When Listening To The Radio
June 4, 2017 7:00am CST
Sometimes I switch on the radio for background music. I try to find an FM station that plays non-stop music. I don't mind commercials, station IDs, and news flash inserted in between. What I don't like is listening to DJs. I don't like radio stations with people calling in, either. My mother used to say radios were better than TV. Because you could listen to the news and music while you're doing something else. With TV, there is a tendency to stop and watch and forget the time. There are several pop songs that I remember about radios: Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles (1979) Pilot of the Airwaves - Charlie Dore (1979) Radio Gaga - Queen (1984) Radio - The Corrs (1999) “Radio, what's new? Radio, someone still loves you!” (Lyrics from Radio Gaga by Queen) Do you still listen to the radio - AM or FM? Did you ever call to make a song request, join a contest, ask for help, or express your opinion?
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yes, beyonce's radio also came up when i searched for songs about radio. it was released 2008.
• Calgary, Alberta
I am not really into maintream music so I listen to my itunes play list. The closest thing I have to radio are podcasts. I like podcasts, they are like Dj's that accepts callers but it is recorded instead of live.
sometimes i tune in to easy listening and mellow stations, too. there used to be a joke about radio djs being better heard not seen. not anymore. is this smooth fm?
• United States
I only listen to public radio stations anymore, because most of them have an Americana, bluegrass, traditional country, or alt-country format. I only listen to mainstream or commercial radio when I'm forced to, such as at work or a passenger in someone's car.
This theme it's so vintage, I love it. I used to hear the radio a lot when I was little, but now I don't do it anymore. But the time I did was great, and what your mom said is true, I remember when radios were the trending and my mom or any aunt heard the radio while they were cooking or cleaning the house, great memories.
• United States
I only listen to the car radio these days - mostly FM, but I might do AM if I need to find out about traffic information on during a long drive (and sometimes to hear news stations if I am on a long drive alone). I have never made a call to a radio station - I assume I would never get through with all the calls they must get!