I always have the radio during the day, rather than the TV as I do achieve more that way. Classic FM is my favourite and all the family and friends find this hilarious! but I find it so calming and tranquil, I love it.
I love Alexander Armstrong, the host off Pointless. He presents Classic from 9.00 - 12.00 during the week and I think he's great. Surprised by the vast age range that appear to listen to it.
I love classic and I love the radio 4 comedy. Used to listen to a variety of shows on radio 4 but they started getting way too political for me. As it's Autumn I know stream sweet coffee shop bossa through youtube in the kitchen, really soothing.
There is a lot to be said for being part of a group, and the support and friendship that is gained from this.
Radio 5 Live or Smoth Radio, depending on my mood and what else I'm doing. I was at the dentist last year for some root canal work and he had Classic FM playing, it was really depressing music that afternoon and I started thinking about funerals!
I always wake up to our local radio station and there are the three of them just chatting, the presenter, the executive producer and the producer, they have a great banter going each morning and listeners can text or make a phone call to join in, hardly any music played, they have phone conversations with local MP’s or any local news of the day, I switch off after they finish at 10am, that’s my radio fix for the day.
I used to like our local radio station but a couple of months ago it was bought out by 'Greatest Hits Radio' which is a generic station which has bought up loads of small local ones - it has completely lost it's charm, not local anymore (apart from a short news slot) and national DJs rather than the local ones. Such a shame, you used to be able to ring in if there was a traffic issue, to enter a competition or report a lost dog etc, but now it's totally lost the local connection
It's BBC !ocal radio for me. I do switch over to Smooth radio when the sports programme comes on. We also have a small radio station that I occasionally listen to, Jax this hasn't been taken over. Yet.
I listen to Drystone on Tuesdays for the writers’ bookshelf. Hubs listens on Monday for the Northern Soul. He also listens to Radio 2 on sat morning for the 60s show. We both listen to Rylan on radio 2. I have smooth or local Metro on at work, and hubs has radio York on on Saturday evenings for their northern soul show.
I have loads of playlists on Spotify including sounds of nature, classical, movie music, and TV theme tunes. I cannot go a day without listening to some kind of music.
Dogs come when called, cats take a message and get back to you at their convenience.
I’m a big fan of Spotify as well although I only have the free version. I have some playlists of my own and they also compile some very interesting ones. My musical tastes are still stuck in the 70s and early 80s.
When I worked, because I had my own prep room I had the radio on all the time. I listened to radio 2 most of the time as it was an old radio and wasn’t able to pick up much. Now though I can’t stand the forced jollity of the DJs so Spotify suits me better. I realise that sounds a bit pompous as I write it. It’s just become a bit of a thing with me.
I like podcasts too. My favourite is the Infinite Monkey Cage. I’m a bit of a science nerd and there’s loads to listen to.
I’m interested in what other people listen to as well. Perhaps we could share playlists.