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Peter G. Shaw17/06/2020 15:23:33
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Ok, there I am in the workshop, Classic FM gently playing something reasonably soothing, and then, and then! "This is a Government Announcement Etc, etc."

Whereupon the air turns blue, whilst I tell it to shut up. It doesn't, of course, but really, I feel that it's all gone overboard. Every 20 mins or so it all gets thrust down my ears, and I'm getting totally and completely fed up of it. The announcement, that is.

So, do the other radio programmes have this announcement? Not that I listen to them as I just cannot stand the inane prattling of idiotic youngsters who think their opinion is worth something. Neither can I stand the racket that purports to be modern music.

Anyone else p***** off with it?

Peter G. Shaw

old mart17/06/2020 15:29:39
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You will just have to set up a CD player, then there will be no interruptions while you listen to the music of your choice.

Frances IoM17/06/2020 15:44:53
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not on R3 - maybe try Radio Scala as I've been told this does classical.
Bo'sun17/06/2020 16:09:25
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And there was I. thinking you were referring to the resumption of football. No football for me has been the best bit about this awful pandemic. I'll now have to go back to watching paint dry. While not whiling the hours away in the workshop of course.

Dave Halford17/06/2020 16:13:15
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Would this be the PM's security team SUV failing to social distance from the PM's jag?

Andrew Tinsley17/06/2020 16:13:49
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Radio 3 is fine for me, just don't listen to the few very short news spots.

Andrew.

roy entwistle17/06/2020 16:14:17
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Sounds very much like classic FM face 1

Windy17/06/2020 16:29:23
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Posted by Peter G. Shaw on 17/06/2020 15:23:33:

Ok, there I am in the workshop, Classic FM gently playing something reasonably soothing, and then, and then! "This is a Government Announcement Etc, etc."

Whereupon the air turns blue, whilst I tell it to shut up. It doesn't, of course, but really, I feel that it's all gone overboard. Every 20 mins or so it all gets thrust down my ears, and I'm getting totally and completely fed up of it. The announcement, that is.

So, do the other radio programmes have this announcement? Not that I listen to them as I just cannot stand the inane prattling of idiotic youngsters who think their opinion is worth something. Neither can I stand the racket that purports to be modern music.

Anyone else p***** off with it

Peter G. Shaw

Welcome to my Grumpy Old Man club am getting a lot of members the S### on the TV, Radio and news media puts out is mostly rubbish.

Trivial news exaggerated my local press used to say things as they were now a bigger company took it over what a change.

mike T17/06/2020 16:43:31
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Well Peter G. Shaw. I am sorry to hear you are p***** off with the Government's announcements, intended to keep you and I safe.

Maybe you should spare a moments thought to the 49 members of the NHS who sacrificed their lives, so the likes of you could survive to be p***** of with the announcements.

Mike

BOB BLACKSHAW17/06/2020 16:46:33
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I don't listen to the radio, I don't buy a paper,very rarely watch BBC news ,but watch taking pictures,the wife tells me I'm in a time warp.

Bob

Rik Shaw17/06/2020 16:59:31
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I have listened to Classic FM in the workshop for years but the LV adverts drive me to distraction, no more though. My new DAB radio was delivered yesterday and it can pick up Scala Radio teeth 2. As there is no available space for the radio it's hanging from the roof by luvverly silver chains. Simply suspended sublime sounds note note

Rik......pass the bong please.

not done it yet17/06/2020 17:30:04
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Government announcements have not meant a lot to us since early lock-down. I do read and listen to the statistics, but the risk remains very similar to the start of it. My wife has been out in the car twice since lock-down - she is in the list of those at very high risk, so is still ‘shielding’.

What hisses me off is the continued political moaning from those that try to score brownie points instead of im-roving the situation.

What with all the bankers (idiots) who go to raves, demonstrations and most certainly don’t socially distance still need it repeated again and again, until the cows come home. Many are not sharp enough to understand the risks.

As far as I am concerned, we should be like NZ has done. Put the army in charge of quarantine.

Unfortunately the initial response was one of ‘herd immunity’, not eradication of the virus. We have what we have and need to make the best of it. I pick my (1960s mostly) music and keep away from the virus by taking all reasonable precautions.

larry phelan 117/06/2020 17:40:48
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Glad to see that I am not the only one who gets a P-I-T-A with these stupid "programmes", every moron they can find spouting their rubbish, as if it mattered.

Like that other Member, I too dont buy papers, seldom watch TV and rarely even listen to the radio now, since they put a prize moron on the only station I used to like. I dont feel I,m missing out on much.

Peter G. Shaw17/06/2020 17:42:23
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Hi all,

No CD player, just an old, perhaps ancient, 40+ year old radio-cassette capable of picking up MW, LW & VHF in glorious stereo, not that with my hearing it makes much difference. In any case, making up my own music requires me to exercise selection. Which is why I prefer Classic FM - someone else makes the selection for me.

No intention of buying anything else. As a Yorkshireman, I'm naturally tightfisted. And anyway, I'm not allowed out! Government restrictions. So no Radio Scala, and Radio 3 doesn't float my boat particularly. Also, last I heard, DAB didn't work particularly well in some places whereas VHF FM apparently is generally received satisfactorily all over. Therefore I'm loth to buy something and then find it doesn't do the job it's supposed to do.

Nothing to do with football - a load of expensive over inflated egos punting an inflated bladder around. Nothing to do with a certain traffic accident, although I hope the idiot who caused it gets the book thrown at him.

Suspect Windy'd got it right - I'm just a grumpy old git!

Mike T.,

Yes I'm well aware of what's going on, but I really don't like being force fed this stuff ad infinitum. I'm not daft (in my opinion anyway) and I just don't need repetition. If others are too thick to take it in, well, for a start they wouldn't be listening to Classic FM anyway (they wouldn't be found dead listening to reasonable music) and if they haven't understood what's going on, then tough. Mind you, from what I've seen on the box, there are a lot of people who are too selfish to care anyway.

I made the same comments over the five, yes five, more or less identical letters I received last March telling me to go into isolation.

I just think that there comes a point when continuous repetition of something becomes counter-productive as well as being a right p-in-the-a.

And now to think about tea, both to eat and to drink.

Peter G. Shaw

Steve Tyson17/06/2020 17:42:43
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I'm sure I heard on the news at lunch time, the female news reader say that: "watching football from home would be compulsory" - I'm going to ignore that regulation!

pgk pgk17/06/2020 17:48:41
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Picking up any sort of terrestrial broadcast is pants around my bit of the back end but even with only 5Mb/s and an internet extension to the shed there's world of inernet radio and streaming. Not that I bother much when workig - i just chat to the other bloke in my headlaugh

pgk

Peter G. Shaw17/06/2020 17:53:42
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pgk,

i just chat to the other bloke in my head

And that's the only way, or so I'm told, to have a decent conversation.

Peter

SillyOldDuffer17/06/2020 17:53:45
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Gosh, just listened to one. Seems innocent enough to me.

Better pay attention; like it or not the message will change. Don't forget head in sand means one's bum is fully exposed!

smiley

Dave

old mart17/06/2020 17:56:56
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What's the other chaps name, is it pgk, or pgk? wink

pgk pgk17/06/2020 18:07:43
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Posted by old mart on 17/06/2020 17:56:56:

What's the other chaps name, is it pgk, or pgk? wink

..depends whose day it is...

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