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Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 20:22
Replies: 63
Views: 7,251
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
[QUOTE=MikeBr;66138491] As most radio anoraks...

[QUOTE=MikeBr;66138491]

As most radio anoraks don't post on messageboards the article cannot be accurate,/QUOTE]

Very true. so In the spirit of retaining my sanity I'm quitting this thread and DS...
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 20:18
Replies: 1,787
Views: 178,455
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Welcome to 1982 everybody. In the spirit of...

Welcome to 1982 everybody. In the spirit of retaining my sanity I'm quitting this thread and DS as a whole. To those folk who work in our great industry and love what they do, keep on posting. You're...
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 19:38
Replies: 1,787
Views: 178,455
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Hadn't you heard? He doesn't like it therefore...

Hadn't you heard? He doesn't like it therefore it's not local.
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 19:30
Replies: 1,787
Views: 178,455
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Ledders, in Central Scotland you still have...

Ledders, in Central Scotland you still have Clyde, Forth and other small scale stations. You're bemoaning the loss of what was, at best, a regional radio service that didn't exist 20 years ago. You...
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 19:23
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
I have no idea. Why not challenge the BBC Trust...

I have no idea. Why not challenge the BBC Trust over this blatant disregard for the station's Service Licence?
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 19:05
Replies: 63
Views: 7,251
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Hey! Hands up here - I'm an anorak. I just got...

Hey! Hands up here - I'm an anorak. I just got lucky and landed a job in the industry I love. Looking at it from my side of the fence I think that article is spot on. But it's just one opinion. Like...
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 18:58
Replies: 1,787
Views: 178,455
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Ok, let's sort this one out. Your idea works well...

Ok, let's sort this one out. Your idea works well in a fantasy world - because on the current financial figures it simply wouldn't be viable. This isn't about maximising profit - it's about breaking...
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 08:48
Replies: 31
Views: 4,629
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
With the best will in the world, it doesn't sound...

With the best will in the world, it doesn't sound as if you liked it much anyway...
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 08:23
Replies: 1,787
Views: 178,455
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Indeed. And we're still waiting for ledders to...

Indeed. And we're still waiting for ledders to explain how his 6am-midnight all local station is going to be paid for...
Forum: Radio 29-05-2013, 08:20
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
I think Bill makes some decent points, and...

I think Bill makes some decent points, and thankfully - unlike the one that immediately followed - it contained constructive comments, rather than the same old nastiness that we've come to expect...
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 20:57
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
My bad, before others say it. 'twas Ian Paye I...

My bad, before others say it. 'twas Ian Paye I was referring to...

Regarding Inverdale, he's successfully crossed the news/sport boundary for many years and yes, others could do well to learn from...
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 20:27
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
AFAIK he presented one programme on the day of...

AFAIK he presented one programme on the day of the BBC strike. From what I remember of it, he basically linked a load of old interviews from earlier in the day.
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 19:52
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
I'm surprised to see no comment on the Five Live...

I'm surprised to see no comment on the Five Live lead this morning, concerning the tens of thousands of people out on police bail for months and sometimes years on end. A good bit of journalism I...
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 19:13
Replies: 1,787
Views: 178,455
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
That kind of localised listings service could...

That kind of localised listings service could easily be incorporated into a network. As could some of the Borders features, come to think of it. The rest of the network could have an extra ad break.
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 19:10
Replies: 61
Views: 5,436
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Happy to stand corrected!

Happy to stand corrected!
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 19:07
Replies: 2,098
Views: 237,401
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Apart from the significant cost associated with...

Apart from the significant cost associated with talent and premises.
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 08:35
Replies: 33
Views: 6,870
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
You're wrong of course. Martin Campbell when he...

You're wrong of course. Martin Campbell when he ran the Radio Authority... ;)
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 08:30
Replies: 24
Views: 2,817
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
If they can merge two well known and much loved...

If they can merge two well known and much loved stations in the North East - on FM - they can do the same with AM in Scotland.
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 08:27
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
To those people who always quote "free speech"...

To those people who always quote "free speech" and "healthy debate" here - in a sentence - is exactly what I've been talking about. Any possible excuse - even when there's no possible connection -...
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 08:23
Replies: 1,787
Views: 178,455
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
So come on ledders, how would you pay for all of...

So come on ledders, how would you pay for all of this?
Forum: Radio 28-05-2013, 08:17
Replies: 2,098
Views: 237,401
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
But in those cases the companies were effectively...

But in those cases the companies were effectively buying entire brands in a worldwide market - steel making and radio advertising aren't exactly comparable. Plus, Tata is currently in a tricky...
Forum: Radio 27-05-2013, 21:43
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
I love this old argument. I pay the licence fee...

I love this old argument. I pay the licence fee therefore everything the BBC ever does should meet my own personal preferences and exacting standards. You have a personal option not to listen. And so...
Forum: Radio 27-05-2013, 21:27
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Oh dear. Sports network talks about major sports....

Oh dear. Sports network talks about major sports. You lot are never happy are you?
Forum: Radio 27-05-2013, 21:24
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Well, on that last subject, I'm not sure which...

Well, on that last subject, I'm not sure which planet you've been on for the past few days - but I'm pretty certain that every TV news channel and newspaper has been talking about some form of...
Forum: Radio 27-05-2013, 21:20
Replies: 7,047
Views: 613,595
Posted By Mapperley Ridge
Obviously cancelled out by the Mail reading Sky...

Obviously cancelled out by the Mail reading Sky journalists, who never ever report on sad or negative news - and quote "sky sources" - meaning some third hand rumour from a bloke who spoke...
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