Off-topic, I know; but this thread reminded me of a minor pleasure Maggie & I enjoyed whilst cruising the Exumas aboard “Southbound”.
Ofttimes, someone would ask (Ch 16) if anyone was interested in hearing an “Audio Book” to be broadcast on channel 68 at a certain time (usually 7:00 - 8:00PM). Receiving several positive responses, they’d play about an hour of audio, then continue the following night, etc.
We enjoyed many a fine storey (book) this way, and tender our heartfelt thanks to those that provided this entertainment to the entire anchorage(s). Ain’t technology grand!
I know that this was an ''improper'' use of VHF, but I don''t think it was ''inappropriate'' at that time & place.