Growing up on a farm, my dad had the barn radio set to his station, and my mom had the radio in the kitchen set to her station.Dad listened to an all purpose station, AM,that played everything from Elvis to big band music.Mom had Serials and soap operas. Ė Helen Trent is one name I remember,Art Linkletter or Arthur Godfrey and Queen 4 a Day ( they were still on radio after they were tv shows too. )Now,when we were home from school, Saturdays,doing chores, what came on Like Clock Work q/ week.Live from the MetóNYC Opera, with Milton Cross.Cross my eyes and hope I got sent to the hen house or the sheep barn or elsewhere.Now,what do I look forward to listening toóLive from the Met, still the same time,Saturday matinee performances.They are well into third or 4th generation hosts , although I think Milton Cross was the best.These days itís broadcast on NPR ( national public radio stations.).Why yes, I did get sent to do other chores.As a teenager I had a Transistor Radio, so it went everywhere, incl/l the tractor in summers.How I survived as a teenager.
Now, I tell this more as a Joke,after we were married for awhile and no longer in college,we bought our first car.An older Mercedes.Nothing like starting out with the best.Never mind the Headlights were Taped to the hood and periodically jarred them selves loose to aim at the sky or that it was a Stick shift that neither of us drove. The original wood trimmed dashboard was cool and I think we were too naÔve to know that leather seats are way cool too.What was most important was it came with an Am/Fm radio w/ front and rear original Blaupunkt (sp?) German speakers.
If you like what I call Nostalgia radio,there is a lot on You-Tube and more may be located on google as well. Hereís one,Click and check the side bars for more stories.