Having said that, I stumbled upon a rather good radio station called Passion for the Planet which is a DAB station that also streams on the net and hails from Wimbledon, UK (just like the wombles). I found the site after reading about it in “Crap At The Environment” by Mark Watson. Near the end of the book, Mark is a little less crap at the environment and is interviewed by the radio station. He listed the stations web address, so I looked it up. What I found, was a station with very few ads, and what ads there were are all flogging environmentally friendly products. There are interviews and opinion about the current state of the planet, and you can tell that they have a passion for what they do, and the music is pretty good as well!
Here is their blurb;
passion for the planet was set up by experienced radio professionals Chantal Cooke and Kenny Stevens, with the goal of introducing an innovative format to the expanding DAB Digital Radio market.
The result is passion.
Entertaining and informative, passion plays your favourite songs plus great new tunes from world music artists, and a broad range of interviews and features focused on your health and environment – issues that affect our lives every day.
walking the talk
passion for the planet is committed to helping the environment. Our offices have separate bins for paper, card and plastic. Where possible we use low energy light bulbs.
Our company stationery is all printed on recycled paper.
Our office paper and envelopes are all made of recycled paper.
In building our studios and decorating the office, we used, wherever possible, recycled or re-used materials.
Our studios are soundproofed and acoustically treated with naturally grown hemp. Both the hemp under tiles and the surface decorative tiles were supplied by The Hemp Paper Company
Office and studio design incorporated Feng Shui principles, and both the interior design and Feng Shui advice was expertly provided by John & Sue Thornton and by Marie-Claire Carlyle.
passion for the planet is mindful of its impact on the planet and its responsibility to others.”
Now that is a value set to be proud of, and I am glad they exist for my listening pleasure. To listen to their live stream, click here. It will play in Windows media player or iTunes.