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: Champion of ‘World Music’
— 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.