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A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
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After each program I'm fixing it, because we're on in other time zones, and when the news changes, I have to update it.
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Any outfit that has to beg its listeners for money is an organization that has to constantly please its listeners or it will dry up and go away. It shouldn't work when you think about it.
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At a tiny station in New Albany, Indiana, which is right across from the river from Louisville, Kentucky, where I grew up. The Louisville stations were loath to hire beginners, so I had to go across the river.
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Between 2 and 5 I'm reading in to find out what's been going on while I've been asleep.
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But when you see personal artifacts relating to - by genealogy at least - a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before.
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For one thing, you can get old, fat, bald and nobody knows and nobody cares. So there's great longevity in radio, more security there.
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Good things just keep happening.
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I go home by noon, and I'm in bed by 6 p.m. I get up at 1 and do it again.
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I got to know every format of every station and who was on and what time.
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I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons. We're not doing it to sell products. We're not doing it to be popular. We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do, and at this length and this much depth.
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I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
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I wake about 1 a.m. I'm in the office by 2 a.m. We're on the air at 5.
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I wanted to be one of the voices in the box.
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I was 3 in 1950. And I loved the radio.
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I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize.
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I'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy.
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I'm still excited at being at a microphone and talking to listeners. I love that. It's the most basic element of what I do and I still enjoy it very much.
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I've never been able to predict the future of anything.
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If you want anything done well, do it yourself. This is why most people laugh at their own jokes.
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In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
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In my case, the listener is often in an automobile driving to work. You can concentrate on the road while still getting an audio message that can be riveting.
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In the evening you could get these Clear Channel stations from all over the country. And I would wonder about these towns.
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It was like working at a little paper where you learned to set type, sells ads, do obituaries, cover fires. That's what working at a small radio station is like. You have to spin records, fix the plumbing, try to sell ads. It's a good place to learn. The audience is small so you can be bad.
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It's also a more personal medium. It seems to go directly to one's brain. There are no pictures to distract.
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Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that.
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Nobody cares about your wardrobe, what your tie looks like, or even if you're wearing one, and I don't.
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Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.
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People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.
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Public radio has always been so powerless.
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Red brought out more of my personality.
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Some are pre-taped interviews because maybe we can't get that person live or maybe we're not sure it's going to work out right so we tape it an hour in advance.
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That's the problem with news interviews, you work your tail off to get prominent figures in the news on the radio, but once they've been on, the event passes, the urgency, the issues you talked about evaporate.
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The pictures are created by the listener, with a little help from the broadcaster. The pictures are perfect. If you're showing pictures, different things in that picture can distract from the spoken word.
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The radio was my pal. I was just crazy about it.
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These voices came out of the box, as well as music and news and drama. You still had the soap operas on the radio in those days.
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They want to give me a program, so I can continue to host and be heard every day instead of occasionally, as I would have been at NPR.
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When Solomon said there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile.
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With radio, the listener absorbs everything.
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