Radio quotes

  • I do not find it easy to articulate thoughts about religion. I remain the sort of person who turns off 'Thought for the Day' when it comes on the radio.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Radio #Thought Of The Day #Easy

  • I listen to all kinds of music, but I've always been a really big fan of Top 40 radio. If I'm in my car, that's what I listen to.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Car #Fans #Radio

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

    #Radio #Express Yourself #Shows

  • I like radio and live performing stuff. I don't like the television stuff as much.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Television #Radio #Stuff

  • When I turn on my radio, when I hear that Negroes have been lynched in America, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when I turn on my radio, when I hear that Jews have been insulted, mistreated, persecuted, I say that we have been lied to: Hitler is not dead; when, finally, I turn on my radio and hear that in Africa forced labor has been inaugurated and legalized, I say that we have certainly been lied to: Hitler is not dead.
    -- Aime Cesaire

    #America #Justice #Radio

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

    #Radio #Host #Paranoid

  • I've always said that if you have songs on the radio and get played, you've got to have a tour to support that.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Song #Support #Radio

  • There's a whole journalistic-industrial complex dedicated to keeping newsprint, TV screens and radio waves clean of destabilizing scoops damaging to corporations or the state.
    -- Alexander Cockburn

    #Radio #Corporations #Tvs

  • The radio was an improvement on the telegraph but it didn't have the same exponential, transformative effect.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Radio #Improvement

  • I learned the power of radio watching Eleanor Roosevelt do her show. I used to go up to Hyde Park and hold her papers. I was just a messenger, but it planted the bug of radio in me.
    -- Allen Funt

    #Paper #Radio #Hyde

  • At 13, I realized that I could fix anything electronic. It was amazing, I could just do it. I started a business repairing radios. It grew to be one of the largest in Philadelphia.
    -- Amar Bose

    #Philadelphia #Radio #Grew

  • The dangerous time when mechanical voices, radios, telephones, take the place of human intimacies, and the concept of being in touch with millions brings a greater and greater poverty in intimacy and human vision.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Voice #Vision #Radio

  • 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.

    #College #Radio #Kind

  • I love listening to games on the radio... you can't see what's going on
    -- Andy Townsend

    #Games #Listening #Radio

  • 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

    #College #Voice #Radio

  • I want to do more television and I want to do more radio.
    -- Anna Benson

    #Television #Want #Radio

  • My father used to get me to read the newspaper to him, as if I was a radio. I would stand there and read the 'Times.
    -- Annalena McAfee

    #Father #Radio #Used

  • I'm the kind of person who can hear that stuff. If you sing along to the radio and you're not going to sing unison with the melody, but find the harmony, I find that pretty easy to do.
    -- Art Garfunkel

    #Radio #Stuff #Kind

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein didn't mean anything to me. I just wanted to have a hit, I just wanted to be like those people on the radio. It was all of a case of the present tense with no projecting into the future, particularly.
    -- Art Garfunkel

    #Mean #People #Radio

  • The biggest deal for me was that all 24 winners are placed on the Billboard CD of the Year, which went out to 500 of the biggest Music Reps in the business, from radio and press to management and booking.
    -- Arthur Godfrey

    #Cds #Years #Radio

  • Listening to Chris Moyles on Radio 1 is the most miserable thing any human being can do, but attending awards ceremonies isn't far behind.
    -- Arthur Smith

    #Awards #Listening #Radio

  • When people come to a concert, they wanna hear the hits, the big radio songs, and they wanna hear them how they're used to hearing them. I like playing them how they were recorded.
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Song #People #Radio

  • I want to be played on the radio. I want to have Top 40 hits,
    -- Avril Lavigne

    #Want #Radio

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

    #Sports #Unhappy #Radio

  • I don't listen to a lot of radio today. It's not really music to me.
    -- Bernie Worrell

    #Radio #Today

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

    #Political #Needs #Radio

  • It's extremely damaging to a fair trial to have people reaching judgment about the case in the newspapers and on the radio before the facts are heard in a case.
    -- Bill James

    #People #Trials #Radio

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

    #Pirate #Radio #Remember

  • But why is it that in music, anything more than 5 years old - apart from a few hits - is never played on radio to the young public?
    -- Bill Wyman

    #Years #Radio #Young

  • Radio is such a perfect medium for the transmission of poetry, primarily because there just is the voice, there's no visual distraction.
    -- Billy Collins

    #Voice #Perfect #Radio

  • Listeners are kind of ambushed... if a poem just happens to be said when they're listening to the radio. The listener doesn't have time to deploy what I call their 'poetry deflector shields' that were installed in high school - there's little time to resist the poem.
    -- Billy Collins

    #School #Listening #Radio

  • In 1950, the biggest amp you could get was no bigger than a tabletop radio.
    -- Billy Gibbons

    #Radio #Bigger

  • The radio makes hideous sounds.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Sound #Radio

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

    #Funny #Radio #Comedy

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

    #Radio #Unbelievable

  • On TV the people can see it. On radio you've got to create it.
    -- Bob Uecker

    #People #Radio #Tvs

  • There is not a lot that keeps me glued to the radio as I used to be.
    -- Boz Scaggs

    #Radio #Used

  • Quite frankly, I've always listened to the black side of the radio dial. Where I grew up, there was a lot of it and there was a lot of live music around.
    -- Boz Scaggs

    #Black #Radio #Sides

  • Your music sounds better on the radio, for some reason. It's an amazing feeling. I hope it never goes away.
    -- Brandon Boyd

    #Feelings #Sound #Radio

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

    #Cooking #Listening #Radio

  • I kinda went back to that period between '88 and '94 where I felt like I was the most creative, without being hindered by powers that be. I was no longer going to try to hinder myself to what I thought was going to be on the radio.
    -- Brian McKnight

    #Creative #Trying #Radio

  • I'm not thinking about what needs to be on the radio. I'm not thinking about anything other than - I'm just going to let this music come out of me and not have any sort of preconceived notion of what I should do. I'm just going to do it.
    -- Brian McKnight

    #Thinking #Needs #Radio

  • I feel like you have to constantly keep proving yourself, and you have to constantly keep getting out there and showing them you're more than just that one song on the radio that's just playing. And that's what I had to do the first time around; I had to keep going out there and keep performing live.
    -- Bruno Mars

    #Song #Going Out #Radio

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

    #Mind #Television #Radio

  • If I could be lucky enough to just have radio as the base for the rest of my life, I could build off that. No matter how successful I become, I always look at radio as the only skill set I can really call on. I even know how to operate the boards.
    -- Carson Daly

    #Successful #Skills #Radio

  • Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you're really connecting.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Emotional #Levels #Radio

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

    #Years #Radio #Changed

  • As you know, in the past several years, month after month, radio has increased its revenues - some of it even coming from Dot-Com advertisers. So, radio is a survivor.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Past #Years #Radio

  • Because of my background in theater and radio acting, I knew that I could make a living as an actor.
    -- Casey Kasem

    #Acting #Actors #Radio

  • I listen to Radio 4 and put the iPod on shuffle. I like the randomness of, say, the Stones, then something from Nina Simone, Nick Drake or Bob Dylan.
    -- Catherine McCormack

    #Ipods #Bob #Radio

  • 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

    #Use #Ham #Radio

  • I had always been - everybody kind of likes comedy. I was very interested in comedy, beyond just liking it. I had friends that took apart radios; I wanted to take apart jokes.
    -- Chris Rock

    #Radio #Likes #Comedy

  • I don't care if I ever hit radio, and I don't care if I ever get any bigger than this. I just wanna stand up for artistry because that's what really matters in music
    -- Christofer Drew

    #Care #Radio #Matter

  • 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

    #Atmosphere #Radio #Wave

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

    #Mean #Voice #Radio

  • I began visiting Lima's prisons back in 2007, when my first novel, 'Lost City Radio,' was published in Peru.
    -- Daniel Alarcon

    #Cities #Radio #Firsts

  • Everybody just lets the media do their thinking for them... that's why you'll never hear any reggae on the radio!
    -- Daniel Clowes

    #Thinking #Media #Radio

  • There's nothing like turning on the radio and listening to the high-speed chase that you're leading police on!
    -- Danny Bonaduce

    #Police #Listening #Radio

  • There's no longevity in me telling old stories on the radio.
    -- Danny Bonaduce

    #Stories #Radio #Longevity

  • The first choral music I remember hearing was Handel's 'Messiah' when the Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast it over the radio.
    -- Dave Brubeck

    #Radio #Hearing #Firsts

  • I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
    -- David Byrne

    #Car #Radio

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

    #Television #Radio #Franklin

  • The more melodies and chord changes, the less good it is for the clubs, but the better it is for radio, because it makes it really emotional.
    -- David Guetta

    #Emotional #Clubs #Radio

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


  • I don't like to read anything on the radio for the very first time, because I don't have any notion of a reaction. When I read it out loud, then I get an idea of that, and more of an idea of how to read.
    -- David Sedaris

    #Ideas #Firsts #Radio

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

    #Radio #Conservative #Opinion

  • I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
    -- David Walliams

    #Want #Radio #Firsts

  • Between 9 and 10 AM the American radio is concerned almost exclusively with love. It seems a little like ending breakfast with a stiff bourbon.
    -- Dean Acheson

    #Breakfast #Radio #Littles

  • Any album that I ever put out I'm going to send it to country radio first.
    -- Deana Carter

    #Country #Albums #Radio

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

    #Television #Radio #Today

  • I have an Internet radio show where people can call in for healing.
    -- Dee Wallace

    #Healing #People #Radio

  • When you drive by Radio City and you see your name up there and it's only 'your' name. I just went 'ooh'. I thought this is really like looking at another person.
    -- Diana Krall

    #Cities #Names #Radio

  • Radio, which was a much better medium than television will ever be, was easy and pleasant to listen to. Your mind filled automatically with images.
    -- Dick Cavett

    #Mind #Television #Radio

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

    #Radio #Wanted

  • I wanted to be Stan Laurel, then I wanted to be Fred Astaire and then Captain Kangaroo. I actually started out as a radio announcer when I was 17 and never left the business, so that's literally 70 years.
    -- Dick Van Dyke

    #Years #Kangaroos #Radio

  • From the time I was 8 years old I was on almost every radio show there was.
    -- Dick Van Patten

    #Years #Radio #Shows

  • I was a child actor in radio, and there's not many of us left.
    -- Dick Van Patten

    #Children #Actors #Radio

  • Every time I listened to Lux Radio Theatre, I wanted to vomit.
    -- Dick York

    #Firefighter #Theatre #Radio

  • When you go to the Opry for a show or hear it on the radio, you get the whole circle of country music.
    -- Dierks Bentley

    #Country #Circles #Radio

  • Country music is always changing but the Opry is always there to serve as a lighthouse for what country music really is. The past, present and future is all encompassed by not only the physical structure of the building but also the radio show.
    -- Dierks Bentley

    #Country #Past #Radio

  • As far am I'm concerned, I don't listen to radio anymore. They play the same ten songs over and over again, so why would I?
    -- Dionne Warwick

    #Song #Play #Radio

  • The radio was my big influence. Comedy came from the instinctual feel I had for language.
    -- Dominic Chianese

    #Radio #Comedy #Language

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

    #Soul #Television #Radio

  • I'm not a big radio guy, I don't listen to whatever is the hip new thing.
    -- Dustin Diamond

    #Guy #Radio #Hips

  • The music that is played on the radio all the time or written about in magazines has nothing to do with musicianship.
    -- Dweezil Zappa

    #Music #Magazines #Radio

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

    #Country #Radio #Pops

  • 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

    #Majority #Television #Radio

  • I knew that God put me on this earth to be on the radio.
    -- Ed Bradley

    #Earth #Radio

  • I listen to National Public Radio, which, to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
    -- Ed Harris

    #Views #Radio

  • 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

    #Two #Radio #Evolution

  • If it weren't for radio programs like 'The George Jarkesy Show,' no one would know about 'The Amateur'.
    -- Edward Klein

    #Radio #Program #Shows

  • Oh, it was awful, and I vowed to myself I would never, ever push myself to the edge that much again. It was really frightening. Because absolutely everything seemed to be impossible to deal with, just little things became major - noise, if someone had a radio on, or even the sound of traffic, or being in someone's company for longer than 10 minutes - I started to find it all too much.
    -- Elaine Paige

    #Too Much #Sound #Radio

  • I turn off the radio, listen to the quiet. Which has its own, rich sound. Which I knew, but had forgotten. And it is good to remember.
    -- Elizabeth Berg

    #Sound #Radio #Remember

  • Yes, I get a report from BMI about the frequency of performances, and it is very surprising. They played one of my most advanced pieces, and one of my most unusual ones on the radio.
    -- Elliott Carter

    #Pieces #Radio #Unusual

  • The radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools tryin' to anesthetize the way that you feel.
    -- Elvis Costello

    #Hands #Fool #Radio

  • I was on my way to the gym. It was incredible. I was screamin at cars, 'That's me on the radio!
    -- Emily Robison

    #Car #Radio #Way

  • I mean, if you turn on the radio, love is 90 percent of the music.
    -- Enrique Iglesias

    #Mean #Love Is #Radio

  • 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

    #Play #Radio #Film

  • In radio, they say, nothing happens until the announcer says it happens.
    -- Ernie Harwell

    #Radio #Things Happen

  • The benefit of the radio is, something beyond your realm of knowledge can surprise you, can enter your realm of knowledge.
    -- Esperanza Spalding

    #Radio #Benefits #Surprise