ICRT feedback thread for 2018


#181

This statement could be taken different ways. :sunglasses:


#182

On the plus side we are a genuine bunch of grumpy gits. You know where you stand with us.


#183

If we don’t like your radio station or show we say so, not like the locals beating around the bush.
Well, they have no problem saying you’re fat, but otherwise they are not really direct.


#184

Yeah, I do need to hit the gym.


#185

Go vegan!


#186

I am vegan, but I don’t like to talk about it.


#187

Same


#188

When you eat a rabbit that eats veggies, are you a vegan?


#189

If you are that rabbit


#190

Friday night, Ted talk, now. Why?


#191

Bump.


#192

Jazz and blues Sunday starts now.


#193

The only time I have the misfortune of hearing ICRT is when taxi drivers put it on as a courtesy. Outside of that one jazz show which played good music, it’s virtually unlistenable.


#194

What’s their target market now? I listed to it back in the noughties when I got here, but it’s 2018 and there’s better ways of getting music. On the occasion I hear it, it seems to be reformatted as a sort of novelty foreign-run station targeting the local population. Or am I wrong in that? Do the DJs still primarily use English? Is all the English music or do they play local music?


#195

Coincidentally, I was asked for advice from some uni students today about how to get more English input. When I suggested ICRT the immediate response was “They speak too much Chinese.”

I would guesstimate that before 4pm it’s about 80-90% English. After 4pm it’s about 60% English. The big problem after 4pm is they have these long advertorials where it’s all Chinese for up to 30 minutes at a time.


#196

Getting online and listing to an NPR or BBC Radio channel would be better for conversation, or any random radio station for music, or VOA for slow spoken, simplistic news.


#197

No arguments there. ICRT is one of the stock responses to that question because it’s local and supposedly therefore more relevant to the students.


#198

Podcasts. Whatever their interest, there’s a podcast about it.

That doesn’t help the students who have no apparent interests, but I figure they’ve got bigger issues.


#199

The bigger problem is the students who can’t be arsed.


#200

Hour 2 of Sunday night jazz starts now with Jazz Trax.