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Thread #147580   Message #3422517
Posted By: Dave Hanson
19-Oct-12 - 07:01 AM
Thread Name: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
Subject: RE: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
I think the BBC has a general dislike of traditional music, what started out as Folk On 2 has been gradually watered down over the years since Jim Lloyd retired and now with Mark Radcliffe at the helm the process will carry on until it's just another middle of the road pop programme with an occaisional ' folk type ' [ Mumfords et al ] song thrown in then that will be that, no specialist folk music programmes on BBC Radio 2 it's a sad day, yet the BBC justify a whole channel devoted to classical music and another one to pop music, it defies logic, or does it ? the knobheads at the top must assume that everyone wants to listen to the same music as they do.

On RTE Radio 1 you can hear traditional music throughout the day, all day, plus the Irish music programmes they broadcast, why does the BBC hate it so much ?

What a disgrace the BBC has become.

Dave H