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15 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

I have turned to Radio 2 now for the foreseeable except for Carnaby Street on Saturday mornings the drivel on MR was affecting my nerves.

I think the afternoons are pretty good.

The banter is very good most of the time and they make it fun. Beth, Christy and Howard gel well and Alex is a star in my eyes. I think a lot of his humor is wasted on many people by the sound of it. 

Although I am a big fan, I thought today’s live prog in Onchan was good, but far too drawn out.

I think Manx Radio is very good value for money, so, long may it continue to please people.

We should all be supporting the best local station instead of tuning into foreign stations like the beeb. When or if MR ever goes, there will be one almighty cry about not having a decent Manx station, just Muzak pumped out be the temps.

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On 10/25/2019 at 2:54 PM, hissingsid said:

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.

 

On 10/25/2019 at 12:52 PM, 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.

 

 

Hey sid our kid, has someone hacked you account?

 

 

13 hours ago, hissingsid said:

I have turned to Radio 2 now for the foreseeable except for Carnaby Street on Saturday mornings the drivel on MR was affecting my nerves.

 

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5 hours ago, dilligaf said:

 Alex is a star in my eyes. I think a lot of his humor is wasted on many people by the sound of it. 

 

Probably because they're still in school

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17 hours ago, dilligaf said:

I think the afternoons are pretty good.

The banter is very good most of the time and they make it fun. Beth, Christy and Howard gel well and Alex is a star in my eyes. I think a lot of his humor is wasted on many people by the sound of it. 

Although I am a big fan, I thought today’s live prog in Onchan was good, but far too drawn out.

I think Manx Radio is very good value for money, so, long may it continue to please people.

We should all be supporting the best local station instead of tuning into foreign stations like the beeb. When or if MR ever goes, there will be one almighty cry about not having a decent Manx station, just Muzak pumped out be the temps.

I don't see MR as Manx these days, the 'spirit' has gone - could be a station from anywhere

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6 hours ago, Donald Trumps said:

I don't see MR as Manx these days, the 'spirit' has gone - could be a station from anywhere

They are not going to win then. When they have real Manx people on the air they are accused of nepotism, then when some tune in they  moan they don’t appear to be Manx !

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10 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

No it is just sometimes it is ok and then there is a lot of chat and I just get bored.

But in the afternoon shows, the presenters have a good rapport. 

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OK enough time has past to start to review the new Manx Radio output

Dealing with a positive in this post

Andy Wint at lunchtime, with a full time producer, is the big success story.

This programme shows how local radio can really succeed.

Unlike Talking Head, which relied on just repeating the old morning mandate material, now we get the news agenda being moved forward.

Mr Wint is not looking for music to fill his allotted airtime.  He wants to engage with studio guests and can fill the full hour with ease.

Its clearly not the old Manninline, as very few people now want to call in, yet the standard of debate is great.

I understand this programme change is down to new MD Chis Sully so he can be congratulated on this programme change.

Might take a few RAJAR figures to show the improvement, but I think it will come.

 

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14 hours ago, dilligaf said:

They are not going to win then. When they have real Manx people on the air they are accused of nepotism, then when some tune in they  moan they don’t appear to be Manx !

Who accuses Manx Radio of nepotism for having Manx people on air?

That's what it should be there for

I see no reason for the islands taxpayers to fund emulations of UK broadcasters to the 'tune' of £1m per annum

It's a national embarrassment

Tynwald should pull the plug on the present service & fast

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14 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Who accuses Manx Radio of nepotism for having Manx people on air?

That's what it should be there for

I see no reason for the islands taxpayers to fund emulations of UK broadcasters to the 'tune' of £1m per annum

It's a national embarrassment

Tynwald should pull the plug on the present service & fast

I think the “ Radio Gawne” thread says it all about it’s detractors 

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& you acquiesce with such infantile personalisation?

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Let's try this again.

The government of the day have a duty to get their message across to the electorate known as "trying to look busy/clever/involved/not guilty" whatever.

In the UK they have lots of TV stations with which to reach out to every household notably via the "national" station the BBC. Now the BBC rarely comes to the island. IIRC the last time being when a flood exposed how many English accents were living in Laxey.

So the government have to use the wireless as it's readily available to all, especially the old folks, and is therefore the medium of choice. Which means they have to pay for it.

Now there's no such thing as "Bank of Tynwald" or similar. But you would be forgiven for thinking there was. So it has to come out of general taxation.

Now I think it's perfectly reasonable to complain about the quality of the output just as you would complain about any goods or services you paid for that fell short of expectations.

But don't drip and moan about the funding. It's no different from paying MHK's outrageous expenses ie the cost of doing business....

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