For the past two days I’ve been listening to the internet feed for BBC Radio One. I was first exposed to BBC radio broadcasting this summer when I was vacationing in Scotland. During the second week of the trip we rented a car so we could easily go on day trips from the cottage we rented. Many of these day trips took us 1 to 2 hours away from the cottage so we had time to do some BBC listening.
I love BBC radio. Now don’t get me wrong. Radio One, like many other radio stations, plays a lot of crap. At least they play a lot of stuff that you wouldn’t hear on the radio in North America. It’s also not unusual for them to mix up the genres. I remember when we were driving back to Edinburgh at the end of our second week in Scotland I heard a set which included Pink, the Dead Kennedys, Coldplay and 50-Cent. I also remember the witty, inane DJ banter. There were several times where I ended up laughing out loud at something silly the DJs had said.
So if you want some crazy assed eclectic radio listening you should check out some of the BBC radio internet feeds. If new music isn’t your cup of tea there are at least 5 other music stations to choose from. Best of all: There are no commercials. Good stuff.