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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Radio Under The Pillow

If you know a music lover of  "a certain age", mention words like 'Radio Caroline' or 'Radio Luxembourg' and watch them sigh and go all misty-eyed.

Be prepared to hear them reminisce about laying in bed at night with a transistor radio hidden under the pillow so their parents wouldn't hear them listening while they should be sleeping.

It sounds corny, but it's true.  I fell asleep with the radio on under my pillow so many nights I probably spent more pocket-money on batteries than anything else.

But let's be honest here.  It was cheesy.  It was brash.  It was full of adverts.  It contained so much I now dislike in radio.  And that's if you were lucky enough to get an uninterrupted signal on the old Medium Wave band.

But now with the advent of modern technology, we have more radio stations to chose from than you can shake a stick at.

Whatever your taste in music, it's out there - and it's more than catered for.  There are stations broadcasting every conceivable music genre 24 hours a day in crystal clear digital sound.  This is often supported by DJ's whose specialist knowledge would undoubtedly earn them a place in the final of Mastermind.

Never before have we been so spoiled for choice.

And never before have I longed so much to enjoy again the simplicity, the excitement and the pure joy of the old radio stations.

Excuse me while I sigh and go all misty-eyed.  (Mick).

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