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Shhh....don't tell anyone. It looked a major and highly expensive refurb and it would have cost too much to move it once it was in etc.

It reminds me when the Government lab in Kingswood Grove was to be refurbished to house the iMuseum. Tynwald needed to ok the finance first and that Tuesday morning the builders were lined up in their vans waiting to pile in and start work. They needed the financial ok first and were listening to the Tynwald live broadcast. (In fact the builders were desperate for this contract and have since gone bust).

The problem was, people were realising that no matter how super the iMuseum could be, there was absolutely no need whatsoever to house it in a physical building, no matter how pleasantly it was refurbished. Many of the public were aware of this - we all had computers and internet savvy smart phones - so why would you traipse into Douglas and sit at a desk during office hours to access digital information that could be easily accessed from your sofa 24/7? (as is the case now of course).

Well fortunately for the builders Tynwald wasn't that savvy, or rather pretended not to be. The money was ok'd and within (literally) seconds of the announcement in Tynwald the slegdehammers were at work. 

It was a not dissimilar situation up on Douglas Head, when people were challenging why Manx Radio couldn't be based in a unit on some industrial estate.

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, gettafa said:

 

It reminds me when the Government lab in Kingswood Grove was to be refurbished to house the iMuseum. Tynwald needed to ok the finance first and that Tuesday morning the builders were lined up in their vans waiting to pile in and start work. They needed the financial ok first and were listening to the Tynwald live broadcast.

It was the same with the expensive refurbishment of Ballure Viaduct on the MER. The scaffolding was being put up even before Tynwald had signed it off. 

Their argument is that it's essentially already been signed off in the annual budget. But it would be good to see Tynwald kick out one of these needless schemes for a change 

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What's the Boy Brindley going to do then? Don't tell me. He'll be working full time planning the next rescheduling of presenters due in 2030. 

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15 hours ago, woody2 said:

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

I don't think there's a single piece of Behringer equipment on Douglas Head, so look again.

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When was the last time Manx Radio had a new presenter for one of their main shows? It's all the same dross just resculpted to a new format. 

It's well past time that all of their slots were. It's old, it's tired and it's losing money as fast as it's losing listeners! 

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33 minutes ago, Stu Peters said:

I don't think there's a single piece of Behringer equipment on Douglas Head, so look again.

why has the mixer photo disappeared off the web page?

 

34 minutes ago, Stu Peters said:
15 hours ago, woody2 said:

behringer mixers it looks like?.........

"looks like" i said.......

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7 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

I don't think there's a single piece of Behringer equipment on Douglas Head, so look again.

Nothing wrong with Behringer for a small radio station.

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48 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

Nothing wrong with Behringer for a small radio station.

Certainly based on the content they put out from 'Broadcasting House' they don't appear to be using top end equipment. It's more hospital radio than national broadcaster 

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7 hours ago, GD4ELI said:

Nothing wrong with Behringer for a small radio station.

how much was the refit again.......

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On 9/15/2019 at 9:47 AM, 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.

Their latest consultant is back and working hard, everything is coming together.

The new look begins on October 14th.

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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!

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In typical slack fashion, MR get their powders wrong again. A news item starts with a court report about a man smuggling £200,000 of cocaine into the Island and continues further down the page and suddenly it's not coke but heroin!

Very professional... 

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14 minutes ago, quilp said:

In typical slack fashion, MR get their powders wrong again. A news item starts with a court report about a man smuggling £200,000 of cocaine into the Island and continues further down the page and suddenly it's not coke but heroin!

Very professional... 

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Must have borrowed some proof readers from IOM Newspapers...:rolleyes:

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