Hofstra Audio Magazine – Episode 1

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.

Dennis Quinn

About Dennis Quinn

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.
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