Dick Estell is the host and producer of The Radio Reader, a serial public radio program in which the host reads aloud from contemporary novels. The program is carried on public broadcasting stations in the United States.
Estell took over The Radio Reader from his predecessor in 1964 at Michigan State University's radio stations, WKAR (AM) and WKAR-FM, where Estell served as general manager from 1962 until his retirement in 1986. He tapes the program from a home studio in Haslett, Michigan. He served as Chairman of the Board for National Public Radio 1972-74. He has also been the narrator of several commercially available audio books, including Kenneth C. Davis' popular Don't Know Much About History and Don't Know Much about the Civil War.
- "The Radio Reader". Retrieved 8 June 2010.
- The Radio Reader
- The Radio Reader - A Brief History
- Program page at WKAR
- Stations that stream Radio Reader
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