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Remember elevator operators? Going up, going down.
I don’t think that has anything to do with what I’m about to say.
Except, radio has been going down since the 50s, like Artisan mentioned.
Before then, in the 1940s, radio went way up and they were trying always to go higher.
Still, in the 60s, at least human talent continued to be part of radio and we had some good disc jockeys, news staffs, and quality call-in hosts.
The strident name-calling hate-mongers now on the radio sound like volkswagen horns that won’t un-honk. They amplify themselves prior to the microphone, not understanding that they could be heard very clearly at a normal speech level.
Another thing Artisan mentioned was how good FM sounds, it would be perfect for good music. Except most areas don’t have good music. Instead, we get un-trained girls screaming into echo chambers and male singers trying to shout and sound as dumb as possible AT THE SAME TIME.
Part 15 radio is more than an art, it’s a religion.