By tallawah
362 days ago

When The BBC was All That

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There was a time that we used to listen to the BBC World Service. It was broadcast on our local station from 8 - 9 twice a day.

When we were abroad, we used to buy short wave radios so that we could listen to the BBC.

Then, the BBC would come over on FM and so we used to turn it on as we woke up.

This is because it was mostly news with a number of educational programs.

We were taught to follow the 'paradigm' of the BBC.

That is; tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and tell them what you told them, when you wrote your exams. For that was how the BBC World Service Operated.

There was a change a few years ago.

The BBC now offers worthless blah blah for most of the day, squashing news into 5 minutes every hour, 2 minutes every half hour, and the remainder made up of stuff that rarely educates, informs or amuses.
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Smokey2017 I listen more to Middle East news as comes direct from there and shows what is happening
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Justin Interesting
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Lucia5 Nice
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AdeelKazim Hmm nice but .. in now a days BBC transmit a radio news also at 8 pm in Pakistan. and also on loacal live on FB page all hour buliten and headline .
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Smokey2017 They hardly talk about the Middle East @adeel
They don’t show the suffering of innocent people @adeel
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waflay They are still my favorite coz of personal stuff
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tallawah @Smokey2017 Rem... I'm in Ja. and don't have my shortwave, so I read on line
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tallawah @Justin thank you
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tallawah @Lucia5 thank you
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tallawah @AdeelKazim the prob. is that we get it 24/7 but much of it is blah blah... pointless stories about nothing one needs to hear.. interviews with no one in particular about boring topics
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Smokey2017 Ok @tallawah how are you today
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tallawah @Smokey2017 Not too bad. Had a decent morning
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Smokey2017 We are all in the artic atm @tallawh suffering freezing conditions with heavy snow on way for us next week
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tallawah @Smokey2017 well, it isn't that hot here... only about 84...
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Smokey2017 We are - 4 atm
And it is only 1855 pm
Tallawah
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tallawah @Smokey2017 you ever think it's Global Cooling, not warming?
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Smokey2017 Whatever it is
It is extreme weather for Europe as we are all in the same position for the foreseeable future
Next week uk going to have heavy snow storm
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tallawah @Smokey2017 you can come here. We won't have snow. Maybe some rain... but at least... so far... no snow
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Smokey2017 Planes be grounded @tallawah
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tallawah @Smokey2017 oh wow! You are trapped! This is terrible... what about ships? Could you get a ship?
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Smokey2017 I don’t do ships boats @tallawh I get motion sickness
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tallawah @Smokey2017 I do too. I can throw up easily in a car... do get sea sick... in fact... they have this ship that docks here every other year to sell books... I got sick on it. I didn't want to.
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Smokey2017 Just have to make sure I don’t go out in the snow as dangerous to drive @tallawh
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Smokey2017 My eyes are closing now 2245 pm see uoh tomorrow
If I can sleep as the wind is very strong tonight a bitter artic wind
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tallawah @Smokey2017 it seems very bad. People in NYC last month told me how much snow they had to shovel.
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Smokey2017 America always gets it bad then we eventually get it
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tallawah @Smokey2017 see you tomorrow, hopefully
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