Quotes on radio

“Radio affects most intimately, person-to-person, offering a world of unspoken communication between writer-speaker and the listener”.
By Marshall McLuhan

"Since the use of African languages on FM radios seriously emerged over the past decade and a half, because of news broadcast and discussions, illiterates who were in the past cut-off from any knowledge of what is going on round the world are beginning to follow events around the globe".
By Kwesi Kwaa Prah

"TV gives everyone an image, but radio gives birth to a million images in a million brains."
By Peggy Nooman

"The radio only has one side when it should have two. It is now a mere distribution device so I would make a suggestion: turn this device into a media distribution where the listener not only hear but also speak and where the listener is not an isolated subject but is interconnected. From this perspective, the radio should go from being a supplier entity to be organized by subject networks sending and receiving”.
By Bertolt Brecht

“One has only to consider the number of languages used in some countries to realize that TV cannot compete with radio in servicing multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic audiences”.
By Gareth Price

"That was the big thing when I was growing up, singing on the radio. The extent of my dream was to sing on the radio station in Memphis. Even when I got out of the Air Force in 1954, I came right back to Memphis and started knocking on doors at the radio station."
By Johnny Cash

“Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it."
By Robert Redford

“Radio will remain necessary to cover news in each region of the world and each country in real time and enable young people to find the "musical color" of their choice".
By Hervé Bourges

"Radio pluralism is an essential component in the deepening of the democratic process now under way: it allows people greater access to a diversity of information, and guarantees increased popular participation for sustainable human development… African states must speed up the ending of the monopoly over of the airwaves and give priority to national proponents of independent radio when allocating broadcasting frequencies…”.
From the Bamako Declaration on Radio Pluralism

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