Radio Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old radio quotes, radio sayings, and radio proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Radio is for driving.     

Ira Glass

Radio is so fragmented, it's unbelievable.     

Bob Seger

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

Radio was, in a way, a very philosophical medium. You could make an argument on the radio, and people listened to it. Television is already harder because people's attention span becomes shorter with television. Cut to a commercial and all that.     

Martha C. Nussbaum

Radio is dumb until the listener hears what radio says.     

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Radio is more powerful the closer we mimic the way we actually speak to each other. That's why Howard Stern is such a great radio talent. People on his show are actually speaking to each other. You might not like what they're saying, but they're real conversations.     

Ira Glass

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

Alison Gopnik

With radio, the listener absorbs everything.     

Bob Edwards

Radio continues to be the very best advertising music performers have. No one who ever grabbed a Grammy got there without radio.     

Gordon Smith

A world without radio is a deaf world. A world without television is a blind world. A world without telephone is a dumb world. A world without communication is indeed a crippled world.     

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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

Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.     

Harry von Zell

Radio is a really strange business now, too. There's a very narrow door and a very few people control what gets played.     

Taylor Hanson

Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity.     

George Thorogood

Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless.     

Steve Allen

The radio is not show fun, it's show business. It's money.     

Dierks Bentley

Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues - communicating with an audience.     

Casey Kasem

During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts.     

David Bohm

In radio, you have two tools. Sound and silence.     

Ira Glass

Radio is the art form of sports casting. If you're any good, you can do a great job on radio.     

Chick Hearn

Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society.     

Richard J. Daley

In radio, they say, nothing happens until the announcer says it happens.     

Ernie Harwell

Radio is called a medium because it is rare that anything is well done.     

Fred Allen

Radio is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.     

T.S. Eliot

Radio is what moves through the microphone and speakers into the ears of the discerning listener. Radio is what it transmits to the listener at any moment in time. Who sits behind the microphone makes the microphone worth the ears of great and noble listeners. The impact of radio lies less in the name of the radio and much in what it transmits each passing second.     

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Radio as we know it is pretty much changing completely.     

David Lee Roth

When radio keeps silent, our ears shall never hear the real details!     

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The radio makes hideous sounds.     

Bob Dylan

Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance - the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest.     

Emily Greene Balch

Radio helps you break into a whole different audience. Radio has so much power. And that's my mission: to not only break into the EDM audience, but to break also into the mainstream audience.     

Martin Garrix