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The radiated a program with broadcast bionics creators of The Bionic studio the smarter way to make radio hello I'm triggered and thank you for joining us for the April 2020 lockdown edition of radio today's roundtable podcast weird times to be sure but we're connected by the miracle of ipdtl so as far as we can it's business as usual let's find out who's round our virtual table and indeed where they are Ellie hello.

This is Eleanor oldroyd from Radio 5 Live and I am broadcasting by isdn from my loft bedroom come studio in South West London I'm a van driver and I'm in Hitchin in Hertfordshire I'm a man.

I'm a BBC Radio 4.

Ensuite dressing room in Shenley Hertfordshire which appears to be the most soundproof door at least distance from my 4-year old boy that I can find most recently at fix radio a job, which you knew you'd got last time you're on this a podcast and in-between time you took the job and now you're not doing that anymore and Discover yourself as a van.

That's not entirely fair.

You're an award-winning broadcaster.

What you got to be doing with yourself in lockdown.


I've done a few bits and pieces with people have audition for a lot of voice-over work.

I've done in the one podcast Radio about my disastrous trip to New Zealand and I've made a demo for a London radio station, but just bits and pieces but this afternoon.

I'm hiring a van and from tomorrow morning at 6, am I'm picking up Medical Supplies and I'm going to be delivering to pharmacies throughout the South of England six days a week is officially a good bloke.

What's it like broadcasting then from a new or used to sailing into the BBC in Salford and having lots of people running around after you now as you say your in your attic bedroom with a big difference is for you in terms of actually communicating with the listener and breakfasts in your loft that sounds a bit Jane areas to me, but no it isn't it is a quite nicely appointed and loft conversion, but it is strange and I miss my colleagues.

Are you you? I have never appreciated the teams that we have you know because we're lucky to have decent sized teams on unused programs and the studio managers and studio directors that we work with every week.

I've never appreciated them because I'm not with them and cause they're having to go into the studios in Salford generally speaking and it's a smaller team.

They would usually be there but they don't have the luxury of of social distancing because

Has to go you know I'm going to get technical about this, but somebody has to press the button to send it to the transmitter basically and so so all the presenters on all the presenters of broadcasting from home but a lot of us and I'm finding it interesting you know there is obviously that the luxury of being able to go straight to your bed if you've just come off at 9 haven't gone up at 3:45, but on the other hand you are still very much at home and when you're talking about really quite stressful distressing sad worrying things you want to be able to cut yourself off from that sometimes and remove my broadcast equipment away from my bed, so it's not the first thing I see you in the morning when I wake up because we all have to have a little break from from the really upsetting use that we're talking about just to get a little bit technical.

What have you got to broadcast to the nation from? What what what is surrounded by and perhaps? What are you not having access to

Would normally well, I've got almost everything.

I need really I've got an isdn point which I've had actually quite some time in my house, which was installed so that I can do down the line interviews I wasn't in Salford reason that could do interviews with sports people who enjoy set time.

I've never used it so much in my life and I got a standard glensound QB which is what I take on outside broadcast so so normally be using this tool from the Olympics or wherever else I'm doing sporting overseas and the microphone is if you really want to get that.

They are they are dynamic and and headphones and so on but then I've got my top which has got open media setup which vehicles are standard news at script and production system now and the only thing I don't have really is the ability to talk back to my producers so the produce can talk to me if I live on there, but I can't talk back to them which I think you're producing probably is actually a bonus if you got presenters less able to give you back chat the whole time.

I think one of the interesting things.

Go to five live with also to Radio 4 is how we just getting used to the fact that professional broadcast quality isn't absolutely necessary we're putting up with engineers would have told us was on Broadcast able quality.

Do you think as a listener before we talk about you presenting? What have you heard and make of the variation in sound quality that they were I'm not sure it would be immediately obvious to any of the listeners at all.

I mean in Dale who was a guest on them on this showing that last month wasn't he was talking about how being LBC studio in his who made him a better broadcaster.

Cos it's always bang TV cameras and you have the sense of being on it and being at a live event and she have been listening to him broadcasting from his bedroom in Norfolk

You sounds better.

I mean maybe acoustically but the the difference that it's made in terms of his informality is warmth and humour has actually I think maybe so better so I'm not sure I would notice inequality as enough that when you're listening like most people listening either kind of driving a car.

Obviously that's not happening these days, but people who are or can be my kitchen was your frying vegetables in the Saucepan I just don't think United actually only because because I feel like that a little bit too because obviously you know I've never felt such a direct connection to our listeners as we do at the moment particularly on the breakfast programme and actually if you got people phoning in to talk to GPUs or to talk to people who got an expertise in self-employed status and son you feel like you're talking to them very very directly and maybe it is about to put my laundry basket to one side of me and I feel like I'm at home.

It just feels like you are more directly connected to people listening at Home and Away I found it quite interesting that I wore.

The contributors who are described to me as professor somebody who's in his kitchen or doctor somebody is in her bedroom.

I feel it.

I don't when I think all they had to get in their car drag themselves all the way to Radio Derby broadcasting from I think some people are in a way A bit more authentic.

Yeah, I found that too.

I think the most interesting thing about the way things are now not necessary because people are remotely broadcasting is that the so many sad stories on right now, but you haven't heard very much tragedy porn.

You haven't heard the Old we talk to a lady now who lost her husband and how does it feel and all that there hasn't been much of that and I wonder if that's because people are at home and they're more into the audience and they realise how intrusive that is all.

There's just no need for it has so many stories.

Did you think we've got the balance right between news and information and entertainment and distract.

Which are very important at times like this is MMA record a Radio 2 sound in brilliant.

I think at the moment for that reason.

I think I got the exactly right.

He's 3 minutes about what's going on and then his 10 minutes of pleasant music and banter and that's the right but I think the problem is some of the shows where it should be all about distraction have been taken off the air on local radio in particular, because they're trying to focus on serving the crucial local stuff and I think that's a shame because people do feel a connection with their local presenters and with the schedule that they come to know and love I think it's responsibility which one so I make sure you tell him the ultimate called answer me this which is a comedy human a show which we've been running since 2007.

We've made the deliberate decision to change the content we are not doing any.

Is about illness death diseases that would normally be funny.

I mean we normally choose any way to get people out of themselves, but we might do a question with a question.

Why is Jeremy Bentham's body on display? We wouldn't do that now because we know that our audience are really desperately seeking a distraction.

We don't even talk about travel because that's something that people can't do at the moment.

We're talking about face-to-face social interaction with talking about stuff that reflects people's worlds stuff.

They can do at home without ever mentioning the virus at all and I think if you're doing a comedy show you should really double down on that Graham you've done a lot of BBC local radio and Ollie is right that some of those genres programs have gone and been replaced by the wall-to-wall.

Let's just call it news and engagement.

Do you think that's the right decision to take I don't know I know it sounds very hard sometimes though when you listen to Like the Today programme and then you still get you know it be followed by a program about gardening and we'll talk.

Pussy willow in the you and you think I'm on it and then the Archers comes on but then Radio 4 always been like that.

I'm not sure where the Radio 4 should go a bit more news and leave the distraction to the radio too.

I don't know we had a discussion very early on with this on the weekend breakfast programme with my colleague Chris Warburton about tone and about how we are we are on on the air in this uncertain unprecedented time which is which is newer everybody I can I think that's one of the things that in radio as a whole is so unique about this situation, but I think we just felt right.

We've got to be ourselves.

We going to have a laugh with we can we got to be silly if we can you know not excessively silly and not Pat and not right about really serious subject, but immediately afterwards we got so many people getting in touch with the same.

Thank you.

Just just being normal.

Thanks for being yourselves and thank you for the familiarity and I just think that is something that we have maintained and want to try and then.

Well, just just too kind of be warm and Norman and empathetic as we possibly can be asked you what you all think about initiatives like the BBC sing along and The Clapping for the NHS do you think they've worked so far it is difficult when you love those two things in together.

I'm in writing as a listener that they are kind of similar but we all know that kind of infrastructure point of view so you know behind the scenes the decision to be part of the clapping for the NHS for Norman is the decision that's taken to reflect something that the nation is doing anyway possibly encourage it but basically reflect the thing that would be doing something like the Great British sing along which is this kind of mass participation exercise across BBC popular music that works personally I feel a bit squeamish about that because the BBC is so owning this anyway, because they're a trusted source of news and because of the resources that they have to provide entertainment for them to then kind of try and create new.

On top of what is essentially masjidi, just kind of made me feel a bit awkward like I could feel their corporate voice coming through when really music radio should all be about an in connection with a friendly person who's playing the records so I personally don't want those gimmicks, but I acknowledge that obviously got two people did like it and don't think that the strange things about the internet connection, but the strength is in having millions of people doing the same thing at the same time as a space for it, but personally on a bit turned off by it I didn't listen to the greatest sing along.

I knew it was happening and a big big fan of all is brilliant presenters in the morning.

You know I listen to Greg James a lot in the morning son of mitochondrial mood enhancers.

I think if you if you want to be part of it, then the option is there if it lifts the mood of any number of people if it listen to one person then it's probably worth giving you the girl I wanna speak to the kind of thing that will be Revisited week on week because it was gone from the stage of the first couple of weeks of the Outbreak when the news was really grimmond.

So much for the time and terrifying and now we're in this.

I mean you know it can get it will get more and more serious on a major scale again and out 11 over the coming weeks, but there are four times as I say where you've just got to be able to carry on as normal and and and if it makes somebody feel cheerful to sing along and you know I went outside and clapped for the NHS on last week and it did lift on because that's what we don't want with missing out on is this communality this fact that we do things together? You know we like to go to sports events.

You know we liked her singing choirs or or do whatever it is and an actually you know about it seemed a bit faked to say right.

We're going to create this great communal moment.

I think it's something that we need and we like actually this is the road today round table for April and dad in West Cambridgeshire and will be back all of us after this the radiated a program with vodka.

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I mean it presumably you would you to go to Tokyo for the Olympics were you not falling off a cliff? Yeah? Well, I'm filling in my diary probably kind of September last year my diary for 2020 and it's not the biggest work of fiction out there because of course you know should have been filled with cricket with crickets season is due to

Start domestically on Easter Sunday and then carry on all the way through till September I was due to be going to my 12 Olympic Games and that someone I'm going to in Tokyo this summer as well.

Yeah, it's a huge part of what I love doing you know it's the thing that I enjoy broadcasting.

It's a thing that I love watching and it would you know if you said to me, I'm after last Summers season which was the one of the greatest Summers of my life really and you know the World Cup in the Ashes and someone if you said to me at the end of that season there will be no cricket next summer.

I would have felt utterly bereft and destitute but now I just think well if there's no cricket this summer that's just the way it is that's the way it's got to be and 2021 will be unbelievable.

Yeah, what's the weather like in Salford at five live I'm in a must be a number of people wandering around with quite literally nothing to do well.

It's many people have had to become quite creative.

I'd actually just started.

Get a couple of months ago on a Thursday night and Wednesday night call the inside track with Darren Campbell supposed to be building up to the Olympics and Paralympics but obviously that's not happening now, but it's it's a source of Sports News and Sport issues that the developing that we can we can talk about and I'll tell you what we going to mumbelievable guests at the moment because you got the sports people at home.

I've got nothing to do with them at first week of lockdown.

We have Ben Stokes and his wife Clare on the programme live for 20-minutes from home the most recent when we had Dina asher-smith live from home 420 Sunday at Saturday afternoons when you normally get all the live football and rugby.

They had an amazing lineup of guests who come on so Frankie Dettori Justin Langer the Aussie coach Tommy Fleetwood the star developed and version of question of sports for the radio on a Saturday afternoon as well, so that doesn't Phil Tufnell Mark Chapman hosting it so we're finding ways of giving people their Sports

People still live sport people list25 life because they love sword so try and do those discussion programmes that we would normally do yeah, is it still happening and we're going great reactions from it.

Only man.

I just want to ask you to talk about the way that radio is regarded at the moment.

We're eating a lot on Twitter about is radio coming into its own.

It's a Golden Age this is what radios for do we reach for our radio either are radio set or I'll phone or however we received our order do we reach for radio stations to find what's happening or are we going to telly or to online or social? How do you think that's working out across the commercial space in addition to the BBC is there really is a radio station for everything and as a podcast to primarily.

I thought that I would be listening to my podcast at this time because what is mostly.

Provide the exact On Demand relief if you like from what is going on in my head than podcasts? I didn't think the answer would be radio but actually because I'm at home and I'm not commuting I've found that is enough company and enough assortment another 84 exactly what I want across the various different radio stations.

I've been listening to things.

I wouldn't normally listen to at all.

I became much more promiscuous.

I've been listening to a lot more 5 life because I don't like sport so I've been trying to experiment with stuff that takes my mind out of what's in my head so I can listen to Scala for the first time Mark Forrester drive time to ring an excellent job of well.

I'm calling it drive time because he's changed the show really so it's music to work to whilst you're home office essentially having listened to do magic for the first time you know normally I'd find that doll the music they play on very much well listen to my network, but now's the time and stuff that I've previously written off I mean Dermot O'Leary for eggs.

Play Radio 2 to be honest.

I used to think he's insufferable glands, but now he's kind of laid-back charm and short links you know it's exactly what I want and he's very engaging actually in the way.

I think that's called a damning with faint praise isn't it? But it's not what I've ever wanted until now.

I send on the other day.

He's playing dead Ringer For Love by Meatloaf followed by landed in summary if you would do something about your recent trip to New Zealand yeah.

Well, I got there on the 12th of March the day we left really the coronavirus wasn't a big deal.

It was the day after the Champions League game Liverpool got knocked still big football matches going on but once we got to New Zealand it became obvious that the things more seriously the day after we got there.

They announced that people who just arrived after self isolate.

They're like 24-hours before that happened, but that made you know we went to visit my wife's parents and relatives, but that made us into lepers and people were a little bit suspicious of us and with it being such a long way away and isolated down at the bottom of the world and they've managed to avoid a lot of diseases and stuff in their agriculture in we were treated like we could have been bringing the thing in and we ended up cutting their the journey short and that was difficult enough to get flight home, but it was interesting because we even got that sense of things from listening to the radio station.

I listen to the most down.

There was a station called magic talk which used to be a pure talk station on FM with them they decided to play like Gold music in magic type of music but while we were there because this was ramping up then he went and dropped all the music again only about a month have to put in there the music in you still like listen to talk radio when I lived in Sydney Australia and it's really ill.

Play some really give it to the politicians, but I had a bloke called Sean plunket is on in the afternoon with the free speech hotline for no-holds-barred common sense took that you control and it sounds like it's going to be like but he gets on and his pitching for coolers and he said OK well that we want to know how the coronavirus is affecting you but I don't want anybody calling up and criticizing the government any other Talk Show Host could do that and thank you.

We've got grandma here.

We've got alli.


We got Ellie oldroyd and after this message from Stuart Clarkson will find out what I guess.

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Find out more about it at cleanfeed dot net Ellie oldroyd is here only man is here grandma is here.

I'm Trevor down and we're going to find out what we've all been listening to during this lockdown period I'm going to come to you first have been listening to game changers at home Craig Bruce is a program director from Australia who does a podcast with the interviews Radio presenters and he's been doing it from home lately even though.

Who's the host and has been using the crappiest microphone all the guests on radio presenter the whole sound better than him and the one I particularly enjoyed was with ugly Phil because I hired ugly Phil from Australia breakfast of pics radio and it was nice hearing.

How Phil was coping with the lockdown in London so when did it for you? When did you start to get a sense of this anymore from a health perspective because as you know.

I know I have autoimmune disease.

I was diagnosed with him.

It's about three-and-a-half years ago and so we started talking about people with you.

No problems.

I thought ok.


I kind of put me in a high-risk category when you start thinking about your own health.

You know the human does to him to go out of it a little bit so for me.

I was the moment where I thought you're not too much for me, but some people in my life.

So I thought and I know when my girlfriend is Sam I don't want to have to get to a situation where she has there been a look after me so that was that was.

Song the moment, I think there's actually feel with Craig Bruce on the game changers podcast only have yours and let's go to your podcast choice first well.

This is just pure escapism as we all know Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth I may just landed so I can't get enough of people talking about how they built the centre or how they created the haunted mansion that I'm actually my favourite podcast in the world if you are a Disneyland I would really recommend.

It is called hidden Mickey's which is hosted by Natalie palominos and Carrie poppy to really funny women who capsule8 everything but I think it's wonderful that the server developer casting however, they haven't put out a new episode for a year to fill the gap.

I was looking around for a new theme park podcast am I discovered this show it's called podcast the ride it is Mike Carlson Jason Sheridan and Scott Gardiner self-described as three childless men in their 30s talking in Incredibles

About theme park design and experience I mean when I say in-depth.

I had a recent one recently it was just about how to use the monorail forget to one of the hotels on the Disney property back in at night 2 hours on that but it really takes my mind off the world and the clip I sent you.

This is my favourite episodes so far.

It's an actor called Griffin Newman it was getting on the show talking about muppet vision 42 hours just about the creation of this attraction at Hollywood Studios Florida and you realise listening that it's kind of Jim Henson's Legacy he died whilst they were making it.

I just found it now as well, so I can get absolutely fascinating so you sent me a podcast Olly that's two-and-a-half hours long, so I'm not even going to try and find the good bit.

We're just going to play a random bit here.

It is to get my vision 3D going with Disney in the deal and general there was a very strenuous difficult the other was.

Family and by the time they started filming the thing a lot of people can authorise that the deal killed him yeah.


Oh god if you see anybody by the time it was too late like he kind of engraving that sense but people say that the year to that he was doing all the Disney negotiation that it was thinking about selling that he was working on my provisional all of that he like physically changed that he got so worn down by the thing and I kind of psychosomatic li started his own use.

Always had control he pointedly Muppets Take Manhattan was supposed to be a lasting here to do with the Muppets really like what I need to say.

That's why I end of them getting married again totally random from podcast of the ride.

Let's go to Ellie oldroyd now.

What have you been listening to listening to a whole range of new podcasts in developing eclectic knowledge, but actually podcast Wise I'm sticking with the things.

I've been listening to anyway, so the brilliant tailenders podcast cricket podcast with Greg James Felix like Jimmy Anderson which I am absolutely love and miss you every single one loyally 4/90 episodes of The Archers is fascinating at the moment the Archers podcast because lots of it was recorded before coronavirus.

So they were still going to the pub.

You know they were still going round the coffee and each others houses Halcyon world that don't exist anymore, but I don't want to nominate actually is is.

Cricket podcast called the final word and it's presented by to Aussie guys called Adam Collins and Geoff lemon Adam lives in London now and Jeff is still in Australia but they're just very very easy to listen to them very funny.

They are very sort of I don't know you know they don't respect authority in any way whatsoever and they are also benefiting from what I mentioned earlier on which is the fact that you got very good names out there with a lot of time on their hands.

So they sat down and had an hour's conversation with former England captain Nasser Hussain the other day on the most recent podcast and it's absolutely the listen to Nasa talking in such detail of things is not one for you all very much.

You've already said you're not a sports fan one for me, so here's a clip from it.

There was a change in mindset for me and the team with Lord is the hate is a strong word, but we need to find it difficult place to play with the rules and regulations.

It was like the Augusta National of the cricket.

They did things their way.

Better by their rules or they won't change if I walk down through the Long Room on a Wednesday to go and look at the pitch for the toss and it was closed it won't be like I miss you saying your England captain will open that I don't you go round the long way you can look at the page by going down there entrance down the side there when I open that door for you and it needs to fight a bit and then sort of Duncan came along Duncan would like to take his hat off walking through the Long Room and look at all the history and memorabilia and we will go ok.

Let's try and appreciate this place a little bit more and that 404 me what sort of changing mindset we have to appreciate this place.

It does things its own way and the sooner we buy into that the better ok? There's no saying on the final Graham back to you.

We've sent me this one in advance this fascinating.

Yeah, Jonathon brandmeier is a Chicago radio Legend and I loved Johnny B for years.

I'm on the loop was very famous Chicago radio station years ago and he had a Westwood one syndicated shows that even have the guest on a couple of times and I met him and I've interviewed is just crazy and I love him and he's disappeared off the Radio 4 about the last 3 years so he set up a studio in his home and put his old characters back on from their homes and on Saturday morning.

I woke up to an email saying that you know you're not dreaming way streaming.

We're back and I listen to this thing which one out in UK time at 16 10:00 in Chicago and Jonathon brandmeier spoke for 3 hours continuously with no music.

No Commercials just him and his guest and phone call as people calling into it and it was just incredible.

It's a Jonathan grand my streamer by the way to the Singapore lady.

I agree with this together as I said to me after you're just a second ago accepted as people in Singapore

Hey Siri how do you say the broadcast system in Italian how do you say call 8335 JB show direct line to a good time in Mandarin Chinese baby show direct line to a good time is crazy people 833 online for entertaining not complaining colic in Chinese voicemail.

You crazy people 833000 941 moment.

T-shirt shop we know you're there because you're just blown out brandmeier show that can't website going in and out.

There's Johnny B you're not dreaming he was streaming to be a winner.

You have to be a beginner's worry that you'll sing about exercising for the elderly they go that's grand.

Thanks for that now Radio 2 on a Sunday morning Holly who listens to that.

Well you yeah, you wouldn't guess atheist men in their thirties are listening to good morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2, but I am partly because again I just wanted a break from the news, but I also want.

Where they were reflecting I guess you know people confronting a lot of the issues.

That's been brought about by the current situation where that separation or I get a green circumstances death and you know this is the weather is not good morning Sunday it's not for me normally but I choosing recently and it's rev Kate bottley and Jason Mohammad they've obviously been put together you know you can simply say it's a bit of a meeting exercise.

You know you've got a Muslim presenter in the Reverend off Gogglebox somehow it really works and it's quite rare as part of a male female duo myself.

I know how it is to hear in a woman wear.

It's not a case of the giggling weather girl laughing at the man's jokes neither is it there's a cheeky chappy sports correspondent bantering with the senior female journalist.

These are 2 = you are interested in what each others are saying and who respects what each other are saying and the faith stuff is just part of the conversation rather than overwhelming the program.

So if you're someone with no face.

Listen to it and it is quite enlightening the people that they listen to when they get onto the face stuff in the same way.

I think is Fern britton's programme on BBC one where she interviews a celebrity and their face is just part of the conversation and I've just been really enjoying it's really comfortable listen on the Sunday morning.

That is for King and Country Australian Brothers inspired by the Christian is a favourite of ours here on good morning Sunday we really loved the recently.

They did a live broadcast from their cabin in Nashville titled together a night of hope the rest of the band on video at their homes and they sang that especially for a British couple in the UK Tom and Heather who had a cancelled their wedding and they loved that song tears or round.

I think a lot of messages coming in Kate let's do some shopping.

This is from Colin who says beautiful sunrise this Sunday morning coming over the M6 Kendal whilst I'm trucking 28 tons of flour to Glasgow

The daily bread made to supply the UK this is what makes life so beautiful.

Keep up the great work both of you big hugs to all the NHS workers at every key worker.

Have a great day says content not delivering flower if you want to swing pass my out and leave a bag of the end of the drive that I'd be a marvelous thing.

It's funny and takes all these people that don't break regularly buying flour baking which is what I do think there should be some sort of light quizzes you buy you flowers if you can't if you can't name who built the Red Lion in series 8 of Bake Off and I don't think you should be allowed or self-raising or you will go to heaven result of listening to that good morning Sunday on Radio 2 we going to have another choice and recommendation now from Ellie and I believe this is something that we can't listen to you.

It is that right absolutely I was going to talk about cricket again.

Sorry I leave but he is on for you Trevor and the people behind the wisden cricket.

Monthly magazine which is fantastic cricket magazine and and the

Watchmen quarterly at which the literary quarterly about cricket you know so I'm getting really esoteric here.

They decided that basically because most of the contributors are freelance.

They need to try and do something to support them in the Times where there is no livecricketz to commentate on and they're actually putting out a new podcast which is I think the April 17th is the first time it will come out and it's going to be a history of commentary over the years and Daniel Norcross who is a colleague others on test match special and Adam Collins previously mentioned as well.

We'll be doing it and they said to me.

They want me on at some point so that you are not putting myself, but I think it's just great work that that they have made this decision and the people behind the Nightwatchman taking a 20% pay cut because they have a regular income to put this digital magazine out and Support writers in in these times as well as broadcasters, so so you can't at the moment Trevor obviously, but the only thing I've been listening.

Olivia radio wise is is Radio 3 at the listening to a lot of Radio 3 in the mornings essential classics of the in skelly.

I don't know if you ever get the chance to put that on but particularly if you get a chunk of news and views first thing then actually just a bit of a real excellent high quality music and nice relax Radio 3 chat in is what to do for me music by villalobos played by Pedro aguiar on a brand new release which is out on Friday on the Naxos label.

Music now that came out in 1961 having been lost during heightens and lifetime a researcher found a single set of parts for a cello concerto in the Prague National Museum and it didn't take long for it to become popular so well known these days as you'd imagine.

It's been part of the core to our fears over.

This is the scurrying 3rd movement of Haydn cello concerto.

Steven isserlis is the soloist eventually nice to finish relaxing Radio 3 is there any of the Radio 4 Today programme going to have to hurry you well as you know I lost my job with fix radio on the 19th of February and since then the world has changed so the job market is extremely difficult and I'm serious tomorrow making up a rental van and I'm going to be delivering pharmaceutical supplies to chemist and I have to pay for the van and the fuel and I was just wondering right now.

How many radio station vans there must be?

Doing anything and it would help me out if somebody load me their branded van and if they want to do that.

They can get in touch with radiator diagram.


Good luck with that.

Thank you.

Feel really bad that you're doing that great but I'm not doing anything like that you wanted to mention great philanthropy self-promoting close-up face to face now, so yeah all my podcasts are on my website only man and I do four of them.

I hope they entertain you while I started my career in local radio in local commercial radio in Worcester radio Wyvern and then I was at Radio Shropshire for a few years of the BBC and I just know incredibly how incredibly valuable local radio is 2.

Time and I'm just have so much admiration for the colleagues who are in local radio who are working incredible hours as we said still going into the studio.

So you know they don't have the luxury of home broadcasting and not putting themselves out there not putting themselves at risk and no it's not it's not like being on the Frontline we're not NHS nurses.

I will care workers, but it does I think provide such an amazing life line into to know about your have your local area is coping you know in a very Direct community way doing the kind of things that Graham is doing as well and you know what you doing.

I've got a huge admiration for you.

So I just feel unbelievably lucky to be in a secure job with the BBC and with the ability to broadcast from home.

I am yeah.

We're all good admiration for the people who are doing it on a resource to say don't then we are at the BBC so BBC local radio independent local radio podcast as I take my hat off to all of you.

Word for Community Radio as well, thank you Ali Ali and Graham is David Lloyd it's 50 years this week since the BBC introduced a significant amount of changes that will follow from the report called broadcasting in the 70s.

It was a short fairly common sense report concluding that they needed to put the right programmes on the right networks to ensure we knew what they were supposed to be doing the for National networks will be still more distinct Radio 1 Strictly pub radio tool carrying light music from Sinatra Radio 3 perhaps only on VHF with more classical music and video for with Mr talk and at the prospect of an educational channel this would need government help and support a local stations that could reach 9 out of 10 people in England in.

Play concluded the Radio 1 and local radio are all very good but changes that have been grafted piecemeal onto a tree planted in an earlier age of broadcasting Radio 2 became Sport Radio 4 became a little more news with the advent of programs like it's p.m.

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This is BBC Wiltshire sound back into radio you're listening to Wiltshire today with Paul Chandler all you need to know to get a day on to the right start.

News current affairs information and entertainment for words welcome to county sound another wildly exciting announcement and why should it be just another voice on the air and this is just another radio station Terry Wogan moving from earlier one the two extra am launching in the West Midlands 31 years ago those are this week.

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David special.


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