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Radio 4 / Re: Program on a village who kidnapped loggers
« on: January 01, 2017, 02:27:56 PM »
If it was on BBC Radio 4 last week im sure your`ll find it here.

Good Luck.

Radio 2 / Re: Tony Blackburn Returns To The BBC
« on: December 17, 2016, 01:58:20 AM »
Good News.. Good News.. Good News

Tony Blackburn returns to BBC London with his Sunday Soul Show.
Each Sunday from  new years day playing the music we each know and love.

He`s been away for too long and it`ll be good to hear him again.

Radio 2 / Tony Blackburn Returns To The BBC
« on: October 19, 2016, 04:24:20 PM »

Tony Blackburn Returns.

Its good to see the BBC management coming to there senses at last.

I don't know the full story and to be honest I don't want to know. All I do know is that Tony Blackburn is one of our finest presenters, and it`ll be good to hear him back where he belongs.

He still has a lot to offer and outshines many other "younger" presenters.
Good Luck Tony

Taken from the BBC website.

........ quote " Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has unveiled the government's plans for the BBC, saying it must put "distinctive content" at its heart.
He said the licence fee will rise in line with inflation for the next five years - and that this way of funding the BBC will continue for 11 years."

........ end quote

Does it look good for the BBC ?.

Hi Darcy, I can only remark on my local BBC station "BBC London", over the past year it seems to me they are playing far too much music.
Programs where before only a few tracks was once played and the emphasis was on guests and information is now given over to music.
This I find quite annoying only because the music played comes from a limited play-list that's played over and over again.

I think the increase in music is only to keep finances down and its too easy to fill a show with music and not to have guests in the studio.
The weekends are worse with some shows, to the extent that I tend to tune away and listen to other stations. I know some listeners enjoy the music played but I would sooner listen to my music on my own electronic devices and not to be dictated to listen to something the BBC wants me to hear.

Hi Rita,
The more I hear what this government intends to do with the BBC the more I get nervous about our liberty and freedom.
The government are trying to fragment the BBC and force them into what the government wants them to be.
Also Mr Cameron and his friends are very close to a certain "Media Mogul" who dislikes the BBC, but would love to get his hands on it.
Its a great shame that something we all hold so dear could be torn apart by a government that just doesn't care about the people they govern.
I hope no one will be forced to quit just because he believes in his principles, we must treasure those people.   

If you remember just before the election Mr Cameron said privately "he wants to close down the BBC" > This Is The Article <


Hi all, I personally  think BBC Local Radio is somewhat on the down-slope. That the creative side of local radio has been shown the door in favour of saving money.
I have always been a keen listener of BBC London, and at one-time had great shows, the great Danny Baker show each afternoon was chopped a few years ago and from then the station changed, and not for the better.
The guy in charge moved presenters round, moving late night presenters to afternoons, which in my opinion was not a good idea.
With the introduction of BBC London playing more music within its shows where before no music and more chat made it more interesting and informative (Lets face it playing music is cheap radio).
I now tune away when they play boring music, and that's a shame...

That's my local BBC station but Im sure others are just the same.

Sorry for my rant .....

Yes Rita he`s a good broadcaster.
He was on LBC for quite a long time and showed a very caring side unlike some of the others on that station.
He said last night he prefers the "laid back attitude" of BBC London.

BBC London has had a bit of a shake up with some presenters time slots.
Simon Lederman who had Duncan`s slot has been moved to 2am through to 6am, that hasn't gone down well by some of Simon`s die-hard fans. Especially because Simon was instrumental in getting BBC London through the night, but that's radio I guess.

Carry on listening Rita. 

BBC Management & BBC Trust / BBC to cut 1000 jobs
« on: July 03, 2015, 01:13:45 AM »
This is an interesting news report from RT News.
Most of the cuts will be within management at the BBC, lets hope it stops with them and it wont effect programs.

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BBC Management & BBC Trust / Re: Ofcom to replace The BBC Trust
« on: June 26, 2015, 11:56:37 PM »
Hello Tiger, Im so sorry to hear your unwell lets hope things get better for you.

Yes the trust was always supposed to represent the licence payer but Im not sure if Ofcom can do better.

Going by Ofcom history and the mess they made with local independent radio allowing the big radio groups swallowing up small local stations and turning them into boring sanitized sounding audio wallpaper. Each one sounding the same.

Lets hope the BBC can remain as it is because we need it more than ever now. Its the first place most people around the world  tune into for news & information.

BBC Management & BBC Trust / Ofcom to replace The BBC Trust
« on: June 26, 2015, 10:23:44 AM »

So now we are told Ofcom will be taking over from The BBC Trust

Is this the beginning of the end, or will it be good for the BBC and the licence payer ?.

BBC Management & BBC Trust / Hands Off The BBC
« on: June 21, 2015, 09:26:41 PM »
So now we know what the Conservatives think of the BBC.

As reported in The Telegraph, a few days before the election Mr David Cameron threatened to "Close Down The BBC".

............... Click Here For The Telegraph Article ..............

Nick Robinson, the BBC’s political editor, said Mr Cameron made the comments to journalists on the Tory Party’s battle bus ahead of the general election.

The News Where You Are / Re: Can you guess our mystery year?
« on: May 29, 2015, 03:59:52 PM »
Yes , yes , yes. yes , yes , yes , yes , yes , yes

This was truly an excellent series,
and yes a simple concept but so well written. I loved the way it looked so natural.
Lets hope the BBC can make another series. I have them each recorded and watch them over and over again.

BBC Local Radio Board / Re: BBC Radio Manchester Keeping The Faith
« on: April 10, 2015, 06:02:12 PM »
I love Northern Soul too. 60s soul and motown are the best music and will always be the inspiration to new bands and singers.

This girl certainly loves Northern Soul and she`s made loads of youtube video`s to prove it.

Keep the faith.

BBC Local Radio Board / Thank You BBC London
« on: December 31, 2014, 02:40:39 AM »
BBC London`s Jo Good will be taking the listeners through New Years Eve from 10pm till 2am.

If your local BBC station just plays music on new years eve without no personal touch why not join a "real local" station.
BBC London already has many listeners from all over the UK and the world only because of presenters like Jo Good.
She`s Funny , Warm, Understanding, Open and full of love for the listeners. Her personality shines out each time she`s on.
Everyone`s invited where ever you live.

A happy and healthy new year to everyone.

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