From America, let me caution anyone who rejects your public media. Due to
underfunding, ours is only a shadow of what it should be as a cultural
force. Yours is headed in the same direction, death from a thousand cuts.
Thanks so much to Chris for sharing those fascinating talks. Great
accompaniments to the www.orbem.co.uk Web site. Don't mean to sound shrill,
but one mission of tyranny is to obscure the past.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Eckersley talking to the BBC Engineering Society
about early days of the BBC
On 28/11/2012, Chris J Brady wrote:
> The thread on uk.tech.broadcast started off about false-stereo on the
> recording of Archive on Four - Tuning In - about the early days of the
> Beeb. Folks were bemoaning (rightly so IMHO) the fact that recording
> standards and sound engineering knowledge and expertise and training
> was not as good as in the old days.
> I would opine that after the recent Jimmy Saville fiasco et al that
> the standards at the Beeb have fallen to rock bottom in general. So
> much so that there is now a nationwide boycott into paying the licence
Radio 3 is exceelent and I am happy to pay the license fee for it. The
News web site is also very good.
There are a number of good features on Radio 2. For example, an hour on
Mel Torme told me a lot about him. (He is still not my favourite
I don't watch broadcast TV but I do have a number of DVDs based on BBC
programmes (Attenborough etc), which would not exist if there were no
> Anyway I guess in celebrating 90 years of broadcasting all sorts of
> forgotten recordings are coming to light. Might I recommend the series
> Full Set 90 by 90 currently being aired by BC Radio 4 Extra? They
> consist of compilations of 90 second clips of historic recordings.
> Chris B.
> --- On Wed, 28/11/12, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> From: Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST]
>> Eckersley talking to the BBC Engineering Society about early days of
>> the BBC To: [log in to unmask] Date: Wednesday, 28 November,
>> 2012, 13:56 Is is purely accidental that this coincides with the
>> release of season 2 of The Hour? One could send a full day immersed
>> in BBC-alia! Not to mention the scandals on the news... <L>
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
>>> On 26 nov 2012, at 11:40, Chris J Brady <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> These recordings may not be of interest to many but
>> I guess they're worth listening to.
>>>> Did I mention that I have discs of Eckersley
>> talking to the BBC
>>>> Engineering Society about early days of the BBC and
>> they are all to be
>>>> found here:-
>>>> Help yourself although they are each about 3M big
>> even as MP3.
>>>> No-one at the BBC seems really interested in them.
>>> To put this into context see the thread here:
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