Bob Edwards Quotes


33 Bob Edwards quotes:



"I wake about 1 a.m. I'm in the office by 2 a.m. We're on the air at 5."
"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."
"I've never been able to predict the future of anything."
"Public radio has always been so powerless."
"If you want anything done well, do it yourself. This is why most people laugh at their own jokes."
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Jokes Quotes
"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."
"Between 2 and 5 I'm reading in to find out what's been going on while I've been asleep."
"The radio was my pal. I was just crazy about it."
"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."
"I go home by noon, and I'm in bed by 6 p.m. I get up at 1 and do it again."
"I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize."
"It's also a more personal medium. It seems to go directly to one's brain. There are no pictures to distract."
"People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there."
"With consolidation you have fewer and fewer voices, ... I always thought that the strength of radio was its diversity. It has always had so many voices. When I was a kid, the maximum amount of radio stations that you were allowed to have in your ownership group was five. Now you have one company that owns 1,250 stations. That's just wrong."
Author: Edwards Quotes Category: Diversity Quotes
"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad."
"Good things just keep happening."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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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