Dick Estell

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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.[1]

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.


  1. ^ "The Radio Reader". Retrieved 8 June 2010. 

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