I Am Here
This sound clip was created during the
I Am Here project. The group of 14-24
year olds selected objects close to their
heart that also said something about identity.
I Am Here is part of Stories of the World,
one of the major projects at the heart of the
London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
"My name is Tia Wright and I will be talking
to you about Alan's radio.
When I think of the radio, I hear burst of
The sound is so amazing it brings music to
In 1939 Alan's radio was used to bring news
to the public. But now we mainly use the radio
to listen to music. We no longer gather round
the radio as a family, instead we are
independent and no longer
The radio is now compact and portable.
They now come in so many different shapes
and sizes that are affordable. Sometimes
I can't understand how far we have come.
It was only yesterday that only music
people had was to hum.
Sometimes we do not appreciate what we
have. Instead we think about we do not have.
The purpose of the radio is to educate and
entertain people. But now you would have
thought that the message has changed.
But it is still as bold and strong as ever.
The appearance of the radio may change as
years go by, but the message will always be
there in different shapes and sizes.
The radio will slowly but surely disappear.
But we know there will always be another source
The radio to me is a vital part of my life I know
we no longer need to have a radio as I can
access information from the internet and various