“A medium that writers love”

Because of the absence of the visual image, radio drama need not necessarily be confined to the representations of things as they are,  Since radio drama, or fiction for radio, or story-telling with radio, or any other use of radio at all other than for pure information-giving or opinion-giving, starts off from a necessary degree of stylisation, it has always attracted and continues to attract, the avant-garde.  […]  It is a medium that writers love.

Angela Carter, preface to Come Unto These Yellow Sands (1985)