Mike McGuff Talks About His Documentary ‘Runaway Radio’

'Runaway Radio' is a documentary with a runtime of just 83 minutes that explores the impact of radio in the pre-digital age, emphasizing the influence of Houston's 101 KLOL. The film features insights from renowned musicians like Lyle Lovett and Melissa Etheridge, as well as top radio DJs across the United States. It traces the station's evolution from a progressive radio station in 1970 to one of several Album Oriented Rock (AOR) stations nationwide. The documentary highlights the era when on-air personalities sometimes overshadowed the music itself.