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Too true. There are times when I find SAFM to be far more informative. Which says a lot!
Radio is far from dead!
Having grown up with "the wireless" in the 60s, 70s and 80s I have always looked upon radio as a wonderful source of entertainment, information and education.
It is true that we do NOT have many decent radio stations in this country. If you scan the FM or MW bands in Cape Town you will hear lots of crappy pop music, talk-talk and not much else.
I re-discovered shortwave in 1982 and listened to the BBC, VOA and many other In November 2000 I acquired a Hitachi Worldspace satellite receiver and my world of radio changed forever. The Worldspace radio service lasted about 10 years and ended with a whimper not a scream which is sad because it was great while it lasted.
Internet radio is the way to go now and I now enjoy endless hours of entertaining radio via my PC. And this is only the beginning! I have now discovered live TV streaming and masses of free movies, series and documentaries on youtube. Radio remains my first love however and radio is far from dead.
LONG LIVE RADIO!