The Nineties: Saga Louts and Dumbing Down

  • Tony StollerEmail author


The historical narrative is completed in this chapter with a consideration of fundamental changes which affected classical music radio in the Nineties, regarded by some commentators as involving ‘Saga louts and dumbing down’. It sets out the story of the near-accidental arrival of Classic FM and the background to the recasting of Radio 3. The chapter compares in detail the respective output of Radio 3 and Classic FM in the years up to 1995, when this detailed history ends, before offering a coda containing some reflections on more recent times.


Radio Classical music BBC Classic FM Modern history Broadcasting history Contemporary culture Commercial radio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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