Leaving aside any discussion about the merits of Your Call on Breakfast, I'm starting to wonder who 'you' are. I haven't heard a female caller for over two weeks, except for a little girl pre-recorded and transmitted to mark Children in Need. And many of the callers are recalling childhood memories from the 50s or earlier. I've enjoyed some of these, as I too was a child in the 50s, but I'm curious about the reasons for this 'vast similitude' in the characteristics of callers. Are they representative of the people who write in? Are these the people who have requested pieces that meet the playlist criteria? Are they chosen to reflect the demographic of the listeners? If the BBC is looking to attract a new audience, might they consider interviewing a more varied selection of callers ... or even replacing Your Call with roving microphone interviews with people attending open-air concerts, music college students, children's choirs and orchestra, community choirs etc and others from all the 'walks of life' along which the new target audience might be ambling amongst 'cool gales'?
Forgive me if I'm repeating points you've already discusses, but I' new to this forum. Thanks for reading, anyway.