Radio is Not Dead

17 min readSep 2, 2021

by Brad Foster, 2015 ©

This old bastard is really pissing me off, Thatcher Mulgrove almost said out loud.

Not that anyone would have heard him at that moment, standing in the nearly deserted antique mall. The late afternoon sunlight spotlighted Thatcher, the old man, and the thousands of dust specks eternally suspended in the room.

The old man had flicked off his hearing aids — two large white drums snug inside his hideously scarred ears. Their large dials allowed the old man, with his shaky hands, to easily shut out Thatcher.