Friday, June 01, 2018

Never let the facts spoil the hype


A gushing press release from New York Public Radio station WQXR announcing Clemency Burton-Hill's appointment as Creative Director, Music & Arts proclaims that "As the host of BBC Radio 3’s Breakfast Show, she helped to welcome a new audience to classical music". Which is somewhat at variance with the hard facts of Radio 3's recent dismal ratings performance and the headline of the Independent article above over a photo of Clemency Burton-Hill. But that notwithstanding, I am delighted Ms Burton-Hill is off across the Atlantic to work her magic on WQXR. Now please could Stateside classical stations recruit Petroc Trelawny and the remaining new audience-chasing Radio 3 presenters who have so effectively made the station a no-go zone for me and many others.

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1 comment:

Pliable said...

Norman Lebrecht, who is normally highly critical of the current BBC Radio 3 regime, is effusive in his praise for Clemency Burton-Hill and her new appointment. Presumably Norman is hoping for a gig at WQXR.