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BTOTD to be scrapped?

 
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Gnasty Gnome



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:15 pm    Post subject: BTOTD to be scrapped? Reply with quote

I have just sen a post on Facebook which suggests that Alex Lester's show is to be scrapped and replaced with repeats of some of the previous day's shows.

Anyone got more gen on this?
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Colin



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing would surprise me. This week it was announced that BBC Radio has to impose cuts which equate to a loss of a further 550 contracts (permanent and contract). It's shameful.
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Nickbucks



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not exactly true. See the posts under the topic " Richard Allinson Dropped"
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Colin



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, it's BBC News that is facing the cuts of between 550 and 600 staff, but this figure includes BBC Radio staff cuts as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just signed the petition "BBC Radio 2: Night-shift Workers Matter too! Return Alex Lester (aka The Dark Lord) to the Best Time of the Day (2am - 5am, weekday) slot" on Change.org.

Here is the link if you want to sign it:

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/bbc-radio-2-night-shift-workers-matter-too-return-alex-lester-aka-the-dark-lord-to-the-best-time-of-the-day-2am-5am-weekday-slot?recruiter=9996374&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

I am not a night shift worker, but I am someone who has difficulty in getting a full night's sleep and so I listen to Alex. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just signed it Very Happy
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Fog on the Tyne



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too Very Happy
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Signed too. How about everyone completing one of these, so it becomes official: http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/
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Fog on the Tyne



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know whether Radio One and One Extra are facing similar cuts?
It seems to me that money could be better saved by scrapping One Extra before cutting back on Radio Two.
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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fog on the Tyne wrote:
Does anyone know whether Radio One and One Extra are facing similar cuts?
It seems to me that money could be better saved by scrapping One Extra before cutting back one Radio Two.

Yes, it's right across the network. A big restructure is on the way so staff will work across the stations, rather than just shows within stations.
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Shaky Fan



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's interesting that while the BBC goes on about having to make cuts, they still manage to send so many people to Brazil for a month to cover the World Cup!
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