Days that Shook the World TV - Neil deGrasse Tyson & Nova TV - The Bank Job 2008 - Do the Right Thing 1989 - Where Eagles Dare 1968 - America: The Story of the US TV - David Dimbleby TV - Rude Britannia TV - Marilyn Monroe - Allan Bloom - Andy Thomas - Secret Access: The Vatican TV - James Naughtie - Terry-Thomas - Orson Welles - Horizon TV - Nathalie Sarraute - Bob Dylan - Georges Duhamel - David Coleman - Gerry Francis - George Carlin - The Alex Jones Deception 2017 - The Last Pirates: Britain’s Rebel DJs TV - History’s Greatest Hoaxes TV - Terry Charman TV - Reputations TV - Terry Wogan -
The sending of the first wireless message across the Atlantic. Days that Shook the World s1e11: Marconi/Concorde, BBC 2003
Electromagnetic radio waves. They were discovered in 1886 by the German physicist Heinrich Hertz. ibid.
Marconi’s already in the public eye. He’s been nicknamed by the press the Wonderful Wizard of Wireless. ibid.
The scale of his ambition is completely unprecedented. ibid.
For the first time in history a radio signal is bridging two continents. ibid.
A radio play that convinced America that Martians were invading. Days that Shook the World s3e3, BBC 2005
October 30th 1938 ... The United States of America is listening to the radio. It’s the day before Halloween. Ten million radio sets have been sold since last year. Radio is a phenomenon. ibid.
CBS Studio, New York 7:25 p.m. Yet to be a famous name, [Orson] Welles is already turning heads in the theatrical world. He has been writing and directing since the age of ten. ibid.
Within two hours Orson Welles will be a household name. ibid.
He made a radical suggestion: the story should be presented as a series of news flashes ... For the next seven minutes listeners start turning their dials ... By now over a million people are panicking by their radios. ibid.
News of the panic spread around the world. ibid.
Drake reasoned that if aliens were transmitting radio signals of their own we might be able to detect them. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nova: Origins: Where are the Aliens? PBS 2004
I am a ham radio operator and I think I may be overhearing a robbery in progress. The Bank Job 2008 starring Jason Statham & Saffron Burrows & Richard Lintern & James Faulkner & Stephen Campbell Moore & Daniel Mays & Alki David & David Suchet & Georgia Taylor & Michael Jibson & Peter Bowles et al, director Roger Donaldson
I just killed your fucking radio. Do the Right Thing 1989 starring Spike Lee & Ossie Davis & Danny Aiello & Ruby Dee & Steve Park & Bill Nunn & Richard Edson & Giancarlo Esposito & John Turturro & Samuel L Jackson & Rosie Perezet al, director Spike Lee, Sal
Broadsword to Danny Boy. Where Eagles Dare 1968 starring Clint Eastwood & Richard Burton & Mary Ure & Patrick Wymark & Michael Hordern & Donald Houston & Peter Barkworth & William Squire & Robert Beatty et al, director Brian G Hutton, radio transmissions
Radios become the country’s most popular item. America: The Story of the US: Bust, History 2010
From the start radio captured the public imagination. David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain: Age of Ambition, BBC 2010
Radio was at its rudest in Round the Horne. Rude Britannia 3/3: You’ve Never Had It So Rude, BBC 2010
It’s not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on. Marilyn Monroe
First radio, then television, have assaulted and overturned the privacy of the home, the real American privacy, which permitted the development of a higher and more independent life within democratic society. Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind p58
Radio 4 is one of the smuggest radio stations out. Andy Thomas, Alternative View III lecture, ‘The Age of Smugness’
Today, Vatican Radio employs nearly 400 people ... Nearly 1/12th of its entire budget. Secret Access: The Vatican, History 2011
We’re going to be talking to Jeremy Cunt [Hunt] the Culture Secretary. BBC Radio’s James Naughtie, BBC Radio 2010
Sorry for the delay but I’ve just discovered a technical hitch. Terry-Thomas, DJ improvisation routine
We underrated the prestige of radio at that moment. Orson Welles
He [Thomas Edison] hated the radio and thought it had no future. Horizon: The Wizard Who Spat on the Floor, BBC 1972
Radio and television … have succeeded in lifting the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry. Nathalie Sarraute, Times Literary Supplement 10th June 1960
The radio makes hideous sounds. Bob Dylan
Beware of the radio if you want to improve your mind. Georges Duhamel, In Defense of Letters, 1937
For those of you watching who do not have television sets, live commentary is on Radio 2. David Coleman
What I said to them at half-time would be unprintable on the radio. Gerry Francis
There’s a radio commercial that says a certain diet pill works three times faster than starvation. George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
Scum Nazi filth trash garbage maggots. The Alex Jones Deception, 2017
Stop being weak! ibid.
People who practise this kind of broadcasting and claim to be an American patriot do nothing but discredit all of us eventually; it’s wrong. ibid. Bill Cooper
Get into gold today, folks. ibid. Alex
The government is gang-raping us. ibid.
Bernie Sanders is as dumb as a steaming pile of dog crap. ibid.
I’m ready to die for Trump. ibid.
Everyone knows the story of Radio Caroline and the swinging-sixties DJs whose rebellious buccaneering on the high seas led to the birth of Radio 1. But there’s another pirate radio story; a story you don’t know. One that played out on the rooftops of inner-city Britain in the Thatcher years. The Last Pirates: Britain’s Rebel DJs, BBC 2017
‘Pirates I have no time for and I think we should crack down on them as hard as we can.’ ibid. Leon Brittan
Britain’s greatest generation of pirate radio broadcasters took on the establishment and totally changed the face of UK pop-music culture for ever. ibid.
The DTI could barely keep up with them. So the government decided it was time to make peace by giving them what they wanted – a chance to be legal … Without any explanation the government pulled the plug. ibid.
In 1988 the government finally bowed to the inevitable. ibid.
Feeling betrayed once again, many of the pirates including LWR went back to broadcasting illegally. But Kiss held out. ibid.
The War of the Worlds: CBS Radio Broadcast 30th October 1938: The War of the Worlds was a one-hour radio drama … It was an adaptation of H G Wells’ novel of the same name. History’s Greatest Hoaxes s1e4: War of the Worlds
Radio, of course, Goebbels thought as the supreme method, or instrument, of propaganda. Terry Charman, historian Imperial War Museum, cited Secrets of War s1e45: Nazi Propaganda
Round the Horne was the most popular radio show of the day. Reputations s5e4: Kenneth Williams: Seriously Outrageous, BBC 1998
Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it. Terry Wogan