I've started this thread as a quick reference for anybody who wants to request one of Hayley's recordings (or anything else) to be played on Classic FM. The Classic FM Request show is on Mondays to Fridays between 1:00 and 3:00pm, and you can email your requests directly via this link:
No Richard I don't think we'll ever hear Hayley on Radio 3, or any other CC artist for that matter, if indeed Hayley still is a crossover artist !? I put in a Hayley request to Classic FM some years ago for my mother's 80th birthday and Jane Jones didn't play it. Instead we got requests for bored housewives to help them get through their ironing and students to help them revise. I have not forgiven them for that !!
I find that no matter what song I request the presenter tends to overrule the listener. Trying to get them to move on from the famous hits is a hit and miss persuit. There are some songs I have never managed to get played, Here's to you from Paradiso is one I never heard on any radio station, yet I think it got airplay years ago as a Joan Baez hit. You take the risk of getting nothing at all played if you request the lesser known songs.
Well done if you got the request played Dave. Do you have listener numbers for this show, I think people who listen to classical or easy listening radio stations tend to be music buyers in one form or another CD, vinyl or downloaders.