'Listening to the DJs say farewell, I cried'
FOR 63 years, Rediffusion's tunes and entertaining tales have captured the hearts of radio listeners.
One fan is Madam Low Mui Hiong, 89, who loved the station so much that she even got her granddaughter to record part of the swansong, which played on April 30 last year, so she could listen to it any time she wanted.
"Listening to the DJs say farewell, I couldn't help but cry. Rediffusion was very much a part of my life," said Madam Low.
Her son, Mr Loh Teck Siong, 61, recalled his childhood days, when he would rush home to listen to instalments of a martial-arts novel read out by a narrator.
"I was hooked on the stories," said Mr Loh, an automotive-system project manager.
Now, their 20-year-old Rediffusion radio box sits, silent, in a corner of the kitchen.
When Madam Low found out about Rediffusion's comeback, her eyes lit up, and she eagerly asked the burning question: "When?"