The Good Guys over at WTOB have some radio-friendly films to sink your eyes and ears into. We’ve been so fortunate to work with the station over the years and you can catch our weekly segment with Bob Scarborough on Thursdays @ 4:10 PM once everything is back to normal!
An underrated performance from the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a rogue DJ at a radio station broadcasting rock n’ roll to the conservative English populous of its time from the ocean. Bill Nighy and Emma Thompson are lovely as always and the soundtrack is loaded with hits.
Clint Eastwood’s first effort as a director in the tradition of Hitchcock with a notable score by Dee Barton—you’ll find it’s title on a marquee in his film Dirty Harry years later.
Often referenced as the inspiration for the sitcom WKRP in Cincinatti, this film is an ensemble performance akin to Pirate Radio about the internal conflicts and antics that occur at a radio station.
Released in 1988 but chillingly relevant to the talk radio personalities that have had an undeniable impact on the political climate of 2020, Talk Radio is yet another politically-pointed fable by Oliver Stone (JFK, Snowden).
Robin Williams in one of his most iconic roles and proof, once again, the comedian was as adept at taking on dramatic roles as he was with making us all laugh.
Perhaps the ultimate ego-trip, Howard Stern plays himself leading the story of his rise to radio infamy. Directed by Betty Thomas, it also features early appearances form Allison Janney (The West Wing, Mom) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Win Win).