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Title: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-05, 08:02:54
Why do I like it?
There are some good stations across the UK (and Dependencies), but they are proportially few to the amount of such in Scotland.
Yesterday, I kept running Bute FM; now it's Central FM (Falkirk)..
The percentage of bad stations in Scotland seems to be even lower than that of good stations elsewhere (in the UK&Co.).
What's the culprit? Is it the language? Music?
What do you love about Scottish culture (apart from RJHowie!)?
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: ersi on 2014-03-05, 10:10:13
This is related to my erstwhile hobby. I listened to foreign radio stations when it was Soviet era. Foreign news sources, Finland, Free Europe (or Freedom Europe, whatever), VOA, things that Soviet authorities attempted to block. Radio Luxembourg for music. Awesome times.

Now I have a main job that basically consists of the same. Not so awesome any more.
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-05, 10:36:36
My understanding is that Radio Free Europe was stock-full of ridiculous propaganda (as if you didn't get enough of it at home). I wonder why they didn't just play NPR.
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: ersi on 2014-03-05, 11:57:58

My understanding is that Radio Free Europe was stock-full of ridiculous propaganda (as if you didn't get enough of it at home). I wonder why they didn't just play NPR.
The manner of Soviet and capitalist propaganda is very different. Soviet propaganda was gross. Capitalist propaganda is much more subtle. I lived in an exceptional place in Soviet Union, where Finnish and Swedish sources were naturally available, so I had was able to compare differences in reporting and thus figure out the essence of journalism, including the propaganda element.

Elsewhere in Soviet Union, all alternative news sources were good for perspective. Free Europe and VOA were specifically tuned to penetrate deep into the country. They were famous. BBC also worked pretty well. And there was no block on Radio Luxembourg.
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-05, 12:01:08
Please stay on topic (the UK's radio): when I wanted to introduce a serious discussion ("propaganda", "Soviet Union", such stuff), I'd've started a topic in another board.
https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=179.0
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-05, 12:20:49
Please stay on topic (the UK's radio):

I endorse this comment. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: ersi on 2014-03-05, 12:22:04
Is there no propaganda on Scottish radio? Such as pro- or anti-independence?
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-05, 13:03:03
If the question's for me, what I happen to listen to are generally community and/or music stations.  Likely that those people tend to like music, mostly happens good music (to my taste, of course):sing:
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-05, 16:00:50
Elsewhere in Soviet Union, all alternative news sources were good for perspective. Free Europe and VOA were specifically tuned to penetrate deep into the country. They were famous. BBC also worked pretty well. And there was no block on Radio Luxembourg.

One book in my collection alleges to be about the radio propaganda aimed at CubaScotland (gotta stay on topic :D) (https://www.librarything.com/work/11202592).

Josh, do you listen to podcasts (i.e. recordings) or live?
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-05, 16:09:57
I would listen to podcasts only in exceptional cases.
Besides, while they're all practically about music, why?
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-05, 16:19:29
I was just curious whether you were using the Internet as a type of high-quality shortwave radio or whether you were using some of its more twenty-first century innovations as well. Do I need a reason? :P
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-05, 16:21:30
When I listen to a Scottish radio, it seems like a Scottish internet:-P
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: tt92 on 2014-03-05, 18:01:15
Not surprising.
It was a Scot who invented radio.
Guglielmo McConi.
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-03-05, 19:37:05
Not surprising.
It was a Scot who invented radio.
Guglielmo McConi.

McConi of the Clan of the McConis...
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-05, 19:45:17
He is Guglielmo McConi, the Highlander. Born in 1592 in the Highlands of Scotland, and he is still alive. He is immortal. For four hundred years, he's been a warrior... a lover... a wanderer... an inventor, constantly facing other Immortals in combat to the death. The winner takes his enemy's head, and with it, his power. I am a Watcher, part of a secret society of men and women who observe and record, but never interfere. We know the truth about Immortals. In the end, there can be only one. May it be Guglielmo McConi, the Highlander.
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Belfrager on 2014-03-05, 20:00:34
:)
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: tt92 on 2014-03-05, 23:13:17
And where would the Industrial Revolution have been without Machinery?
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-03-06, 00:37:01
One has to assume Josh is currently living in the UK?
Or perhaps has that awesome Hola VPN?
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-06, 06:08:42
No. (http://www.listenlive.eu/uk.html)..
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-09, 11:53:28
RJ, I'm not sure I remember if you told something about Aberdeen... Do you like the shire? And - there are places around there whose names start with "Inver-" -- would you mind shedding some light about the meaning?
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-09, 11:55:42
One has to assume Josh is currently living in the UK?
Not exactly - but sorta.:)
That started as my personal language maintaining-improving project. Now it's also certain fun:)
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-03-09, 22:45:40

One has to assume Josh is currently living in the UK?
Not exactly - but sorta.:)
That started as my personal language maintaining-improving project. Now it's also certain fun:)

I see.  :beer:
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: tt92 on 2014-03-09, 23:19:06


One has to assume Josh is currently living in the UK?
Not exactly - but sorta.:)
That started as my personal language maintaining-improving project. Now it's also certain fun:)

I see.  :beer:

I don't
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-03-10, 01:08:56



One has to assume Josh is currently living in the UK?
Not exactly - but sorta.:)
That started as my personal language maintaining-improving project. Now it's also certain fun:)

I see.  :beer:

I don't

To be honest, I don't either, but with Josh, I've just learned to nod in agreement and move along.  :right:
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-30, 14:38:53
Now listening to NECR (http://www.necrfm.co.uk).
I like the accent! ;) :cheers:

<add> Their broadcast is really moving!
Luxor, do you like Irish music? :)</add>
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-30, 17:21:45
NECR (http://www.necrfm.co.uk/)
What time is it in Scotland?:)
Here's their recent programming must be:
Quote
Ceilidh Hour
From 6.00pm to 7.00pm each night we air our very popular "Ceilidh Hour" featuring the best Scottish Traditional music and song, which is extremely popular with older listeners.

Country Jamboree
From 7.00pm to 10.00pm nightly it's the "Country Jamboree" featuring the very best of Irish Country and American Country music, again a very popular programme with our listeners in the North East.
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-30, 17:24:37
What does "Ceilidh" mean?:)  I like this programme:up:
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-30, 17:37:18
Luxor, do you like Irish music?

I like The Undertones  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Undertones)but I don't think that's what you mean by Irish music.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/punk.gif)
It depends on what it is really, some of it's OK, not a great fan of it though. It's like traditional Scottish music a lot of the time, must be a Gaelic thing.
What does "Ceilidh" mean?

A party, a social gathering. An excuse to dance and  play/listen to music, while drinking vast amounts of whisky. (last bit is optional)



Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-30, 17:46:53
Ho! I seem getting the idea, thanks:up:  (Do you think the presenter(s) consume whiskey'n'rye during the hour?;))
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-30, 18:02:24
(Do you think the presenter(s) consume whiskey'n'rye during the hour? ;) )

I'm not one for spreading rumours about people...  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-30, 18:05:09
So...
I conclude you were invited.:)  :lol:
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-03-31, 08:34:09
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropboxusercontent.com%2Fu%2F253164678%2Fpunk.gif&hash=b780031e5fa916fd77d9d3f66a9211ef" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/punk.gif)
What about Original 106   (quite pop for me, na) or, rather, like Real XS or something?
Did you hear Real XS Scotland "magically turns into" XFM Scotland?
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-31, 11:02:06
What about Original 106   (quite pop for me, na) or, rather, like Real XS or something?
Did you hear Real XS Scotland "magically turns into" XFM Scotland?

I rarely listen to the radio these days, they don't really play the stuff I like. It's for da kidz innit.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/dj.gif)
Any station that does play the stuff I would listen too, tends to replay the same stuff over and over, so much you get fed up listening to it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yawn.gif)
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-06, 08:58:27
Quote from: MediaUK
Global Radio's newly acquired Real Radio XS in Glasgow will re-launch as XFM Scotland on Monday, after a weekend of non-stop music.
http://radiotoday.co.uk/2014/04/this-is-the-last-link-on-real-xs-glasgow/
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: 1 on 2014-04-09, 03:09:09
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Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-09, 04:14:56
The GMG stream is still working (as of yesterday) and is still titled "Real Radio XS Glasgow".
Title: Re: Radio
Post by: j7n on 2014-04-21, 21:57:27
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Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-22, 06:50:16
Now listening to Mearns FM (Kincardineshire), quite decent a musical station.
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: Banned Member on 2014-04-25, 13:58:12
Now listening to Bute FM, for... For almost eight hours already -- very nice sh... Stuff:)
Title: Re: Scottish Radio
Post by: rjhowie on 2015-06-29, 01:26:38
Aye right Banned Member. Came across this thread and the nippy wee dig earlier but of no problem of course. A long while back now i said I was proud to be Scottish (as well) so won't be apologising for anything! Don't listen much to the radio as have always been an active man.As a wee boy I did and on Wednesdays near 7pm I used to listen to it on the BBC Scottish service as there was accordion country dance music before I went to the Life boys and soritng out my uniform.  :D