Radio station needs to ‘step up on music’

2016-10-20 06:00

VUSI Mthalane’s column in the 13 October Fever refers (Days of quality radio­, good music, gone forever).

Yes, gone are the days of good music on radio and good deejays. I do remember the pain of the closing of Springbok Radio. I agree, the music today called rap sounds to me like music by poem reading, and if it is supposed to be that’s fine, but not as listening music on radio.

East Coast Radio is supposed to be for all ages so if they play one record of rap that’s fine, but not for the whole morning programme.

What about all nations and ages - do we really have to listen to that noise? I think not when we are the people paying for good music programmes.

What is the editor of the programmes doing to allow this music all the time?

Yes, I agree we have beautiful music even as far back as the 1950s, but why do we have to listen to the same music over and over?

I know they are radio hits, but to play the same record the next day would be fine. I must say as a retired person I like modern music, but I also like the golden oldies.

Also, as an SABC 1, 2, 3 and viewer, I like the movies we are now being shown. They are for all ages and the “killing” movie stuff can be shown late at night. To go to bed with murder on your mind is not good. One does not relax then and you end up having nightmares.

We read enough killing in newspapers, but still to watch it on TV …

So thanks to the TV people, and come on East Coast Radio, step up on your music.

East Coast Radio Listener

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