Radio Stations Quotes by Sean Hannity, Susan Tedeschi, Bobby Vinton, Susan Orlean, Chris Baio, Pat Benatar and many others.
When I started in radio, I worked for free. I lived at the radio station. Then I worked for very little money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music itself was color-blind but the media and the radio stations segregate it based on their perceptions of the artists.
My songs is hard stuff which politicians don’t want on them radio station because they still want people to live in ignorancy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I didn’t know that there were any radio stations in Nova Scotia.
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.
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.
The radio station was playing Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, a sure sign that things were much worse than they appeared.
After I was married a year I remembered things like radio stations and forgot my husband.
I’m still heard on 1,500 radio stations across North America every day, about 220 million people a day in 150 countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John R. told me you don’t work for the radio station. You work for the people out there.
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.’
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.
I’ve never come into anything successful before. I’ve always been hired by horrible radio stations with horrendous reputations and nothing to lose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And I was shocked, To see the mistakes of each generation, Will just fade like a radio station, If you drive out of range…
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.
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.
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.
This is a business built on promotion. We’ve been giving music away to radio stations for 30 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every Christmas my hometown radio station would always play ‘Christmas In Dixie’ by Alabama. I always remember lovin’ that song.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 вЂњold-time gospel preaching.вЂќ This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states.
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.
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.