Today being world radio day I remember those nostalgic childhood days when we used to relish radio Anna's children's program. Later as we grow up we used to enjoy the classical music program. One of us would minimize the volume and be near the radio where others would try to guess the raga the musician sang. In fact we didn't have a radio in our house and so we used to sit at a window in the terrace to hear the radio played from a neighbour's house. Later after I started working I bought a second hand GEC radio and it was small, cute and beautiful and black in colour. I used to call it black beauty. Perhaps nowadays no one listen to radio after the invasion of TV and other musical gadgets. But even now we listen to Carnatic music in radio and debates on social issues. Radio Ceylon was very favorite in the evenings. Now there are many FM stations which are liked by many as they broadcast listeners' choice.