Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Radio Snatch Tapes
In a previous blog entry I recall bemoaning the state of UK radio; in particular how outside of London there is usually nothing more than the 4 BBC channels and a couple of commercial stations. Radio 4’s news and current affairs coverage is good but music-wise Radios 1-3 rarely step too far from the mainstream. Elsewhere in the world in particular in North America there is whole network of college radio stations who play an eclectic mix of material; often everything from country to industrial with interesting factual programmes mixed in. Programmes may be initiated by one station and then played on several others. It is on such a network that lucky late night listeners could hear in the wee small hours of this morning a Snatch Tapes special put together by Rory Hinchey of Collective Voice. The special comprises choice Snatch cuts from the original tapes and re-issues interspliced with extracts from a fairly lengthy interview I did with Rory last week.
The Collective Voice Podcast in downloadable .mp3 format will be posted to http://www.collectivevoice.net on Saturday, May 5, 2007.