Did you know there was a national radio day? I didn't! I just heard it announce on NPR.
I owe my life to radio. When I was a little kid, my sister got a transistor radio for her birthday and we used to listen to the current pop songs of the day, dancing around in front of the mirror, using our hairbrushes as microphones.
Listening to those songs on the radio opened a whole new world for me and when I got into junior high, I was able to talk with my new friends about current radio hits. I became enamored with pop music and would practice songs by Elton John and John Denver on the piano, much to my piano teacher's horror.
Fast forward to college. I was already a music fanatic, but never dreamed I'd ever be able to actually have a radio show. KBVR 88.7 fm offered an apprentice program and since I had met many people already DJing for the station, I figured I could do it too.
If you're lucky enough to live in a town with an independent radio station, give it a listen. You may be surprised what you get turned on to! Happy National Radio Day!
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