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Thread #103574 Message #2112001
Posted By: GUEST,Tom Bliss
26-Jul-07 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Well done for getting this gig - and the best of British!
My 6d; I'd agitate for one hour a week on EVERY local sataion, regardless. (I don't have the figures to hand but this is justified for cultural reasons if nothing else).
And I think a change in the MH format might help.
Their brief is to hang onto the country audience.
I'd suggest keeping the mid-Atlantic style for the first 30 minutes, then gradually harden towards the pure drop (an extra half hour would help) taking the listeners along with them.
What was that old adage about educating?
It's only a matter of programming anyway:
5ust loose the three-song-plug, which has long had its day, and is anyway very unfair given the brevity of the slot, and try instead to reflect what's really happening out here.
As Kershaw said to me for RadioBritfok - quoting John Walters (also Peel's producer):
"Our job as broadcasters is not to give people what they want, it's to give them what they didn't KNOW they wanted."
Quote that Dave, if you say nowt else!