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Live radio recomnendations for shift workers in the Midlands

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Gingernaut Wed 30-Dec-20 18:41:25

I'm looking for a live radio station, in the West Midlands at around 3 to 6 am.

Traffic and travel information a welcome bonus.

Chatty presenter - male or female doesn't matter

Live - with time checks and interaction with the audience,
MOR music, not necessarily 'old' but not Radio 1.

Radio 2 is recorded until 5am, then it's Vanessa Feltz, who I can't stand

Radio 4 is worthy World Service until about 0530

Radio WM is Five Live until 5am and then it's a lame duck who drives me up the wall.

Free Radio is on automatic, with recorded intros and little else but track after track and adverts

Ditto Greatest Hits - minimal 'DJ' input

Hits Radio - same

As most radio shows become downloadable podcasts, the time checks have disappeared

I'm stuck

I like listening to music, but can lull myself to sleep if the noise doesn't break up the music with human input.

I like news and current affairs, but Times and LBC are too London-centric.

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ILoveShula Thu 31-Dec-20 14:24:30

Radio 4 after 5.15 a.m.
You could switch over from R2 at 5 am so only have a tiny bit or WS.

I associate WS with insomnia, so I don't like it.
Don't like R2 or what I have heard when I have tried it.

I find listening digitally confusing because if the connection breaks, it picks up where it left off, so time checks are late.

MasterBeth Fri 19-Feb-21 15:47:45

I can tell you the traffic and travel information now, if you like. “There are no traffic problems as it is 3 o’clock in the morning.”

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