Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Tuesday, October 16, 2007 |
I can’t remember the last time I really listened to FM radio. So when I tried tuning in to an FM station that plays both contemporary and old-school songs last Sunday evening, it was so relaxing. It wasn't long, however, before something snapped inside me. How’s our local radio today? They were very popular in the 90s, when personal computer was not yet a household name as it is nowadays. I'm part of those generation of people who could list down the names of each FM station, from those that were disliked to those that were preferred. FM radios were popular among schools, houses, malls, taxis, jeepneys, etc., and disc jokeys were idolized as mysterious sweet-talking cool folks who could command a huge following. But then, when Bill Gates started making money out of his Windows, FM was suddenly driven out of spotlight, pushed to the edge of death by the more powerful and more convenient Mp3s. I have no idea if the younger generation of today would still find it worthwhile, as we once did, to listen to some newly-reformatted FM stations that dish out corny jokes, poorly-made songs and stupid contests.


Darkside Coldfire said...

i agree with this.. before the counter-strike and other game there was "Gabi ng Lagim". ahaha, i remember when i was a child.. yes and i still am.. =D They used to scare us with that.. and oh, joe d mango, the one who use to make advises to those broken hearteds.. ahaha there are still few who listens to the radio.. but still the CDs and MP3s are still on.. too bad.. Kadyot lang!

Oct 16, 2007, 3:54:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

you mean medyo natatalo na ng mp3's and cds ang ating fm stations?...well if our fm stations would find a way to improve its format or lessen the commercials and the cheesy jokes maybe that would win the hearts of the younger listener, pero sa totoo lang nothing beats the joy of listening to your favorite radio station especially if your favorite dj is present, in fact yan nga ni-lolook forward ko sa pagbisita dyan e. :-)

Oct 17, 2007, 3:22:00 PM  
Nutty Boy said...

Gino, fyi, I didn't listen to "Gabi ng Lagim"(laugh). At saka AM yun, pangmatanda yun. At hindi ako matanda, grrrr!!! (hahaha)

Mr/ms anonymous, actually, yun ang nangyayari. Pero just like I said, may bagong pakulo ang mga radio station ngayon. Yun nga lang, yung mga popular na station, ang papangit ng songs na pinapatugtog.

Oct 17, 2007, 3:58:00 PM  
boranzohn said...

Sabi nga nila, "The I-pod killed the radio (star)." hehe.

Radio will still be here, like TV. There are some stations that are tolerable to the ears, like Crossover, or Dream FM. Not too much talk. hehe. =D

Oct 20, 2007, 8:08:00 PM  
Joseph said...

Hey, check out my website www.radioboracay.com
It is an online radio based in Boracay Aklan. It has a live online internet streaming. Listen live to cool beach music.

Feb 19, 2008, 1:34:00 PM  
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