Posts Tagged ‘BBC Radio 3

11
May
09

“Kershaw welcome” Says Radio 3 Boss

Radio 3 boss hints at DJ’s return

The troubled DJ Andy Kershaw’s two-year stint in the wilderness may be about to end after his former boss at the BBC gave a clear signal that he wants him back. In an interview with The Independent on Sunday, Roger Wright, controller of Radio 3, who resuscitated Kershaw’s career in 2001, said he would welcome his old friend back on air. “I’m still in touch with Andy and the door is not closed… he’s ready. I’m in contact with him.”

Source: The Independent – Radio 3 boss hints at DJ’s return

With thanks to Rob at the Peel Newsgroup for this.

See also…
The land of the Three: Inside Roger Wright’s radio culture club
A bullet through the heart of Radio 3

15
Jan
08

Pledge Your Support for Andy Kershaw

Andy Kershaw
Following today’s news I just wanted to say that I hope Andy bounces back and doesn’t allow anyone to use this against him in the petty way that some people seem to enjoy.

I personally want to hear Andy Kershaw back on BBC Radio 3 doing what he does best.

Please add your comments of support to let the boy Kershaw know that we miss him and want him back.

And if the Beeb gets sniffy about bringing him back then it’s petition and campaign time (based on the assumption he does wish to return to Radio 3 as was of course.)

Leave your words of support for Andy below. Word on the Internet gets around you know. Here’s hoping it reaches you Andy :)

Andy Kershaw

Andy Kershaw: Champion of ‘World Music’

| BBC News
| Guardian
| Andy Kershaw’s BBC Site
| Andy Kershaw’s tribute to John Peel (mp3) (115mins/59MB)
- Credit to Steve at Bowblog, and thanks to The Peel Tapes
now I go rest me poor little eyes

— post update: 2009/04/28 ——————————————————————————
Thank you to Marseille for this…

It’s still possible to hear a selection of Andy’s programmes over at the BBC Radio 3 website.

Here’s one I converted to mp3 today for your iPodding pleasure.

On-Location Audio Features: Andy Kershaw in Marseille.

Always a fan of the cultural mix to be found in port towns, Andy went to the biggest port in Europe – Marseille, allegedly the most racially harmonious of all of France’s cities, and home to musicians from around the globe. From medieval Occitan polyphony and reggae, to Maghreb rap and a piano-playing godfather of Algerian Rai, taking in Pacific Creole and Congolese rumba à la sauce provencale, Andy uncovers a powerful sense of a personal and musical identity which is unique to Marseille.

Part 1 (Listen via RealAudio stream)
Part 1 (Download converted MP3)
Part 2 (Listen via RealAudio stream)
Part 2 (Download converted MP3)

source:
Andy Kershaw in Marseille
Kershaw Radio 3 Programme Archive

27
Apr
06

John Peel & Sheila – The Pig’s Big 78’s

I owe my thanks to the excellent Peel Yahoo Group yet again and in particular, user thebarguest for reminding me about this:

Late Junction
BBC Radio 3, Thursday 27 April 2006.

Some vintage 78 tracks selected from John Peel’s The Pig’s 78s; excerpts from a concert in Athens by multi-instrumentalists Ross Daly and Michalis Nikoloudis, and Scott Walker’s new album, The Drift.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

The Late Junction:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/latejunction/

Trikont Records:
http://www.trikont.com/catalogue/350_PEEL/350_PEEL.html
http://www.trikont.com/news_coranto/static/EEkZVZppyyfrbJjqAZ.html

Klang Records (Trikont’s UK distributor):
http://www.klang-records.co.uk/klang/

John Peel Yahoo News Group:
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/peel/

10
Mar
06

Ivor Cutler Radio & TV Tribute Dates & Times

I don’t think John would mind at all that we are giving over such space to Ivor at the moment. A quintessential Peel artist if there ever was one.

BBC Radio 3
Andy Kershaw
Sunday 12th March 2006
22:15-00:00

“In tribute to the late Ivor Cutler, Andy repeats a classic session from February 1979, together with tracks from Ali Farka Toure, who also died this week.”

BBC Four Television
Ivor Cutler: Looking for Truth With a Pin
Friday 24th March 2006
21:00 – 22:00

“A celebration of the man Billy Connolly described as “the best kept secret in Britain”, despite five decades of work in radio, television, records and books.

Cutler is probably best known for his starring role in the Beatles’ film, Magical Mystery Tour. But behind the name is the story of a man with 20 sessions for John Peel at Radio One to his name, signings to all major record labels, and who once had his own portrait in the National Portrait Gallery under Great British Poets.”

With thanks to yahoo group: ivor-list for bringing these dates to my attention.

“We wanted to make a series about British eccentrics but ended up making one programme about Ivor Cutler.” Read about the making of this documentary here.

08
Mar
06

More Ivor Cutler Downloads

Some more nice Ivor Cutler archive material…

Performing Shop Lifters on The Old Grey Whistle Test here:
Ivor Video

John Peel session from 1969
…Including peel’s introduction plus a very old radio 4 profile. Both from milk no cookies, here:
Ivor Audio

Additional as of 08:53 08 March 2006:
Andy Kershaw’s programme on BBC Radio 3 this Sunday features Ivor’s 1979 Peel session. “On my show this Sunday I am going to play a John Peel session that he did in February 1979 that I can still remember hearing when it was broadcast for the first time.” From: yahoo group: ivor-list <– Recommended!

Poptones:
…have the track How Are You? Shut up! as an mp3 to download.

Benbecula Records of Scotland have an excellently detailed biography.




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