Five years ago, the Digi-Cream Times (or Radio Cream Times as it was then called) devoted several editions to ripping off something Select magazine had done nine years previously. Which was to spend 24 hours, or as near as, in the company of one of the UK’s national radio stations.
This thankless assignment took in, variously, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Jazz FM, Classic FM, Virgin Radio and Century, but never got round to the nation’s favourite – Radio 2.
That is now about to be corrected. From 12pm today, I’m going to be listening to and documenting as much of the ensuing 24 hours of output on Radio 2 as I can physically stand. Unlike five years ago, however, it’s going to be happening in real time.
I’d hate for this to be a solo affair, so if you’re likely to be tuned into Radio 2 at any point during the next 24 hours, or even if you’re not, please join in with whatever observations, comments and better still abuse you can muster. You never know, it might even turn out to be like those live blog things on the Guardian website where the writer ends up simply quoting from correspondents’ emails instead of doing any proper work.
Anyhow, enough for now; I’ll see you at 12pm.