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Dec 27

Radio Christmas

Posted by: Tim Posgate

Tagged in: technology , radio , jazz , hockey , Christmas , CBC

Tim Posgate

So far the only really emotional Christmas moment I had was because of radio. Sure, I loved watching my kids open their presents and sing songs with us etc. but it was the Pogues on the CBC that made my eyes a little leaky.


I don’t even know the name of that Christmas song they sing but it certainly made me feel like I was fifteen again was in the kitchen chatting with my Mom. It seems like radio is everywhere this Christmas. My kids gave me a wind up radio that works without batteries. (Thanks guys, I always wanted one!)  Even my son’s new ipod Nano has a radio built in to it. The Mac people finally figured out that we need radio. (as well as the new audio and video recording feature!)


As technology continues to change faster and faster the radio is something that stays constant. I have had some interesting email conversations with my friend Don lately about what is wrong with the CBC. (neither of us can understand why they have chosen a general sound or style to cover the majority of the airwaves) I am lucky to live in Toronto where we have a twenty four hour jazz radio station called Jazz FM and I still listen to the Leaf game on AM radio when they are not on my TV.


I have a number of friends who have radio shows and I know others that work behind the scenes. The thing that technology can’t replace that radio has like crazy is personality. Radio is all about people. Emotions are what make us people, and radio is a reflection of ourselves reminding us we are human.


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I think Radio will continue to evolve with technology. Radio is becoming live streams and podcasting/videocasting now smilies/smiley.gif
clickflick , December 27, 2009
Gary Malhi
I agree with you guys, it's no surprise radio is still around. I would say because it's simple and easy to enjoy. You just turn it on and away you go, unlike a video game you have to learn and master for months.
Gary Malhi , December 27, 2009
Genri Como
radio seems to still be the king... very strange that with all the technological advances radio is going to be one of the last to die smilies/smiley.gif
Genri Como , December 27, 2009

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