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Classic FM Ads are too depressing!

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Lomaamina Sat 08-Mar-14 15:59:43

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?

MelanieCheeks Sat 08-Mar-14 16:03:17

Oh I hear ya! Waiting to see if anyone has any good ideas.

GrendelsMum Sun 09-Mar-14 18:10:29

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?

Lomaamina Sun 09-Mar-14 21:41:41

Ah thanks GrendelsMum you see, I don't know the programmes well enough to know what to look for. I'll try those and report back.

(Secretly wondering if you've made up that delightful sounding Schoenberg grin)

Gigondas Mon 10-Mar-14 12:51:21

I am soo with you on this- will hunt those radio 3 programmes out.

Whatever happened to endless cruise ads ?

Lomaamina Mon 10-Mar-14 14:54:08

I'm listening to this morning's Essential Classics, which looks great. I'm looking forward to West Side Story later in the programme. Thanks again GrendelsMum.

And hello Gigondas - I'm sure I've seen you on other threads (Archers?)

Gigondas Mon 10-Mar-14 16:01:48

Yep that's my other big thing with radio fivewink

GrendelsMum Tue 11-Mar-14 07:57:33

smile 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)!

Cooroo Tue 25-Mar-14 22:47:10

Quick me too. When r3 gets screechy I sometimes click on classic fm then get driven away by the ads.

Lomaamina Wed 26-Mar-14 20:04:56

Ha at screechy radio 3! I can only bear classic fm now if it's playing in another room. I need to get speakers so I can use my computer properly a an iplayer.

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