I don’t know how it took several weeks of listening to BBC2 Radio on and off while hovering around in the kitchen until I noticed that there are no commercial breaks. It’s a pleasant novelty and their muic is between quite nice and still bearable, plus there’s hourly news. In Austria the national broadcaster takes license fees from the public too, but also sells adspace in ridiculous quantity. I’m OK now paying TV license here (which I assume includes radio too), a thing I always refused and rarely did back then.
When we were given the keys to the house and got in there was already a letter about having to get a TV licence on the doormat. It came to the point straight away on page one, in a rather brusk tone, threating with court appearance and a big fine if the fee is not paid immediately. This annoyed me, even more so when the same day I went to the bins only to find a polite “thank you” written on the lid, heading a list of items that are fine to throw in. Friendly bins and threatening letters about media-intake, so far friendlyness prevails.