What do we like to listen to in the morning if anything? Maybe you like to watch a bit of breakfast tv but for me I love the radio. I listen to Radio 2 so I get Chris Evans entertaining me which I like as he has so much energy, he wakes my brain trying to keep up with him, which is a good start. The rest of my body tends to catch up eventually….well sometimes. There are those who find him annoying but we all like different things, it would be totally boring if we all liked the same things.
I like Radio 2 as I know the music there. I get a bit lost with Radio 1, it used to be my favourite but I’m not sure whether I got older or they needed to update it to make it relevant for the young folk. I remember the big change and taking my listening over to the next station or maybe I hit my thirties.
I used to watch the tv in the morning but I’m not sure I can deal with Piers Morgan first thing. I suppose his Mrs has to but I need to get my day established before I take on one of his debates. I must be one of the rare people who quite likes him but I end up getting far too fired up when he gets ‘on one’, my blood pressure shoots up and even worse I spill my brew!!
I like to listen to some music first thing in the morning, it starts my day the way I want it to. I’ve settled into Radio 2 with the funny banter but I have also gone with something like Smooth FM too but then I have to juggle whether it’s best to have adverts and less chatter….no give me Mr Evans everyday and I’m happy!!
What do you listen to? Does music make a difference in the morning or do you not pay it much attention? It may be just a background thing but you can’t beat trying to sing along to Bohemian Rhapsody while chomping on your cornflakes. Just don’t choke on them, Freddie would not have wanted that.
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This weekend saw Radio 1 and Radio 2 celebrate 50 years of broadcast. Wow I'm nearly as old as BBC Radio, I just missed the launch by three years but have been an avid fan ever since I could listen to the radio. On 30th September the BBC light entertainment programme split into two, the younger listeners were treated to Radio 1 and an older audience would tune into Radio 2. That's the way it's always been hasn't it? When Radio 1 had it's major overhaul a few years back I then realised I had probably hit the Radio 2 age, I can't even listen to Radio 1 anymore - it sounds all the same to me......oh yes! never thought I'd say it.
It's funny though, I did grow up on both stations. My mum always had R2 on with her favourite shows being Terry Wogan and Jimmy Young and then upstairs in my room would be belting out the current tunes of R1. I remember listening to the charts on a Sunday evening, never taped it though eh? None of us did such a thing, yeah right. The Radio 1 roadshows were the highlight of the summer, taking part in the quiz 'bit's and pieces' and having a cry with Simon Bates's 'Our Tune'.
Radio 2 was always the oldies station wasn't it? It was the one mums and dads, granny and grandads listened to. Well I'm a mum now so it only seems fitting that I made the leap. Think we were all forced really. Radio 1 became too old fashioned would you believe, a lot of the presenters went over to Radio 2 and a new younger, modern Radio 1 was formed.
I don't actually mind, I got the chance to listen to Wogan again and I actually like Radio 2 as it is, there is a good mix for all ages so goodbye and good riddance to ageist listening. I actually prefer the radio and listen to it a lot, I don't really listen to cd's and my downloaded music much as I prefer the music, chat and the odd go at Popmaster with Ken Bruce. You'd think it would be a thing of the past with all the technology around today but radio is still popular today as it's always been. To be honest sometimes it's a lot better than anything on the tv and with all the stations available there is always something for everyone to listen to.
So thank you for the past 50 years BBC Radio, thank you for all the good memories and may it all continue for the next 50 years and beyond.
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