When Listening To The Radio

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Philippines
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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25 responses
• Philippines
5 Jun
I rarely listened to fm radio these days, most of the time it's all talk and talk.
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• Philippines
6 Jun
thankfully, i'm still able to find fm stations that's mostly music.
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• Philippines
6 Jun
@hereandthere you can pm me the station, it's been a while since i listened to music radio.
@ShifaLk (7313)
• India
6 Jun
Oh yes that time the radio was much popular but I don't listen to it now
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• Philippines
7 Jun
because with the internet, people can make their own playlists
@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
5 Jun
I also love to listen to the FM station; for the music! It's nice when you are doing something at home!
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• Philippines
5 Jun
it also helps me to get to know "newer" songs.
@JustBhem (20746)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Jun
Yes, I still do. I like to listen to dramas on AM. Lol.
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• Philippines
4 Jun
oh really? hahaha! what are the stories about?
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@LadyDuck (118636)
• Switzerland
4 Jun
I remember those you mentioned and “Radio” – Beyoncé, I do not know the year. I listen time by time to the Radio when in the car.
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• Philippines
4 Jun
yes, beyonce's radio also came up when i searched for songs about radio. it was released 2008.
I be on the hotline, like err'day Makin' sure the DJ know what I want him to play You know I got my top back and my beat low Rockin' my stunna shades and tur...
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• Calgary, Alberta
12 Jun
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.
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• Philippines
13 Jun
not surprised. you've always marched to a different beat. what are the topics of the podcasts that you listen to?
• Calgary, Alberta
15 Jun
@hereandthere Geek stuff, Science stuff, sexy stuff and tv shows..
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• Philippines
15 Jun
@CaptAlbertWhisker i just checked online. is it 3am there right now? you're up super early.
• United States
4 Jun
i used to listen to the radio most'f the day. too many commercials 'n 'em playin' the same songs o'er'n o'er put'n end to such.
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• Philippines
5 Jun
to the point that you've memorized the commercials and it would play in your head even when the radio is off!
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• United States
6 Jun
@hereandthere yes! nearly drove me nuttier'n a fruit cake, lol.
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• Philippines
7 Jun
@crazyhorseladycx i've always love fruitcakes, though. hahaha!
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@thelme55 (11516)
• Germany
4 Jun
I listened to the radio when I was in the Philippines because of the local news. Sometimes I listened to the radio playing the music and it reminded me of my youth.
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• Philippines
5 Jun
i like the old songs that my parents listened to. i find them relaxing and the lyrics easy to understand.
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@thelme55 (11516)
• Germany
7 Jun
@hereandthere yes, oldies music are great.
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@atoz1to10 (6898)
• Australia
4 Jun
I only listen to radio when I am in the car, and the station I'm listening to is Smooth FM... It plays old songs and I think I fall in love with the host voice who has a very sexy voice...
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• Philippines
4 Jun
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?
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@atoz1to10 (6898)
• Australia
5 Jun
@hereandthere Yes, it's Smooth FM... The music played is so beautiful...
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@kepweng (5927)
4 Oct
do you still listen this day in a radio or radio in internet?
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• Philippines
4 Oct
sometimes i turn on the radio. sometimes i look up old and new songs on youtube.
@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
9 Jun
We do still listen to radio for morning news. We always tune in to DZBB., and this is an am station I think.
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• Philippines
10 Jun
my mother listens in bed first thing in the morning
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@marlina (60856)
• Canada
4 Jun
I listen to the radio while working in the kitchen only and listen to talk show radio.
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• Philippines
4 Jun
i tend to turn on the radio while doing chores around the house
@FourWalls (9525)
• United States
4 Jun
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.
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• Philippines
4 Jun
in public transportation, malls, stores, eateries, offices, i don't mind whatever is playing, as long as it's not too loud.
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@luispas (1779)
• Venezuela
4 Jun
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.
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• Philippines
4 Jun
then they invented the walkman, discman, ipod, etc and people were able to take their music wherever they are.
• Israel
4 Jun
I only listen to radio when I'm so bored...
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• Philippines
4 Jun
i don't listen every day, either.
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@yani73 (402)
• Pakanbaru, Indonesia
14 Jun
I listen radio in the morning
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@ridingbet (36475)
• Philippines
5 Jun
i like to listen to FM radio, but now, i prefer to listen to the TV, like now while i am lotting. i am listening to the NBA finals.
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@crossbones27 (14890)
• Redlands, California
4 Jun
I tried but TV killed the radio star. Seriously, music is not what it used to be. Very few do it right.
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@dramagirl26 (3439)
• Ringgold, Virginia
12 Jun
I used to listen to FM radio when I was younger. I had a tape recorder and headphones that I listened to it on. Now, I just use Pandora or other music apps.
@much2say (34647)
• United States
10 Jun
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!