It does not matter what/who it is!
My first interest was! “Keys”! The way they were made! the shape, etc.. My REAL interest was music & the radio. the music that came from the radio was magnificent! Rock, classical, traditional jazz, adult standards.
The radios! The style, shape, size, colors the bandwidth size on the radio, the brands.
At that time. Radio stations were on AM. Then! Some stations began broadcasting on FM with duplication of AM! What that means is. FM was in it’s infancy. The stations that jumped on FM. They began the FM broadcasts with broadcasting the AM side. then in the evening. Began their FM broadcasting in the evening until either midnight or after. Then after their FM broadcasts. They either signed of or switched back to AM.
In later years! My dad came home with a AM-FM-SW radio. When I listened to it! That was it! The world opened up to me!
BBC, VOA, RADIO NEDERLAND, DW, RADIO RSA, RADIO AUSTRALIA, NHK, ETC..
Short Wave was for SW listeners to hear their homeland and or for people who have SW radios to learn about the many Countries that broadcast on SW.
It is also fun to listen on AM at night when signals bounce around the atmosphere.
Where I’m at! There are times at night I can pick up a radio station from TX.
No hobby/interest! Is NOT unusual! If it interests you! Fascinated by it! pursue it!
Who knows! It might be fun! You might learn something from it!