Silver Tales & Golden Fables

It happened in 1968 or so.  Succumbing to the sweet persuasion of a Rediffusion salesman, we subscribed to this novel “Cable Audio” entertainment service, for a grand sum of RM7 per month.

Installation came with a speaker box and a 2-channel selector/volume control switch. Channel A was called the Gold Network and B, the Silver Network.

Habis lah ! Thenceforth we were held hostage by the numerous (more like endless) highly addictive stories, talk shows and fabulous songs & music, in Hokkien, Cantonese,Teochew, and English. (Can’t remember if there were Malay or Tamil programs).

That notwithstanding,  all the silver tales and golden fables could not fend off the onslaught of competing technologies, and also failed to satiate ever-changing  entertainment cravings.   I believe the service has ceased; but memories linger.

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