Friday, March 31, 2006

the Radio Reader

I have made a number of posts referring to Reading services. This is a tad bit related.

The "Radio Reader" program is heard daily on more than 100 public radio stations across the country Estell has narrated his nationally syndicated book reading program from Michigan State University's WKAR-AM/FM station since 1964 and to-date has read over 500 books. In other words his program has been running for 42 years!

His program runs Monday thru Friday for 30 minutes. Each year his half-hour broadcast brings about a dozen newly published books in their entirety each year to public radio listeners.

Dick is retired these days but still records his program via his home studio. In addition to his radio show, Estell also reads for Books-on –Tape, Inc. In 1999, Estell was named one of the best voices of the century by AudioFile magazine.

the first book he read on air was Red Carpet at the White House by Wiley T. Buchanan And he should be starting Hershey by Michael D'Antonio any day now.

many stations currently carry the program including:

870 WKAR-AM Detroit MI, 90.1 WNMU Marquett MI, 103.7 WFIU Bloomington,IN, Johnson City TN, 91.1 WETSKANZ & the High Plains radio Network, 91.3 KVLU Beaumont TX, 88.5 KUMR Rolla MO, 91.3 WKMS Murray KY, 90.9 KRCU Paducah, IL, 89.9 WCBU peoria IL and 89.3 WFPL Louisville KY.

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