Daily Prompt: World’s Best Widget / RadioFebruary 8, 2014
This was my father’s radio — something he must have used before and immediately after the War. Well, I found it inside a sack and saw it disintegrating. I got curious as to how an old radio looks like. Inside the old and destroyed wood covering were tubes that I found quite interesting. Beyond it, I saw sculptural forms, I decided not to throw the object to the bin.
Radio, then and now remains to be one of the most important means of communication, “a medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide.” Digital technology is not able to quite knock down radio’s popularity til now, so much so that UNESCO proposed the holding of World Radio Day on February 13, a day they say “to celebrate radio as a medium; to improve international cooperation between broadcasters; and to encourage major networks and community radio alike to promote access to information, freedom of expression and gender equality over the airwaves.”
I heard the news from the radio just a day after I have decided not to throw my father’s radio away. No regrets! I enjoy looking at it and how airwaves could possibly pass through those tubes and nations away be heard… I believe radio is one of the world’s best widget!