The Night Listeners

The Night Listeners

“Late-night radio has a kind of romance about it,” writes Miranda in The Observer today. “We think of the DJ. A single light in a darkened studio. A lone voice into a microphone, musing, wondering, complaining, banging on. Riffing on obscurities, posing questions and unpicking answers. Perhaps playing a few choice tunes. But mostly talking, because talking is what’s needed in the middle of the night. Talking, and someone listening to what’s being said. Although what’s often special about late-night programmes is that it’s the presenter who is doing the listening, the listener, calling in, who speaks.”

Read the rest of her piece on the specialness of the form, and her interviews with three contemporary British practitioners, here.

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