Radio is a developmentally delayed boy living in Anderson, South Carolina in the year 1976. Radio (James Robert Kennedy) can hardly talk and has never been to school. Although he hung out in public places, nobody usually noticed him. James does not have great judgement because of his disablility. For example, he takes walks on the train tracks. You would frequently find Radio down by Hanna Highschool watching the football team practice. One day, while Radio is watching the team practice a football came soaring over the fence, right to where he was standing. Radio picked up the ball and put it in his cart. He is an outcast among all until... he meets Harold Jones.