If ever there was a slamming of the door in the face of constructive investigation, it is the word miracle. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle.
I get up in the morning. I usually do a radio interview early in the morning. I usually do a book signing, because I'm also a cookbook author, so I'm at some store, at a Walmart or a Williams Sonoma, for three hours, standing up, signing autographs, and taking pictures for three hours.
I did not grow up in a cosmopolitan environment. I grew up in a little town in the middle of nowhere, pre-Internet, pre-college radio.
My musical education started before I could see over the dashboard, just listening to the radio and cranking up our favorite songs as they came on.
When I was very small, maybe 8 years old, we had a big radio that stood on four legs, and it had a cross piece underneath it, and I used to take a pillow and crawl under the radio.
For years, I have been criticized for supporting the military because I have no military experience. It's one of the craziest complaints I've ever experienced in over 30 years as a radio talk show host.
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.
I never listen to the radio to keep up with current trends.
I've followed Notre Dame football since 1946, when I listened on the radio and Johnny Lujack tackled Doc Blanchard in the open field to preserve a 0-0 tie.
Even though I've been reasonably well known for quite a long time, I still can't get a record on daytime radio or on MTV.
It's not essential for me to have a big debut week; it's not essential for me to have big radio records.
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.
For years everyone looked toward the demise of radio when television came along. Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well. But radio just keeps getting stronger.
I catch Filter in Des Moines doing their soundcheck at a small club. After tearing through a few songs, they spend nearly an hour meeting with fans as part of a radio station meet-and-greet.
Gossip is the Devil's radio.
I devoured everything on the radio, I felt like I knew music.
Radio was my friend after 'Jack & Diane' and 'Hurts So Good.'
Pantera is a marquee band, with the most diehard fans. We sold over 20 million records without MTV or radio.
If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.
Radio's a scary thing for me. It's dope to be on there.