88 years ago, today BBC announced that there was no news and played piano music instead
On the 18 April 1930, the BBC radio service in London announced that there was no news worthy of being broadcast, and elected to play a piano concerto instead.
Can you think of a day on which there is nothing interesting happening? In other words, no news?
It might be impossible for us to think of a day in today's world where there is nothing more to read after you click the refresh button on the website you are in. Even if nothing great or interesting is happening, we might find it difficult to admit it.
But on this day, in 1930 the BBC radio service in London just came right out and said it on the evening news. “There is no news today,” they announced. And what followed for the next fifteen minutes was piano music. BBC stated that there was nothing worthy of broadcast on that day as the "flood of news, official or otherwise, had dried up".
At an age where there is a swelling presence of social media overloading us with information, April 18, 1930, will remind us that everything is not always relevant to our lives and that are days when piano music is a better option.