'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 10th July 2011

All the latest news, info, rumour, gossip, comment and more concerning the Save DJ Ritu's A World in London show on BBC London and Save' Folkwaves' on BBC Radio Derby campaigns! And now also incorporating the Save BBC Local Radio campaign!

A New AWiL!

Once again DJ Ritu cheers us all up with another fabulous installment of A World in London on Mixcloud! For those not familiar with this show and DJ Ritu, A World in London is the best world music show to have graced British airwaves until it was axed by BBC London, with the last show having gone out on 1st January this year. This is the latest, July 8th cloudcast of cut-down new shows, the first having become available on March 4th. (See also previous versions of this page.) Anything from world beat to folk - oh yes, no fear of the f-word here! - to world jazz, DJ Ritu has it all and then some!

DJ Ritu / A World In London: July 8th 2011 Cloudcast - A World In London brings you the best new global sounds! And it's even embedded at right for your listening pleasure and convenience.

DJ Ritu's global grooves show brings you the very best & freshest tunes from all four corners of the globe! In this edition of A World In London it's a non-stop musical journey through Africa, Asia, the Middle and Far East, with some stop-overs in Europe. Expect to hear brilliant tracks by Vieux Farka Toure, Joe Clausell, Juju, Mongo, Frank Yamma and many more!

You can also check it out via DJ Ritu's web site, which you should also visit for world music charts, gig guides, the latest 'Hot Tracks' and so much more!

AWiL is now also available from Radio Groovalizacion podcasts! The most recent show available focuses on Asian beats and can be found here.

For your convenience, there is a track list of the July 8th show on the right. You can also buy tracks/albums by going to the Mixcloud page and clicking on the 'buy' link next to each track in the playlist!

And there's even more good news! Listen out for new A World In London programmes from July 12th at SOAS Radio!

Keep checking DJ Ritu's web site for further news!

DJ Ritu/A World In London 8/7/11 by Djritu on Mixcloud

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Playlist July 8th Edition

 1 Vieux Farka Touré - Borei
 2 Mohammed Rashad - Wallahi Al-Azim..
 3 Nidi D'Arac - Klama
 4 Mongo Santamaria - O Mi Shango
 5 Farhan Akhtar - Senorita
 6 Banda Black Rio - Som Preto
 7 Söndörgõ - Cororo
 8 Jah Wobble - L1 Dub
 9 Heart Of The Dragon Ensemble - Celebration
10 Daga Dana - Swinorz
11 Juju - Djanfa Moja
12 Terry Hall & Mushtaq - Grow
13 Sona Jobarteh - Bammaya
14 Frank Yamma - Pitjantjara


To find out how you too can help in making the BBC see the error of their ways and help to have DJ Ritu's A World in London, as well as Mick Peat & Lester Simpson's Folkwaves and other 'specialist music' shows reinstated please see further down the page.

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About The Campaigns

This being the height of summer, you would not really expect too much to be happening in the campaigns.

However, the respective heads of the A World in London and the Folkwaves campaigns are not idle, with the latter especially bullish about getting ready for a further onslaught against the 'blind, death and dumb' powers that be in the BBC. so be prepared.

In other news, BBC East Midlands appear to have replaced The Richard Spurr Show, which itself replaced Folkwaves and several other 'specialist music' shows, with a reportedly even worse presenter. We shall have to investigate and 'sample' this new show at the earliest opportunity, of course!

One wouldn't really expect BBC London 94.9 to follow suit, as this surely would be impossible. However, I'm steeling myself to have another listen to the Sunny & Shay Show one of these Saturdays, to be fair. (The very thought fills me with utter dread...)

Support The Campaigns And Help Restore A World In London, Folkwaves And Other Shows!

You can find out more about the campaigns and how to support them here:

Save DJ Ritu's A World in London show on BBC London (Facebook)
Save AWiL Blog (on blogspot.com)
twitter.com/saveawil (twitter)
There also is a Save AWiL Online Petition - please sign this now if you haven't already done so!

Save' Folkwaves' on BBC Radio Derby (Facebook)
Save Folkwaves Forum (on Save Folkwaves web site; the rest of the site is currently still under construction)

SOS Skues on Sundays (Facebook)

Save-BBC-local-radio (Facebook Page)
Save BBC Local Radio (Facebook Group)
twitter.com/savebbclocal (twitter)


Save BBC London Radio (Facebook Page)

Please join the fight and help save all these excellent shows and BBC Local Radio itself! Remember, it's your BBC! Make sure the Beeb knows it!

To survive long term, BBC Local Radio needs high quality, popular shows like DJ Ritu's A World in London, Mick Peat and Lester Simpson's Folkwaves, and others. It needs diversity of programming. It needs to differentiate itself from all the undifferentiated pap that (for the most part) is commercial local radio, not emulate it as seems to be the current trend.

Most importantly of all, the BBC needs to be made aware of what its listeners really want (rather than what the BBC thinks its listeners should want!), and they need to be made aware that they have to listen to what people want. Let the BBC know what you want!

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