"My retirement, back in 1976, began as a one-year boycott to challenge the media on that question. I refused to return until the media, and radio stations in particular, got a hold on identifiably Canadian songs." - Stompin Tom Connors

"Every town in America had at least one, two, or maybe three radio stations that played rock 24 hours a day. In England, we had a rock specialist on for two hours a week." - Joe Elliott

"Because you have things like 'American Idol' and you've got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it's easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock." - Dave Grohl

"Writing is not work. In fact, there's nothing better. Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow - radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat - I would still write songs." - Toby Keith

"I grew up on a farm, and we didn't have cable and only limited radio stations, so I wasn't inundated with culture the way people in other parts of the country were. But I was really interested in it." - Chuck Klosterman

"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

"Too many radio stations, all they do is syndicated programming, it's just piped in from some satellite someplace, and they don't have much of a connection to the community." - David Shuster

"But in those days - in the mid-'50s, early '60s - there was less than 300 radio stations that were playing country music and a lot of that wasn't full time." - Mel Tillis

"I would go to radio stations and they were supposed to be interviewing me and playing my record and they would say, We're playing too many women right now, we can't play your record." - Kristin Hersh

"Power is the band that we perceive things on. In radio we have stations. Frequencies vibrate at certain rates and within those frequencies we transmit information and receive information." - Frederick Lenz

"It's American Alternative radio stations that bug me. We're considered Alternative, but don't expect us to be played next to Blink 182 and Offspring. We're hardly of that generation." - Thurston Moore

"But these days, I get a lot more attention and airplay from the Adult Contemporary and country radio stations, and I feel comfortable saying I'm a part of that." - Juice Newton

"The only road to the highest stations in this country is that of the law." - William Jones

"The various forms of despair at the various stations on the road." - Franz Kafka

"High stations, tumult, but not bliss, create; None think the great unhappy, but the great." - Edward Young

"MAN THE BATTLE STATIONS! Someone's coming who wants to reason with us." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"I've managed stations." - Pat Robertson

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"All the things I used to count on to get my music out there - record companies, they're all gone. And radio stations, they're gone - they're completely controlled by the government. If they're not controlled by the government, they're controlled by a programmer who's controlled by the government. Mainstream radio is suspect. You can't trust it." - Neil Young

"Worst music ever sells millions. The worst music with the shittiest lyrics. The fact is that they pay radio stations to put it on the radio, then you've heard it a million times when you're driving from your shitty job to your shitty house. It's indoctrination, it's sad." - Sia Furler

"When I first started, it was the real basic stuff that was being played on the radio, so I was into Zeppelin, and Sabbath, and AC/DC, and all stuff like that. I grew up in New York, on Long Island, so the local radio stations played all that kind of thing." - John Petrucci

"I remember, when I was a kid, listening to the radio and hearing 'Big Bad John' by Jimmy Dean - and it just blew me away. I used to sit there and call the radio stations and request that song. And then the Beatles were obviously out already, but I really didn't know about the Beatles." - Nikki Sixx

"There are so many conditions to programming in America, where it's dominated by these people that own 800 radio stations that have no idea who to play and who not to play, and they listen to somebody or read somebody else's programming sheet and go by Buck Owens' opinion or something. Eight hundred stations are controlled by some guy that doesn't have a clue as to what to do about music." - Merle Haggard

"Because U.K. artists aren't compensated when their music is played on U.S. radio stations, U.S. artists aren't compensated when their records are played on U.K. stations based on the fact that there's no reciprocity. If that income came in, our artists would be paying income taxes on it. So if we can get a lot of policy on the radar, that may have some positive influence." - Neil Portnow

"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

"Osama bin Laden's death has been in the news all day. Leftish stations are going, 'President Obama saves the world.' Stations on the right are going, 'Obama kills fellow Muslim.'" - Craig Ferguson

"Satan stations more devils on monastery walls than in the dens of iniquity, for the latter offer no resistance." - Fulton J Sheen

"Artists should re-emphasize performance and de-emphasize recording. You always make more money if you have a healthy performing life than you will if you have even a moderately healthy recording life. Don't make recording the most important thing you do. Make performing the most important thing you do, and then you can make recordings and sell them at your shows, because record labels aren't going to be around to help you get on the radio stations, and the radio stations probably aren't going to play you anyway." - Todd Rundgren

"By the time I actually recorded Bitter Tears I carried a heavy load of sadness and outrage; I felt every word of those songs... I expected there to be trouble with that album, and there was.... when it was released, many radio stations wouldn't play it.... The very idea of unconventional or even original ideas ending up on "country" radio in the late 1990s is absurd." - Johnny Cash

"I would go into my three different sisters' rooms in the early-mid '70s and they had very specific different tastes in music. I specifically remember lying on my different sisters' bedroom floors and listening to their record collections. And "Starship Trooper" was one of my sister Nancy's favorite songs and favorite album. Music is so defining for me. In the late '70s and early '80s, I worked in radio. When I was in high school, I worked at two different radio stations." - Thomas Haden Church

"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

"Internet radio stations like KCRW do take you everywhere, yet thats just one of a hundred small things you have to do to succeed. It used to be, if you just got on the cover of Rolling Stone and a spotlight on The Tonight Show, that was enough." - Teddy Thompson

"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

"Up north, you could find these radio stations with no name on the dials that played pre-rock 'n' roll things - country blues. We would hear Slim Harpo or Lightnin' Slim and gospel groups, the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama. I was so far north, I didn't even know where Alabama was." - Bob Dylan

"It is true that we have not deliberately or wholly abandoned the Christian element in our tradition, but does that element count with us as it once did? Is the moral tone of the nation - its politics, its business life, its literature, its theatre, its movies, its radio networks, its television stations - Christian?" - Robert McCracken

"A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send checks to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas." - Northrop Frye

"I didn't start talk radio until '95 in L.A. The show was very successful, and they actually tried to syndicate it nationally, but I couldn't get stations. It was like, "We don't care that she's funny and she's got great ratings. She's liberal!"" - Stephanie Miller

"Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors' phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away." - Marc Andreessen

"The Internet makes it easier to find good music I would have to say. The radio stations that play the kind of music you were talking about, I don't think me and Curt Smith would be that inclined to listen to. It doesn't really affect us and I certainly don't remember the last time I watched MTV." - Roland Orzabal

"The New York Times does an unbelievable amount of damage because every day television and radio stations along with the rest of media take their lead on the way the news should be presented along with what actually is the news." - Jackie Mason

"The music I was always attracted to and the shows I was really into like, you know, those weekend Don Kirshner shows, "Midnight Special," those shows, I remember watching those and the music was just on; it was the greatest radio stations." - Bobby Cannavale

"I just keep my ear to the street. I haven't read any music books recently, because I figure I read everything I need to know back when I was 12, 13 years old. I know pretty much everything about record publishing, radio stations. The only thing that's changed is you gotta keep up with social media. It's free promotion." - Juicy J

"By the eighties, a lot of radio stations had started playing "Sixties" music. They called it "Classic Rock," because they knew we'd be upset if they came right out and called it what it is, namely "middle-aged-person nostalgia music." - Dave Barry

"Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be 'old-time gospel preaching.' This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states." - Tony Campolo

"The same music is playing on the radio in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Annapolis. Everywhere you go there's the same artists and same songs by them, over and over again. At some stations they play the same songs 50 to 60 times a week." - John Hall

"Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors' phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away." - Marc Andreessen

"When the first record came out, I'd go down to radio stations pretty much every day to get the record played, and I would walk in and they'd tell us how much they loved the record, but they weren't sure how much they could play it because they were already playing a girl." - Pat Benatar

"The Sixties were different in an isolated place. We got two television channels if the wind was blowing in the right direction. The radio stations went off at sundown. Then you picked up Chicago and heard the teenage music you really yearned for." - Charles Frazier

"One reason I do the live shows - and the monthly speeches at public radio stations - is to remind myself that people hear the show, that it has an audience, that it exists in the world. It's so easy to forget that." - Ira Glass

"I'm confused that there is a lack of faith in listening to and deciding what is a great song and instead going for these formulaic, bad songs over and over again. But that's what happened when people from beverage companies bought record labels and radio stations as opposed to people who love music owning record labels." - Patty Griffin

"Demagoguery sells. And therefore radio stations will put it on. But that doesn't mean that you can't do something else and also make it sell. You know, when I look at an Ann Coulter or I look at a Rush or I look at a Sean Hannity, I think to myself, 'What kind of self-image do you have?'" - Al Franken

"The last time I spoke with Robert was back in May. When his wife was murdered, I talked to several radio stations in defense of him because I know how Bobby Blake really is, and as far as I'm concerned, there's no murder in his heart." - Tommy Bond

"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

"I know that there are going to be people that don't like my music, but I think in the industry itself it is always that, 'Oh. you're from the 'X Factor.' There have been certain radio stations that will not play your song because you are from the 'X Factor,' yet they'll play another song from an artist from another TV show." - Olly Murs

"I know that there are going to be people that don't like my music, but I think in the industry itself it is always that, 'Oh. you're from the 'X Factor.' There have been certain radio stations that will not play your song because you are from the 'X Factor,' yet they'll play another song from an artist from another TV show." - Olly Murs

"What worries me are these so-called radio stations with program directors who don't play all the different flavors of hip-hop. They should play the old with the new, 24/7, 365 days a year. A lot of these program directors are just jiving around and not playing all the good music for the people." - Afrika Bambaataa

"When you listen to Christian radio stations - and there are thousands of them now in the United States - and when you listen to Christian television networks - and there are thousands of Christian television shows across the country - they are all politically right." - Tony Campolo

"Since the beginning of my recording career in 1975, I have had a little difficulty because the pop stations think I'm a jazzer who doesn't have a feeling for pop, so it's hard to get my records played. Similarly, black urban radio doesn't understand that with my R&B roots, I am more than a jazz singer. So I get pigeonholed." - Al Jarreau

"Internet radio stations like KCRW do take you everywhere, yet that's just one of a hundred small things you have to do to succeed. It used to be, if you just got on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' and a spotlight on 'The Tonight Show,' that was enough." - Teddy Thompson

"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

"I saw an Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock, where he gets out of jail and makes his own records and takes them to the radio stations himself. And then, he puts records in the store. After seeing that, I made records an put them in stores." - Bobby Vinton

"We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers." - Joni Mitchell

"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 dimensions of the radio are truly to be treasured." - Charles Osgood

"Every day FM radio ran out of hours, not music." - Bob Guccione, Jr.

"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



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