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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

"Thank God I've never been taken to task on a talk-radio show. I won't go on a talk-radio show." - Guy Maddin

"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

"Female listeners are leaving traditional talk radio because of the rough-edged, shouting nature of it." - Jane Fonda

"Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem." - Trent Lott

"I loved being on the radio. Being paid to talk? It's like being paid to eat." - Rachel Maddow

"Most conservative and progressive talk radio is primarily just that - bloviated opinion and whacky viewer calls." - David Shuster

"American media has just become talk radio, incredibly partisan name-calling and op-eds." - Shane Smith

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

"The reason that conservative talk radio works is because there is an audience for it." - Paul Weyrich

"One of my true dreams is to do a sports talk radio show and take calls." - Joshua Morrow

"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

"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

"Going from three TV channels to broadcast TV to cable to talk radio; obviously the online explosion has changed things." - William Kristol

"Now we've got the cables. We've got talk radio. We've got the bloggers. I hate the bloggers." - John Mccain

"Right now, politics follows the rules of talk radio - using conflict, tension, fear, and resentment to find new recruits." - John Avlon

"George is a radio announcer, and when he walks under a bridge... you can't hear him talk." - Steven Wright

"I mean it's - it is hard to find a voice on talk radio that is not a conservative voice." - Cokie Roberts

"Presidential election results in 2008 and 2012 clarified that talk radio was not, in fact, running the country." - Timothy Noah

"I really suggest listening to talk radio. I mean, if you just listen to what the talk hosts are saying, they sound like they are lunatics." - Noam Chomsky

"What was the more likely cause of the Oklahoma City bombing: talk radio or Bill Clinton and Janet Renos hands-on management of Waco, the Branch Davidian compound?...Obviously, the answer is talk radio. Specifically Rush Limbaughs hate radio....Frankly, Rush, you have that blood on your hands now and you have had it for 15 years." - Keith Olbermann

"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

"I wonder if this reason is partly geographical, that talk radio is so much more successful in North America than in Britain? People who are very remote - I'm thinking of Newfoundland - feel very connected though the radio." - John Gimlette

"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

"Macro worries are like sports talk radio. Everyone has a good opinion which probably means that none of them are good." - Seth Klarman

"When a private talk over a bottle of wine is broadcast on the radio, what can it mean but that the world is turning into a concentration camp?" - Milan Kundera

"To be sure, conservative radio talk show hosts have a built-in audience unavailable to liberals: People driving cars to some sort of job." - Ann Coulter

"Female listeners are leaving traditional talk radio because of the rough-edged, shouting nature of it. Women want more light and less heat." - Jane Fonda

"I don't think there's any shortage of tough, sometimes vicious rhetoric about President Barack Obama coming from the right. Talk radio shows dominated by conservatives." - Juan Williams

"Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast the disc jockey is not allowed to talk." - Fran Lebowitz

"[Conservative talk radio hosts] have conned the American people into thinking there is such a thing as a pro-life, pro-war, pro-gun, pro-death penalty Christian." - Janeane Garofalo

"I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio." - Norm Macdonald

"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

"There is a paranoid streak in American life. Radio talk show hosts tend to foment that paranoid streak in American life." - Alan Dershowitz

"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

"Depending on what state you live in, you may only have right-wing talk radio and FOX or CBN with MSNBC three hundred channels down the dial." - Adam Mckay

"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

"I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play. As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing." - Eric Bogosian

"Conservative talk radio works because there are lots of conservatives who are convinced that they are not getting the whole story from the regular media." - Paul Weyrich

"So along with several very popular Internet sites, talk radio has served as alternative media that gives listeners information that they otherwise would not hear." - Paul Weyrich

"Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk." - Fran Lebowitz

"Careless talk costs lives." - Elizabeth Wein

"In Africa, there is much confusion.... Before, there was no radio, or other forms of communication.... Now, in Africa ... the government talks, people talk, the police talk, the people don't know anymore. They aren't free." - Youssou N'Dour

"I have a lot of good football talk with cabbies, but when you want to get somewhere in a hurry, it can be distracting. I always know they're going to want to talk football if 'Talksport' is on the radio." - Frank Lampard

"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

"Where would the Republican Party being without talk radio the last 25 years? And yet who now is enemy number one? Talk radio! I don't know what I did to Michael Gerson, but he's back again in the Washington Post blaming everything [Donald] Trump on me." - Rush Limbaugh

"What's 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. It's all part of the suffocating spin cycle we're in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base." - John Avlon

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

"I can't bear to hear a woman talk baby talk." - Cary Grant

"When people drink, they talk, and talk is dangerous!" - August Strindberg

"If only faces could talk..." - Pat Summerall

"One must steer, not talk." - Seneca the Younger

"[Signature phrase:] Can we talk?" - Joan Rivers

"Don't talk to me about a man's being able to talk sense; everyone can talk sense. Can he talk nonsense?" - William Pitt the Younger

"Poor minds talk about people average minds talk about events great minds talk about ideas" - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Well, there were definitely elements of my rise in radio that had to do with my being black. But going back as far as Walter Winchell, Army Archerd and Hedda Hopper, legendary wags would grab a radio microphone and talk about what Errol Flynn and other stars were up to." - Wendy Williams

"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

"I'm blessed by God. Cutting edge? I am. I'm leading a movement, leading a broadcast revolution on AM radio. I'm very confident about myself, and I don't mind telling people the things I like about myself. I don't believe in false humility - and, by the way, we in talk radio have this thing called polarization. It's not required that everybody love us." - Rush Limbaugh

"I've always wanted to have a radio show. It has been a dream of mine for a long time. With a radio show I can sit in a studio, or ultimately even sit in my own living room, and talk to hundreds of thousands of people." - Marianne Williamson

"You know, the radio never wanted you to speak about anything, so the music is kinda influenced by the hands of the radio which wants to homogenize it and dilute it and sanitize it. And for the most part, nobody's takin' the time to seek out the cats that are still tryin' to talk, so they have a difficult time being heard." - Ice T

"Radio is for driving." - Ira Glass

"Radio is immediate." - Wink Martindale

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

"And one of the things that makes me happiest and proudest is that the talk radio venue, the whole market has expanded. There are all kinds of people doing it." - Rush Limbaugh

"I remember people would talk about Country Music like it was this sexist, lame thing. Well, no, because Dolly Parton is writing songs and playing her guitar and producing. She's doing it all and she's got hits on the radio." - Neko Case

"I think Ronald Reagan is what happened....The age of Reagan brought conservatism into the mainstream....It also brought us the beginning of the new media-talk radio, the internet, cable television." - Douglas Brinkley

"There are two theories of evolution. There is the genuine scientific theory; and there is the talk-radio pretend version, designed not to enlighten but to deceive and enrage." - Edward Humes

"The rich today are richer, there are more of them, they have round-the-clock propaganda factories in Rupert Murdoch's empire and rightwing talk radio, and corporate media have their back." - Bill Moyers

"I listen to talk radio a lot and it's kind of interesting. If you can sort of suspend your knowledge of the world and just enter into the world of the people who are calling in, you can understand them." - Noam Chomsky

"For years, right wing outlets like outlets like Fox News and talk radio have been telling their audience day after day that any information coming from outside of conservative media is not to be trusted." - Chris Hayes

"we dance even if there's no radio. we drink at funerals. we talk too much & laugh too loud & live too large, and, frankly, we're suspicious of others who don't." - Chris Rose

"Talk radio is an asset to our nation because it encourages strong and healthy debate about public policy, and there is no reason to affect that debate with government legislation." - Tim Walberg

"New forms of media - first movies, then television, talk radio and now the Internet - tend to challenge traditional codes of conduct. They flout convention, shake up the status quo and sometimes provoke outrage." - Willow Bay

"As a longtime fan of talk radio, I'm very worried about the low opinion that conservative hosts and callers have of the American artist. Art is portrayed as a scam, a rip-off and snow job pushed by snobbish elites." - Camille Paglia

"Lately, I've been doing a lot of tuning in and impatiently tuning out. As a longtime fan of talk radio, I don't think this bodes well for the long-term broad appeal of the medium." - Camille Paglia

"There are people, radio talk show hosts, those kind of people, it's their job to only have one opinion, they can't tell you about their feelings. They have to go with what pays their bills." - Danny Bonaduce

"In many ways, I think that, while we've been remarkably violent in our media, there's been a real schizophrenia. In private, on the Internet, and on public-affairs shows or talk radio, we're way more explicit than we've ever been." - Ivan Reitman

"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

"When Limbaugh entered the world of talk radio, the AM dial was essentially moribund. He turned it into a weapon for conservatism, and in the process, led the revolution that has ended in the disintegration of the old media monopoly." - Ben Shapiro

"I remember auditioning for record labels and having them tell me, 'Well, the country-radio demographic is the thirty-five-year-old female housewife. Give us a song that relates to the thirty-five-year-old female, and we'll talk.'" - Taylor Swift

"With the exception of the New York Times, Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio, the rest of the mainstream media has basically been silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys." - Curt Weldon

"If journalism is the first draft of history, then talk radio provides an early glimpse into how the meaning of political events will be spun for ideological and partisan purposes." - Jackson Katz

"In the alternate universe of conservative talk radio, the killing of Bin Laden coincidentally happened on Barack Obama's watch. He had to be kicked dragging and screaming into authorizing it, and even then he made lots of mistakes." - Jackson Katz

"I feel like I was writing as I was learning to talk. Writing was always a go-to form of communication. And I knew I could sing from being in tune with the radio." - Frank Ocean

"There's a level of frustration and anger here in the United States that we're not prosecuting this war, and we're actually in discussions about bringing over Muslim refugees into this country, with a president who's now mocking, you know, the talk radio people, mocking the audience on talk video, mocking the sites like Breitbart, that are bringing up these issues." - Stephen K. Bannon

"I prefer music but sometimes if there's on talk radio - someone might be on that I like. I listen to the old - to "Air America," down at the - liberal talk shows and things like that I find kind of nice, their criticizing the conservatives. I find that quite relaxing, entertaining, but music, a lot of music." - Robert Barry

"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

"The sports space is so full of opinion that you aren't hearing from the athletes just speaking for themselves. We are such a Twitter-oriented society with radio talk shows, TV talk shows and social media - what you are missing is the authentic, unfiltered aspect of who these people are." - Hannah Storm

"Life! Don't talk to me about life!" - Douglas Adams

"Love understands love; it needs no talk." - Frances Ridley Havergal

"Without holiness you cannot talk of God." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Cats talk to whomever they please." - Robin Hobb

"Don't talk yourself into not being you." - Bill Cosby

"Think first. Talk less. Start today." - Charles R Swindoll

"Don't talk. I can't hear myself see." - Jerry Saltz

"?People who talk less frequently notice more." - Judith Mcnaught

"People who talk much say nothing." - Anonymous

"You drown him by your talk." - Plautus

"Listen. Don't just wait to talk." - Donald Trump

"Don't talk to us like we ignint!" - Al Sharpton

"As you talk, so is your heart." - Paracelsus

"Write the way you talk. Naturally." - David Ogilvy

"Talk is cheap, let's go play." - Johnny Unitas

"I always talk better lying down." - James Madison

"People who talk less frequently notice more." - Judith Mcnaught

"In age, talk; in childhood, tears." - Proverbs

"Poetry is when you talk to yourself." - William Hughes Mearns

"Talk between women friends is always therapy..." - Jayne Anne Phillips

"The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don't talk anymore, they don't sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theater, the cinema, watch television, listen to the radio, read books, but they almost never talk. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories." - Paulo Coelho

"The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people do' talk anymore, they do' sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theater, the cinema, watch television, listen to the radio, read books, but they almost never talk. If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories." - Paulo Coelho

"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 was a time when people would go search out underground records. Now, underground means free, and people don't really care for it. So now artists tend to go more pop and look for the radio. You know, the radio never wanted you to speak about anything, so the music is kinda influenced by the hands of the radio which wants to homogenize it and dilute it and sanitize it. And for the most part, nobody's takin' the time to seek out the cats that are still tryin' to talk, so they have a difficult time being heard, like Chuck D said." - Ice T

"Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know." - Laozi

"Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems." - Brian Tracy

"We should not talk about our friends: otherwise we will talk away the feeling of friendship." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"What a people talk about means something. What they don't talk about means something." - William Saroyan

"Don't talk about the way you are. Talk about the way you want to be." - Joel Osteen

"Talk about your blessings more than you talk about your burdens." - Tim Tebow

"Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people." - Tobias S. Gibson

"Talk logic with acquaintances, and practise rhetoric in your common talk." - William Shakespeare

"[In the aftermath of death] Small talk feels too small, big talk too enormous." - Anna Quindlen

"When you talk of revolution ... you never talk of the day after." - Storm Jameson

"Sexual assault and domestic violence are difficult things to talk about. Talk about them anyway." - Mariska Hargitay

"We don't talk about planes flying. We talk about them crashing." - Tibor Kalman

"We have to "walk the walk" not just "talk the talk"." - Paul Kivel

"Dear America, I suppose we should introduce ourselves: We're South Louisiana...You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you'd probably hire an exterminator to get out of your yard. We dance even if there's no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly,we're suspicious of others who don't." - Chris Rose

"Once I learned how to talk, personally, by myself to any number of people, which means do radio without talking to anyone in particular on the air - I just found that my brain became very free to engage in a sort of stream-of-consciousness style of doing what I do." - Marc Maron

"But the thought leaders on talk radio and Fox do more than shape opinion. Backed by their own wing of the book-publishing industry and supported by think tanks that increasingly function as public-relations agencies, conservatives have built a whole alternative knowledge system, with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics." - David Frum

"There's something nice about the silence of a car ride in the dark, going home. When you were tired of the radio and conversation, and it was okay to just be alone with your thoughts and the road ahead. If you're that comfortable with someone, you don't have to talk." - Sarah Dessen

"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

"Don't call me when you're stuck in traffic. It's not my fault that radio sucks and did it ever occur to you that there wouldn't be so much traffic if people like you put down the phone and concentrated on the road... besides I can't talk now, I'm in the car behind you trying to watch a DVD." - Bill Maher

"Now they talk on the radio about the record set by (Babe) Ruth, and (Joe) DiMaggio and Henry Aaron. But they rarely mention mine. Do you know what I have to show for the sixty-one home runs? Nothing, exactly nothing." - Roger Maris

"I started doing radio commercials for Kmart when I was 4. They had to splice all my consonants together because I couldnt talk very well. But these jobs helped my mother and me put food on the table. It took the two of us working." - Christina Applegate

"CNN recently ran a sort of roundup article on why some conservatives say that Trump talk is fascist. The roundup included this tweet from Iowa Republican radio host, very influential guy in Iowa Republican caucuses, Steve Deace. Quote, "If [Barack] Obama proposed the same religion registry as Trump, every conservative in the country would call it what it is - creeping fascism."" - Rachel Maddow

"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

"Because Fox News is allegedly biased in favor of conservatives, critics whine like children whose lunch money got snatched. Conservatives have been pummeled for decades. Now that Fox News and conservative talk radio give people alternatives, critics squeal as if being sodomized." - Larry Elder

"[Two of the most unpopular presidential candidates selected by the two parties in history] indicates that there is a lot of cynicism out there. It indicates that the corrosive nature of everything from talk radio to fake news to negative advertising has made people lack confidence in a lot of our existing institutions." - Barack Obama



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