Friday, January 13, 2012

The hills are alive with the sound of complaining


People protest when I complain about BBC Radio 3. So here is someone else doing it.

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2 comments:

Scott said...

From the linked article ...

"It is a sign of cultural defeat when you have to keep on assuring your audience that what they are listening to is wonderful."

Amen. In recent years, CBC Radio 2 (in Canada) increasingly exhibits the same tendency. They've pretty well lost my wife and I (and our daughter is probably more negative than we are).

Pliable said...

Thanks Scott and there is a serious point here. We are told that the dumbing out of stations such as BBC Radio 3 and CBC Radio 2 is needed to attract new listeners.

Yet the Spectator's Charles Moore describes himself as "a musical ignoramus" and thinks "Radio 3 is becoming stupid".

The classical stations have lost knowledgable listeners like you and me. But they are not attracting new listeners, as is confirmed by RAJAR data here in the UK.

http://www.overgrownpath.com/2011/10/bbc-shows-world-how-not-to-do-classical.html

Yet still the dumbing out continues....