Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Half Time!

Well its not a month since my last entry just two weeks hence half time!

Following the football theme (well sort of theme) I am pleased to say that my team are so far unbeaten in there first season in the Championship and in a brand new stadium as well!

Have finished the first two weeks treatment and now have two weeks off, so far no problems.

Some of you may be aware that I am not a great lover of TV and prefer listening to the radio. Since the local comercial stations have all morphed in to a bland radio station called Heart the only local radio worth listening to has been the BBC ones. Sadly however this could be just about to change due to funding issues. The BBC Trust are due to anounce a proposal on September 21st to end local broadcasting after 7 pm on Mondays to Fridays and 2 pm at the weekend to be replaced by a pan england sustaining service which may well sound just like Radio 2. At the moment my local station (Kent) provides a very good range of programmes during the whole day including the legendary Roger Day in the evening and the world will be a lot sadder place if that was to end. In fact if I lived in a town not that far from here I could sign a letter of protest as 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells' but I will have to make do with just 'Disgusted'.

On the subject of 'Disgusted from Tunbridge Wells', a saying that has passed into newspaper folklore. There never actually was such a person! Aparently one week the local paper had very few letters to print so the editor asked staff to invent some and one journalist rather than make up a name came up with the disgusted tag.



Sybil said...

So glad that he first coule of weeks have gone by without any undue reactions Andy.
It is same down this way with teh radio stations. even our Radio Bristol has changed in last year. we used to have a wonderful programme in teh evening now it's all pop rubbish. How the BBC can imagine that teenagers are lsiting to the radio in the evenings when they have so many i.pods, game boys etc etc...I have no idea. Any youngster I ask never ever listens to the radio, They look at me with a blank look !!
Keep smiling,
Love Sybil x

Linda George said...

Glad to hear the treatment has been ok so far. Fingers crossed that it does the trick.
The BBC changes could of course affect us here in George Mansions. Mike is 66 now and working on a freelance basis, it could reduce the number of progammes offered to him. That aside, as local radio fans, we find the idea a very backward step

Liz said...

Congratulations to your team and best wishes for their and your future.
As far as radio is concerned I will only become sufficiently incensed to complain bitterly if Classic Fm is 'morphed' into Smooth Fm.