March 26th 2012 Plinky Prompts had asked us do people still listen to radio and my here is my musing on broadcasting.
Today is the 7th edition of the world the theme is Radio and sports.
All radio stations, regulatory bodies and related organizations are invited to celebrate the radio and its contribution, to democratic debate through information entertainment and audience interaction.
Currently all debates and information or education, drowns in the cacophony of loud music , and the monotonous high pitch screech of the RJ.
This year the world radio is dedicated to diversity in sports coverage. The attempt is to cover traditional and grassroots games, so that people can connect with their cultural heritage. by providing gender equality in sports coverage the radio industry is trying to bridge the gap and gender politics of the sports world.
For those interested in adding their events or on-air program log in to www.worldradioday.org . The site is live with rights-free contents, broadcast packages, articles and blogs.
It is interesting that the emerging world of internet has created new tribes . These new tribes transcend boundaries. I see emergence of community specific radio’s.
“Television, radio, and all the sources of amusement and information that surround us in our daily lives are also artificial props. They can give us the impression that our minds are active, because we are required to react to stimuli from the outside. But the power of those external stimuli to keep us going is limited. They are like drugs. We grow used to them, and we continuously need more and more of them. Eventually, they have little or no effect. Then, if we lack resources within ourselves, we cease to grow intellectually, morally, and spiritually. And we we cease to grow, we begin to die.” ― Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading