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Dennis J. Quinn

Associate Professor of Radio, Television, Film


Degrees

MFA, 2012, Fairfield Univ; BS, 1994, SUNY Empire State Coll


Bio

Dennis Quinn's on-air broadcast career spans five decades in New York City radio. As an on-air personality he has hosted programs in formats ranging from top 40 to Disco, AOR to Love Songs on WPIX-FM. In 1988 he segued to Smooth Jazz on CD101.9.

In 1970 he created 'Rapline' which combined call - in Talk Radio with rock and pop music. In-studio guests ranged from Neil Sedaka and Andy Williams to Bill Withers, Chuck Berry, and Alice Cooper. Off-air he has produced numerous radio documentaries including, 'Still Rolling,' an award winning Rolling Stones audio documentary.

Dennis was the producer of 'Rock Pulpit,' Father Walter Kneberdowski's ground breaking Sunday religious program. He has held administrative posts including program director, public service director and production director. He has been an AFTRA shop steward for twenty-five years.

Dennis is also a performance artist. With his group 'Warp Spasm' he performs stories in a genre-bending mix of radio drama, music, and spoken word.

Academically he was an adjunct professor at Fairfield University for five years. He created the syllabi for three courses that helped transition Fairfield's 'New Media; Film, Television and Radio' program from a minor to a major. He was the creator and executive producer of Fairfield University's audio magazine, 'Buzz.' In 2007 his course 'Early Radio and the American Identity' was selected by Yale as part of its prestigious, Residential College Lecture Series.

In the fall of 2008 Dennis became a full time assistant professor at Hofstra University. He teaches various radio courses in the Radio, Television, and Film Department of the School of Communication.


Research Interests

Radio Drama and a multi-platformed approach to the novel.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
RTVF 021 FUNDMTNTLS OF RADIO PRODUCTION Undergraduate
RTVF 061F CONTEMP. AUDIO THEATER Undergraduate
RTVF 111 WRITING RADIO & DIGITAL AUDIO Undergraduate
RTVF 121 DIGITAL RADIO PRGM & DISTRBTN Undergraduate
RTVF 150 INDEP STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
RTVF 161 ADV DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION Undergraduate
RTVF 170 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Undergraduate