Archive for the ‘radio’ Category

Quote of the day, March 1

March 1, 2017

George W. Bush, on the news media (2017)

“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We need the media to hold people like me to account. I mean, power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power, whether it be here or elsewhere.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 21

February 21, 2017

Guglielmo Marconi, on technology

“Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.”

Quote of the day, May 11

May 10, 2016

Ira Glass, on nostalgia (2007)

“Progress’ constant companion is nostalgia for the way things used to be.”

Quote of the day, March 14

March 15, 2016

Fred W. Friendly, on the job of the journalist

“I have a motto: My job is not to make up anybody’s mind but to make the agony of decision making so intense that you can escape only by thinking.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 1

September 1, 2015

J.B. Priestly, on advertising (1929)

“Living in age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 17

August 18, 2015

Fred Allen, from Treadmill to Oblivion (1954)

“A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 am and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 pm to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished even before lunch.”

Quote of the day, March 30

March 28, 2015

Mark Tully, on India

“There are many arguments about the role of religion in the history of this country. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 15

March 15, 2015

Alan Partridge, on panic attacks

“Do I look like I suffer from panic attacks? I’ve had one panic attack in a car wash. It was a perfect storm of no sleep, no wife, and angry brushes whirring towards me. By the time the giant hair dryer came on, I was in the footwell.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 29

January 28, 2015

Lee De Forest, on radio (1950)

“Unwittingly then had I discovered an Invisible Empire of the Air, intangible, yet solid as granite, whose structure shall persist while man inhabits the planet.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 29

October 29, 2014

Larry Munson, on American college football (Georgia v. Florida, 1980)

“[Quarterback] Buck [Belue) back, third down on the eight. In trouble. Got a block behind him. Gonna throw on the run. Complete to the 25. To the 30! Lindsay Scott! Thirty-five, forty! Lindsay Scott. Forty-five, 50, 45, 40! Run, Lindsay! Twenty-five, 20, 15, 10, five! Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Lindsay Scott! Well, I can’t believe it. Ninety-two yards, and Lindsay really got in a foot race. I broke my chair. I came right through a chair, a metal, steel chair with about a five-inch cushion. I broke it. The booth came apart. Well, the stadium fell down. Now they will have to renovate this thing [the Gator Bowl] … This is incredible … We were gone. I gave up; you did too.”