As I mentioned in another thread, I really don’t watch much TV at all. And the same goes for radio. I do need to clarify that though. I don’t watch American TV or listen to American radio.
The internet is a wonderful thing for enabling communication around the world. It has opened a world of good things to watch and listen to, both for children and adults. So I thought I might contribute my preferences for comment.
Radio – The only over the air stations I listen to are Relevant Radio and EWTN affiliates as well as the oldies station 1050 CHUM in Toronto. I feel that provides a good balance when I’m driving. I will admit that the preponderance of ‘talk’ shows on both Relevant Radio and EWTN make them a bit tedious. I was a bit taken aback that Al Cresta solicited comments on best president/ worst president on his show (via Ave Maria Radio).
The oldies station – well – that’s for fun.
My mp3 player – Now it gets interesting. On my mp3 player – which I listen to a work, you will find recordings the audio stream from BBC Radio 2 in the UK (which I record every night), Radio Luxembourg, Nostalgie (a French oldies station) – all recorded on my PC while I’m at work – and EWTN’s downloadable mp3s of Journey Home, World Over, Fr Groeschel, EWTN Live, and Mother Angelica Classics.
The reason I like BBC Radio 2 is because the music is good (no swearing and rap) , the DJs are nice to the audience, and they have a little feature called Pause for Thought, which gives me a lift during the work day.
The EWTN stuff is for listening to when I can’t get any of my over the air faves while driving.
TV - I watch a lot of news (but never CNN/ Fox/ MSNBC – who are IMHO agenda driven.) I prefer CBC (Canada) and the BBC for my TV news.
I also enjoy a number of adult series on CBC TV. By adult, I of course do not mean obscene. Funny how that word has been co-opted. I enjoyed DaVinci’s Inquest when it aired. Last season they had a series called Little Mosque on the Prairie about a small Anglican church in the prairies that offered its Church hall to a local group of Moslems to hold services. This was a great series, because the problems faced by the Moslems easily translated to those faced by the Christians. And done in a humourous way, it helps us to see each other as human beings.
I’ve also enjoyed Cracker and Prime Suspect which airs on Showcase. These are gritty and not for kids. I guess that for adults, such subject matter, if one is properly presupposed, does no harm.
Unfortunately I don’t get EWTN TV.
As I say, I refuse to watch any of the reality shows from the Idol music series through Big Brother, and all the other rubbish that gets passed off as entertainment.
So that’s what I listen to and watch.
How about the rest of you
In Christ’s Peace