Nowadays, listening to the radio might sound peculiar. In this modern world, people have the opportunity to download everything from the internet to their devices such as laptops, smartphones and mp3 players among many others. Majority of people have their means of storing music into their devices where they can connect it to loudspeakers or can be plugged with earphones. But for some, radio is still an essential part of their life. It may not be the old type of receiver where someone can insert CD or cassette tape, but it can be any device that is equipped with a radio.
So, what are the reasons that there are still people prefer listening to the radio rather than its counterparts? Here are some of them:
It Brings Entertainment
Listening to favorite songs or artists, again and again, may make a person entertained but aside from that, disc jockeys might be the other reason why people are happy listening to the radio. Every people has their favorite type of personality of a disc jockey. Some people prefer funny while some prefer sentimental. It is impossible for them not to share their personal stories over the radio which people may relate to. And sometimes, they may invite guests or even celebrities as the interviewee that makes radio more entertaining.
It Is Educational
The radio’s primary purpose is not just to bring entertainment to the public but also to give information such as current events and other relevant matter that people must know. Radio announcers are not just reporting about celebrity updates but other serious stuff such as politics, religion, and even traffic reports. Many radio stations have their official accounts on Twitter, Facebook and other media sites where listeners can give insights or reactions to a particular topic being tackled.
It Gives Prizes
Radios have many sponsors that offer prizes for many games or contests almost every day. Games are typically, and most of it are just naming the brand or the latest products of the sponsors. Prizes of these games are in the form of gift products, gift certificates, free movie tickets, free concert tickets, or a trip to a particular destination. If they are a little more generous, they could give iPhones and even brand-new cars.
It is so typical for a disc jockey to act as a counselor or a friend for their listeners who shares specific issues or problems that they wanted to have answers. Most of the time, issues related to love or relationships are being shared by the public listeners. They can send their problem through the official social media account of the radio station or via phone. Disc jockeys read their problem on air and give their advice. Sometimes, other listeners have the opportunity to provide their inputs or opinions regarding the matter being addressed.
It Relieves Stress
When a person happens to be stuck in traffic, it is impossible not to lose temper. Listening to the radio while driving may alleviate the negative feeling that a person is experiencing. Is it nice to hear the disc jockey cheering up a person in the middle of traffic? It is an undeniable fact that even once in our life, the radio somehow manages to ease the tension we are in and can bring pure joy.