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    Do you like Radio? Me personal love it BBC 3 radio, my favourite programs are Word and Music so good is poetry with good music rhymes with the theme, as well every week there are good Radio Dramas, good section on art and of course plenty to listening classical music and operas which I enjoying to listening.

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    Yes, I like radio too. I have a very good station here. KUSC.ORG , 24/7 classical music.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Hamlet

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    At one time, that's all there was, radio and one's imagination.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    As a teen in the 70s I LOVED radio. I especially loved album rock stations and especially free non-commercial stations. I always wanted to be a disc jockey. If that dream of my youth had been realized I probably would be an unhappy disc jockey though unless I worked on the all night shift of a classical station or a college station where the jockey has the freedom to play what he wants and take requests. My main use of radio was to discover new music but with Spotify now I rarely listen to radio because there is just too much to explore on Spotify and I don't have to put up with commercials. I hope the financial prognosticator that predicts Spotify can never make a profit is wrong because it would be a real shame if they ever go out of business. I would really have a hard time adjusting to life without Spotify again.

    Kevin

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    ​Same here; it really would be a great loss!
    Whatever floats your boat

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    I like the Radio but the only channel I listen to is BBC Radio 3. It's by no means perfect but far better than anything else I have listened to. I was in NYC for 3 years until recently and never found anything to touch the BBC in quality. Being advert-free, this is a big blessing.

    The annual "Proms" are essential listening. I think that the quality of the "playlist" programmes has deteriorated over recent years (too many breaks in the music for various reasons, and a narrowing in the range of played, with too many frequent repeats) but I shouldn't complain too much as it's possible to listen again in high definition audio for up to a week after the programme, so that annoying bits can be edited out. Many of the afternoon and evening live concerts are usually worth listening to. During the early hours of the morning they play recordings of live concert material from all over Europe, often involving less well-known composers of the 17th-19th Centuries..

    I generally like most of their presenters, although I have a few favourites. I never listen to anything but classical music, as jazz (the other main musical area) holds nothing me. I'm not interested in plays or philosophical discussions or interviews of any description.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    At one time, that's all there was, radio and one's imagination.
    apparently, there was a time before that when there wasn't even radio
    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." Berlioz, 1856

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    I listen to the radio pretty much all the time I can while at work: 105.9 FM in New York - WQXR.org

    At home I have better options though, even if only through my tiny - but quite pricey - Bowers & Wilkins computer speakers these days.
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    When I hear John Cage’s 4’33”, I reach for my earplugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headphone Hermit View Post
    apparently, there was a time before that when there wasn't even radio
    You mean people actually had to make eye contact and communicate with each other?

    I believe the media call that "The Dark Ages".
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Yes, I listen to the Radio (here in Germany) when I'm driving in my car. It's the only way to learn about classical works which I do not know yet. At home I do not have time to listen to many works I don't know in order to judge, if I like them or not. And I don't have got many friends who like classical Music as well as me - so I don't get many recommendations.

    I learned to appreciate the absolutely exellent Piano-Trios by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. I never would have listened to them "volotarily" - but when they were played in the Radio I got fascinated !

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    You mean people actually had to make eye contact and communicate with each other?".
    not if you were a hermit
    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." Berlioz, 1856

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    Most of my listening is done on CDs rather than radio, but I do sometimes enjoy Radio 3, particularly on the strength of programs like "Discovering Music" and "Composer of the Week."

    The annual Classic FM Hall of Fame is also something of a guilty pleasure, if nothing else so that I can shout angrily at the radio every time something moronic appears in the top 300

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headphone Hermit View Post
    not if you were a hermit
    Yes. I see your point.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    I was never one for classical radio. I selfishly want to control what I want to listen to and when.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Add to your pleasures one of the best in the world.

    WFMT.com -- free streaming, every day all the day long.

    Best regards.
    Last edited by PetrB; Mar-15-2014 at 01:01.

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