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Thread #103574 Message #2112111
Posted By: Folkiedave
26-Jul-07 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Subject: RE: Lack of Folk Music on BBC - thoughts
Hi I am not a great admirer of the MH show, though I don't mind MH - so long as he doesn't just toe the party line - which he does nowadays.
The Newcastle programme was closed because it needed geeing up and given a new lease of life. As was the Sheffield show, the Hull show, the York Show, the Manchester Show etc. Mike has to hang on to the listeners from the previous show. and the Radio 2 audience. Clearly it is believed that show does not need any changes - despite what many the listeners say. And despite what local radio says.
When Jim Lloyd was doing the Folk on Friday - Folk on Sunday, Folk on Tuesday, Folk on Wednesday programme and it did change that often - I wrote to the BBC and complained about the lack of folk music on Radio.
Local radio will be the place they said!!