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World Routes

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:20 pm
by Andrewq
Beautiful tribute to Charlie from Souad Massi on W.R. last week but if you missed it, it's gone, so try to remember sunday evenings or listen again within the week

Re: World Routes

PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:00 pm
by Alan
Thanks Andrew. Just managed to hear before it disappeared.

Souad said to Lucy D 'the spirit of Charlie Gillett is here, (so) to say to him nice people live, they don’t die, (this is) for him.'

Re: World Routes

PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:12 pm
by Andrewq
And so it's Goodbye World Routes : no official announcement, just dropped into the conversation on the last W on 3. Next week will be the last after 13 years.I for one will miss Lucy and the sometimes academic approach to music on the programme but was always aware that the cost of on location recordings was going to be an obvious target for further bbc cut backs. Just hope that W on 3 does not suffer the same fate and if there are any rumblings, would like to hear about them before it's too late. Must be time to compile a top 10 of internet music stations, podcasts etc.

Re: World Routes

PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:42 pm
by Alan
Yes sadly confirmed. Roger Wright, Controller, BBC Radio 3 is axing World Routes.

"A terrifically distinctive programme but it is costly with all the foreign travel and so we are giving it a break, leaving World on 3 to continue to reflect global artists and topics in this music genre"

Final programme next Sunday 22 September 2013 BBC Radio 3 at 10pm http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bfjqz

Lucy Duran looks back over 13 years of the programme, selecting some of the most memorable recordings made in almost 70 countries around the world. Last in series. Producer James Parkin.