Beep at top of the hour on WBZ disappeared
Fri Sep 28 11:29:20 EDT 2018
Oranges and Lemons--Old English nursery rhyme though some verses refer to
The British rock band XTC had an album with that title.The mention of
churches in the rhyme is ironic as XTC's singer-songwriter Andy Partridge
is an atheist, as expressed in one of their songs:"If there's one thing I
don't believe in/It's you/Dear God".
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, A Joseph Ross <email@example.com> wrote:
> I didn't know what "Oranges and Lemons" is, and I wondered what sound the
> fruits might make, but I looked it up on Wikipedia and heard a recording.
> Now that I know what it is, I do remember when the BBC began using that
> tune as an interval signal. Later, they went back to the chorus of bells
> that they had been using before.
> On 9/27/2018 2:14 PM, Rob Landry wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 Sep 2018, A Joseph Ross wrote:
>> Well, they did stop playing Lillibulero at the top of the hour on the
>>> World Service.
>> In the seventies, when I was an avid shortwave listener, they used to use
>> "Oranges and Lemons" as an interval signal.
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