Sunday, June 22, 2014

The magic of radio

More than six and a half decades ago, two pieces of what looked like decorative furniture graced our home in Lahore. These items were beautifully made wooden cabinets, each with a round dial, some knobs and a rectangular piece of silk upholstery that covered a loud speaker. They were the pride and joy of our family – our radio receivers manufactured by the world famous company called Marconi.

This was a time when television had not yet arrived in the sub-continent and AM Radio ruled the air waves.

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