Listeners to CSR FM may have been left a little bewildered on Thursday. After dropping off air for a week, Konkers did play out with Episode 3 but, unfortunately, there was no sign of the new additional material that we had produced especially.
It’s all rather perplexing and a little disappointing.
CSR was frequently unpredictable in the past, but I thought those days were over. Casual listeners this week experienced no introduction, no continuity announcements, nor indeed any acknowledgements from the DJs at the end of the previous show as to what was coming up next. The show was orphaned on the airwaves, with Geoff’s opening monologue bizarrely adrift coming directly after the news bulletin. It amuses me to imagine some unsuspecting lorry driver or kebab shop owner tuning into the professional news bulletin, only to have it inexplicably followed, without a lead-in, by Geoff Island’s little voice umm-ing and ahh-ing about Mr Owl and his unrequited love for Maggie.
If CSR clarifies what went wrong, or indeed what’s going on, we shall be the first to tell you about it.
UPDATE: CSR played out the introduction (including the new Geoff sketch) a week later, re-edited to fit alongside episode 4. We found out a little too late to promote the fact, but never fear – we shall be making the new material available on this blog very soon!