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    apple announce a new radio type thing, presenters leave BBC.

    made me wonder, do people still listen to the radio? I disconnected my car radio about 4 years ago, and I don't have one in the house.
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    I listen to it in the car all the time. Sometimes i go for a drive just to listen.
    There´s a local Colombian station that plays cumbia, boogaloo, charanga,salsa and old Cuban stuff on Sat & sunday mornings and I can´t get enough.
    I also like the hip-hop show on Spanish national radio 3, and Radio Maria, which broadcasts non-stop praying and chanting to the entire Spanish speaking world.





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    • #3
      I listen to the radio all day, 6 music, Radio 4, Juice FM (Brighton station) at the weekends, various podcasts etc.

      The Beats1 stuff does look interesting, some good people involved. Apple aren't reinventing the wheel here, just making a bigger wheel that will slowly crush all other wheels in it's path.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Paul-K View Post
        apple announce a new radio type thing, presenters leave BBC.

        made me wonder, do people still listen to the radio? I disconnected my car radio about 4 years ago, and I don't have one in the house.
        That's just it - we don't need a new radio type thing - radio itself is hard to beat!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bennyboy View Post
          Apple aren't reinventing the wheel here, just making a bigger wheel that will slowly crush all other wheels in it's path.
          It's funny because it's true.

          I listen to Radio 4 most mornings and evenings. My partner vastly prefers Radio 4 to any record I could ever play. I hate how posh AND poverty tourism it is though. It seems to be all public school and high power and then suddenly dips into a life of abuse in appalling squalor.

          The Fcking Today Programme really enrages me, which indicates that middle age is approaching. Please, let us not have a laugh with John Humphries at 6.20am. Let us calmly say 'There is no news today' or if there is, in fact, news, then let us discuss it in a sober, reasoned non-cheery manner.

          I can't stand 6 Music, it's blokey breathless indie talk radio also riles me. I like Radio 3, Vultures choice with some select jazz, ethno and classical, but I do feel everso slightly pseud when I listen.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by eine View Post

            I listen to Radio 4 most mornings and evenings. .

            Do you do the Archers?
            My mum did the Archers about seven times a week all the while i was growing up and still does. She shushes me if I make a peep while its on.
            But apart from a few comedy wurzels ALL THE ACTORS SOUND THE SAME. I´ve never been able to tell them apart or make head or tail of it.
            "Ah, hello, Mark i think Shula´s cattle have escaped into my back field and given Linda foot and mouth,would you tell Clive if you see him in Ambridge. "
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            • #7
              Radio wise I listen to 6music mostly. Although it is going downhill lately I think. Don't often listen daytime weekdays but when I have recently it seems a station playlist is more in evidence, and the presenters are getting on my nerves more and more.
              I ride for Gideon Coe in the evenings and also get mild enjoyment out of Cerys, Jarvis, Peel jnr, and Tom Rob shows. But again, not as much as I used to it seems.

              Used to listen to Late Junction on Radio 3 but stopped when I found Gideon Coe. I resolved to give LJ another go only the other day.

              The only really essential radio show for me though is WFMU's Downtown Soulville.

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              • #8
                I used to listen to R4 a lot more a year or two back than I do now. The comedy is dire, the news I find suspect (but then, all news is suspect, not just bbc)... even that fruity-voiced continuity bloke who sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about gets on my nerves nowadays.

                The plays are almost always awful. And as for things like Moneybox where you get people wondering where to invest the £250,000 they have lying around.... hmmm.
                Occasionally I hear something that engages me, but it's getting few and far between.

                R6 - can't stand it. Every time I've listened (which isn't often, granted) I seem to hear someone playing a Skids b side and claiming it as a lost gem. If they play soul then it's something completely obvious like Tears of a Clown.

                Mixcloud is good for me.... some of the people on there make good specialist shows that are mind-blowing.

                Where I work (which is actually in a radio station) - its a commercial station.... 'contemporary hits' and 90s. They have this sequence called 'Nothing But 90s' .... weird to me.... but then I'm not 15 - 35. Which I gather is their target demographic.
                They never play 80s or before - its banned. Only 90s+.
                After a few minutes of listening ... I'm ready to kill.... grim.
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                • #9
                  I listen to a bit of Radio 3, Radio 4 and 6music, Classic FM sometimes in the evening to help me sleep but tend to listen to a lot of Radio 5 and Talksport in the car as its mindless sports drivel passes the time. Oh and I listen to some of the online Soma FM stations through the tune in Radio app on the TV, the ambient ones, specifically 'Drone Zone' and 'Deep Space One', again to aid sleep.

                  Not listened to Radio 1 since my raving days of a weekend and Peel. Radio 2 seems to have gone downhill also what with bloody Alan Titchmarsh and his Mantovani, Aled Jones and Bob Harris's country music obsession. Still there is Pop master still going strong, isn't there some previous winners on the board?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by babycart View Post
                    Do you do the Archers?
                    My mum did the Archers about seven times a week all the while i was growing up and still does. She shushes me if I make a peep while its on.
                    But apart from a few comedy wurzels ALL THE ACTORS SOUND THE SAME. I´ve never been able to tell them apart or make head or tail of it.
                    "Ah, hello, Mark i think Shula´s cattle have escaped into my back field and given Linda foot and mouth,would you tell Clive if you see him in Ambridge. "
                    lol!! The Archers is absolute tripe. A very good example of a format that's run its course and should be terminated. As you say - all the characters are like clones - with the odd (very odd) exception. I got sucked into it for a while when I used to play a computer game .. and I would listen to R4 for hours as sort of background noise.
                    Some of those characters are hateful. I can't remember the name of the elderly matriach who is like a puppet master controlling her family .... pure evil she is.
                    Most of the characters are like cyphers.

                    I like the classic serial on R4 .... I, Claudius was brilliant. Really got into that.
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                    • #11
                      There's very little radio left worth listening to. I listen to BBC Five Live for the most, mainly just for the news and sport - it says a lot that someone who has been an avid buyer of music for most of my life can't even find a music station that he likes. There was a period of a few years when The Danny Baker Show followed by 'Fighting Talk' (Colin Murray era) was a happy background to Saturday mornings and while DB is still worth a listen, Fighting Talk has been set upon by the BBC agenda setters and has lost any edge that it once had.

                      I was a bit of a lone voice on here in refusing to defend BBC 6 music when it was threatened, but I'm glad to see one or two more have come round to my way of thinking - I've continued to dip my toe in the water in the hope of improvement, but I still find that sense of studied 'indieness' (where the sum total of all music is The Wedding Present) and wishy-washy relativism rather gag inducing. To be honest, I find it harder with each passing day to enthuse about anything the BBC does at all....
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bradx View Post
                        .. even that fruity-voiced continuity bloke who sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about gets on my nerves nowadays.
                        Ha! Neil Nunes.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bradx View Post
                          R6 - can't stand it. Every time I've listened (which isn't often, granted) I seem to hear someone playing a Skids b side and claiming it as a lost gem. If they play soul then it's something completely obvious like Tears of a Clown.
                          .
                          Yes it is getting more and more like that. And there seem to be more and more old session tracks being played- More cost cutting so they avoid paying royalties I guess.
                          They also seem to latch on to some random old 45 and then keep wheeling it out, like it has been left lying around the studio and a lazy dj just picks it up. Mind Your Own Business by Delta 5 is a recent example of that. (I like the track, first time they played it it actually prompted me to go and buy a copy, but they keep playing it now).

                          And totally agree re soul. And there is absolutely no excuse for their token specialist show (Craig Charles) doing this, but it does time and time again. That show hasn't been the same since the producer Hermeet (? not sure I remember his name correctly) left. Soul/Funk/Reggae/Jazz is criminally underplayed on the station.

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                          • #14
                            Craig Charles's only record: http://www.discogs.com/Various-Funky...elease/2990515

                            I jest and I've got nothing against Craig, after all he was in Red Dwarf but they could get someone with proper knowledge to do that show.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by amidar View Post
                              Craig Charles's only record: http://www.discogs.com/Various-Funky...elease/2990515

                              I jest and I've got nothing against Craig, after all he was in Red Dwarf but they could get someone with proper knowledge to do that show.
                              Have thought this for a while. Should be Soul Sam sat in that chair.He did some broadcasts in conjunction with Manifesto magazine a while back, which revealed a personable presenter with of course deep deep knowledge, and still the thirst for turning up 'new' or underplayed/unknown tracks - and great taste too.
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