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Breaking the BBC's radio monopoly

Iain Dale's internet talk radio debut seems to have been a roaring success, although I didn't listen myself - the household tranny is, well, a tranny and doesn't pick up the internet.

Iain knows his way around a the meedja of course, so we'd expect nothing else from him.

I've been searching for a half-decent talk radio station for years - there's little available here beyond BBC Radios 4 and 5, which are great if you are a superannuated trotskyite revolutionary, but a fat lot of use if your thinking on economics or politics is informed by anything more liberal than Mao Tse Tung or Arthur Scargill.

It would be liberating - literally - to have a regular source of radio comment that didn't fly the red flag as it went.

Maybe Iain Dale can be just that.


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RTÉ from the Republic of Ireland often is pretty good - they often have phone-in sessions where all kinds of people ring up about different things. The presenters are surprisingly human and gentle with people and it's quite laid back.

I believe the Irish are themselves seeing how oppressive the UK is as the end of the Common Travel Area being is a big issue for them.
May 11, 2009 at 12:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul

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