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ON MY RADIO

By Pete Moore On February 13th, 2018

Apparently it’s World Radio Day. Nope, I have no idea either. I suppose every day is dedicated to something now. However I feel a word is in order, and not just because I used to live in Essex, which is of course the birthplace of radio. It’s because I’m an unashamed radio addict.

I can live without TV – easily. I watch mine maybe once or twice a week. But I can’t live without radio. I think that in British radio we have one of the glories of the world. The sheer volume, variety and quality of output is astonishing, I’m a cynic, and yet I’m always amazed at what the industry serves up.

So I’m a radio addict. I go to sleep with my bedside radio on very low volume. It wakes me in the morning. I go down to the kitchen and turn on the radio there. I listen to it all day at work. The first thing I do when I come home is switch the radio on, and it stays on all evening. (Iain Dale’s LBC show is on at the moment.) At home I have a DAB system, two smaller DAB radios and a short wave radio. If any of them stopped working they would be replaced immediately.

I wake to BBC Radio 4. During the morning it’s news and politics on Radios 4 and 5, with a bit of Nick Ferrari on LBC. I’ll dip into Talksport if anyone interesting is on. At midday it’s Jeremy Vine on Radio 2. I’ll swap and change between all of these in the afternoon, as well as Absolute Radio for some sounds. (The morning is too early for music.)

And so it goes on all day. I don’t even think about it. It’s a routine I’ve had for so long that it just happens. Some people flop in front of the TV, which would be alien to me. I have the radio on, always. Whether I’m reading, cooking, finagling with something or bashing commies online, the radio is always on. There’s always something for an inquiring mind on British radio. Whatever your taste, you’ll find plenty of it at all times.

Can’t live without it.

26 Responses to “ON MY RADIO”

  1. I too love radio.

    If I had to give up either TV or radio, I would give up the TV.

  2. Pete – how do you cope with Radio 4? It’s BS is relentless and I’ve had to switch it off so often now that I auto-switch to CD in the car

  3. Allan –

    I go day by day and minute by minute with Radio 4. The casual bias is always there of course, right across the BBC news and current affairs output. I know that a conservative or patriotic guest will be sneered at. It’s like background noise.

    Then you have a day like last week, when Radios 4 and 5 were pumping out full on Marxist-feminist propaganda all day and glorifying the suffragette terrorists. I didn’t listen to the BBC at all that day. I don’t want to smash up my radios.

  4. One thing that we agree on Pete. Radio is magnificent and much superior to TV.

  5. Then you have a day like last week,…..

    I was listening to that in the car – how a female Labour MP organised the Jarrow March??? This was the first time that I had ever heard that BS so on came the CD-player

  6. enjoyed reading that pete, myself similiar journey from TV to Radio , including all those time slots like jeremy vine. Though I listened radio 4 for 15/20 yrs , now I select programmes like “All in the Mind” which is part of research for work, like to keep up with any and all developments. I used to love the afternoon play on radio 4, timed a siesta for that, really great. But i do have to ask you have the license fee and you often rail about it.
    Maybe the BBC should split and allow a radio membership, would be quite radical that.
    Now i listen to worships songs alot and lectures/talk to with church business. God is so much more interesting . however the cut and thrust is here .. will scan guardian online several time times a week, BBC News just gives me the headers, I don’t look for analysis there, and a 3 times weekly The late Show is very good for the soul. You get truth with humour , couldn’t be better .. highly recommend , lowers the blood pressure .

  7. Now i listen to worships songs alot and lectures/talk to with church business. God is so much more interesting

    One doesn’t have to believe in God to appreciate the music that worshipped God – so what do you listen to? For me, Bach’s Cantatas are the pinnacle

  8. well the family tree of modern worship began with VineYard, after which the two branches Bethel and Hillsong really flowered and are Mainstrean, little discoveries like elevation worship , housefires are great finds, the tree is growing and bears fruit,
    Sure classical works like Bach and Handel and Beethoven and any others point beyond, that’s a oobservant statement you wrote above.
    I like the modern because its speaking about our experience , and knowing Him. I want to go beyond just music , however amazing it is. Christ is a King allan, he’s coming back , that’s the faith.
    One thing I’ve observed is that many of us on the left disavow the extreme feminism/marxist models,( shall we say our own bastards) but i must point out the same cannot be said of the Right , none of you disavow you’re own bastards. Like Anders Brevik people like that, and its really disappointing ! . We should have a common ground on quite a few things, some on the Right are so far gone, there is no edge or spectrum.
    Here’s a question allan to demonstrate what i mean: The New Russia goes out of it way to persecute gays, do you agree with that direction , and we need more of that over here.
    State disapproval? casual and random beatings for being ” the wrong sort” ?

  9. The New Russia goes out of it way to persecute gays,

    The 16-year-old daughter of one of my friends in a town in Angus attends secondary school where there are gay-trans groups in the school. The members of these groups get to decide on any given day what gender they are and how they feel. Their school work is atrocious because they are entirely self-absorbed and troublesome – in a secondary school. The teachers cannot object for they will lose their jobs although some parents are making noise. This is unacceptable and if this is what Russia is stopping, thenit should be stopped.

  10. hmmn, I wish you hadn’t mixed the two together allan
    sexual orientation is complex for some, but not for most of us, the majority.
    We need more an attitude of “Ok you’re tranny today, micheal/michelle great now please sit down class is about to begin, we’re doing algebra , would you open your textbooks to page 47” .. Don’t feed it in other words.

  11. I suppose every day is dedicated to something now.

    Helps to keep our minds off of what is really going on.

    With TV you have to be, not only in the room, but right in front of it. TV takes over. But radio is that quiet friend in the corner softly speaking to you. It does not demand your complete sensual attention, just that you lend it one ear whilst you carry on doing something else.

    I stopped listening to the radio when the BBC started going all heavy with the Lefty stuff. Too many plays that were simply trying to ram down a PC message.

  12. Mark B
    but the alternatives are just blow-hard shock-jocks , all heat , no light
    what dya want ?

  13. This might be up your street Jude.

    Nolan phone in for sensationalist news stories and pop culture. Talkback for your thinkning man’s current affairs phone in. Sounds Sacred, Rejoice, (Father) Brian D’Arcy, Everyday Ethics and Sunday Sequence for all your God needs.

    All served up with a bit of local flavour. David used to be a fairly regular contributor / guest on Radio Ulster.

  14. Whoops, link

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/radioulster

  15. i do listen to blamegame on radio ulster and Nolan y’day , thanks paul

  16. Talkback at noon is usually quite good. William Crawley as presenter really is top of his game.

  17. jude, on February 13th, 2018 at 11:47 PM Said:

    Sure classical works like Bach and Handel and Beethoven and any others point beyond, that’s a oobservant statement you wrote above.

    Here’s a question allan to demonstrate what i mean: The New Russia goes out of it way to persecute gays, do you agree with that direction , and we need more of that over here.
    State disapproval? casual and random beatings for being ” the wrong sort” ?

    Allan@Aberdeen, on February 13th, 2018 at 11:59 PM Said:

    The New Russia goes out of it way to persecute gays,

    The 16-year-old daughter of one of my friends in a town in Angus attends secondary school where there are gay-trans groups in the school.

    This is unacceptable and if this is what Russia is stopping, thenit should be stopped.

    jude, on February 14th, 2018 at 12:10 AM Said:

    hmmn, I wish you hadn’t mixed the two together allan

    The bizarro of ATW shows why 🙂

  18. allan they’re separate matters by degrees : gays and trans-gender
    in my mind you made the mistake of lumping them all together.
    I asked about gays in Russia, you gave me trannies in Scotland
    Menu change ..didn’t like the a la carte ..

  19. Jude – the gay agenda is EVERYWHERE and it’s relentless. If gays don’t like being in Russia, they can move to Brighton or California. Gays/trannies – these are all self-damaged people and I don’t want them near my descendants.

    I believe that Russian TV actually did offer gays the cost of moving to California: I agree with that approach.

  20. Allan they’re separate matters by degrees : gays and trans-gender
    in my mind you made the mistake of lumping them all together

    Agreed, akin to linking peadoism to hetrosexuality.

    If gays don’t like being in Russia, they can move to Brighton or California.

    Interesting concept. So, when are the Thompson Twins moving to Visegrád?

  21. allan tsk tsk thought better off you
    don’t you know moving the “other” out is not a solution to life problems
    time and time again history proves you have to look within and find the answer
    the other is different, start there. Does he/she have a right to exist same as you ?

    Paul can you imagine allan in ulster, “themuns is — fill in the gaps… ”
    see allan its starts with gays, then its people who you don’t like what they say , or what they profess , and so on until you have full blown aids fascism .
    Maybe you’d like to add, : Yes Jude Fasism is all its glory
    and we’re off an 2 click away from LMAO

  22. Dab is Ok but I prefer Internet Radio as you get real variety.

  23. Internet radio is truly magnificent. I have this bad bay:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81ZmOgS17jL._SL1500_.jpg

  24. So I’m a radio addict. I go to sleep with my bedside radio on very low volume. It wakes me in the morning. I go down to the kitchen and turn on the radio there. I listen to it all day at work. The first thing I do when I come home is switch the radio on, and it stays on all evening. (Iain Dale’s LBC show is on at the moment.) At home I have a DAB system, two smaller DAB radios and a short wave radio. If any of them stopped working they would be replaced immediately.

    I wake to BBC Radio 4. During the morning it’s news and politics on Radios 4 and 5, with a bit of Nick Ferrari on LBC. I’ll dip into Talksport if anyone interesting is on. At midday it’s Jeremy Vine on Radio 2.

    Yes Pete. That sounds very like my day, starts with Radio 4 but I switch to Radio 3 if the news is too depressing. It’s never too early to listen to Mozart. And at work it’s Radio 3 that keeps me (mostly) sane. At the weekend it’s mostly Radio 5 for the football and rugby.

    We have seven radios including two DABS, and that’s between two people. It’s five in the house, one in the den greenhouse and one in the garage for when I’m sorting the wood.

  25. Always, always the radio is on.

    How could anyone not do this.

    Streaming music is a form of radio in my books, as it satellite pay radio, which some have here.

    Long live radio.

  26. Paul…do your ears a favour and get one of these. Onkyo TXR636.

    http://www.eu.onkyo.com/en/products/tx-nr636-98893.html

    There’s a newer model I’m sure but I love this one. Play all my AV through it. Several speakers sub woofer etc.

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