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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Mark Forrest BBC Local Evening Shows Reply with quote

Mark is an experienced talk and music presenter in networked and local programmes for both commercial and BBC radio stations. His broadcasting CV includes fronting first ‘Drive’ (2002-2010) then ‘Breakfast’ (2010-2012) on Classic FM. In addition, he has worked on Virgin Radio, Heart London, BBC 5 live and, most recently, as host of BBC Radio York’s Breakfast Show, as well as freelance stints on national commercial station Smooth Radio and London’s Magic 105.4.

Andrew Robson, Head of BBC Local Radio Development, said: “Mark is a fantastically talented presenter with a great track record in both music and talk presentation. His warm style and sharp sense of humour should make weekday evenings on BBC Local Radio a great listen.”

The show will be known simply as ‘Mark Forrest’ and will be broadcast from the studio at BBC Radio Leeds. Wire Free Productions will produce the programme.

Speaking from his home in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales, Mark said: “This is a tremendous opportunity. Not only is this a brand new show which will be syndicated across all 39 BBC Local Radio stations in England and the Channel Islands, but it has simply never been done before. I’m hosting a programme which will take the very best stories from around the country and present them to a national audience. That is a challenge but a very exciting one – I can’t wait to get started.”

Husain Husaini from Wire Free Productions will be executive producer on the programme. He welcomed Mark’s appointment: "We are really looking forward to working with Mark, he is a very capable and versatile broadcaster who knows the local radio audience well which makes him perfect for this new show."

All BBC Local Radio stations will broadcast the ‘Mark Forrest’ programme, except in instances such as major breaking news stories or sport commentaries

BBC Media Centre..

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Mark has also been covering on Smooth and Magic recently.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A regurgitated press release about someone who works in local radio about whom I've never heard and in whom I am not in the least bit interested. Nice one Mark!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not surprised he's back in local radio as he was dreadful during his period on Classic FM Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
A regurgitated press release about someone who works in local radio about whom I've never heard and in whom I am not in the least bit interested. Nice one Mark!

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Never mind, Millions others who live on our land might have.. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait a minute... so one bloke in Yorkshire is hosting a show that is to be broadcast at the same time across the whole of the UK? Not only is that not "simply never been done before" but it's a pretty poor definition of "Local" radio.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BBC is de-localising much its "local" radio output in England by introducing a kind of "Local Radio Engand" where selected local programming is networked in order to make best use of resources. That's what they're saying anyhow. Perhaps "BBC Unlocal Radio" will be its new branding.

There's a Facebook group whose aim is to raise public awareness of this silly plan:

http://www.facebook.com/bbcwesayno

You might be interested in this story, which announces that Matthew Bannister is to present the national "BBC Local" evening output. The new show will be syndicated across all 39 BBC local radio stations in England and the Channel Islands from Monday 7 January 2013, on weekdays between 7-10 pm. Yes - I know what you're thinking.... the whole thing is barking mad!

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2012/09/matthew-bannister-wins-bbc-local-evenings/


mark occomore wrote:


Never mind, Millions others who live on our land might have.. Smile


And by the same token it could be argued that millions who live on our land (whose land - yours or mine?) might NOT have, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the Facebook link.

ColinB wrote:
You might be interested in this story, which announces that Matthew Bannister is to present the national "BBC Local" evening output. The new show will be syndicated across all 39 BBC local radio stations in England and the Channel Islands from Monday 7 January 2013, on weekdays between 7-10 pm. Yes - I know what you're thinking.... the whole thing is barking mad!

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2012/09/matthew-bannister-wins-bbc-local-evenings/

That's the same story Mark O posted. You can't have a go at him and then post an older version of the same thing, where you get your facts wrong! Matthew Bannister owns the production company that won the bid, Mark Forrest is the presenter.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Thanks for the Facebook link.

ColinB wrote:
You might be interested in this story, which announces that Matthew Bannister is to present the national "BBC Local" evening output. The new show will be syndicated across all 39 BBC local radio stations in England and the Channel Islands from Monday 7 January 2013, on weekdays between 7-10 pm. Yes - I know what you're thinking.... the whole thing is barking mad!

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2012/09/matthew-bannister-wins-bbc-local-evenings/

That's the same story Mark O posted. You can't have a go at him and then post an older version of the same thing, where you get your facts wrong! Matthew Bannister owns the production company that won the bid, Mark Forrest is the presenter.


Mark didn't post any story or make any attempt to comment or contextualise it. All he did was copy a press release and re-post it.

OK, so I got the Bannister bit wrong in my haste to get on with something else. None of us is perfect - not even me!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was expecting Matthew Bannister to be the presenter but I'm sure that Mark Forrest will do a good job, presenting this new BBC Radio England show.

To be honest I don't know why they decided to do this as it would have made as much, if not more, sense simply to join 5 Live at 7pm rather than broadcasting a show which will have no relevance to anyone on what is supposed to be local radio, not national radio.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matthew Bannister speaks out about Radio 1 and his venture.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/oct/21/matthew-bannister-radio-1
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This topic was the Letter Of The Week, in this week's Radio Times. It wasn't favourable.

The reply from Jane Anderson, the Radio Editor, was that she plans to follow this up, once Mr Forrest has had a chance to bed in his new show, but in the meantime, would like to know what listeners think. So, if you do listen to local radio, or even if not, but you care about this latest act of cultural vandalism, then could you please email your views to feedback@radiotimes.com..putting Local Radio in the subject line.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regardless of whether the show's any good (and few people seem to think it is) the BBC have picked a spectacularly stupid time to launch it. During all the bad weather lately, the national news keep saying "tune into your local BBC station for updates" - except you can't, because Mark Forrest is talking about something 200 miles away!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree Ian, what is the point of local radio if it's national?

It's not something I listen to very much though.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it is peculiar that they have this national show and then at 10pm the stations seem to do their own thing again. Confused
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