Monday, 21 July 2014


Ah well there you go.   Another day of LBC, who formally used the slogan,  ‘London’s Biggest Conversation’ in the days when, as a London based talk radio station, which they made available to the planet via the 3 Ws

Nowadays, LBC Radio is a National terrestrial station that is still available to the planet via the 3 Ws, whether your broadband contract has a fair use policy clause or otherwise.  However, their revised aerial coverage meant a revised slogan to go with it after the change though.    So they now actually transmit the boast,  ‘Leading Britain’s Conversation’ and even out alone in their car the station seems to be pre-tuned to annoy me although I leave it on Classic FM after locking up...

I don’t like the station myself because the constant nattering tends to jar me.   Indeed, I used to make use of the off switches quite a lot but to no avail because, ‘Her Indoors’ is a fan of the constant nagging and goes around the house behind me switching all the radio sets back on again.   I did try to bury our kitchen radio in the garden once, but she was on to me and soon replanted it back on the kitchen window sill again...

I can’t say that the station bothers me in he Evenings though because the family watch television then and the telly is much easier for me to ignore.

My problem with the station during the mornings though is actually the Losing of Britain’s conversation!

We’ve had days now of a presenter who to my mind, is a bigoted twerp who thinks he’s a gift to radio presentation while being the reason that listeners cannot get any opinions of what fellow listeners want to say because of his swollen egotistic rhetoric.

I would like to write here now, just one example of a listeners comment, but the presenter, James O'Brien, has once again today stifled anyone who tried to express one.  Although someone did call in to quietly explain that a blockade is not what it seems, but only to hear James, following the news and the ‘Leading Britain’s conversation’ boast, poorly imitating a demented Garden Gnome screeching., “There is no blockade.”  As a JIBE!!!

So much energy to make a point that your point don’t matter, is my only conclusion...

What became of entertainment I ask?

Saturday, 5 April 2014

♫ All I need is the air that I breathe and to love view♫

The two pics of cups that my son keeps winning are a mere sample of the cups and medals he has in his own room from representing our county in pool.    I actually wish he’d lose sometimes so that we don’t have to keep finding room for his marble based fodder.     However, I have firstly also used a pic here on my toaster and kettle because all these and the kitchen sink have one thing in common.

Everything metallic or near metallic around us is perfectly capable of receiving a coloured television broadcast signal and it’s quite beside the point that we cannot watch a re run of Colombo on anything like that on them as we have to passively on the telly when the wife is enjoying  how the guest murderer get caught..    

My broken oven must have received that prog called, “can’t cook, won’t cook.”   But I digress and so I must get back to the point I haven’t made yet.  (Toenails cut while you wait).

Tony Hall, the current BBC DG as I write this,  is telling us that to share the TV licence fee with Channel 4, would be damaging to the TV industry because he is of an opinion that the BBC should keep the money and re-run.  

And yet?  Well his latest plan is the need to change things and probably for change sake.!

“To what?”   would be a viewers question, edited out from the question time recording before  transmission…

Well in his mind we should all pay a licence fee whether we watch the telly or not.  After all we are ALL capable of receiving him loud and dear; see above.

An idea to tax the one very last person in the UK for the use of a telly that is not owned or rented by the loner,  will do as much for the TV industry as would it help my blu-ray player by replacing the laser beam with a songster loud tone gramophone needle.

What I would like to suggest here would be my alternate plan on telly licensing.

I suggest that the fee should decrease by fifteen pounds per year until the BBC disappear up it’s own channels.    (As I’ve said on the steam radio in the past)  

I like “Room 101”  from the Hat Trick indie though.   A way to go BBC?!!!