Monday 8 August 2011

Fab Fi

The fantastic Fi Glover returned to the airwaves this morning. I was lucky enough to be driving somewhere at 0900 so could listen. Her new series -- Generations Apart -- promises to become required listening. Much has been said of late about radio's renaissance and what I heard this morning supports that analysis. Glover interviewed a cohort of 1946-born baby boomers. The result was entrancing. It demonstrated what we have often so stupidly forgotten, that ordinary life stories are rich, engaging and illuminating. While television disappears up its own reality-celebrity backside or dishes-up freak shows of the awful, obese and shouty, radio is calmly doing what it's so good at -- weaving real narratives that reflect on all our lives.

Radio killed the video star perhaps.        

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