Deputy's rage with Destiny

14th September 2001 at 01:00
IT was just another manic Monday and mathematics teacher Hugh Morgan had calculated it would be cheaper to catch the bus to work than use his car.

Mr Morgan, deputy head of mathematics at Gowerton comprehensive school, near Swansea, thought he'd also use his daily commute from Morriston to catch up on his reading.

But he hadn't expected to share his journey with the bootylicious sounds of Destiny's Child and Madonna's Music on a bus promoted by - and constantly playing - Swansea's 24-hour pop music station The Wave.

A classical music fan, Mr Morgan, wrote to the editor of the local newspaper complaining about the "constant barrage" of music from the station.

And now Mr Morgan is Bach on the bus with a free CD player and 20 classical discs donated by The Wave to shield him from its own output.

Mr Morgan said: "It happened that my personal stereo had broken down and the new CD player was very timely. But I didn't complain for any kind of financial benefit. The extra hour I now spend travelling every day gives me time to catch up on my reading - so I didn't really need exposure to the Wave's kind of music.

"Nor do I have any complaint about First Cymru's service. I've got rid of one of the family cars and that's good for the environment as well as my pocket."

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