Juan y Medio is a slightly sinister TV presenter on regional TV Canal Sur. He presents a number of programmes, including one where small children sing and dance for the amusement of OAP’s, but the programme that concerns us is a stupefyingly boring daily afternoon programme called “la tarde aquí y ahora” (the afternoon here and now). In it, Juan y Medio (I understand he was actually born in Almeria but fled the place as Continue reading Nasty outcome to true love found on dating programme
I was interviewed today by Antonio Cattoni for Canal Sur Radio’s late night show “Para tí”. Ostensibly the interview was about this blog but we soon veered off into a pleasant chat about the Brits in Spain, John Lennon (that was a bit of a curveball) and the difference between un íngles and los britanicos. I was also able to get a dig in about the Junta’s tourism strategy… ah hem. Nice chap, and it’s Continue reading Been interviewed for Canal Sur Radio!
Here’s a couple clips of the regional TV investigation into Turre water carried out last week: Thanks, Martin Morales
I’ve been invited to appear in a Canal Sur interview tomorrow, about the disgusting state of water in Turre. I refused (but sent someone else instead), but if you have any personal horror stories or photos, get them to me ASAP (before tomorrow) and I’ll forward them onto the investigative team. The reporters are doing their piece here tomorrow midday, for broadcast tomorrow night or Thursday midday, not sure yet. The team were contacted by Continue reading Turre water scandal investigated by Canal Sur
Canal Sur 2 TV channel in Andalucia will cease broadcasting in October as part of a 20 million euro cost cutting move at the publically owned broadcaster RTVA. The Junta de Andalucia has been progressively cutting back public funding at RTVA – the public subsidery has dropped from 181 million euros in 2009 to just 122 million euros this year. Advertising sales have also dropped, from 55 million euros in 2010 to 34 million this Continue reading Canal Sur 2 TV channel to close in October as cost cutting measure
Congratulations to a Mr Robert Jones of Mojácar, whose (slightly skewed) photo of clouds streaming over the sea into a blue sky made it onto tonights weather forecast on Canal Sur Andalucia. Thought I’d mention it, in case he missed it 🙂
An excellent program to watch if you’re learning Spanish or just want to catch up on how Andalucians behave abroad is Andaluces por el mundo, which goes out on Canal Sur on Thursdays at 22:00h. It finds and interviews Andalucians who live “abroad”. See more info and past episodes here.
A fun program currently running on Canal Sur (Andalucia) is an X-Factor style program, but for Coplas. A Copla, for those of you who don’t know, is a style of sung poetry put to music, usually flamenco style – very popular down south. I’m enjoying it! A load of young hopefuls are whittled down by a panel comprising of a moustached gitano who models himself on Simon Cowell (called Pive Amador, a name I hope Continue reading Se llama copla