The substitute now is to play CDs, records and iTunes - and where better than on the Boat For My Potplants.
The madness that was the World's Smallest Pirate Radio Station last summer has inspired me to make a weekly programme for Radio Wivenhoe that can be put out on the internet - so with a couple of free days next week I hope to start putting 'the studio' together. I guess I'm going to need some stuff like a mixer, a microphone, a laptop, maybe some recording device or whatever, so I'm going to need to do some research and pour over some eBay pages.
But I also want to hear what sounds do it for others, whether it be jazz, hip-hop, classical, R&B, gothic, rock, reggae. You name it, I want to hear it.
So I'll be inviting a different guest each week to join me for the craic, have some beers and play some musical ping-pong similar to the following...
Guest: Here's the latest by Rihanna
Me: But it's no contest to Harry Nilsson