ZoneOneRadio: Zone One Digest: Whither Springtime?

This week on Zone One Radio, people went outside and led interesting vibrant lives. Except from presenter of the weekly clipshow Zone One Digest. Stuart Hardy stayed indoors so he could grumble about the cold and present the best of the week on the Mayor of London funded community radio station for Central London. This week:

On #LondonGP – Deranged lunatic Matthew Layton braved the snow to go have a chat with professional driver Alex Brundle

#Techtalkfest talked to Cait O’riordan about how she organised the BBC coverage of the London Olympics in a time before the sun vanished.

#Generation3 with owner of Urban record label Souled, Susan Vickers and radio youngster James Levett stayed indoors and chatted about urban music.

And #CommunityProfile investigated how some people can live in London but pay very little rent in a special hunt for the Property Guardians of London’s swankiest locations.

With all this and more, well, I don’t think there is but there could be, its ZoneOneDigest!

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Stuart Hardy presents #ZoneOneDigest – the show that recycles the work
of other, more talented presenters on ZoneOneRadio.- the Mayor of
London-funded community radio station for Central London.

You Can Listen to the Podcast Version here

This week on Zone One Radio, people went outside and led interesting
vibrant lives. Except from presenter of the weekly clipshow Zone One
Digest. Stuart Hardy stayed indoors so he could grumble about the cold
and present the best of the week on the Mayor of London funded community
radio station for Central London. This week:

On #LondonGP – Deranged lunatic Matthew Layton braved the snow to go have a chat with professional driver Alex Brundle

#Techtalkfest
talked to Cait O’riordan about how she organised the BBC coverage of
the London Olympics in a time before the sun vanished.

#Generation3
with owner of Urban record label Souled, Susan Vickers and radio
youngster James Levett stayed indoors and chatted about urban music.

And
#CommunityProfile investigated how some people can live in London but
pay very little rent in a special hunt for the Property Guardians of
London’s swankiest locations.

With all this and more, well, I don’t think there is but there could be, its ZoneOneDigest!

www.twitter.com/5tuarthardy and www.twitter.com/z1radio

www.ZoneOneRadio.com

www.facebook.com/ZoneOneRadio

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Weather News: It’s Dreadful, isn’t it?

So it was snowing when I cycled to the station today. Nothing really out of the ordinary except the fact that it’s fucking March. The end of March. So far towards the end of March it’s practically June. This is not how things should be. It’s like life’s turned into Game of Thrones…not the sex and dragons stuff, the fact winter never ends. So you can gather why I immediately thought “I bet the front cover of the Metro will be something along the lines of “WEATHER IS BAD AND MOTORISTS SAY IT SUCKS” or “HORROR FOR COMMUTERS AS MORE SNOW ON THE WAY” or “SNOW IS RUINING MY WEEK SAYS SOME CELEBRITY”. So what have you got for me Metro?

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Wow, I must be clairvoyant or something.

The tabloid press gets a lot of really kind of deserved slack for placing such massive importance on “FROZEN FLUFFY WATER FALLS FROM CLOUDS!” as opposed to serious stuff like “PEOPLE IN SUITS IN ROOM TALK ABOUT POLITICS AND STUFF!”

The general mantra of “it’s just a bit of snow, why do we whine so much about it? This is not news, it doesn’t deserve to be in a newspaper”, has been repeated by most people. Although I do think that tabloid newspapers that do it are base and crass, I find it almost comforting in some cases. Granted Newspapers need to do important stuff like politics, death, war, etc but in the case of “The Metro” I believe it to be highly appropriate front page material because as I’ve said before, at seven AM you aren’t in the mood for serious news. You want something nice to look at for half an hour that makes you feel nice.

“The Metro” is something to read on your miserable way through to work. I guarantee that anyone who got a train into London this morning was grumbling about the weather and seeing the front page of the Newspaper share their gripes is comforting. I was reassured to know that the newspaper was agreeing with me for a change.

It’s like when someone comes and tells you that, say; they’ve got a cold or someone said a mean thing about them. They don’t expect you to do anything other than agree with them: “I know, it’s horrible, isn’t it?” At seven AM on your way to work; a newspaper that understands what you grumble about is what we need. However I think the language “The Metro” employs could be a bit more chummy and conversational, something along the lines of this:

BIT NIPPY

Other appropriate topics of conversation for the morning news include:

toe

headache

trains
“The Agreeable News” would be handed out outside tube stations to frowny people who can’t be arsed to go to work. So instead of grumbling about politicians in suits doing stuff and people killing each other somewhere you can’t pronounce the name of; now you can grumble and go “too bloody right” instead. It would foster a sense of community between commuters, it would bring us together if we could share our everyday first world gripes and it might make us happier and more empathetic.

….shutup, it would!