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22 minutes ago, gettafa said:

Do 3fm do a phone-in?

 

No. Let us be grateful for small mercies.

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My names Ron. Let's talk about me.

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7 hours ago, gettafa said:

Oh come on flf, comparing LBC with Manx Radio is a bit ridiculous: Eddie Mair, Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage et al. 

My guests from UK and further afield listen to Talking Heads/Mannin Line and find them very entertaining. Andy Wint likes to reword the emails and txts on the fly and make them lose all meaning, or just refuse to read them out at all, but Stu Peters and indeed Roger Watterson read them out as is (except if they are obviously too close to the knuckle or contain foul language). The voice of the people. You should phone in with your own thoughts.

And Buster is magic, with the added spice of Quirkie. You couldn't write some of that stuff.

Do 3fm do a phone-in?

 

You've got a fair point there - LBC don't claim to be a 'Nation Station', they don't need a taxpayer bailout and they don't claim to be an emergency service. 

 

I've also had visitors come from the UK who found it entertaining... But not in an informative way. They thought it was some kind of sketch show... Royston Vasey FM I think was how they described it. 

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I would imagine any conversation with you would be of limited value

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17 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

I would imagine any conversation with you would be of limited value

Limited value? Seemingly like your contributions to this forum. 

Nice of the forum troll to drop by. 

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9 hours ago, gettafa said:

Do 3fm do a phone-in?

Energy FM do. Their presenters phone their shows in from the UK.

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7 minutes ago, parchedpeas said:

Energy FM do. Their presenters phone their shows in from the UK.

And still manage to give more up to date traffic and travel information that their subsidised colleagues on Manx Radio.... 

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So DFE strike again.

They have been working on the TT contract since 2017 trying to put a tender package together, but have failed. Can't say anything else but failed.

They have fcuked  everything else up, everything and nobody seems to give a shit.( tinycow,vision9, tourisum, sparks impact)

But the input their members do attacking every other department is outstanding.

If anyone can name one thing this Department has achieved without fcuking it up big sytle or costing the taxpayers a fortune please post.

Sorry yes only thing they did was to have agencies to do their jobs for them.

When they changed the name, they should have just got rid of this Department.

 

 

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I'm not so sure. The timing is crap. The process starts just after MGP and the tender document would need to be drafted and signed off and then advertised for EOI. Bids would need to be considered (if more than one was made) and then the successful party would need to find all the kit and personnel they need and be ready to roll in late May. Probably too tight in timing rather than anything else.

Who else has the infrastructure to do it? Let alone the frequencies? Berry and Turner won't have an am frequency available to them so would need FM. They then have to factor in the extent of their coverage and if necessary bring in additional transmission infrastructure. The only broadcasters capable would be those with masses of their own kit and the relevant frequencies to do it. That kinda narrows it to the BBC and they certainly won't be interested.

The whole thing is a lame duck. If the event was worthwhile, the broadcaster would be paying to cover it not the other way around. A full tender in 2019 is unlikely to change anything. Remember the masses of interest in the ferry service? That was worth a lot more than this and despite the commonly held views that someone would come in and undercut the Packet, we got zilch. Putting TT commentary to tender is likely to achieve a similar result.

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26 minutes ago, piebaps said:

 

 Let alone the frequencies? Berry and Turner won't have an am frequency available to them so would need FM.

This could only be a good thing. AM is crap and most phones have an FM tuner on them these days. I have no idea why Radio TT is on AM apart from in Ramsey. And how come they get it on FM down there? What makes them special?

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1 hour ago, TheTeapot said:

This could only be a good thing. AM is crap and most phones have an FM tuner on them these days. I have no idea why Radio TT is on AM apart from in Ramsey. And how come they get it on FM down there? What makes them special?

Ramsey and its needs are very special.

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1 hour ago, TheTeapot said:

This could only be a good thing. AM is crap and most phones have an FM tuner on them these days. I have no idea why Radio TT is on AM apart from in Ramsey. And how come they get it on FM down there? What makes them special?

AM doesn't cover the whole of the Island and certainly not in Ramsey. I believe FM  covers pretty much all of the Island and is much better quality which makes even less sense as to why they broadcast on AM. It adds to the amateurish feel of the coverage.

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12 hours ago, Holte End said:

So DFE strike again.

They have been working on the TT contract since 2017 trying to put a tender package together, but have failed. Can't say anything else but failed.

They have fcuked  everything else up, everything and nobody seems to give a shit.( tinycow,vision9, tourisum, sparks impact)

Plus why would any other radio operator be arsed? It’s a loss leader tender with no guarantee of any repeat business. But those in the DfE couldn’t even work that out as none of them have ever made a commercial decision, ever, in their lives about anything. I have to say the more you hear from the DfE the more you’re convinced this place is totally fucked. It’s just a load of unemployable dickheads hanging on to a sinking ship as they can’t get paid anywhere the same rate for any jobs going in the private sector. 

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