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Radio Feedback: Switchfoot Hear Their Music Through the Static in Their ’68 VW Bug

“You don’t know what to do. If you’re at a stop light and your windows are down and your song comes on, do you change the channel or roll up the window? I think I called my mom,” Tim Foreman recalled.

04/08/2014

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Radio Feedback: Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn Says His Mom Made His First Time Even Better

One thing Tyler Glenn would like you to know about his mom is that she makes everything bigger and better. This includes, but not limited to, the first time he heard his band Neon Trees on the radio.

03/18/2014

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Radio Feedback: Christina Perri Has Two Teen DJs To Thank

“I remember the first moment my song was on the radio so well,” Perri told Radio.com. “It is probably one of my favorite stories till this day.”

01/27/2014

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Matt Bellamy Recalls Muse’s Humble BBC Radio Beginnings

“I was about 18 or 19. It was a guy called Steve Lamacq,” Bellamy recalled. “I was in London with my girlfriend at the time. She was studying art at some art college in London. I was staying in her sort of like squat flat with a bunch of flatmates.”

12/18/2013

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Radio Feedback: Gavin DeGraw Explains the Relationship Between ‘Follow Through’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’

In a conversation with Radio.com, DeGraw explains the first time he heard one of his songs on on the radio…and what that experience has to do with “The Breakfast Club.”

12/02/2013

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Radio Feedback: The Killers’ Brandon Flowers Has His First Listen In A 7-11 Parking Lot

Back before Brandon Flowers and the Killers stormed onto super-stardom, the singer was just another aspiring frontman sitting outside a local convenience store the very first time he heard his band played on the radio.

10/22/2013

Toad the Wet Sprocket performs at Farm Aid. (credit: Maria Ives)

Radio Feedback: Toad the Wet Sprocket Stalk Local DJ to Play Their Cassette

“My heart was just beating like crazy. Somehow I was thinking, ‘Man, I hope I don’t screw this up,’” Dinning said. “Like I had anything to do with what was going on.”

10/14/2013

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Radio Feedback: Sheryl Crow ‘Leaves Las Vegas’ From a Rental Car in Beverly Hills

“It was such a surreal experience and I remember it so well. To have your song come on the radio, I felt like, ‘Yes I’ve made it! I’ve made it! Where is everybody? It’s playing!’”

08/20/2013

Imagine Dragons backstage at Lollapalooza (Jeremy D. Larson/Radio.com)

Radio Feedback: Imagine Dragons Speed Out Of The Desert To Hear ‘It’s Time’

Imagine Dragons can chalk the first time they heard themselves on the radio up to some very fast (and most likely unsafe) driving.

08/12/2013

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Radio Feedback: Robin Thicke Vowed Not To Cut His Hair Until He Heard His Song On The Radio

“People say, ‘Hey why did you cut your hair after the video?’ It was because I had told myself I wouldn’t cut my hair until I heard my song on the radio.”

08/06/2013

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