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  1. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    Question must be asked, if the programme controller or MD can't fix the problems themselves but have to bring in external agencies/companies, at no doubt great cost to the tax payer, then they must be part of the problem. In the 'real world' (most commercial radio stations), if you can't do the job, or the rating keep going down, then you would be shown the door. But lets see what happens next month...and to be clear from the commercial on the hour every hour it is happening in October 2019!
  2. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    So, if I heard it correctly the DJs have now revealed that the chairs on the Titanic are indeed moving around next month. Morning Mandate merged with breakfast show! Andy Wint gets back into main stream radio getting the Talking Heads slot after showing how do to it when filling in over the last few month. Much more input and work done to make the programme move at a good speed. Stu Peters gets the coffee out for the late shift although this programme must be under threat if they are forced to cutback on broadcast hours. Most small stations are only live in ‘core hours’ these days. Talking of voice tracking (recorded programmes), seems likely that Marc Tyley gets mid morning with Chris Kinley swapping to early evenings. Chris used to do that slot many years ago but seemed unhappy at the time. Hope they give the show local speech content rather than just continuing in playing ‘the greatest hits’, which is on every other radio station. I like these changes but there still is the issue the audience will just be hearing the same old voices in different slots, but let’s give it a go. We will find out all soon as the station keeps asking people to give it another chance.
  3. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    So with very few DJs on their usual shows ahead of the big relaunch they reveal that Howard Caine is coming off news to co-present with the afternoon girls on a 3 hour version of the same show. That leaves Brindle without his slot, might be a good move.
  4. Why is Manx Radio giving him a free office, if that is the case?
  5. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    If you look back over the years Manx Radio loves these ‘cheap/sensational’ stories as they appear quite often. There is always an interview, on a crappy phone line, with someone that might, just might, be in the same country, but never anywhere near the situation. Its not fake news, but very much dull news I suggest.
  6. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    Great to her another female voice on Manx Radio this morning. Sounded good, no shouting at the audience, but talking to them. Interesting that now makes it three people at the station I think with family government connections: Sarah Hendy Beth Espey William King
  7. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    Not very inspiring to hear the Manx Radio ‘come back and listen to us in October’ promo thingy, which just has the same DJs introducing themselves. Surely a relaunch has to need new blood, not just pushing the same old knackered and tired chairs around the Titanic?
  8. I think:this is the same bus that has been on Jersey for last month doing the same tests
  9. Think Howard needs to think about doing these interviews in the future, but it’s not long until they will all have to get ready to go back to the people for the next term.
  10. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    This is not ‘news’ https://147-5433bc3297b05.radiocms.com/news/isle-of-man-news/should-the-iom-ban-using-hands-free-phones-whilst-driving/ This is just some random people in Strand Street reacting to a UK story. Yes, it make interesting listening, but as part of a wider feature item on the subject, maybe with Harmer or Shimmins and placed in Mandate, but not on its own and labelled as news. We all know it’s silly season but surely just a bit more thought on what to do to fill the airtime with.
  11. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    So Jane Glover from Arbory Commissioners yet again makes the news. Quick search of the Manx Radio news site shows an incredible about of PR on Arbory matters especially Laa Columb Killey which every year gets a straight forward free plug/commercial. Should it not be made clear of the connection?
  12. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    Another no new news Monday with Kate Beecroft leading the bulletin on Sunday and today with EuroManx story. Bet the new head of LibVan Mr Josum can’t believe how easy it is to get the broadcaster to run old stories for days at a time. Guess he’s only warming up to more LibVan election stories to follow the kippers etc
  13. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    Stu Check your Channel Island information if you can as the BBC also run a local TV station for that money. I think around 30 people work for the BBC in Jersey to do both operations and another 30 on Guernsey, I think. Makes what they do here very cheap, three people plus Mr Gawne, paid by BBC, but working for all media.
  14. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    Only North Korea could get so many stories out of their leader from 1 interview! Friday, July 19th 10:57am CM takes bullying allegations about education minister 'very seriously' Saturday, July 20th 12:14pm Quayle "disappointed" by external representation motion Sunday, July 21st 6:22am Chief Minister expects UK general election Sunday, July 21st 2:06pm CM compares kippergate to 'Yes Minister' storyline Monday, July 22nd 2:12pm MHKs 'seen to be asking questions' in Tynwald Any more left for Tuesday?
  15. WKRP

    Manx Radio

    Interesting FB post from Mr Turner (Energy FM) about Manx Radio bringing in a consultant to sort out their programming. Isn't that a job to be done by the programme controller? They’ve just recruited a new MD who will be on a very high salary (I’d like the last one it was around £100k!) Plus all the other so called professionals on £50k+ and yet they need to bring in an off island consultant... it’s utter nonsense and a financial disgrace. If they were a private firm they could do what they like. But they aren’t and they’re funded to the tune of £1.2m of subventions and free government services and they have a disastrous audience which is dying off. They have no idea of cost control and instead of spending money on output they been on a big jollly getting new jingles made and now have a consultant. New Jingles as well???
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