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I certainly agree that you have a mammoth job to do trying to promote interesting subjects and it is not easy peasy , not a bit, I think the negative bit comes in with all the experts, who really in most cases have not a clue, constantly critisize everything that is going on, it must be very discouraging for people who are trying their best for the best outcome.   Take the Promenade for instance, big job keeping traffic flowing and services operating also an unknown quantity, it was always going to be a major upheaval, always going to be a big mess and complaining constantly is not going to solve any problems.   Shoulda, woulda and coulda, are very much alive.

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I always had you down as a disgruntled government worker sid. Eking out your days until retirement by slagging off everything and anything government related. Now you have the posting style of someone that was caught by the boss and made to turn double agent, lest be faced with the loss of pension. If this is the case then I fully understand, can't fault you.

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1 hour ago, hissingsid said:

I certainly agree that you have a mammoth job to do trying to promote interesting subjects and it is not easy peasy , not a bit, I think the negative bit comes in with all the experts, who really in most cases have not a clue, constantly critisize everything that is going on, it must be very discouraging for people who are trying their best for the best outcome.   Take the Promenade for instance, big job keeping traffic flowing and services operating also an unknown quantity, it was always going to be a major upheaval, always going to be a big mess and complaining constantly is not going to solve any problems.   Shoulda, woulda and coulda, are very much alive.

How's Kate doin'?

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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.

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2 hours ago, WKRP said:

This is not ‘news’

In your opinion.

Maybe they should do a piece on bitter Manx Radio rejects and how their lives were left shattered after the pain of rejection.

Look Ron Berry and Juan Turder both set up their own stations when they were emptied out. Maybe you should think about doing the same.

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6 hours ago, WKRP said:

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.

Well to be fair it's better journalism to get reactions off what some random people say in Strand Street, than it is repeating what some random people say on Twitter.  Which is what a lot of UK journalism seems to consist of nowadays.  And it's far better than just cutting down a government press release to five sentences, which is Manx Radio's usual method. 

And the link does also contain interviews with someone from a road safety charity and with Oor Derek - though maybe those weren't up when you first posted. If you're not going to to put it up under News on the website, where would you?  It's also worth remembering that the Island introduced restrictions on mobile phones when driving before the UK, so there is the possibility of local action.

 

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

Well to be fair it's better journalism to get reactions off what some random people say in Strand Street, than it is repeating what some random people say on Twitter.

Voxpops are equally dumb. And almost invariably edited to represent a range of (often preconceived) opinion - typically without any of the weighting  which a proper survey provides. It's cheap and formulaic filler. The same. Meaningless.

The best way of doing the news would be to read it out and put it online. No need for an old fashioned radio station at all. Ditto TV. Shut it all down and sell off the frequencies. Spend the money improving connectivity.

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5 hours ago, pongo said:

Voxpops are equally dumb. And almost invariably edited to represent a range of (often preconceived) opinion - typically without any of the weighting  which a proper survey provides. It's cheap and formulaic filler. The same. Meaningless.

The best way of doing the news would be to read it out and put it online. No need for an old fashioned radio station at all. Ditto TV. Shut it all down and sell off the frequencies. Spend the money improving connectivity.

Pongo, you've been banging on with this same old idea for years now. Give it a rest eh?

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7 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

Pongo, you've been banging on with this same old idea for years now. Give it a rest eh?

Stu, you have been banging out the same old radio show for years now.....

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14 hours ago, pongo said:

The best way of doing the news would be to read it out and put it online. No need for an old fashioned radio station at all. Ditto TV. Shut it all down and sell off the frequencies. Spend the money improving connectivity.

Like the terrible 3fm news reports? 

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The person who is responsible for collating the news stories must feel as if they are walking on egg shells with the Government being their main sponsor and of course they must not upset advertisers, difficult job in a small community I think.

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12 hours ago, hissingsid said:

The person who is responsible for collating the news stories must feel as if they are walking on egg shells with the Government being their main sponsor and of course they must not upset advertisers, difficult job in a small community I think.

Doesn't come into it in my experience (5 years in the newsroom). News is news and is reported without fear or favour.

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That may be true when it 'becomes' news and gets to the newsroom Stu, but there's much that never gets that far and Manx Radio aren't going to go looking for it either.  

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