Viper Squad Ten

[ Thursday, May 25, 2006 ]

# Our radio rocks #
Starbuck [17:46] Comments: 1 []
, according to a report from the European Media Forum.

The EMF ("they're unbelievable") are saying that their public service role is "minimal" and that "since they attract the highest radio audiences both stations would prosper in the commercial sector".

But let's face it, one of the major reasons that Radio 1 and 2 attract such high audience ratios is that they aren't commercial stations - however good the DJs or the playlist a station might have, its the annoying adverts that put a potential listener like me right off.

Speaking as a long-time Radio 1 listener (read as: "sad bastard"), I know that the daytime playlist is pretty dismal. However it captures a wide variety of listeners (and especially younger listeners) who will then be introduced by association to the "specialist" evening DJ's - music that they might not otherwise seek out.

And that's what I call a public service.

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Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at May 25, 2006 5:59 pm  :

Though they should bring back DLT. But just for the snooker/darts bit.

(Spoony's shoddy rip-off is just torture)

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