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NickSheffield



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:18 pm    Post subject: Bob Shennan on Feedback Reply with quote

I know this has been referenced elsewhere on these forums but do take a listen to BBC Radio 4's feedback from Sunday featuring an interview with Bob Shennan.

The Feedback show claim to have received no e-mails of praise for the Chris Evans Breakfast Show at all. Bob acknowledged that the show will take some time to bed in but that improvements have already been made. (Having listened throughout the three weeks, Bob is right - there is more 'room' in the show... but it could still do with some feature-trimming).

He was also asked about the Jonathan Ross slot. One correspondent bemoaned the creeping domination of celebrity-led shows and asked if Richard Allinson or Johnnie Walker would be considered for the slot. Bob confessed to having already chosen JR's replacement and said it would be revealed in the spring - however, judging from his reaction, I'd brace yourself for celebrity.

I understand it may be for many reasons out of his control, but Bob Shennan appears to be presiding over even greater damage to Radio 2 than Lesley Douglas.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it will not be a real DJ with music knowledge. This is why the BBC are not listening to their listeners and viewers. Chasing ratings is what I beleive they are doing.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nick,

I'll take a listen later, but I'm astounded by the comment that Ross's successor is 'out of his control'!

Is he the controller or what? I think I'd want to get out rather than take the flak for an appointment I wasn't allowed to make.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a strange answer Bob said in not so many words " There should be a Balance between celebrities and real Dj's "
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It was a strange answer Bob said in not so many words " There should be a Balance between celebrities and real Dj's "


In reality though there is no equal balance, the scale pan is heavily down on the side of the 'celeb'.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Hi Nick,

I'll take a listen later, but I'm astounded by the comment that Ross's successor is 'out of his control'! H


Ah, I wasn't very clear. I meant that Shennan, unlike Douglas, is having to make major changes to the schedules due to Wogan & Ross leaving - these were the events that I meant were beyond his control. The responsibility for the choice of replacement of course lays squarely at his door.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: Bob Shennan on Feedback Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
I know this has been referenced elsewhere on these forums but do take a listen to BBC Radio 4's feedback from Sunday featuring an interview with Bob Shennan.

The Feedback show claim to have received no e-mails of praise for the Chris Evans Breakfast Show at all.


I doubt that Evans listeners could cope with Radio 4 programmes Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Shennan's response was a la Lesley Douglas, ie typical management speak. Perhaps his future too lies elsewhere in another industry. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
Helen May wrote:
Hi Nick,

I'll take a listen later, but I'm astounded by the comment that Ross's successor is 'out of his control'! H


Ah, I wasn't very clear. I meant that Shennan, unlike Douglas, is having to make major changes to the schedules due to Wogan & Ross leaving - these were the events that I meant were beyond his control. The responsibility for the choice of replacement of course lays squarely at his door.


Thanks Nick. I probably read it too quickly and misunderstood.

He doesn't really seem the right man for the job somehow.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: Bob Shennan on Feedback Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:

He was also asked about the Jonathan Ross slot. One correspondent bemoaned the creeping domination of celebrity-led shows and asked if Richard Allinson or Johnnie Walker would be considered for the slot. Bob confessed to having already chosen JR's replacement and said it would be revealed in the spring - however, judging from his reaction, I'd brace yourself for celebrity.


Well, no, he didn't say he's already decided on JR's replacement - they are still considering options. I didn't like the way he referred to "died in the wool" presenters such as Allinson and Walker, though. I've mentioned before how the Saturday schedule is very chalk and cheese - the very loose, chatty Ball, Ross and O'Leary with the tightly scripted SOTS and PotP between them. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole shape of Saturday were to be changed.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope they leave SOTS alone.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Bob Harris too - but then again, since he's on so late, maybe everyone's forgotten he's on?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feedback had someone in praise of Evans today, apparently he is like a breath of fresh air. More on the website they say!
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