Radio awards Show more

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. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

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

Media bullshit Show more

Bizarre radio stations Show more

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".

Radio FM4, music Show more

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

Radio inside baseball Show more

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.

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