Radio awards Show more
Really? Pulse 1's breakfast show is the best music-based breakfast show in the country?
All they ever do is talk about how they're from Yaarkshire and I've heard them use the word tr*nny more than once. 😴
It's more a case of no-one entering these awards any more since they moved them to Leeds and stopped calling them the Sony Awards.
Who wants to rent a cabin in middle-of-nowhere northern Finland in the middle of winter with 13 huge aerials and listen to the radio?
No? Just me?
Woofferton short-wave radio transmitter, which is on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border near Ludlow, "celebrated" 75 years on the air continuously the other day. 🇬🇧
It still transmits the BBC World Service, but these days also transmits independent programming into East Africa in particular.
This is what's left of BBC Radio 3 in a lot of Wales and North West England. The audio is just a loop telling you to tune to something else.
(Incidentally, it's the first time I've seen the _ character used in an RDS display.)
I want to make sure I put Mastodon security updates in place in a timely fashion but I don't want to follow Gargron as I'm not interested enough in him to read everything he says.
Is there an account I can follow that literally just posts when there's a software update?
Brexit Show more
Interesting short piece (in English) on Austria's FM4 about how Brexit has led people in the EU27 to have a more positive view of their country's EU membership. Funny, no one wants to be poorer and closed off from the world.
Additionally, what a great web-based radio player. You can rewind to a specific news package or song, and see what's coming next. The BBC could take a few lessons from this.
Bizarre radio stations Show more
The Czech Republic has a country music radio station whose output appears to consist mainly of Czech-language cover versions of familiar US country songs.
I had no idea that a) country music was quite so popular in Central Europe; or b) there were enough Czech-language country covers to fill a radio station.
From the US, a story about a broadcasting company who, when hit with Hurricane Michael, decided that the best course of action was to walk away from their damaged stations in Panama City and leave all staff out of work.
Staff are continuing to update the stations' social media pages with critical safety-of-life information but have no jobs to return to themselves. Disgraceful behaviour from the radio company concerned.
A screenshot showing BBC radio stations and the number of transmitters they operate from. Each national radio station has 216 transmitters.
Reducing the service for one of these stations in certain areas is the start of a slippery slope towards the end of universal coverage of all national stations.
I can't overstate the importance of outlets like Radio 3. They provide access to high-quality cultural output, concerts, discussions, thoughts and ideas to people free-of-charge regardless of whether they live in Central London or a little village in the Welsh valleys.
It's very well saying "it'll be online and on our app etc" but the very people for whom this is important are the people who perhaps can't afford DAB and smartphone data.
BBC Radio 3 and its excellent cultural and arts output is to disappear from next week in large parts of Wales to make way for the rather parochial sound of BBC Radio Wales.
Gone is Late Junction, replaced by the awful Chris Needs' Friendly Garden. Treasure your cultural radio, or it'll be eroded away in this way.
It's straight out of the playbook, this one. Take away the transmitters, figures go down, "no one is listening so we're going to cut back Radio 3".
It's funny. When you listen to these stations from around Europe, especially alternative music stations, a great deal of the music on them is British.
Is it something to do with living in a more precarious country with a lower quality of life that leads to decent music being produced?
Listening to FM4 this morning. It's a great station from Austria that is, for some reason, in English. Plays a nice mix of new alternative music, an easier listen than BBC 6Music, and has bits of world news in between, often from the BBC.
Radio inside baseball Show more
Tales from inside the station reveal that he's a bit of a dick. With no radio experience, he's still making out like he's a Scouse version of Richard Park, doing snoop sessions, and even publicly criticising his own presenters on social media.
The whole thing is a car crash and the money is finally starting to run out.
Radio inside baseball Show more
For context, Bliss Radio was launched earlier this year by Sean Saunders, a man with no professional radio experience who was fired from his volunteer gig at another station for homophobic comments.
He managed to blag a small business grant and a £25k loan to start his own station. Since then, he's been paying inexperienced presenters way over market rate, posting unhinged videos on social media and swaggering around in gold chains telling people he's a media mogul.
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Oh no, it's all kicking off in the world of radio. The soap opera that is Liverpool's "Bliss Radio" is the gift that keeps on giving.
Early 30s, queer, interested in social change, housing, transport, economics. I usually have the radio on. I sell maker stuff online. #nobot
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