Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oh yes indeed - the mundane programme is our enemy


That is BBC Radio 3 controller and Proms director Roger Wright in the photo above with presenter Petroc Trelawny. As reported here in August, between them they have managed to lose 100,000 listeners, which is 14% of its audience, from Radio 3's Breakfast programme by depriving it of context and turning it into a mundane imitation of Classic FM. So I choked on my coffee this morning when I read this quote from Roger Wright's Royal Philharmonic Society 2013 lecture.
'Context is all - the mundane programme is our enemy!'
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2 comments:

Pliable said...

Rob Collis comments via Facebook -

'Quite! BBC Radio Three and before it the Third Programme, was my musical education during my teenage years. So many premieres of newly commissioned works EVERY week! These days, it's just run of the mill pop classics with interviews and inane comments from 'celebrities'! I gave up listening a long time ago. Sad sad sad...'

Pliable said...

This news item shows how BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM are now interchangeable - http://www.classicfm.com/music-news/latest-news/everything-bott/