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when i was a child we had a large radio which had,what was called a magic eye on the face,i was always fascinated by this.every morning about 9 oclock a cow used to moo over this radio and mum told me if i was quick enough with an empty milk bottle i cauld hold it under the radio and get some milk.i never ever seemed to get the bottle there before the cow stopped moo'ing,kept me occupied for months.

mike
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I used to think that when I was listening to the radio that the frequency was how much it costed, like per hour of use. So i would normally listen to 84.5, but not 107.5, cause I wanted to save my money.

Jonseie
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At the age of 4 I thought the bands on the radio were in our speakers, so I tore into them to get to the beatles!

Julieann100
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When I first heard about "Adult Top 40" music, I thought it was a type of music only adults were allowed to listen to, because each song would have 40 bad words in it.

Louie
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I used to believe that my Dad had his dinner every day with Roy Orbison (the albino singer). It was only in later life I discovered that he meant he had his dinner with Roy Orbison records playing on the radio.

Farino
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One of my first memories was riding in the car with my father, and seeing a little spider crawl into the tape deck. From that point on, i was convinced that it was the spider singing, talking and playing the music that came out of the radio. (my dad told me i was absolutely correct..boy did i feel stupid years later when i tried to tell somebody, convinced that i was right!)

erika
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When I was about 4 or 5, I used to believe that musicians lined up at the radio station and performed their songs live each time I heard them on the air.

Allison
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I could never work out how they used to change the bands over so quickly when i listened to the radio

graham
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When I was a child, I used to listen to a lot of books on cassette. But it took me a long time to understand the technology of cassette tapes and distinguish them from radio.

So I thought that whenever you put a tape in and pressed play, a light would flash at the desk of whoever was meant to read that tape, and they would read it to you over the radio.

I spent ages trying to catch them out. I was a bit of an arse towards Tony Robinson, making him stop and start, and rewind so often.

Tufty the Squirrel
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I used to believe that there will little men in green suits playing the music in the radio, and that they were starving. I used to try to stuff small peices of food into my radio.

Melissa
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I used to believe that when I heard people on the radio (not the presenters) they had walked along a really rickety walkway and were speaking to the presenter through a small window. No idea where it came from and, frankly, I don't want to know.

Cyril, UK
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I always thought that the channels were set on your car radio and you couldn't change them. I'm ashamed to admit that I believed that until I was 24 years old and my husband explained it to me! Good thing this is an anonymous post because I'm a published novelist and not too proud of this!

Anon
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Listening to children's favourites on the radio in the fifties I heard "home on the range" - one of the lyrics was "seldom is heard a discouragin' word." I fretted about why the cowboys wandered around muttering "seldom" in a depressed state!

Alan
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Growing up in the 1970's, I had an olive green transitor radio and I thought there were tiny little people playing songs just for me! They knew my favorite songs..."Joy to the World" & "American Pie"!! they played them all the time.

Dhani
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I used to think that if you bought an old radio you only heard old radio programmes/songs. So to keep up to date you had to keep buying a new one.It still seems feasible and a shame that it's not true!

Andy
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I used to think that songs on the radio station played at the exact time the next day or the same day next week. So anytime I heard a song I liked, I checked the clock and tried to memorize the time,but usually i forgot anyway.

Spencer
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when i was young i used to beleive that there was a little man inside of the radio that sang all of the music.

amber
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I was always amazed when radio DJ's would say "You're listening to 93.7(or any other station)" I would be like "How do they know that?!"

Tay O'Neil
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I thought people were in side the radio and singing.one day my uncle opened the radio & repairing it. I asked him where the people? He looked at me said they went out for tea, come back when he finish repair.

Braba
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i used to believe (because my dad told me so) that AM stood for "awful music" and FM stood for "fine music"

skydvgrl
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