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Radio 2 / Re: BBC Radio 2 cuts live overnight presenters
« on: February 07, 2017, 12:08:03 PM »
Alex has got quite a bit of local radio stuff planned. Janice has a short series on Radio 2.

BBC Local Radio Board / Re: BBC Norfolk - David Clayton to retire.
« on: February 07, 2017, 12:06:26 PM »
David Whiteley continues.

BBC Local Radio Board / BBC 3CR Re: New BBC 3CR Breakfast Show Presenter?
« on: May 08, 2016, 02:45:34 PM »
Taking over in June...may be announced nearer the time.

BBC Local Radio Board / Re: Not Strictly (BBC)Local
« on: April 11, 2016, 09:14:45 AM »
Well there was some talk a few months ago that the breakfast shows were going to return to a more informal approach with less news. The trouble is that this type of show will not suit a lot of the current presenters who have been brought in as news people.

BBC Local Radio Board / BBC Norfolk - David Clayton to retire.
« on: April 07, 2016, 03:29:55 PM »
BBC Radio Norfolk presenter David Clayton is to retire after 35 years with the BBC. Clayton will present his final Sunday morning treasure quest show on 24th April 2016.

BBC Local Radio Board / BBC Devon : Tony Beard
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:18:01 AM »
Tony Beard has passed away. On the station for over 30 years.

BBC Local Radio Board / NATIONAL news bulletins on LOCAL stations!
« on: January 17, 2016, 10:13:49 PM »
It is not long since all BBC local stations started to take a national bulletin every hour after 7pm on weekday evenings. Now national bulletins are being used in the evening at weekends too. There are some excellent music shows on the regional outputs at weekends. Now they are having to lose time just to take national news. It seems ridiculous! Who wants this on a local station at 10pm on a Sunday evening for example. You could go to so many of the national stations if you really wanted it.

Thanks for the info Rita. In the Eastern region, Three Counties didn't seem to do many special shows but BBC Northampton did some excellent music shows (5-7 in the evenings) and BBC Cambridgeshire had some interesting documentaries.

BBC Local Radio Board / BBC 3CR Re: Hello You, it's Iain Lee on BBC3CR Breakfast
« on: November 14, 2015, 11:03:35 PM »
Reports today that Iain Lee has left 3CR.

BBC Local Radio Board / Re: Radio Merseyside
« on: October 30, 2015, 11:08:08 PM »
An interesting call about classical music. In my opinion, BBC Local Radio is not the place for this as there is already a dedicated BBC station for this. I think holiday specials are the most that can be expected rather than a weekly show of this nature.

BBC Local Radio Board / BBC London Re: Danny Baker Show Axed As Part Of Delivering Quality First?
« on: October 06, 2015, 10:34:23 AM »
Rebranded to BBC Radio London today.

This seems like a complete u turn. All-speech breakfast shows were introduced across the network and more money pumped into the news output at that time of day. Many stations following this with more speech through mid-morning in a phone-in/issues style programme. It now seems to have become clear from the listening figures that this is not what a lot of people want. If they hear this type of programme all morning they probably give up before any entertainment style shows begin. Now it sounds like breakfast will return to a mix of news and music and possibly competitions. Will a lot of the current breakfast show presenters go if they are not suitable for this? Where are all these new entertaining presenters going to come from? A lot of questions to be answered. In my opinion it is not necessarily the style of programmes but the local content that has become the problem. Yes breakfast is all news but much of it is national news or reading from the newspapers. The phone-in topics later in the day are often national subjects or the ridiculous sandwich/celebrity topics that we all know about. I think the u turn may be a good idea if we see a return to news coverage being mainly local, a wider music variety and more entertainment in shows.

Apparently each station works within their own budget so a station such as Merseyside dropping a show could not have an impact on the Midlands.

Reach, average hours and share all down again.

Torrington posted on his Facebook page some time ago that he would be getting extra listeners from across the Midlands - these comments seemed to spell the end for Barsby. In my opinion it wont be much of a loss. West and East were together for many years anyway. The reason given is the usual waffle.

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