I’ve always loved radio, which is good in Germany, because German TV is mostly pretty dire.
As a pads brat in Wolfenbüttel, I used to love listening to BFBS and its evening yes/no game, your chance to win a beer mat courtesy of… (I believe half of the GDR and Poland used to join me in listening to BFBS.)
When I was ten years old, my parents gave me a little transistor radio for my birthday. I used to listen to BBC World Service on medium wave via a cheap earphone, with the radio under my pillow.
As a sixth-former, I used to listen to Nightowls, a phone-in show on Metro FM, from 10pm till 2am. It was the station’s most listened-to show. 99% of the time, the breakfast show is the flagship show on radio.
On my year abroad in Russia, I used to tune into BBC World Service, this time on… hissssssssssssssss… shhhhhhhhhhhhhh… hisssssssssssss… short wave, generally in the wee small hours.
Nowadays life is easier. I listen via TuneIn. Mainly to BBC Tees, Radio 4 and Blue Planet Prank Radio. Occasionally to Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3. Radio 1 I haven’t listened to since 1994. Nicht mein Fall…
As for Radio 2, I haven’t listened to that for years. But previously I listened to it all the time in the early 80’s, in the days of Terry Wogan and his breakfast show. Not only, but also… I remembered this comedy and music group, The Grumbleweeds. I like bawdy humour, but I also like their corny humour with bad puns, etc. Enjoy this clip.
Have a weedy day, won’t you!