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I've switched to LBC  - breaking new ground in talk radio

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16 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

I have listened on and off all morning, it has been on all morning I just have been in and out and have to say...I was totally wrong, I was prejudging it , it is refreshing and I am now realising how tired the old concept was.   Good move by whoever jiggled the deck chairs.

How many times and for how long have you been reminded to adjust your clock this morning Sid?

I suppose it is public service broadcasting at its very best.

Can you say what has changed from the old concept to the new and how it is better?

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45 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

I have listened on and off all morning, it has been on all morning I just have been in and out and have to say...I was totally wrong, I was prejudging it , it is refreshing and I am now realising how tired the old concept was.   Good move by whoever jiggled the deck chairs.

I'm with you on this one, Sidney:

I finally got around to giving a listen to the NEW SOUND of Manx Radio.

Wowwww!  Now I know why they were bigging themselves up for several months before the relaunch.
It is absolutely amazing - loads of new presenters and innovative features!
The early morning guy does a feature where listeners text in if their car reg number adds up to the same number as the one he has just pulled from
his random number generator.(This NEW item should not be confused with a feature he has been doing for several years.)
There is also "Where's Where's Where's Where's Wotton, Where's Where's Where's Where's Wotton?" Here the listeners have to
guess where Ms Wotton is. This is nothing like the little comp that Brindley used to do several years ago.(Possibly called Maps to Mind.)

Other "new" items are Guess The Mystery Sound, Guess The Mystery Voice, Radio Charades, Yes-No Interlude.
And amazing prizes, such as a pen, mug or car-sticker!


It is good to know that The Nation's Station is not afraid to try new cutting edge original ideas. (I can hardly wait for some other new programmes such as:
"Lunchtime Lucky Dip", "Know Your Parish", "Kelly's Eye", and "The Green Scene")

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Mannin Line's back but no sign of Marje. 

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It was fresh, change of voices, better music and the idea of having different people on Mannin Line about wide spreading subjects is good. I think it is good.

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Could we have our listening choice broadened?

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6 hours ago, gettafa said:

This morning, for example, the usual reminder of 'the clocks go back an hour this weekend' was replaced with 20  minutes (that I heard before going to the Beeb) of stories and chat and google/wiki read-outs about the subject. I dare say much of the rest of the programme  was filled with the dumbed-downers contacting the station with their amusing stories of the clocks going back although I don't know and I no longer care.

Actually, the show was spiced up with a story about the kiddies play area being vandalised and will be closing down at the Sea Terminal. I think there was going to be some phone-ins about it. The story made the bottom of page 14 in yesterday's local newspaper so maybe I am being churlish.

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27 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

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That just looks like more but smaller old style radio stations delivered by DAB. Already a multiplicity of internet stations doing that. Won't it simply spread thin gruel even thinner? 

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It would be pretty handy to have more stations on DAB for work, save my data. I'm still annoyed at the massive idiots in charge of 6music for messing up weekdays.

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Did the DAB issue get an airing in the Manx Radio funding debate in Tynwald?

My understanding was that some of the extra £100,000 was to do with a DAB trial in the Douglas area

This after - I'm fairly certain - they were previously told by Tynwald not to bother with it

 

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Nothing like Talking Heads, Stu would introduce a subject that was topical and then invite listeners to call in and give an opinion, some people who responded were interesting but others who were experts on everything, according to them, were dire. Now interviews are arranged and then people can have their say and it is only on for an hour.

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