In two of my blog posts that I wrote down during my blog’s sixth year, I talked about listening to 90.5 WESA on both the WESA app and on my clock radio … and, whenever I listen to it on my clock radio in the middle of the night, I’ll listen to “BBC World Service” for a while.
Today, I wanted to talk about “BBC World Service” in greater detail, if I can. As I just said, I will listen to “BBC World Service” on 90.5 whenever I listen to it in the middle of the night. I will listen to it for up to 90 minutes at a time, depending on when I am able to hear it. Now, since I listen to 90.5 on my app before 5:00 on weekday mornings, I will be able to listen to it on there for a few minutes before “Morning Edition” begins … and, on weekends, I will hear it from around 4:45 until 6:00 in the morning. “BBC World Service” is fantastic … and they have some neat programs on there, especially the news updates that air twice an hour. The top-of-the-hour updates air for five minutes … and, like the hourly news updates that air on NPR, they also begin at one minute after the hour. The bottom-of-the-hour updates air for just two minutes … and they begin at around 30 or 31 minutes past the hour.
I would like to tell you about a program that I heard on there very briefly. I heard it on “BBC World Service” a few days ago at around 3:30 in the morning while I was sleeping. Believe it or not, it has a 30-minute program about sleep … and I liked the program so much that I was able to listen to it again online. In fact, I am listening to that show online as I type this blog post. I will probably be done listening to it by the time you read this blog post, though.
If you guys ever listen to 90.5 WESA or your local NPR station in the early morning hours, please consider listening to “BBC World Service” for a while. You may like it just as much as I do.
Just so you know, I also have the BBC World Service app on my smartphone … and I will sometimes listen to the show on there whenever I get bored. Then I can listen to it at any time of the day.