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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Female Breakfast Presenters On Local Radio Reply with quote

BBC Director General Tony Hall reckons BBC Local Radio should have either female Breakfast Presenters or co host. I think it's a good idea.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2013/08/more-women-at-breakfast-says-tony-hall/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you think it's a good idea Mark?

It shouldn't matter whether the presenter is male or female just that he or she should have the right rapport with his or her audience at that time of day.

I actually think woman presenters on the whole witter on far to much and it would be a turn off for me even more so at that time of day!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it depends on the woman. Funnily, for men it doesn't seem to matter how good they are, they get the gig anyway, even though some are no good at it, while women, in the main, have to be good at it to get the gig, although I can think of one or two who aren't.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there are good and bad presenters of both genders and I don't think that female presenters should be favoured above their male counterparts but where they are the best candidate they should 'get the gig' and where not they shouldn't

I'd like to see more female presenters generally but it must be on merit not just to make up the numbers Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charlie Charlton does a great job on Radio Newcastle's breakfast show, I think she's the stronger half of the duo of presenters.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BBC Radio Lancashire breakfast show used to be co-hosted by Alison Butterworth, who then became the producer (with microphone) when Tony Livesey took over. Livesey was by far the better presenter - and that's what it boils down to really, regardless of gender.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Why do you think it's a good idea Mark?

It shouldn't matter whether the presenter is male or female just that he or she should have the right rapport with his or her audience at that time of day.

I actually think woman presenters on the whole witter on far to much and it would be a turn off for me even more so at that time of day!


I agree with this entirely. Women should only be given the job if they are good enough to do it, and I mean any job not just radio presenting.
All this PC-ness is starting to get on my wick, I am against discrimination but that applies to both men & women. Some women think they can have it both ways.
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nod



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
Helen May wrote:
Why do you think it's a good idea Mark?

It shouldn't matter whether the presenter is male or female just that he or she should have the right rapport with his or her audience at that time of day.

I actually think woman presenters on the whole witter on far to much and it would be a turn off for me even more so at that time of day!


I agree with this entirely. Women should only be given the job if they are good enough to do it, and I mean any job not just radio presenting.
All this PC-ness is starting to get on my wick, I am against discrimination but that applies to both men & women. Some women think they can have it both ways.


Agree, gender shouldn't matter its whether they are good or not. Most of the females now on radio2 don't encourage me to listen.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear CW is back, end of me listening to the r2 arts show again Rolling Eyes
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