This panel celebrates radio’s power to reinvent itself, past, present, and future. Michael Adams profiles the visionary, Hugo Gernsback Father of Science Fiction and publisher of the first radio magazine, who accurately predicted the evolution of radio. David Dzikowski investigates the symbolic relationship between music and rhetoric. He presents a critical analysis of the music in “A Prairie Home Companion” and uncovers the construction of an ideal listener who embraces contradictory worldviews. Michael Brown, former editor of JORAM, and co-presenter Cindy Price, interviewed radio managers from regional networks and report on how they are responding to the economics and technologies of new media. Finally, Corley Dennison, Dean of Marshall’s School of Journalism, looks to the future. He asks the question, is there a niche for radio in the new digital media world? This is an excellent panel for media educators who involve students in the discussion of radio in their basic classes.