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Thread #103574 Message #2111987
Posted By: Dave Higham
26-Jul-07 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
I know I'm speaking for a minority audience, but living (and working!) in S W France one of my great pleasures was listening to Radio 4 on the car radio going to and from work and at lunchtimes. Apart from the World Service Radio 4 is the only channel you can receive at this distance on LW. Even that had its frustrations. The BBC must think that all ex-pats would obviously prefer cricket if there's a test match on and so that's what I got. The interesting stuff was switched onto FM and I could spend my lunch-break listening to 2 blokes droning on about whether it might stop raining and "oh, look! here comes that dog again".....
Now I can 'listen again' on t'internet and I have to say that the best 2 folk programmes on radio are Mick and Lester's (knocks MH into a cocked hat) and Archie Fisher's (YMMV).
Sorry to go blethering on Dave, I know this doesn't help much.