So when the transistor radios were perfected and sold cheaply for about S$20.00 each in the early 60s, sales skyrocketed. While some listened to Rediffusion, others listened to the transistor radio.
Request programmes were also the craze and listening to your name being announced over the airwaves was exciting. It became an obsession to many people. So transistor radios & requests became synonymous. Portable, personal and a phenomenon!
And you thought there was nothing before MP3?