Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Music on the radio Dawson's chief pleasure as he worked at night

Radio was much much bigger than movies in the supposed golden age of movie theatres.

Kids with lots of energy and undemanding jobs may have felt differently but many an adult with tired feet and a tired tongue from a tasking job wanted nothing more than peace and quiet and the chance to curl up in a nice comfy chair under a good light and read while listening to soothing music on the radio.

Early evening after supper was actually prime time for the top shows that usually demanded your full attention - variety comedy shows and dramas but always in urban areas one station found a ready market for less talk and more music.

If he worked late at the lab, his need for some music was perhaps a bit livelier : dance music of a moderate sort, to keep him alert in the quiet dark silence ....

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