Dennis Quinn’s on-air broadcast career spans five decades in New York City radio. As an on-air personality he has hosted programs in formats ranging from top 40 to Disco, AOR to Love Songs on WPIX-FM. In 1988 he segued to Smooth Jazz on CD101.9.
In 1970 he created ‘Rapline’ which combined call ‘ in Talk Radio with rock and pop music. In-studio guests ranged from Neil Sedaka and Andy Williams to Bill Withers, Chuck Berry, and Alice Cooper. Off-air he has produced numerous radio documentaries including, ‘Still Rolling, ‘an award winning Rolling Stones audio documentary.
He has held administrative posts including program director, public service director and production director. He has been an AFTRA shop steward for twenty-five years.
Dennis is also a performance artist. With his group ‘Warp Spasm’ he performs stories in a genre-bending mix of radio drama, music, and spoken word.
Academically he was an adjunct professor at Fairfield University for five years. He created the syllabi for three courses that helped transition Fairfield’s ‘New Media; Film, Television and Radio ‘program from a minor to a major. He was the creator and executive producer of Fairfield University’s audio magazine, ‘Buzz.’
In 2007 his course ‘Early Radio and the American Identity’ was selected by Yale as part of its prestigious, Residential College Lecture Series.
In the fall of 2008 Dennis became a full time assistant professor at Hofstra University and In the fall of 2014 he was promoted to associate professor.
He teaches various radio courses in the Radio, Television, and Film
Department of the School of Communication.He is the Radio Area Coordinator and creator, executive producer, and General Manager of Hofstra’s Podcast Network – Required Radio.
Hofstra Audio Magazine, or H.A.M. , is your destination to find out the goings-on around Hofstra University. In this first episode Required Radio’s own Julia Berk sits down with Last Great Kings frontman and Hofstra student Tommy O’Connor to talk about his band, Pat Viala, a 5-time Grammy Award winning producer, speaks to H.A.M. about teaching music production classes at Hofstra, and Gina Santillo discusses the realities of relying on music licensing for radio shows. For more, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com and listen to us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.
In this thrilling radio drama, Hofstra radio professor Dennis Quinn is murdered. Tommy O’Connor is the primary suspect, but is he guilty. Find out in Who Killed Quinn? Part II coming soon. For more, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com.
On this semester-ending episode of Coast To Coast Football, Matt and Zevan give out their predictions for every game of Week 15. They also give their predictions for the NFL Playoffs as well as who will play who in Super Bowl LIII. For more, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com.
On this episode of Coast to Coast Football, hosts Matt and Zevan wrap up Week 14 of the NFL season and review every game. For more episodes of Coast to Coast Football, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com.
Week 14 of the NFL season is upon us! Join Matt Novella and Zevan Shuster as they preview every game on the schedule and discuss key points to look out for. For more, keep it locked into Required Radio at requiredradio.com.
On this episode of Coast to Coast Football, hosts Matt and Zevan preview Week 13 of the NFL season and give their predictions on how every game will play out. For more, keep it locked into Required Radio!
On this episode of Coast To Coast Football, hosts Matt and Zevan review Week 12’s matchups ahead of Week 13. Also, with the regular season winding down, they give you an in-depth look at the NFL playoffs. For more football and more episodes of Coast to Coast Football, keep it locked in to Required Radio!