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Simple fact - Google radio stations and you'll find millions you can listen to. You can find every kind of content you want, every kind of music - and two local stations are absolutely no different fr

Why don't energy and 3fm just pack up - they're both a load of shite anyway - and leave the advertising revenue for MR?

I'd be worried if I was Stu. RB and JT might want a piece of his coffee shop action and want to introduce their own coffee shops into his business.   The theoretical and tongue-in-cheek RBJT propos

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I think it's a great idea, but like lots of MR's specialist output not something that really interests me. Has it been a financial success? I honestly, truly don't know...I'm happy that people try things and have a reasonable period of time to shake them down. I wouldn't imagine it has cost much at all, and it will have brought all sorts of forgotten archive material together in digital format for future use.

 

 

Stop playing the 'I don't know' card it is beyond tedious, you know as well us all of us that it has been a failure. If it was attracting a huge audience or even slightly profitable we or even you would have been told countless times.

 

Whereas, you are not tedious by constantly playing the 'know-it-all' card.

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Simple fact - Google radio stations and you'll find millions you can listen to. You can find every kind of content you want, every kind of music - and two local stations are absolutely no different from hundreds, possibly thousands, of others.

Then try to find one - just one - that provides news and information and general programming about the Isle of Man as well as Manx Radio does. Guess what? Amongst all those millions there isn't a single other one that does that.

Manx Radio is unique in that respect and it ought to be cherished for what it is.

It costs a few bob to run, and the people of the island have to contribute to that through their taxes? So what? Do you really think that if the subvention was cancelled that the money saved would be spent wisely on something else? Are you really that naive?

I've listened to many local radio stations over the years while I was travelling - both commercial and BBC ones - and MR is right up there with the best of them.

You don't like it or listen to it? Fine. As I've said there are millions of others and, as long as you don't want any real local input, choose one, or some, of them. But if you really want to tie MR down with two failing commercial stations, you really don't know how good you've got it - and in a few years time you'll be on here bewailing the fact that there isn't a proper local station any more!

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Because the people who make these decisions are such as plumbers, postmen and pullover salesmen who are easily bamboozled and won over by vacuous Powerpoint™ presentations?

 

And you are......what?

Member of the public.

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Whereas, you are not tedious by constantly playing the 'know-it-all' card.

 

I don't know it all, but if I worked in a small company for 5 days a week even as a freelancer I would know quite a bit about that organisation and what it was doing even outside of my remit, in fact as a freelancer looking for more work I would keep my eyes and ears open. I would be especially interested in the success of white elephant projects that were funded just after my own hours and contract had been cut due to lack of funds. Maybe that's just me, but if I were a professional journalist with a degree of curiosity then you would expect me to know something, not nothing.

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Let me explain, I have a very small brain that will only process a limited amount of information at any one time so I try not to clog it with things that don't interest me. I have an even smaller memory - which works well with my thick skin. I've not looked for work on TT365, leaving it for people who take a keen interest in racing motorcycles. I'm not really a professional journalist any more.

 

That's the self-deprecation and justification out of the way. I would further suggest that my logic, intellect, senses of honour, work ethic, entrepreneurialism and fair play clearly outshine your feeble attempts to undermine me and my colleagues like an HID bulb outshines a candle.

 

Mobile Mike - I have heard things today about TT365, but choose not to share them with you, unlike yesterday when I knew nothing and said so.

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I think you are spot on, which is why I keep questioning Mr Peters independence on these forums

Working in the same building you would hear things about TT 365 etc. Will this go the same way as MR+?

By what right do you think you are entitled to this information? And under what obligation is a freelancer to provide it?

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Simple fact - Google radio stations and you'll find millions you can listen to. You can find every kind of content you want, every kind of music - and two local stations are absolutely no different from hundreds, possibly thousands, of others.

Then try to find one - just one - that provides news and information and general programming about the Isle of Man as well as Manx Radio does. Guess what? Amongst all those millions there isn't a single other one that does that.

Manx Radio is unique in that respect and it ought to be cherished for what it is.

It costs a few bob to run, and the people of the island have to contribute to that through their taxes? So what? Do you really think that if the subvention was cancelled that the money saved would be spent wisely on something else? Are you really that naive?

I've listened to many local radio stations over the years while I was travelling - both commercial and BBC ones - and MR is right up there with the best of them.

You don't like it or listen to it? Fine. As I've said there are millions of others and, as long as you don't want any real local input, choose one, or some, of them. But if you really want to tie MR down with two failing commercial stations, you really don't know how good you've got it - and in a few years time you'll be on here bewailing the fact that there isn't a proper local station any more!

 

It's not the quality of the station that's the issue here, its the efficiency of it's operation

 

Leave Ron Berry's propsal out of this for a minute and ask yourself whether this station has to cost such a chunk of taxpayer's money to deliver it's present programming

 

What the BBC costs and what would happen to the money saved are irrelevant, we are talking about another branch of government stuffed with managers, directors etc. all having a jolly old time at our expense

 

It's all got to stop, not just Manx Radio. If nothing is done then the day is fast approaching when the IOM Bank will no longer be able to honour all the government pay & pension cheques.

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If Stu was freelancing for me and started giving out confidential information about my company to strangers on an internet message board, he would be very swiftly removed.

 

Instead of berating him, why not phone up and ask the boss how Radio TT is doing. To be fair to it, I think it would need to run through at least this TT before a proper judgement could be made. Long term, I reckon it will go the same way as other Manx Radio masterplans. But then this year could be a breakthrough year and if it could ever eventually contribute to the Manx Radio pot and remove the reliance on the subsidy, then all us moaners here on this forum would be getting exactly what we wanted.

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Indeed PP. I think it is very unfair and pretty immature to question someone who is neither privy to this management information nor, even if he was, entitled to disclose it.

 

Mind you, we're all experts at running almost anything you care to name.

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