Does The Organist Entertains on Radio 2 do more harm than good?

Steve Ashley

/ #78 TOE failure gives other broadcasters an opportunity

Feb 17, 2014, 10:30

It is a pity that TOE fails on many levels, and I have to agree that it is currently doing more harm than good to the organ scene. The show has become horribly formulaic in both presentation and with the music played. An hour per week of a mixture of pipes and electronics would seem reasonable in a broadcast schedule that is now very sparing in its offerings of anything except so-called mainstream music. But look at the Bigger Picture - everything points to a sustained effort by BBC Radio managers to kill ALL 'minority interest' shows.
BUT at least the poor offerings by the BBC give other broadcasters an opportunity! For those who like their organ music to be more 'entertaining', may I suggest listening to my Hot Pipes show. Admittedly, it's all pipes with an occasional virtual organ, but I do have an all-electronic show once a year. :-) There's an hour and a half-hour version - see

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