Watsonia man and FM radio enthusiast, Craig Young, was initially confused this morning when he started his car and the odd sound of 774 ABC’s breakfast show came blaring out of the speakers. After a solid couple of seconds of confusion – I mean he knew he was the last in the car – Young remembered that he’d been listening to the cricket on his way home from work last night.
At the height of summer, this kind of moment is quickly computed by Young’s active mind, but during the First Test it always catches him by surprise. This morning he told The Watsonia Bugle, “It bloody got me again this morning mate! I was dead set confused for a few seconds before I realised. Red Symons was banging on about something. Normally I start me morning off with a bit of Jo and Lehmo on Gold 104, so it’s always a bit weird hearing news and politics coming out the radio first thing.”
A keen follower of brain science, Young said it would “probably take a couple of goes before I re-train me brain to this, but once the summer of cricket is in full swing I’ll be ready for the quick change of station in the morning. Sometimes I even switch it back to Gold when I pull into me driveway after the evening commute. But only sometimes.”