Reasons of Radio’s Popularity in the Age of Television
In our life we always try to progress, which means that humanity does its best to find better solutions to everything and make people’s lives very convenient. In the course of this progress a lot of realities and things disappear, giving place to their descendants that are more developed and complete. In the case of radio it also could have been substituted by television, but despite the fact that since the invention of television almost a century passed, radio successfully continues its walk through our lives. Let us try to understand why it is so.
To my mind, the matter here is in the fact that despite having a lot in common, radio and TV are not the same and can be enjoyed in different ways. Some people like TV more, others recognize only radio – tastes differ, but even one person can like both realities when in different moods and situations. Each of them has its own advantages and drawbacks, which I want to describe in short.
As for television, it is bright, often captivating, colorful and offers a lot of entertainment for our mind. We can watch lives of other people, follow some plot, enjoy concerts, be aware of the latest news and many more. I think that the main its advantage is that it offers people a possibility to abstract from their own problems and to clear mind in this way. Besides, it can offer some extreme feelings and adrenalin rush – each person can find something per their wish.
Radio, in its turn, offers a lot of positive experience that may arouse not so many different emotions, but definitely more stable and pleasant ones. By this I mean that you always know what to expect from it – you turn on your favorite station and listen to some pleasant music, while on TV you may be forced to wait for quite a long period of time before something you like starts. Besides, you can easily listen to the radio, while you are on your way somewhere and simply whenever you want. In the case of television it is not so easy and is detrimental to eyes if watched in not proper conditions.
On balance, I think that…