The Changing Sound Of Radio

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01Under Water And In The Garden20200311Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound.

In the first of three programmes, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

For starters, Chris fires up his first ever tape recorder and we hear some of Chris's radio moments.

Featuring:

* Orchestra Under The Waves - presented by Evelyn Glennie [ BBC Radio 4 1996 ]

* Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird [ BBC Radio 3 2000 ]

* Oh, Whistle and I'll Come To You [ BBC Home Service 1963 ]

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2018.

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to.

Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In three one-hour instalments, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

In the first of theree programmes, Chris fires up his first ever tape recorder and we hear some of Chris's radio moments.

* Orchestra Under The Waves - presented by Evelyn Glennie [BBC Radio 4 1996]
* Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird [BBC Radio 3 2000]
* Oh, Whistle and I'll Come To You [BBC Home Service 1963]

02Fifteen Inches Per Second20200318Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound.

In the second of three programmes, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

Favourite radio moments include:

* When Iron Speaks’ [ part of ‘Six Pillars’ on Resonance FM ]

* Fifteen Inches Per Second’ documentary about ¼ ? tape [ BBC R4 2004 ]

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in October 2018.

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to.

Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In three one-hour instalments, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

In this programme we hear some of Chris's favourite radio moments.

Programmes include:

‘When Iron Speaks’ [part of ‘Six Pillars’ on Resonance FM].
‘Fifteen Inches Per Second’ documentary about ¼” tape [BBC R4 2004]

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.

03The Ditch And Six House Parties20200325Since he was first given a tape recorder in 1967, musician and wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, has been fascinated by the possibilities of sound. In three one-hour instalments, he tells the story of the technological advances in radio from the first Outside Broadcast, through the Radiophonic Workshop and to advent of podcasting.

In this programme we hear some of Chris's favourite radio moments.

Programmes include:

‘The Ditch’ [BBC R4 2010]

‘Six House Parties’ from Ross Sutherland’s 'Imaginary Advice' [Podcast]

Producer: Jessica Treen

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra in 2018.

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to

Chris Watson examines some of the ways technology has changed the radio we listen to.