I'm quite a fan of R6 Music. Huey Morgan, saturday mornings. Cerys Matthews, sunday mornings. Lauren Laverne, weekday breakfast show. All pretty good and diverse. Best of all; Craig Charles's funk & soul show on saturday evenings. Excellent music to cook to.no love for radio 6 at all?
Sorry - I love me a bit of r&m. The graveyard shift on R1 back in the day was brilliant.I'm quite a fan of R6 Music. Huey Morgan, saturday mornings. Cerys Matthews, sunday mornings. Lauren Laverne, weekday breakfast show. All pretty good and diverse. Best of all; Craig Charles's funk & soul show on saturday evenings. Excellent music to cook to.
Sadly Mary Anne Hobbs weekend breakfast shows have replaced by the two professional northerners; Radcliffe & Maconie. It's now a combination of the worst, self-congratulatory, BBC local radio banter and a John Peel revivalist session. Wall to wall shoite indie bands of past and present.
Often when listening to MAH I'd hear something interesting. Thinking "that sounds pretty decent". It'd either be a classic from the past that I'd not heard for ages, or something new that 3 months later would be on the R1 playlist and 3 months after that, the R2 playlist.
I will agree with that. They're a godsend when working outdoors and for passing the time, old comedy as well. It even works with YouTube on the moby - any subject you like.Chris Evans in the morning and podcasts and audio books thereafter. There is a world of knowledge out there.
I'll try to dig out the book later for you.
That jogged a memory, an annoying jingle from the Voice of Peace, "Drink cool refreshing water there's nothing better for you. Drink cool refreshing water today!" It was the only English speaking radio channel when up at Fig Tree Bay / Nissi Beach in the late 70's, BFBS being out of range.I have a LP record of the pirate stations with all the jingles and DJ's . The pirates were in full swing when I was at Dover JL Regt RE in 1965
Spot on Junior Bod. I have been living and working abroad for many years and it has been my go to station along with the occasional BFBS tune in during that time. Although I have a special place for BFBS as a child in BAOR.Like many on here I have been struggling to find a radio station to listen to, Radio 2, my choice for many years has been slowly turning to dross and is now, IMO, total dross and unlistenable. I don’t have a lot of choice around here, DAB – 11 Stations, all BBC, FM - most BBC, 1 commercial depending on which way the wind is blowing. I tried the FreeSat channels, lots of choice but I can’t say I was overly enthused with many of them.
Tried radioplayer on the interweb, many channels most of them binned for, too narrow a music choice, too much chat, me, me, me, presenters, or too many ads.
Tuned into Radio Caroline, yes it is the old pirate from back in the day, now land based and legal, am and DAB in some areas, interweb all over the world. I was very pleasantly surprised with the choice, quality and breadth of genre, very eclectic and varied. Very little chat, the presenters tend to talk about the choons and albums rather than themselves, no news, just the ships bell at the top of the hour very few ads.
I must admit to a few irritations, I don’t much go for the “Elvis hour ” and a few other bits but I just tune into Caroline Flashback for that period, all 60s and 70s music.
Ladies and Gents, I commend Radio Caroline to the house….
PS Some Cold War warriors may remember “Oy Oy” Chris Pearson from BFBS Days,he presents a fine Saturday morning show from 9 – 12.
Caroline here: Radioplayer
Flashback here: Caroline Flashback
Edited to add the sites I forgot..... Thanks Flaggie for your prescient reminder .... the shame....