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Cromer, Norfolk, United Kingdom

I'm a former hospital radio/club/mobile DJ, avid record collector and amateur musician (playing guitar, keyboards, recorder, harmonica and percussion.) I've even filled in on bass guitar for a couple of local bands as well (although that was quite a few years ago). Also interested in Motorsports, Wrestling/Mixed Martial Arts and Classic Television and Radio from the 1960s - 1980s.

Why am I on here? Well, I'm just trying to make some sense of life before it's too late...but who cares anyway?

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Radio Junk

There's a reason that certain tracks remain "forgotten" - it's all down to the tastemakers who run radio thinking certain songs aren't cool or credible enough.  Remember when Absolute 60s started in 2011? Loads of acts who were successful at that time were cut off the playlist as they weren't seen by the radio station as "influential on musicians of the present day".

They say "listen to one of the gold stations": I can't even pick them up in my neck of the woods - and DAB reception here is limited at best.

To sum up, I'm slowly losing faith in "music radio" these days. There's very little to interest me, and the formats are getting restrictive, and if you're out in the sticks like I am the choice of stations is limited to say the least.