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Thread #61093   Message #981157
Posted By: Ralphie
11-Jul-03 - 07:22 AM
Thread Name: Singing/Fishing BBCRadio2 tonight
Subject: RE: Singing/Fishing BBCRadio2 tonight
OK OK...Ralphie signing on here (with great trepidation!)

Cue material first. I was doing the Stuart Maconie show (BBCR2) on Weds night, and just before he finished, he played a Kirsty McColl song..
When I pointed out to him that (Serendipity alert) Folk on Two were going to play "Singing the Fishing" in an hours time, he went out of his way to promote it BIG TIME to the audience that listen to his drive time show....

There is no prejudice against traditional music on BBC Radio....It's just that nobody knows where to put it...

It pops up all over the place....See the Jim Moray thread..

I've been there for 30 years, and like many of you, I get exasperated by the attitudes of some of the production teams. Although I don't have a beard, don't possess either a pewter tankard or an Arran sweater, and my finger never even comes close to being near my "Aural Orifice" (It's too busy trying to play the Concertina). I'm still treated as some second class citizen...