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Scala Radio is now live!

Discussion in 'classical' started by windhoek, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    The new station for classical music, Scala, has begun broadcasting on DAB radio. I just saw an article about it on the beeb and have re-auto-tuned my DAB radio accordingly (I knew it was coming but I forgot today was launch day, as it were). I can't say much about it yet as the news has just finished and the music has just begun playing again. Anyway, retune your DAB radios and you'll be able to hear it for yourselves :)
     
  2. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  3. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Yes, the same problem with Classic FM. It seems that you're a music snob if you prefer to listen to a whole work rather than the highlights.

    So be it. I'm a music snob it would seem. :cool:
     
  4. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    Yeah, so far it's shortish stuff - maybe they keep the longer stuff for evening/night time... if at all.
     
  5. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I just realised something - there appear to be no adverts!
     
  6. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Am quite enjoying Scala on the drive commute - which is only around 20 minutes.

    Music best described as 'orchestral' rather than purely classical. Quite a lot of orchestral versions of well known tunes from other genres. Heard a Coldplay track played by Cello and Piano this morning. Much better than Coldplays' own version!
     
  7. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    Whenever I listen to Scala, the presenter sounds like he's wearing bright yellow dungarees.
     
  8. narabdela

    narabdela who?


    You've just conjured up an image of Timmy Mallet! :eek: ...and I thought today was going well. :(
     
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  9. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Quite. Just gave it a quick try, some halfwit going on about who invented the chinrest and then on to someother letter from....

    No music, just utter shite.
     
  10. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    You mean the Menuhin rest?
     
  11. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    It's inoffensive if nothing else: the music, that is - the yellow dungarees are deafening!
     
  12. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    I could probably put up with meaty chunks now and then (e.g. having a shower, getting dressed etc) but the last time I sampled what someone here dubbed 'Carsick FM' the presenter was Myleene Klass. Meaty chunks with syrup, anyone?
     
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