When I bought a new radio last week, I wondered whether it was the last one I would buy.
No, I’m not planning to part this mortal coil any time soon, but I did wonder whether the wireless was headed for the scrapheap.
After all, smartphones are the new Swiss Army Knife and podcasts are a growth market. Conversely, the daily reach of radio among New Zealand audiences has dropped by 30 per cent since 2014 and it is a straight-line rate of decline.
So here I was, splurging $27.00 on a portable pocket AM FM transistor radio (with emergency flashlight, I might add) and hoping that radio wasn’t dead before Amazon managed to deliver it across Covid-tossed seas. Continue reading “Did I just buy my last radio?”→
A recent item on the Stuff website reminded me – as if I needed reminding – why we should all bow down and thank God for sub-editors.
Pacific health director Gerardine Clifford-Lidstone told MPs the virus had ‘seeded itself’ in Auckland’s gang communities and among rough sleepers during an online select committee briefing on the Government’s response to the pandemic.