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Jakarta Post

Radio: A friend of yours?

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 20 2009   /  12:13 pm

I'd sit alone and watch your light My only friend through teenage nights And everything I had to know I heard it on my radio . Radio what's new? Radio, someone still loves you! So sang Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of legendary rock band Queen, in "Radio Ga-Ga" back in the 1980s. Back then, although radio faced fierce competition from television, people still turned on and tuned in for some "quiet" and "intimate" moments. But with MP3 players giving everyone their favorite music on demand, and pretty much anything available online today, is there anyone who still loves the radio now? "I do," says 22-year-old Retno Dewi, laughing. "I can't even get to sleep *at night* without listening *to the radio*." Retno claims there is a kind of personal attachment between her and the radio. Even in the morning,...