May 00

Radio ga-ga

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Radio ga-ga: when ill and tired, link to a Guardian article. A lazy link for a lazy piece by Francis Wheen, sadly one of the paper’s wittiest writers, which lends this particular article a certain easy readability. Don’t let that distract you from the fact that what Wheen knows about modern pop and its audience could be spelt out in seven letters and a space. The reason Andy Kershaw no longer has a radio berth is nothing to do with Radio 1’s music policies and everything to do with the protectionist attitudes of Radios 2 and 3, both stations far more natural homes for a world music programme than 1.

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