Now I'm a week or 2 into my new job, and as I'm commuting on the train - which is super, but I now cannot listen to BBC radio anymore. I do miss that. I must try a small MW/LW receiver to see if the overhead power lines of the railway allow it to work. Five Live and Radio 4 are my stations of choice.
I did hear a rumour that NS (the railway company here) are putting WIFI in the train as a trial, I'm sure it will be too expensive to just listen to the radio with, but you never know. The Internet broadcasts from the BBC has really saved me over the last few years, as I could listen to Radio 1 again (evening time of course especially John Peel - RIP). The pity is more and more the BBC detect somehow where I am from and block certain things so I cannot receive them - hmm should get a sattelite dish - I presume they cannot know who I am and where I am with that?
I have always been a radio nut, I was even known as the 'No TV' guy in Houston. America does have excellent public service radio, pity hardly anyone listens to it over there (well at least in Texas in the late 80s)
One evening back in those good old days an operator who worked for me turned up at my house with his girlfriend, carrying his old black and white TV. As a present for me.
I dutifully explained it was not the fact that I cannot afford one, it's more the quality of what was on and the frequency of the not so subtle adverts. Needless to say Chicco and his girlfriend after a wonderful evening , a few beers and some food I rattled up for them, left with the afor mentioned TV.
It did mean I was useless at the lunch time chat though in Houston, 'hey did you see Leno?' last night would be the modern alternative of the sort of statement that left me say who? It's amazing how much TV invades or pervades peoples lives. I have American friends who always have it on even though they may be doing other things, now I know they think I'm quite bizarre, but the feeling is nicely mutual.