Signs for RADIO
Meaning: A piece of electronic equipment used for listening to radio broadcasts.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Experimental handshape. ASL digit written and contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
"Kali: Kokum, change the station
Me: ok this one? 104.9?
Me: is that a good song?
Kali: not this one.. Change to 91.7
Me: ok better?
Kali: listening....no change to 107.1
Me: this one?
Kali: no change back to 91.7
Me: you sure?
Kali: yes, better
Love going on cruises with my cicom Kali, she always signs to me which radio station she wants to listen. lol" -- Wapanacahkos Mahihkan (Deaf).
Common variants of the scenario: A Deaf driver or passenger turns on the music in a car, enjoying some kinds of the beats, only to discover later that it was a radio talk. Though, experienced Deaf would be able to sense whether it's music or just talking voices.