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Radio 2 presenters need comfort blankets

 
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graham b



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Radio 2 presenters need comfort blankets Reply with quote

Get this BBC knocking from the Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/8576063/Radio-2-DJs-need-comfort-blankets-on-air.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably because all of the decent presenters who could run their own desks are being sidelined or shoved into graveyard slots. Time for a mass cull, perhaps starting at the top.......with Mr Shennan.
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are too many top names at the station who can't run the desks and it cost a lot too to staff them. Vanessa Feltz, Paul O'Grady and Graham Norton. When Chris Tarrant covers he can run the desk. Zoe Ball even had to learn to run the desk.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:39 am    Post subject: Radio 2 presenters need comfort blankets Reply with quote

They could drop Mrs. Cook and bring back Richard Allinson. Alan Carr belongs in Eastenders as Ethel Skinner's grandson.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunatly staff maybe relocated North to be used for production staff in Salford. If this happens then Radio 1 & 2 need to think about this.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wednesday's "The Media Show" on R4 (1.30pm) highlighted the same report and the "52 staff needed to run R1 Newsbeat", plus the fact that the R2 newsreaders do just that and nothing else.

If I was made controller of R2 tomorrow, the presenters who couldn't drive a desk themselves would be out of the door the same day. I'd also lock Alan Carr away in a broom cupboard so he couldn't be inflicted upon anyone else....
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graham b



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the article was ageist. I'm sure the Great Desmo does not have a house full of studio assistants and producers at home in Perthshire.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apart from right at the start, I have always driven the desk myself during stints on hospital and community radio--much preferable and if a technical duffer like me can do it.....

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