Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Musical interludes

And also on the subject of the Today programme, there were three musical interludes this morning (in an item on youth unemployment; in an item on the dull Brit Awards; in an item on Spotify) - all of them tripe.

If I wanted to listen to pop music I would turn to Heart FM.

When music is an integral part of a Today programme item is it not possible for the Today personnel to describe the music in words?  Challenging I know, and possibly beyond any media studies graduates the BBC employs.  But speech radio is meant to be focussed on words, not ten second blasts of Queen every twenty minutes or so.

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