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Are you a radio lover?

Postby Pepper Pig » March 28th, 2017, 3:49 pm

I am and, despite being a musician, the channels I listen to are nearly all spoken word. I have 24 pre-tuned ones in the car (once I found out how to set it all up I got a bit carried away) :oops: , and listen regularly to about 8.

LBC - Totally worth it for James O'Brien weekdays 10-1
Radio 5 Live - For the excellent sports coverage
Radio 5 Live Extra -Cricket
Radio 4 - News, The Archers, various plays, quizzes and documentaries
Radio 4 Extra - Almost my favourite channel. Reruns of old drama series plus extra bits from current programmes. Currently listening to a superb adaptation of David Copperfield from long ago.
Radio 2 - Still tune in occasionally but I miss Wogan
Radio 3 - In case I can't find anything else to listen to
Classic FM - So that I can shout at the whole smarmy lot of them and tell them what I really think about Russell Watson and Katherine Jenkins

How about you, or does radio pass you by?
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby scullion » March 28th, 2017, 4:55 pm

my life is lived with radio four from waking until mid to late evening - when the telly takes over - unless i'm occupied elsewhere or we're out.
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Zosherooney » March 28th, 2017, 5:33 pm

Used to listen to R2 on a Sat am 8 til 10 - sounds of the 60s. Very disappointed when it stopped. Now listen to it on player when convenient. Don't like Dermot O'Leary. Sunday listen to Elaine Paige - musical programme 1pm to 3pm. Not much else.

Mr. Z is a R4 freak... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 28th, 2017, 6:35 pm

I tune into Radio 4 when I wake in the morning and usually leave that on until to go out (most week-days) about 10 am. Then another half hour in the evening up to and including the Archers. Then it's 2-3 hours of tv until I settle down to sleep - to Classic FM , because it is easy listening and I usually drop off before it switches off ;) Radio 3 on my tv is so quiet I just can't hear it without zipping the sound right up, but too heavy for me :(

Radio 4 on Saturday mornings and radio 2 on Sundays, to include Steve Wright, Michael Ball and Johnny Walker, with Gardeners' Question time in between .. :tu:
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Busybee » March 28th, 2017, 6:59 pm

I used to listen to it more than I do now. Also miss Wogan, I think he was an underrated genius.

OH always has the Sonos playing in the lounge, so I tend to listen to whatever he is playing.

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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby StokeySue » March 28th, 2017, 7:22 pm

I like R4, but can't listen to a lot of it while doing other things, it needs my full attention, so I gave not got into listening to much of it, I intend to do more in my retirement, but speech radio doesn't work as background for me.
I could drive and listen so morning news and evening comedy were my lot when working in an office, I also used to listen to Robert Elms on BBC Radio London, and may get back into that.
I have never got the hang of the Archers, Steve Wright makes my skin crawl (and why would anyone want 2 hours of Sunday love songs, unless they work for Hallmark?), and I can't stand Elaine Paige, her hideous laugh or her Sondheim obsession (I detest Sondheim, which I do appreciate is very much a minority position, but it is mine)
I cherry pick from R4, R6, R3, R2, London.
I'm not keen on radio drama on the whole, but there are exceptions, and I dislike being read to (prose, poetry is fine), which I need to get over, but been like that since I was 5 ("please give me the book and stop doing silly voices")
Love Start the week, Broadcasting House, Jim Al Khalili, Infinite Monkey Cage etc. You can probably tell I'm a scientist who chaired the debating society :D

Weekends used to start with R4 News Quiz / Now Show if on, and end with Guy Garvey on R6 10-12 pm Sunday, but the schedules have changed
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby liketocook » March 28th, 2017, 7:22 pm

Radio 2 Johnnie Walker - Sounds of the 70s enjoy a good singalong :D
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Pepper Pig » March 28th, 2017, 7:53 pm

Sue, I am totally with you on both Elaine Page and Stephen Sondheim.
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby PatsyMFagan » March 28th, 2017, 7:57 pm

StokeySue wrote: and I can't stand Elaine Paige, her hideous laugh


Steve Wright does a blinding impression of her and her laugh ;) :) 8-)
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Badger's mate » March 29th, 2017, 3:29 pm

I'm very much a radio fan, largely because I can do other things whilst listening. Generally I listen in the kitchen, where I spend a fair amount of time, or over the plot on a personal radio. This latter is usually set to R4 LW or R5.

The DAB in the kitchen is preset to R4, R5, R5 sports extra or Planet Rock (which I haven't listened to for ages). However, it mysteriously retunes to R2 when I go out. Spooky...
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby suffolk » March 29th, 2017, 6:23 pm

If I'm on my own in the house the radio is invariably tuned to either R4 or R3 - if OH is here then after 10am it's either R2 or R3 ............ and in the car it's one of those three.
I left school at 16 ......... awful girls grammar school, couldn't get away quick enough - there was a shelf of books in the library labelled 'Careers for Girls'!!! in an all girls school :? :rolleyes: ..... and went to Art School at 40 .......... between 16 and 40 I received a brilliant education from Radio 4 :kneel: :kneel: :kneel:
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Zosherooney » March 29th, 2017, 6:31 pm

Forgot to mention.... R6 is quite good.... discovered it by accident after loosing sounds of the 60's

I think I may be a tad scared of getting soooo into R4 that I would never go out !!!!! Scared of missing an episode etc. I would need to give my whole attention to R4 and there is too much else going on for that sort of infatuation.
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Pepper Pig » March 30th, 2017, 7:43 am

Zosherooney wrote:
I think I may be a tad scared of getting soooo into R4 that I would never go out !!!!! Scared of missing an episode etc. I would need to give my whole attention to R4 and there is too much else going on for that sort of infatuation.


IPlayer Radio is a wondrous thing! 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby suffolk » March 30th, 2017, 8:11 am

For instance - Melvin Bragg and guests discussing the life and work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai ......... now http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 :luv:

or you can Listen Again
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Busybee » March 30th, 2017, 8:26 am

suffolk wrote:For instance - Melvin Bragg and guests discussing the life and work of Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai ......... now http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 :luv:

or you can Listen Again


DS and I are going to the William Morris Gallery to see his work in the Easter hols- must have a listen. His written element on his graphic design course was about Hokusai influence on William Morris and Tiffany.

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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby StokeySue » March 30th, 2017, 9:18 am

I might go to that BB, but the main Hokusai exhibition (Beyond the Wave) is at the British Museum, I'll definitely go to that.
I went to the first big London exhibition of Hokusai and other Japanese printmakers at the Royal Academy years ago, wonderful
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Busybee » March 30th, 2017, 11:04 am

Thanks for that Sue, I wonder if we could squeeze the British Museum in as well.

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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby StokeySue » March 30th, 2017, 11:22 am

PLEASE NOTE: The British Museum's new Hokusai exhibition, Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave, runs from 25 May 2017 – 13 August 2017.


It would be necessary to book tickets for that
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/hokusai.aspx
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby earthmaiden » March 30th, 2017, 1:25 pm

I grew up with radio, we never had TV. I loved the variety until I discovered Radio Caroline and then that was it :). I still love it but when at home am usually flitting from room to room and find it hard to really listen to Radio 4 unless I sit still as I can't hear it properly if I make any noise and the programmes I like best never seem to be on when I am in the car for any length of time (I wish they made it easier to listen to programmes at a time of one's choice, maybe they do, but I haven't found out how to do it). I used to like Radio 1 but stopped listening when Chris Moyles presented the programme I listened to most. I liked Radio 2 for a while but don't really like many of the presenters or music style any more so listen less, they have taken away most of the more quirky programmes that I liked best. I couldn't stand Wogan. Nowadays the radio is manly background or in the car. I flit between Gold (a good source of 60's music although you have to endure some 70's), Classic FM, Kiss and Radios 2 and 4.
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby TezzaBear » March 30th, 2017, 6:56 pm

I usually have R5live on. I can get loads of stations on my DAB and at some point would have tried them all and have enjoyed Three Counties and LBC but always go back to 5. I love listening to people on phone ins and generally listening to what is happening in the world (news, sport) and cannot stand music chosen by another person as invariably I don't like it and switch back over to 5 for the talk instead.
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby WWordsworth » April 1st, 2017, 9:31 pm

I was brought up on Radio 4 and I still listen to it, also enjoy Craig Charles on Radio 6.
I cannot abide any type of sport commentary, they shout such drivel.
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Pepper Pig » April 2nd, 2017, 5:36 am

WWordsworth wrote:I cannot abide any type of sport commentary, they shout such drivel.


Then you haven't ever listened to Test Match Special surely? Sheer poetry, knowledge and fun. And very little shouting.
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Re: Are you a radio lover?

Postby Lokelani » April 3rd, 2017, 8:37 am

I only tend to listen to radio in the car. Usually Radio 2, or if it's annoying me then whatever I can find music or interesting talk on.
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