The radio kills people

This piece is in response to this week’s Carrot Ranch prompt to write a 99 word story that includes something heard on the radio. It can be from any station or era. What is heard? A song, announcement, ad? Think of how radio connects people and places. Go where the prompt leads!

The radio kills people. I was 12 years old when the radio killed JFK. Stunned, I rushed out to tell my father. He was annoyed that Iโ€™d interrupted him mowing the lawn and just grunted and continued his grass cutting. I was 13 when the radio killed Winston Churchill and National Geographic published a floppy plastic record of his funeral service. I was 29 when the radio killed John Lennon, who I was hearing on the radio as one of the Beatles in the same year that the radio killed JFK. Iโ€™m convinced the radio is a serial killer.

16 thoughts on “The radio kills people

  1. Wouldn’t that be a story, if broadcasts were interrupted for a good news flash, if people huddled by a radio to hear that breaking good news, if decades later people reminisced about where they were on a particular good news day. More birth announcements, life celebrations, not violent deaths.
    Serial killer radio- good story, Doug!

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