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Posted By: MoorleyMan
04-Nov-04 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Subject: RE: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Compare the similarly-billed Harding and Paul Jones programmes that advertised "including a chat with" a special guest.
Last week or the week before, Mike H's billed "special interview" slot devoted less than ten minutes in total out of the hour's show to Debby McClatchy and Banjo Ray between them (much of which time was taken up with playing album tracks), and what little chat there was, it was superficial at best;
whereas Paul Jones last week had a brilliant, informative and detailed chat with Shirley Collins about her American trip with Alan Lomax in '59 that took up the whole show.
Unless I've missed something really basic here, I think that comparison speaks volumes about how seriously the different programmes take their listeners. Need I say more?