Broadcasting

Darren Henley: ‘It would be foolish to break a winning formula’

Classical cuts | 8 to 21 September 2012

20 years since it started spinning the classical wheels of steel, has Classic FM outgrown its reputation for ‘bleeding chunks’?

Twenty years ago this September, to the strains of Handel’s Zadok the Priest, Classic FM went on air. The BBC pretended to be indifferent although Brian Johnston was apparently admonished for saying on Test Match Special how much he liked the test transmissions of birdsong.

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