Category: Radio

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Who is Mayer Hawthorne?

I think I trod on his plectrum. Was it heart-shaped? Was it damaged by my black patent Doc Marten shoe? I hope so. For symmetry’s sake. You see,…

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The Realness of Rob & Rachel

A couple of posts back, Ian Hough made a comment which made me wonder: How could someone living abroad easily get a flavour of what it’s really like…

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New Broadcasting House

The BBC began to consider proposals for a TV and radio headquarters in Manchester in 1953. In 1967, Manchester Corporation suggested the All Saints Oxford Road site and…

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1Xtra London Bias – Continued

Contains my correspondence with the BBC Email response from Chris Humphrys, Content and Schedules Manager, Radio 1 and 1Xtra Friday 4th November 2011 Thank you for your comments…

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‘Urban’ = London?

Concerning Lowkey & Radio 1Xtra’s massive London bias. On my way to the Clarendon Road shops, I passed some lads on the corner and I asked them what…

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Norman Jay Good Times

I was wandering past Kingbee Records in Chorlton the other day when I spotted this in the window: The Deaf Institute website explains that the event is a…

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Craig Charles Funk & Soul

If you think this looks like fun then you’ll love the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club at Band On The Wall each month. However if, like me,…