Has there been an Aftershock overkill?
One of the pleasures I've found in working on Over To You is the contact I have with you, the listeners - reading your emails and listening to your phone messages is always interesting, and already I feel I'm getting to know some of you who are regular correspondents.
Someone who definitely comes into this category is Donnamarie Leemann. She's an artist and works at home with her internet radio tuned, almost permanently, to the World Service.
Almost permanently - but not quite all the time, as she told me in an email this week. She has started turning off some of the Aftershock programmes - not, she was quick to add, because she doesn't like them individually, but because she finds the whole idea of a "season" of programmes as "overkill". Actually she described the experience of listening to the season as like being hit over the head with a hammer - wonderful when it stops! She's felt the same about seasons in the past - as you can hear on this week's Over To You. She jokes that the season about India proved so indigestible it even put her off eating curry!
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She appears on the programme in discussion with Anne Koch, the deputy director of the World Service in English. Part of Anne's responsibility is for seasons of programmes - which as she pointed out, only happen occasionally - and she explains the thinking behind them. "These subjects that we do seasons on are incredibly important and they often are very complex" she tells us. "We need to develop complexity in our coverage about some of these most important events"
Another interesting thing that Anne mentions is that she's trying to find out more about how you listen to the World Service. Donnamarie has her internet radio on most of the day - which is possibly why she feels she is hearing too much on certain topics - but as Anne Koch says in her interview, this is probably not typical of most listeners.
Or is it? We'd certainly like to hear more about your listening habits - how often do you listen, and how do you hear our programmes? How many of you listen through the internet? Or do have a short-wave radio? Or listen to World Service programmes that are rebroadcast on another network? We are keen to find out more from you.
One thing to mention for the future - the World Service schedules will be changing towards the end of October, and we shall be hearing more about those changes from Gwynneth Williams, the Director of the World Service in English. If you have any points you'd like to put to her, about things you'd like to hear more or less of on the World Service, do get in touch.
Cathy Packe is the Producer, Over To You
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