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darcysarto

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Bacon, Boaden & Trust At Radio Festival
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:56:03 PM »
In a strange quirk, Helen Boaden will make her first public speech at this years Radio Academy radio festival whilst the 'fearless' Richard Bacon will host a discussion on Trust and the BBC which will be broadcast on 5Live.

Yes Yentob will be in attendance!

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Re: Bacon, Boaden & Trust At Radio Festival
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 01:15:33 PM »
Program now on. Loss of trust in the BBC.

Can be viewed here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/5live/webcam/videocam/

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Re: Bacon, Boaden & Trust At Radio Festival
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 01:34:00 PM »
Quite a good ding dong between Trevor Kavanagh(Sun) and Alan Yentob(aka Phil Pocket of the BBC)

Kavanagh running out of adjectives to describe BBC management, out of control, overpaid , top heavy....and he is doing well holding la Yentob to account, who is struggling with the usual justifications.


 

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Re: Bacon, Boaden & Trust At Radio Festival
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 06:55:25 PM »
Well the whole of the Richard Bacon programme can be downloaded from his podcast page http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/dailybacon or listen on the iPlayer as usual, the first hour is dedicated to the trust in the BBC discussion from the Radio Festival at the Lowry Theatre.



Yentob's performance was of a man drifting up the Manchester Ship Canal without a paddle or a boat, flailing about with just his oversized executive pockets for buoyancy.  At some point I may work up the energy to write a critique - but listen yourself if you didn't hear it live - for the time being though Boyd Hilton said what many listening will have been thinking.

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Re: Bacon, Boaden & Trust At Radio Festival
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013, 09:12:22 PM »
Thankyou, Darcy, for putting the links up. I did engage on all platforms to have a live audio and visualisation experience. My review..

Richard asked after the show whether it was worthwhile and important. I would reply that it was incredibly important to get a discussion like this on air, because the listeners were allowed in.


On the panel were Alan Yentob, Trevor Kavanagh and Belinda Allen(commercial radio) in the audience there were managing editors for local radio stations and Jeremy Vine!


I have to say that Yentob lived up to the executive stereo type and really showed up the arguments that the pigs in trough, bulging pockets are somehow needed by the BBC. They are clearly not. He proved that without doubt today.He slimed about talking about his value with talent(quick translation that means lots of lunches at the Ivy!)



Trevor Kavanagh made the case for the prosecution and he made some excellent points but also , of course ,is from the Sun and not quite sure his statement about local radio and left wing bias was based well enough.


So that brings this post to the MOST important part of this debate.

BBC Local radio.

Belinda Allen said that BBCLR was overstaffed!

Not so clever Trevor(at this point) said that the BBC was too big and leave it(BBC local radio) to the commercials!

Luckily a listener reminded that BBC local radio is worlds and worlds away from a commercial radio service that is networked up to its necks and provide no valid local service at all. Are you going to hear fantastic local journalism on Commercial stations interviewing MPs, local authorities etc.?.errr no!


Laura Moss , Man Ed from 3 Counties made that point and explained that at the front line, coal face, they have had "a whites of eyes experience "re the massive mess ups.


At no time did Yentob defend BBC local radio, or even pass comment. If he left, a couple of stations could exist properly funded ..what are we waiting for?


Conclusion..

Listeners do love the BBC, however, as Trevor Kavanagh said there are 2 BBCs the program makers and the management that is represented by Yentob which has no trust or respect...how dare he say that the issues with public trust are resolved because the severance etc , DMI millions Savile have been dealt with? That is the very point, it has not been dealt ,with so long as Yentob remains and so long as people like this remain in the BBC  I agree with Boyd Hilton without doubt and I hope Tony Hall was listening.
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Re: Bacon, Boaden & Trust At Radio Festival
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2013, 09:42:41 PM »
This is the review from Radio Today.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2013/10/sun-associate-editor-shut-down-bbc-local/

I think given the response  at the Festival event, thanks to the reaction of a very articulate listener and Laura Moss. The public mood was reflected. It is just absurd that commercials could replace BBC local radio(see above) And those who think it could have no valid place in the debate.

Yentob's lack of contribution on this issue is of concern and it was a shame Richard led the debate away.


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