Published: Friday 2006-12-29.
I just read a disappointing announcement on the home page of SR X – the channel will cease over newyears. On the page one can read that SR have found out that they are missing some areas in their music coverage, and want to fix it, but that it unfortunately has the effect that SR X will cease, since the music that is played in SR X is also played in several other channels. I have been listening to SR X quite a lot, both over the Internet here from Oslo, and in my digitial radio receiver when inside the coverage area (major Swedish cities).
Sure, I can buy the explanation, but still is sad. SR X has had a, in my opinion, wonderful mix of music, which, combined with nice hosts and news broadcasts every hour, has made it a channel worth listening to. Sure, I can find the same kind of music somewhere else, there are many stations on the Internet with a similar mix of music, but most of them are of the “automated CD changed” kind, and I don’t really think that qualifies under the term “radio”. Radio for me requires people saying something interesting inbetween the music, and news at least once per hour.
Rest in peace, SR X. Hello, Bandit.
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