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"Listen very carefully..."
Sep 10th, 2018, 11:50am
Courtesy of www.a516digital.com, we can now hear the new sound of The BBC World Service.

Obviously you'll need to have some speakers or headphones working to hear the clips included in the web-page.

There is an example of 'the new sound' and a montage of previous encarnations of "This Is London".

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Re: "Listen very carefully..."
Reply #1 - Sep 10th, 2018, 12:04pm
My favourite BBC World Service "Sound"?

What do you think? Listen here.

Nothing beats Lillibulero fading in and out on short-wave, complete with distorted pips on the hour.

Whether it be in the far reaches of The Empire", (or in my case Portugal's Algarve coast 20 years ago!), that's The True BBC Sound for me.

Gravitas.  "We'll get the truth to you- no matter how difficult".

While it's playing, you can imagine the engineers on Ascension Island, and at Woofferton or Daventry, riding their bikes to switch the short wave antennas in the field, risking their lives....  and Bush Control Room feverishly plugging, switching, and flashing red lights...just for 'me' so I can hear the BBC News.

Satellite distribution doesn't have the same 'feel' about it! It's too easy.
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