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GUEST,Dazbo Folk on Radio 2 - MH in particular (65* d) RE: Folk on Radio 2 - MH in particular 06 Jun 06


QUOTE: "    'People don't always understand the concept of follow-through . . . the trick is to tempt listeners to stay with you and try to avoid sharp edges . . . "

As someone who never listens to MH (and when I look at the playlists more often than not I don't feel that I missed anything) it seems that if the show must have follow-through someone with a modicum of sense could easily play the more adventurous material between say quarter past and quarter to giving enough time to alleviate this outlandishness at the start and the end of the show.

"If you want to dig, get a shovel" well if I had the money to start up a radio station I would (and I'd never play Kate Rusby!!) but as I don't, I think that's a very insulting thing to say, Mr Harding.

But follow through is bollocks as far as I'm concerned. It doesn't matter how much the sharp edges are knocked off blues, country and (especially) jazz, they all send me rushing to the off switch. I'm glad MH's show is there but how much do I wish there was a show on the BBC nationally that does "satisfy the committed folk listener"?

PS Mike, if you read this can I have that hour I lost listening to Rubber Folk back please?


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