Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Classical radio loses yet more audience


In response to my earlier post How classical music found a flourishing new audience a reader has pointed out the following news item:
A court in Diss, Norfolk yesterday heard how a police raid last August on a smallholding near Thetford uncovered a cannabis factory. Giving evidence Detective Sergeant Peel said that more than 200 plants were found in the raided premises. Peter Storling age 42 from Tottington pleaded not guilty to producing a banned substance for sale on the grounds that the majority of the plants were dead. Storling explained that he read a New Zealand press report describing how cannabis plants flourished when played classical music. So he played his plants BBC Radio 3 all day, with the result seen in the photo above. The hearing continues today.
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