1 When television became popular, people thought the radio would not survive.
2 As we all know today, that was wrong.
3 In fact, most people in the west listen to radio more than they watch TV.
4 Do you believe that?
5 Well, they listen in the morning when they are getting ready to go to work.
6 They listen when they are driving their cars.
7 Some listen when they are walking in the street.
8 Sometimes we see people with walkmans.
9 But we don’t know if they are listening to radio or to their own music.
10 For many many years, we learned about new music only from the radio.
11 Today perhaps television programs like MTV are taking over.
12 Have you heard of the BBC and VOA?
13 Then you probably know these from learning English.
14 Many students in China use the radio to help them study language.
15 Although there are television stations like CCTV9 which can help, radios are cheap to buy and easy to carry around.
16 So radio still has some advantages over television.