I do like Classic FM's choice of music, but I'm close to giving up and switching to BBC Radio 3 (which is fine until the put on screeching opera or atonal ever-so-highbrow-I-know-I-should-appreciate music) as I cannot stomach the relentless ads for will-writing/ cancer care and dental implants. I accept the advertising execs know their demographic, but if you are getting older, is that really want you want to hear? Reminders of your imminent decrepitude?
Is there anywhere else I can turn, or do I resort to interrupting my writing flow to change CDs on my music system?
Can you not listen to the slightly lighter R3 programmes on ListenAgain ? Breakfast on Three and through the night and so on, where no-one ever plays Schoenberg's Seventeenth Organ Concerto for hours on end?
Glad that it's working! We had to shake things up in our office (we have the radio on) after ploughing through what wasn't Schoenberg's Seventeenth Organ Concerto but could have been.
Breakfast is good for cheery background listening, Essential classics is good, Through the Night is good, In Tune is enjoyable but has too much talking for us, I love the Early Music Show but its fairly talky and not everyone likes early music, and Late Junction is great if someone has their finger on the fast-forward button and can skip over anything that gets too much (or back if there was something really good)!