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Radio: A Lost entertainment medium.

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posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 08:11 AM
Hello All. I ,like some miss some things we used to have that's gone the way of the dinosaur. Drive-in theatres, mom & pop hardware stores, the corner convenience store that would ( extend credit ) by starting a "Tab" for trusted customers. Gas stations that actually pumped your gas for you. And Radio.

Most of these items mentioned we just replaced with better stuff. We now watch movies on our phones. We go to the big box "home improvement stores" where we get a cart and a "guide" to escort us around. Sheetz has taken over the convenience store/gas station. And credit is a little plastic card that gives us the option "debit or credit".

Radio. Ahh the memories of getting up in the A.M. turning the radio on . Cruising that dial trying to find that new song you heard. Or tuning in your favorite D.J......Rush was so correct when they said," That magic music that made your morning mood". A great day was allways started when you heard that "new "song on the way to work.

You had the D.J's you liked & the ones you did'nt. All kinds of contests. Some call in, some that took weeks to complete.I remember a local station giving a car away when I was about ten yrs old. They hid the key in a beer can some where in the city. It was an attempt to address the litter issue and have folks clean up their city. I walked miles and found many a can, no key.

I can remember the "call in" contest's. I never managed to win a damn thing, Stupid rotary dial phone. My oldest brother & his first wife won " ten thousand dollars" on a radion contest that involved the auto license plate number. You sent it in, they picked it a random, announced it on radio, you had a certain amount of time to call in and claim. He allways said, When my name was said over the radio that they were the winners, in the days that followed folks came out of the woodwork wanting some "loans"

My favorite radio show was " The CBS Radio Mystery Theatre" It ran for quite a few years when I was young. It was a re-do of radio days go by. It was great. It came on everynight I think at 10:00pm. It was a hour long show, a mystery tale or murder who dun it. From about 12 to 14 years old I would tune in every night. It was a wonderful way to use the minds eye. They set the scene, you have the final say on the images, for me it was a great way to drift away to some where else each night.

I now listen to those very same shows . You can too, all 1,399 of them. There free and there online. All of them. So if you want to listen to show's and imagine the sets, the sounds, all that went into these productions. It is for me great entertainment. It's all free. A lost form on entertainment or is it. I will try to put a link on here, i suck at these attachment things. Hope some of you tune in and enjoy these radio shows.

posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 08:57 AM
Long live radio !! I rarely watch tv anymore except for our local news . I listen to talk radio at night before bed . My city is lucky to have one of the best AM stations around , often late at night I listen to The Shadow" ,!! Much better than tv IMO !

posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 09:09 AM
OTR is great, especially CBS RMT, The Shadow, X Minus One, and more.

posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 09:31 AM
What was the first song presented on MTV way back at 12:01 August 1,1981.

"Video killed the Radio Star". Performed by "The Buggles".
It was also the 1,000,000th on Feb. 27, 2000.

Was that prophetic?

posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 11:31 AM
reply to post by openyourmind1262

RUSH ............rawk
thinking man and womans music , Spirit of Radio was in the UK charts back in 1979 while all the new wave stuff was kicking in , but with hindsight , the three dudes from Canada were ahead of the game , after they dropped the Zepplin references .......... long live radio in answer to your post

posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 03:10 PM
Gotta love the middle class, who thinks everyone has a smart phone and/or ipad and has sat radio in their car.

I still listen to DC 101 in the mornings, with over 1 million listeners, and NPR in the afternoons.

You know what they say when you "assume" things.

posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by nixie_nox

You know thanks for calling me middle class, I can't say so much for your post as it shows no class. The thread is about those of us who like the nostalgia of radio theatre. I listen to modern radio also. So you assume I'm middle class, when we assume, we make a ass out of U & ME. I don't come into your threads with a show of contempt right off the get go. So practice what it is you preach. Stop the assumptions. Please.

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