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Watson More Music on Radio Not Less. (17) RE: More Music on Radio Not Less. 31 Mar 03

Folk on R2/3 addresses the interests of those wanting commercially recorded music, but folk music on local radio takes a different direction. It is able to feature the local artist, the folk club, the needs of the people in the target area of the radio station in a way that no national programme can.
I very much enjoy hearing Waterson Carthy, or Oysterband or Gjallarhorn on the radio, but I also want to here the local girl who will be a big star one day, or the man who writes fabulous songs that will never be heard outside his own county. I want to know which night the local folk club is on.
However good Mike Harding or Fiona Talkington are, I won't get - or even expect these things from national radio.

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