My life just wouldnt have been the same without the BBC. As a young kid Radio 1 roadshows, Top Of The Pops, MarK Goodier Evening sessions. World Cups, taping the chart show and wearing out the tapes.
As a teenager, the cultural education was irreplaceable. John Peel, Gilles Peterson, Sound City Live events,
5Live on 909LW for Everton games. I will never forget listening to the 5th rnd Cup replay win, as strong a memory as if I had actaully been at Goodison and not sitting in my bedroom in Scotland. Hit the North on 5 Live for NW music and comedy. Mark and Lard on R1 graveyard shift. Mixing it on radio 4?
staying up till 2am at the weekends to tape the latest Essential Mix. Never mind the Buzzcocks, the fast show.
As an adult it still my go to "content provider". 6Music, Killing Eve, anything with Stewart Lee have I got news for you. Countless music documentaries on BBC4 all available at at the touch of a button on the Iplayer. BBC Footbal website. BBC Sounds App for the gym.
I'm the last person to be nationalistic or triumphalist (dont ask), but It formed my cultural and musical self and I would be a different person if there was no BBC.
BUT if they want me to subscribe to use it, they can F*ck off...
or maybe not, If i can pay £9.99 a month for spotify I barely use. I'd probably do they same for the BBC.
God I hate the subscription model. I'd rather they took adverts.