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If it's CQ on Energy, he'd be the first to admit he learnt his craft at Manx Radio. Nice chap. George Ferguson on 3FM is my favourite radio voice on the Island and a class act. Not that I'd admit to liking either of them in public of course...

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4 minutes ago, Stu Peters said:

If it's CQ on Energy, he'd be the first to admit he learnt his craft at Manx Radio. Nice chap. George Ferguson on 3FM is my favourite radio voice on the Island and a class act. Not that I'd admit to liking either of them in public of course...

Brilliant. With Manx Radio's massive C.£1m budget we can sign them up! 

 

Interesting comment from Juan Turner on his recent interview with Paul Moulton, sounds like another privately funded station aimed at an older audience may be on the way.

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On 9/12/2019 at 11:18 PM, Stu Peters said:

Have you any idea how much it would cost to move, or did you decide it was a couple of hours for a man with a van? Given the improvements to the building over decades ...

The last major refurb (and probably the one before that too) with expensive new equipment such as DJ desks, tech, sound proofing etc was carried out at a time when people were pointing out that you could literally run a 'national radio station' from an industrial estate, or even your living room/garage (see David Jacobs,  correction Desmond Carrington    BBC).

But the protest was that you couldn't possibly think of moving Manx Radio after spending all this money on all that bespoke equipment. And so the ratchet was turned. Manx Radio was dug in up there on the Head.

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2 minutes ago, gettafa said:

The last major refurb (and probably the one before that too) with expensive new equipment such as DJ desks, tech, sound proofing etc was carried out at a time when people were pointing out that you could literally run a 'national radio station' from an industrial estate, or even your living room/garage (see David Jacobs, BBC).

But the protest was that you couldn't possibly think of moving Manx Radio after spending all this money on all that bespoke equipment. And so the ratchet was turned. Manx Radio was dug in up there on the Head.

The empty offices at the Sea Terminal would be perfect for them. 

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With Howard mumble off the news that is an improvement.   The women on the afternoon show are totally boring, listened once that was enough extending it will be painful, however the morning's are fine and it must be difficult pleasing everyone so this is some improvement.   Love Carnaby Street and Paul Corkish.

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On 9/12/2019 at 11:18 PM, Stu Peters said:

Do you object to staff there having a nice view of the bay? Have you any idea how much it would cost to move, or did you decide it was a couple of hours for a man with a van? Given the improvements to the building over decades (which being ex-miltary is probably unsuitable for much else) to make it fit for its exact purpose do you really think you'd save anything? And who will you replace all of us you'd like to see fired with? Oh, of course, you'd give it to Energy as you're such a fan...

Stu, why do you seem to persist on having depressing topics on your show, can you not find happy topics to discuss / talk about ?

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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.

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18 minutes ago, WKRP said:

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.

Well if Stu is leaving Talking Heads I am one listener Manx Radio will be losing.

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Me too. Andy Wint is self-centred, smug and patronising. Every txt and email will be censored by the big-headed knows-it-all to a meaningless soundbite.

 

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1 hour ago, WKRP said:

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.

Chris Kinley does a good prog, I personally wouldn't listen to Marc Tyley in the morning tho' I've nothing against the man

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Well there you go, we're all different. I switch to Radio 2 or 4 when Chris Kinley is on. Wittering and emparting us with his specialist pop music knowledge such that a record is 'a good number'. At a very push I can just about handle 2 weeks TT of his voice, but I have no choice.

Marc Tyley going to the 'housewives choice' slot.

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49 minutes ago, gettafa said:

Me too. Andy Wint is self-centred, smug and patronising. Every txt and email will be censored by the big-headed knows-it-all to a meaningless soundbite.

 

Was he he presenter who ripped up letters and put them in the bin or was that someone even worse? 

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Sometimes schedule changes to radio are a really bad idea. See the lack of RadMac on weekday afternoon 6music for an example. Ruined.

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Is there a new plan for the nations station instigating these changes?

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On 9/12/2019 at 11:43 PM, gettafa said:

The last major refurb (and probably the one before that too) with expensive new equipment such as DJ desks, tech, sound proofing etc was carried out at a time when people were pointing out that you could literally run a 'national radio station' from an industrial estate, or even your living room/garage (see David Jacobs, BBC).

But the protest was that you couldn't possibly think of moving Manx Radio after spending all this money on all that bespoke equipment. And so the ratchet was turned. Manx Radio was dug in up there on the Head.

behringer mixers it looks like?..........cheapest of the cheap........

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