Ever get tired of hearing the same music every day? I know me and my colleagues are. Everyday we listen to the same material on radio because, as we all know, money speaks for itself. And the sad reality is that if an artist or DJ doesn’t having financial backing behind their music, or at least a solid following, they have minimal leverage to present to a radio station. This has made artists and listeners look elsewhere for alternatives. Which is why I came up with the idea of starting Open Format Media. Open Format Radio is here to offer an alternative to your everyday radio misery. We will be offering a broad range of music from around the country, along with interviews with music artist and media influences.
Open Format Radio – Episode 1
About Dennis QuinnDennis 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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