‘A link across time’: how shipping forecast will outlast Radio 4 long wave.
Boats have not needed the broadcast for decades but radio bosses know nostalgia for it runs deep.
Radio 4’s shipping forecast is a national institution, with millions of listeners reassured by the thought that, somewhere out at sea, British fishers are patiently waiting by their radios to find out whether there is a gale warning in Rockall or Cromarty.
Yet the announcement that Radio 4’s long wave signal will be shut down as part of the BBC’s latest cuts has left many wondering how the country’s fishing fleet will cope without access to the four-times-a-day updates.
This interesting article by Jim Waterson in The Guardian June 3rd, 2022
Ydun Ritz (2022-06-04)