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I use to believe that music on the radio was made by little people who LIVED inside the radio. Men would sing solos and group #'s and the same for women.
Up until about two years ago I thought NPR's Morning Edition was brought to you by the few charitable trusts (not the Pugh Charitable Trusts)...oops
when i was four or five i always believed that somehow the people on the radio
could hear me singing my own made up songs and would steal them .
I used to believe there was a lady sitting in the radio, singing.
that when the radio played it was really coming from the roof where all the bands lived.
At one time, I believed that there were tiny people inside the radio that sang all the songs. When my Mom told me that the music came from a radio station, I wondered (1) how they all fit in there at once, and (2) how they got from station to station so fast!
I used to beleive that there were little people in the radio. So one night I sat up all night waiting for the little people to come out so I could can't them and put them in my doll house. My sister ask me what was I doing and I told her, she told me that there were no people in there and to go to sleep. I went to bed, still defiantly believing that there were people in there, and having a good time to.
I used to think that when you turned off the radio, the song that was playing would come back on and finish when you turned the radio back on.
I thought that if you turned off your radio when a song was on, the song would stop until you turned the radio back on. (And start where it left off) :-)
I used to believe that old radios would only ever play old music
This isn`t really my belief, but my son`s. He was four years at that time, and had just got a small radio. Many times, ha asked me to open the radio, but he didn`t tell me why, until one day... Then he said: Mama, please open the radio, I want to see the little man inside it! I asked, what little man? He said: The man who is sitting inside the radio, talking and singing, I want to see him, can`t we let him out now?
We used to get a coach to school every morning and the driver used to listen to BBC Radio 2 on it. For the longest time I thought the DJ that had the breakfast show was called 'Joe Stracey' because they had this jingle that sounded like 'Radio 2 ... Joooooe Straaaaacey'. It wasn't until I was about 17 that I found out that the jingle actually said 'Radio 2 ... gooooes racing' and preceeded their tips for that days horse racing and that the DJ was actually Terry Wogan.
I remember going through an old cupboard once when I was about nine years old and finding this really old looking '60s styled radio. I ran upstairs and plugged some batteries into it because I was certain that I'd be able to listen really old radio shows - shows as old as the radio, straight from the past. I was gutted when I turned it on and heard that week's top 40 chart show.
i use to believe that all those songs played on the radio were the singers right there all together
I used to believe there were little people inside the radio making the music or talking. I figured there had to me more to it when I ran into 2 radios set on the smae station.
As a child I believed that the music coming out of a car radio was the same age as the car. So if you drive a 55 chevy what comes out of the radio is that era's music. A newer car, newer music.
We had a car that had mechanical push buttons for selecting the station. I thought there were only five stations in the whole world. Then I discovered that if you pushed the button reeeaaaaalllll slow that you could get these secret "in-between" stations that no one knew about but me.
When I was little I use to believe that miniature versions of bands (like the Beatles) lived inside of the radio. I use to sit by the radio in the kitchen and stare at it, trying to figure out how they all fit in there.
I used to beleive that in order to pick up a radio station, you had to have it's bumper sticker on your car. As a DJ now, I'm glad this isn't the case.... because only a small amount of people actually display the stickers on their car! That wouldn;t work well when it comes to ratings time, would it?
When I was in the 5th grade, I had an irrational fear that if I was humming a song, and then turned on the radio and that same song was playing, that a nuclear war or some other world-ending event would happen. Whenever I would turn on the radio, I would make sure to first start humming a song that I knew would not be playing (like She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain or something)... Goofy, I know.