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Wireless moments

Dec 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Personal Columns

A wireless radio sits beside a wireless radio. The internet radio beside the wooden set with valves that needs to warm up before a signal is received.

The words across the dial of the original wireless were unknown places. Tuning to each in succession, there was little enlightenment: the fizz of static, the rise and fall of sound from the AM signals coming through the night air. Luxembourg and Athlone might be comprehended but the voices from elsewhere remained a mystery; the stations as alien and as distant as life …