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StayTuned Update
2:10 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

The Boys in the Boat | Radio Reader

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

The Boys in the Boat
by Daniel James Brown
Doubleday, N.Y. 2014
Airs beginning May 8, 2015

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StayTuned Update
12:09 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Soul Survivor | Radio Reader

Soul Survivor by Bruce & Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross

Soul Survivor by Bruce & Andrea Leininger with Ken Gross
Grand Central Publishing, NY 2014
Airs April 15 - May 7, 2015

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The Radio Reader
3:46 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Radio Reader May Update

Dick Estell is reading "The Cove," by Ron Rash through May 21.

"Mile Marker Zero" by WIlliam McKeen will begin May 22.

For more on The Radio Reader, visit Dick Estell's Website.

Radio Made in Michigan
1:03 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

WKAR legend Dick Estell's rich radio history

Estell also did some TV work at WKAR. He hosted a program in the early 1980’s called 'Estell At Large.'
Credit WKAR file photo

Dick Estell is the longtime host of The Radio Reader on WKAR AM 870.  His program can be heard not just in mid-Michigan, but on dozens of public radio stations across the country.  

Next year, Dick Estell celebrates 50 years on the program. But his radio roots go back even farther.  He joined WKAR in 1955 as a student announcer, and by 1964, he was the station manager.


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New Radio Reader Book This Week
2:46 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

A New Book for Radio Reader

DIck Estell begins a new book on August 17.

Dick Estell begins reading Anatomy of Injustice by Raymond Bonner, on August 17. He will conclude The Great Northern Express by Howard Frank Mosher, on August 16. The Radio Reader is heard weekdays at 8:30 a.m., on AM/870.

On August 17, Anatomy of Injustice by Raymond Bonner begins. It is a lucid, page-turning account of the trials and death row appeals of Edward Lee Elmore, a quiet and mentally challenged African-American man accused of the murder of an elderly white woman in South Carolina in 1982.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:46 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Radio Reader -- Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham

Dick Estell is currently reading The Best of Me, by Nicholas Sparks, on The Radio Reader. The program is heard weekdays at 8:30 a.m.

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