The world continues to shrink.
Years ago, I got into Amateur Radio. Now that was back in the early ’70s. Before, there was the internet.
Earlier than that, I had a shortwave radio. I still have it.
Radio to me was magic. As a child, I could not understand what magic happened for this voice to come out of this box. Television was just FM! Effin Magic…
Anyway, a shortwave radio back in the day opened the world up to me. I fell in love with accents. To get your license to operate the Ham Radio back in the day, you had to learn a lot, including Morse Code.
I wanted it, so I did it.
You and I know that the internet screwed all that up.
Computers were a natural evolution for me. Spending thousands on an IBM PC with a green screen and floppy was just one box in a transition of many computers.
I would imagine that I owned over the years just about every kind of computer that was made.
They are a horrible investment, but if you wanted to make a career out of it, the time and money were a good investment.
Once the ham radio was part of my daily routine, I met many people worldwide. I talked to a king of a country that no longer exists.
Now IHeart Radio has been around for a while, but I have not investigated it. Today while doing the regular Happy Birthdays on social media, one of my friends mentioned Radio Garden.
There is an app for that BTW…
A picture of the globe appears, and then it says it is planting seeds.
Hover over a green dot, and Viola, voices from anywhere in the world are now blaring into my office.
Currently, I am listening to a station from York, Australia.
Folks, the world got a little smaller.
Here is my challenge for you. Tell me in the comments what radio station you listen to and where to find it.
There are so many of you who I see comment or like my posts regularly, let me hear what you hear.
From music to talk radio, tell me about what you listen to.
I have long held the belief that we are but the sum total of our environment. Our mores and attitudes on life all come from our environment.
Currently, I am working on several projects. This radio thing might be a distraction; however, I want to know you a little better.
If you are a writer, as I suspect many of you are, what music, if any, do you listen to when you are writing?
This station right now is playing fifties and sixties music. The DJ sounds like a version of Julia Childs.
It’s 206 AM on Tuesday here, and it is 406 afternoon Tuesday in York.
Wrap your head around all that, take a deep breath, and tell me how you are doing.
Much Love -TW