(Mr. announcer who are you?)
howdy everybody this is Bob Dylan
tell me the station I'm listening to
the xm network, satellite radio
how about telling a time to meet
it's time for theme time radio hour
and what's the weather gonna be?
it's cold and fatty and it's raining. It's going down to 30 degrees tonight.
I don't know what it's like where you are but that's what it's like here.
It's night time in the Big City
a woman in a red gown throws out her cell phone
a man sleeps with a gun under his pillow
"What would the radio be without a disc jockey?"

The Singers and Songs

  • Turn Your Radio On
  • The Modern Lovers
  • Cool Disc Jockey
  • Border Radio
    "Our next song is all about radio stations that cropped up just across the Mexican border. These stations did not have to obey the same laws as their American counterparts. They were able to broadcast deep into the United States. These stations were very influential, playing a lot of regional bands of all types of music. In this song The Blasters pay tribute to these early hothouses of modern music."
  • On Your Radio
    "With kind of a Frankie Lym0n influence"
  • Radio Commercials
  • This Is Radio Clash
    "Here's a song that is anything but perfunctory."
  • Patrice Holloway
    Those DJ Shows
  • Van Morrison
    "Van Morrison has always had a love affair with the radio. A lot of his songs mention in, and this one is one of the best."
  • Luke Jones and His Orchestra
    Disc Jockey Blues
  • My Hi-Fi to Cry By
  • Canned Music
  • L.C. Smith and His Southern Playboys
    Radio Boogie
  • Elvis Costello and the Attractions
    Radio, Radio

The Other People and Players

  • Steve Allen
  • The Southern Mountain Boys
  • The Smith Brothers
  • The Southern Playboys
  • The Tyler Country Boys
  • Tennessee Shorty and Little Tommy
  • The Wizards
  • Albert Einstein
    " 'Dancers are the athletes of God.' Who am I to argue with Albert Einstein?"
  • Django Reinhart
  • The Charlatans
  • Pete "Mad Daddy" Meyers
  • Brenda Holloway
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Bob Gideons
  • Dr. John Brinkley
    Quack Doctor
  • Merle Haggard

The Other Songs and Albums

The Guests

  • Peter Wolf
    "I always enjoy talking to Peter Wolf. He's well-read and well-spoken; luckily the tape was running."
  • Elvis Costello

The Poets

  • TS Eliot
  • Charles Bukowski
    The hard drinkin' poet laureate of the lower class of Los Angeles Radio with Guts
  • Bertolt Brecht

The Movies and TV Shows

  • Saturday Night Live
    (Bob references Elvis Costello getting banned from SNL after playing Radio Radio)

The Places

  • Cincinnati, OH

Record Labels

Types of Radios

  • Fillmore
  • RCA
  • Olympic
  • Motorola
  • Filcro
  • Bakerlight
  • Hallicrafter TR-88

Radio Shows

Some radio programs play just one type of thing. But here we're like New England weather,
if you don't like what you're hearing stick around, it'll change in a minute.