Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rediffusion Listening - From Victor Koo's Blog

When I was a kid in the 60s, mass media consisted only of newspapers, radio, Rediffusion and TV, which was just introduced then. Of course, the Internet had not been invented yet as it only came about in the early 80s.

Radio only had 3 bands then, the short wave, medium wave and long wave. The Frequency Modulation (FM) band was unheard of at that time. We switched on the radio if we wanted to hear international news and stock market reports. But if we wanted news and entertainment with a local flavour, we turned on our Rediffusion set." Image/Article: by Mr. Victor Koo.

30th December, 2008 - An earlier article on Rediffusion by Andy Lim.


Victor said...

Thanks for linking me, Andy. The article is here.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you. Rediffusion will always have a special place in the 60s music scene in Singapore.

yg said...

at my home, i didn't get a chance to tune in to the english channel; my mom would listen to dialect programmes the whole day. my chance would usually come after 9.30 p.m. every day when mr ong toh would finish telling his martial arts stories.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you yg for your insight on your home life in the 60s. Sincere and straight. Actually Rediffusion has a positive feel amongst Singaporeans and many love the exciting air time they provided.
Feel free to write on 60s music if you wish, always.