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Blondehedgehog



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:25 pm    Post subject: Radio 2 Reply with quote

Just read in the Express that Radio 2 is too 'white'....discuss


http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/565198/BBC-Radio-2-white-audience
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard that too and I'm afraid my thoughts were 'typical' Rolling Eyes .........

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This silly statement comes from the BBC Trust.....which is full of white, middle class, middle aged people. People in glass houses etc...

I think R2 does a pretty good job in trying to reach out to all communities. The BBC can't win. Either they are too politically correct or they are too white and middle class.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That comment sounds to me like a recipe for the station losing a very large slice of its current audience share if the suggested changes were ever implemented

Personally I'm sick and tired of hearing about issues of culture and race which generally in my view create more divisions in society rather than narrowing them Rolling Eyes
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John W



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is R2 too white?

Is Radio 1extra too black?

Doesn't that kinda even things out? We don't want too much duplication of music across R2, 6music, R1 and R1extra?

The review 'praised all the stations for being “distinctive” ' and then says R2 should include music that other stations provide.... go figure
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
That comment sounds to me like a recipe for the station losing a very large slice of its current audience share if the suggested changes were ever implemented

Personally I'm sick and tired of hearing about issues of culture and race which generally in my view create more divisions in society rather than narrowing them Rolling Eyes


Me too Ruddles.

Read an interesting article from Trevor Phillips the other day and I think there is a programme (possibly presented by him?) this week.

My opinion is that non blacks/asians worry too much about offending blacks/asians and just make the situation worse. Again OMHO Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BBC Trust report is here:

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/our_work/music_radio/music_radio.pdf

Of course, no mention that BBC Asian network should attract more whites!

Helen - the Trevor Phillips documentary was on Channel 4 during the week so is probably on 4OD.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ian, last week was a bit hectic and flew by.

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