I read this article about the state of Kenyan talk radio. And it is very true.
Forgetting the whole schlep about the ethics of calling in and pretending to be the injured party in an unfaithful relationship, is the fact that the people listening in count that kind of show as being entertaining. And day in, day out, they tune in faithfully and listen to the show! If its not that, its the morning show host who talks of all sorts of sex-related topics first thing in the morning and with such detail that even the most depraved of us would blush terribly! I think its crass, and I feel very sorry that in this day and age of liberalised media that we can’t shut down that kind of rubbish. Maybe I am dead boring (and I admit that maybe thats the case) but I much prefer the kind of talk radio that makes you think and consider new ways of thinking and working and ideas, oh the very essence of life, but where is the local stuff like that in Kenya? Without BBC, whats there?