Listening to the BBC

On the weekends I am programmer for KKUP from 11am to 1 pm. I’ve been doing this since 1989 (same year as the Loma Prieta Earthquake.) You wouold think I would listen to the station when I’m not there, but I can’t. I don’t get reception up in these hills. And, they no longer have web streaming.

Instead, I listen to web-streaming form the BBC. I have gotten to know the programs, which are eight later than here. I tent to start the day with the afternoon drive time show, and I get to hear what the M5 is up to, as opposed to the 101 out of San Francisco, which I would get if I listened to a bay area station.

After weeks of doing this, listening I mean, I finally wrote into the show, and just a few minutes ago, they read my entry. The question was “What have you left behind, and how did you get it back.” I wrote about leaving my daughters stuffed animal on an airport bus, and then racing after it, and having her in hysterics.

Oh, yes, I remember it well, and now the listening population of BBC late night radio has heard it as well.


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