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Karen Pirie Karen Pirie 11:22, Monday, 29 November 2010

Two transistor radios

It started with a tweet. "I will if you will", says Heather. "Wot for a whole week?" says Jenni?

I wonder how many women over the age of 35 would choose to wake up with Chris Moyles every morning. And how many teenagers would swap Judge Jules and Jo Whiley for Jonathan Dimbleby and Justin Webb?

We appealed on Twitter for two brave souls to give up their favourite stations for a week. Heather Dontenville and her 17 year-old step-daughter Jenni couldn't resist Roger Bolton's Feedback challenge.

"Ha ha" said Jenni, "You'll have to listen to the likes of Fat Boy Slim now". Heather didn't like to point out that she'd been listening to him since he was the bass player in "the fourth best band in Hull" - years before Jenni was even born.

On Feedback earlier today, Roger asked them both what they'd miss most during adventures across the dial. Heather a committed news nut wonders how the transition will affect the morning routine. "I'm a little bit concerned, especially first thing in the morning. I'm used to having Today as my backdrop while shovelling Weetabix into my toddler. I'm not sure Chris Moyles is going to do anything to smooth that process."

And what will Jenni miss most? "The Chart Show with Reggie Yates. I'll have to ask Heather what number one is!" Oh the humiliation. Listen to the item from Feedback:

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Heather and Jenni will be back on Feedback next week to tell Roger how they got on - that's if they are still speaking to us. In the meantime you can follow their progress on Twitter (follow the hashtag #radioswap) and listen to their audio diaries on Audioboo.

Karen Pirie is producer of Feedback



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