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Steve Bowbrick Steve Bowbrick | 17:00 UK Time, Monday, 28 November 2011

Items scheduled for week 48 on BBC Radio 3's In Tune programme on the office whiteboard.

 

The In Tune team sent me this outline of what to expect on the programme this week. Listen in HD Sound on the Radio 3 web site where you'll also find clips and photos from Britain's liveliest drivetime show. Visit the Radio 3 Facebook page and follow @BBCInTune on Twitter for more.

Steve Bowbrick is Interactive Editor at Radio 3

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    Italian radio has at least 4 classical music programmes, eg Venice. Music titles are displayed instantly not erratically; there is no vacuous chat; no quizzes; no invitation to compare music and wine; no reminiscing; no top ten etc just music. Couldn't R3 save a lot of money and increase the music content of the shows by dumping the presenters. However, if you prefer to carry on, you'll find me with radio Venice

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi holmesr923 We would, of course, be upset if you decamped to Venice. Stick with it - and keep telling us what you think. We rely on the opinions of listeners and web site users.

    And, although I'm not familiar with the output of Radio Venice, it might be worth saying that providing 'now playing' information for a station where most of the music comes from CDs is quite easy. Radio 3's 'problem' is that a very large proportion of our output is live or specially recorded (600 concerts per year, remember). Given the difficulty of attaching 'now playing' data to output from an Outside Broadcast truck, I think we're doing pretty well. Big improvements are in the works, though, as we upgrade our systems further. Watch this space!

    Steve Bowbrick, Interactive Editor

  • Comment number 3.

    >> it might be worth saying that providing 'now playing' information for a station where most of the music comes from CDs is quite easy. Radio 3's 'problem' is that a very large proportion of our output is live or specially recorded (600 concerts per year, remember).

    Well, sort of, yes. But R3 must have to make its arrangements much earlier for live and specially recorded programmes than for CD programmes which don't even manage to get their info available in time to appear in Radio Times. Or even in advance of the broadcast in some cases.

  • Comment number 4.

    You're right, french frank, but the problem is the multiple, rather complex paths that 'now playing' data has to take in a highly-varied network like Radio 3, the regular last-minute changes to concert programmes, the unknown encores, the mixture of systems ancient and modern in use by production teams... and so on and so on. I don't want to make it sound like mechanising the collective farms but it's nowhere near as easy as it is for a network that plays mostly CDs. Having said that, like I said, watch this space...

    Steve Bowbrick, Interactive Editor

  • Comment number 5.

    I listen to In Tune during my evening commute in the car. I like the spontaneity and not knowing exactly what is coming up next.

    My comment would be if this is "Britain's liveliest drivetime show" - then please move it back into drivetime - how many people are able to leave work at 4.30pm?

 

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