Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Radio Ga Ga

When we arrived in Wellington I searched around to find a radio station to replace my normal UK listening of XFM. I wanted a station that played contemporary music, but excluded all the Lady Gaga-type rubbish.

Sadly it was not to be, but I did find a station, X105, who seemed to be not quite as trashy as modern pop radio. Of course, they had the standard “zoo” format for the breakfast show with the newsreader and sports presenter chipping in with their inane nonsense, but it was generally OK.

You’ll have noticed the past tense in the above paragraph. When the alarm went off this morning, it made no noise. X105 has gone off the air. So far all I’ve been able to find is one tweet which said “Sadly X105 is closing today. Thank you so much to all who listened, contributed and sent messages of encouragement. Least we forget.” Do Wellingtonians only like their radio trashy? Or are they so hardcore that they listen to heavy rock of a morning?

So, farewell then, X105. Now I’ll have to find another radio station. 


Meanwhile, our furniture and other stuff has arrived in Wellington. All we have to do now is free it from the clutches of Customs and the Ministry Of food, who take an interest in biosecurity.

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