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Thread #74379   Message #1298434
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
16-Oct-04 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Subject: RE: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Greg, this thread (and others in the same vein) shouldn't be 'bitching about Mike Harding', but should be about the question (relevant here in Germany too): Who is public service broadcasting for? Mike is doing a programme that is meant to appeal to people outside the folk scene, and that's ok. However, do folkies not have the right to hear programmes that are a bit more tailored to their interests? We do pay our licence fee like anybody else, after all, and there were times when the public broadcasters accepted this. No longer, in these days of 'mass appeal', where audience figures seem to be accepted as the only guide to a programme's quality ...