Radio has a weight around its shoulders – baggage from the previous generation. The grandees of today (and most of their teachers) went through an era in their youth when their preferred medium was overtaken by television, and so to defend it they picked up the torch of “the pictures are better in your head” and “the most visual medium”.
As a kid, I thought radio wasn’t as good as TV too, because I saw colours and spectacles and adventures on TV. Imagery from TV elaborated the books I read. I’m fine with that, ta.
Now my generation and younger are informed by both tv and the web. And we can appreciate sound
Come to an In The Dark
, and feel the joy in some of the items we play.
And then shut up about the bloody pictures in your head!