A CUL­TURAL DEFENCE OF JCOM RA­DIO

The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment & Analysis -

As one of the voices as­so­ci­ated with the Jcom Ra­dio show The Big Bagel, I would like to re­spond to Jeremy Le­boff’s as­ser­tions ( Let­ters, Novem­ber 9).

Al­though broad­cast on a Jewish com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion, the show is un­apolo­get­i­cally cross-cul­tural in its approach. Even in its short two-week ten­ure we have al­ready broad­cast in three lan­guages and fea­tured guests from five con­ti­nents.

With top­ics rang­ing from Norman Mailer to the ap­peal of con­tem­po­rary dance over foot­ball, it has been the show’s in­ten­tion to of­fer a uniquely ex­per­i­men­tal cul­tural mag­a­zine en­gag­ing lis­ten­ers from the Lon­don Jewish com­mu­nity and be­yond.

Any­one who gives Jcom Ra­dio a se­ri­ous lis­ten will hear con­tent broad­cast with an air of pro­fes­sion­al­ism way be­yond the sta­tion’s mod­est ge­n­e­sis. Sy­mon Sterne Stam­ford Hill, Lon­don N16

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