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When radio goes wrong

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on Friday, 15 March 2013
There is a website called RadioFail dedicated to harvesting clips of disastrous wireless, and it's a thing of joy and rare beauty. One of the latest uploads is a clip from Caroline Martin's phone-in on BBC WM, in which a listener called Rosie reveals her traumatic past very cheerfully. Note Martin's gushing, fake-sounding "If you've been affected by the issues..." concern for the poor old love. Note also Rosie not taking a blind bit of notice and carrying on with hilarious consequences. If you're in a public place, plug some headphones in.
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