DLT was lifeline, says Aung San Suu Kyi
Posted by
DLT was lifeline, says Aung San Suu Kyi

Dave Lee Travis’ BBC World Music Service request show was a lifeline under house arrest, Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said.

She mentioned the Magic presenter and former BBC Radio 1 DJ during an interview with Radio Times, who was sorry to hear about recent cuts to the radio service.

Ms Suu Kyi, who is due to give two of the BBC’s Reith Lectures, told the Radio Times: “I used to listen to all sorts of different programmes, not just classical music. I can’t remember… the name of that programme… Dave Travis? Was it?”

After Radio 4’s Eddie Mair asked if she meant Dave Lee Travis, Ms Suu Kyi said: “Yes! Didn’t he have a programme with all different sorts of music?

“I haven’t heard any music on the BBC World Service in a long time. Maybe I’m listening at the wrong times. But not one single piece of music. Am I wrong? Or have I been listening at the wrong times?”

“I would listen to that quite happily because the listeners would write in and I had a chance to hear other people’s words.”

DLT also told the magazine: “It was daft of the BBC to change the World Service. It was mainly for learning, but you do need fun, too.”

A Jolly Good Show had had “the single biggest postbag of the entire World Service”, he added

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 590 21 June, 2011 People News 8:03 am 20116 Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

RAJAR Q3 2016 - October 26, 2016 at 11:00 pm (London)
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events