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1 minute ago, gettafa said:

To be fair, that is one listener for each of your posts (and that is within 1 hour of joining MF)

Well thank you for the welcome G. Don’t worry, once I’ve found something more useful to do like scratching my bollocks I’ll leave you to it.

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7 hours ago, gettafa said:

Good point Charlie.

We're talking what is probably the most menial of music gigs here - the recording of a radio jingle. I think Charles Guard knocked up many of the jingles this past few years. but it looks like they've wanted a load of backing singers as well as the bank of strings.

That recording studio doesn't come cheap. How much did it all cost including the travel by the radio controller and staff. I suppose the answer would - in typical IoM Gov form - we managed to use one of the presenters to be one of the singers so that represents a significant cost saving.

There are plenty of more than adequate musicians and recording facilities on the Island.

I hope Tynwald make a note of this jingle extravaganza when it takes a look at Manx Radio's begging bowl this year.

If there is an argument for this indulgence then it should be justified and paid for by an increase in advertisement revenue.

 

Slight snag, Tynwald in all their wisdom wanted them to be self funding without advertising (prize eejits !) but failed to explain how that works 

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11 hours ago, gettafa said:

Can anyone tell me who is paying for all this stuff?

 

 

Like the way the woman singing "Manx Radio" at the end has her eyes closed, as though it is a deep emotional experience for her.

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1 hour ago, No more NIMBY,s said:

 Unless it’s purpose is to piss off Juan Turner.

Why didn't you say earlier, take my money.

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7 hours ago, Tempus Fugit said:

Slight snag, Tynwald in all their wisdom wanted them to be self funding without advertising (prize eejits !) but failed to explain how that works 

They didn't. A committee set up by Tynwald did but that was rejected by Tynwald. I believe the committee, in a rather cack-handed way, suggested that adverts be dropped; subvention increased; and money taken from the BBC licence fee to pay for it so we would not paying for public service broadcasting twice (taxes and licence fee) when most other countries in the world only pay once. Not sure why you think there's an issue with the public not paying twice for a service an ever decreasing amount of people listen to?

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7 hours ago, woolley said:

Like the way the woman singing "Manx Radio" at the end has her eyes closed, as though it is a deep emotional experience for her.

she was actually  trying to hide her embarrassment.

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21 minutes ago, Augustus said:

That's Christy DeHaven. 

Is it? Perhaps it was deeply emotional for her then. They're not ALL Manx Radio staff are they?

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I don't think so. Ms DeHaven strikes me as someone who has done very, very well out of the Manx taxpayer given her ubiquity.

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2 minutes ago, Augustus said:

I don't think so. Ms DeHaven strikes me as someone who has done very, very well out of the Manx taxpayer given her ubiquity.

What else does she do?

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22 hours ago, gettafa said:

Can anyone tell me who is paying for all this stuff?

 

Darn!, If they put that gig out to tender I missed it. When I were a yoof and sound engineer of a notorious onshore pirate station the jingles were recorded by me and my mate Hank, both "singing", both playin' guitar, in my bedsit and me doing the recording. Cost less than two pints of lager and a packet of crisps, and no complaints from the listeners :)  Radio stars of today don't know they're born.

Seriously, dunno how much these cost but I do wonder whether quite such lavish production is appropriate in these straightened times. I'm planning to listen to the new MR tomorrow to give it a chance, but as I previously only bothered turning on for Mandate and Talking Heads I'm not very optimistic.

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The thing that sticks in my craw, as someone points out earlier, is that there is more than enough talent and recording space to have written, engineered and produced this on-island. 

I would wager that this wasn’t even considered in the planning. It really is par for the course though. I went to a presentation on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem this week. A UK company had been brought in to find out what was up with it.

Not surprisingly, there was nothing in it that local people hadn’t been telling DFE for a number of years now. 

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Didn't the Post Office have one of them?

 

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