Rabu, 02 Februari 2011

Bungklang Bungkling: Radio oleh Wayan Juniartha

Diambil dari kolom ‘Bungklang Bungkling’, ‘Radio’, di harian Bali Post, Minggu, 30 Januari 2011, oleh I Wayan Juniartha. Diterjemahkan oleh Putu Semiada

RADIO
Apakah gunanya radio?
“Untuk hiburan jika televisinya sedang rusak,” jawab I Wayan Sinetron Mata Balon.
Jaman sekarang yang paling berkuasa adalah televisi, lalu kenapa mesti ada orang yang masih suka mendengarkan radio, kresek-kresek lagi?
Contohnya I Wayan. Semenjak dia mempunyai televisi 32 inchi, jangankan hendak mendengarkan radio, istrinya saja yang teriak-teriak minta tolong saat ada kecoak tidak dihiraukannya. Boro-boro hirau sama istrinya, justru dia malah asyik menonton Cinta Fitri, Putri Yang Tertukar, sampai-sampai suara gendongan pun luput dari perhatiannya.
Acara apa sih yang ada di radio yang tidak ada di televisi. Lagu dangdut? Ada. Sampai penyanyinyapun bias kita lihat dengan jelas sekali. Sedangkan di radio cuma suara nya saja.
Lagu pop Bali? Tidak terhitung jumlahnya. Mulai dari kecantikan Dek Ulik hingga Trio Januadi bias kita nikmati.
“Jelas banyak sekali gunanya radio. Bisa dipakai sebagai menyambung silahturami, bias juga nge-break bareng-bareng di waktu malam. Dan jika beruntung bias mojok sama Jamu Sentul (Janda Muda Senggol Bedik Langsung Mentul),” begitu kata I Made Kejat-Kejit Buang (I Made Wajah Cabul).
Krama sekaa tuaknya hanya geleng-geleng kepala saja mendengar ocehan I Made. Mereka lagi serius-seriusnya membahas tentang radio, I Made malah sibuk berceloteh tentang nge-break. Jelas sekali dia termasuk orangnya memang berwatak cabul, jadi dimanapun dia berada tetap akan seperti itu. Jika dia menjadi dukun (balian), jelas ujung-ujungnya akan menjadi balian cabul, jika dia jadi PNS, pasti akan menjadi PNS SS (Pang Nyidaang Selingkuh Sai-Sai = Bisa Selingkuh Sesering Mungkin), jika dia menjadi pendengar radio, pasti kegemarannya cuma mojok.
“Kok sepertinnya semua tidak ada yang menghargai radio? Meskipun jelek dan jadul, meskipun tidak ada gambarnya, tidak ada pembawa acara yang seksi, radio tetap masih ada manfaatnya,” kata I Ketut Sekali Di Udara Tetap Di Udara.
“Radio harganya murah, perawatannya gampang, tidak banyak memakan energi listrik, dan masih bisa sambil mengerjakan pekerjaan lainnya.”
Sambil mendengarkan radio kita bisa membuat perlengkapan sesaji (nyait), menyetrika pakaian maupun mengupas bawang. Coba kalian mengiris bawang sambil menonton Cinta Fitri, pasti jari kalian akan kena iris pisau, karena kalian tetap tidak bergeser dari layar televisinya.”
“Membuat stasiun radio yang kecil gampang sekali dan ongkosnya juga tidak terlalu mahal. Tidak seperti membuat stasiun televise yang bisa menghabiskan milyaran rupiah.”
Karena membuat stasiun televisi perlu uang yang banyak sekali, jadinya hanya orang kaya saja yang bisa memiliki stasiun televise.Karena yang punya hanya orang kaya, sehingga siaran-siarannya hanya berkisar tentang kehidupan orang kaya saja.
Mengingat membuat stasiun radio kecil, radio komunitas, tidak terlalu mahal biayanya, jadinya banjar, desa, subak, koperasi, dan komunitas-komunitas lainnya bisa membuat radio.
“Radio komunitas tersebut yang akan bisa memberikan informasi yang beragam, bukan saja urusan mobil mewah, parfum baru, HP baru maupun perihal rebutan cewek seperti yang ada di sineton-sinetron di televisi terebut.”
Sekarang barulah mereka manggut-manggut.
Jadi apa gunanya radio?
Sebagai sumber informasi alternatif dan pembanding.
Jika tidak bisa, bisa juga radionya dipakai sebagai pengganjal pintu. Jika menggunakan televise sepertinya terlalu besar.

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RADIO

“What is a radio used for these days?” comes a question from one of a palm toddy drinking fellow.
“Of course, we can listen to it, especially when your television is broken,” replies I Wayan Sinetron Mata Balon (I Wayan Cinetron-Addicted).
“You know today, most people watch television, so it’s rather odd if you still listen to the radio.”
“Look at I Wayan: Since he has had a 32 inch television; he doesn’t listen to the radio anymore. He doesn’t even listen to his wife when she calls him for help. Instead he will sit in front of the big screen television watching cinetrons, such as Cinta Fitri, Putri Yang Tertukar, etc. It seems that he might not listen to community wooden drum (kulkul) either when it is hit to summon the villagers.”
What kind of programs on the radio do you think that you don’t find on television? Dangdut?*. None. On the radio, you only hear the voice; but on television you can even see the singer clearly.”
“Balinese pop songs? Lots of them! You can even enjoy the beautiful Dek Ulik** or the handsome Trio Januadi.”
“So the radio is still useful: it still can be used as social media for the community, especially in the evenings where you can ‘make contact’ with your fellows via radio? And if you are lucky, you can ‘get connected’ with Jamu Sentul (Janda Muda Senggol Bedik Langsung Mentul = A Young Widow Who Turns Hot When Touched Softly),” says I Made Kejat-Kejit Buang (I Made Seductive Look).
The drinking fellows shake their heads.
They can’t believe that I Made is talking about ‘getting connected’ with a young widow while they are seriously discussing about radio. I Made is a kind of dirty mind person. So no matter where he is, he will always be like that. They imagine that if he were a shaman, he would be an indecent one, or if he were a PNS (civil servant), he would be like PNS SS (Pang Nyidaang Selingkuh Sai-Sai = Have a Love Affair Everyday). And if he were a radio listener, he might look for a female listener to whom he could talk to intimately.
“Well, why does everyone hate radio? I would say even though it is considered ‘old fashion’, has no picture, or no sexy presenter, but it is still something you can enjoy,” I Ketut Sekali DI Udara Tetap Di Udara (I Ketut Once on Air, Always on Air).
“Radio is inexpensive, easily-maintained, not energy-consuming and you can do something else while you listen to it.”
“You can make offering while listening to the radio, or do ironing or slice onion. Can you imagine you are slicing onion while you are watching Cinta Fitri***. You are going to cut your own finger if you do so.”
“Setting up a small radio station doesn’t cost you much either; you need to have billions of Rupiahs if you want to set up a television broadcasting company.”
“As it is costly, only a very rich person can have a television broadcasting company. As a matter of fact, most of its programs are about rich people.”
“As setting a radio station is not costly: so a banjar, a village, an irrigation organization, a cooperative or other type of organizations can have a radio komunitas (community radio).”
“A community radio can give you a wide range of information; it’s not just about luxury cars, new perfume, new mobile phone, or about ‘some guys fighting one another just to have the same girl as you can see in cinetrons on television.”
They all nod.
“So, what is the benefit of a radio?”
“It can become an alternative source for information.”
“Or if you like, it can be used as a ‘door stop’; a television is too big for that.”
------------------------Glossaries:
*Dangdut: a kind of Malay music which has constant beat and very popular in the villages.

**Dek Ulik: A beautiful and very popular Balinese female singer.
***Cinta Fitri: One of very popular cinetrons among teenagers and housewives.