I appear on the radio program "All Night Nippon Sunday" from time to time.
Yesterday evening, I went to the radio station in central Tokyo and chatted in the program as the host, for 90 minutes.
I like speaking on the radio. There are rough storylines and a list of music to be played during the program, but apart from that, you are quite free to organize your talks. You can touch upon your recent encounter with the World Memory Champion, discuss how to love your mother with the listener, and consider how one may deal with the post-vacation blues. What you say is quite spontaneous and on the spot, and nurtures a great spirit of gaiety.
I recall, when I was in the low-teens, it was quite the thing to listen to the radio. The discussions in school on the day after was quite dominated by the funny things that the host had said in the evening. I think the ethos of the radio was resonating with our youthful dreams and anxieties.
So here's to the radio spirit. I am looking forward to my next opportunity to chat on the air. I expect that to happen sometime in June.