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Thread #103574 Message #2111901
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
26-Jul-07 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Malc Stent used to be good on Radio Brum - very wide angle vision, and his ear to the ground on the club scene. I really don't know anybody else who has been a patch on Malc. He didn't always like the music he played - for he cast his net wider than his personal taste, but he was always respectful and friendly.
The rest of them are either chatting up stars or riding on hobby horses.
The thing about Malc was that he was part of the scene. Give most folksingers a BBC gig and its like the key to executive washroom and the VIP lounge all in one.