Monday, April 04, 2011

I'm Listening to: Radcliffe and Maconie

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie have moved from BBC Radio 2 (Monday through Wednesday evenings) to digital-only station BBC 6 Music (1-4pm Monday through Friday). This is terrific for me, as I now have a couple of favorite UK DJs to listen to during the afternoons at work. Their show is so eclectic, and I never know what gem I might hear them play.

I was delighted to be able to hear their first new 6 Music show this afternoon. I'm sure it's the first of many to come...although not everybody is happy about their move.

Oh...and The Chain continues as well!


Sunday, April 03, 2011

I'm Listening To: Jazz FM

What a delight to discover, over the weekend, that Jazz FM is now being broadcast all over the UK on DAB radio! Up until now, I could sometimes pick it up on one of the DABs in the upstairs of our house, only with the antenna fully extended and pointed toward the West Midlands...and then only sometimes! The station was available online, but it's so much more convenient to now pick it up using DAB radios.

So far the broadcasts are at a low bit rate and are in mono. But that's set to change.

Because of this, it also means I can listen at work, when I need to "chill". And that need happens from time to time, by the way.