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Thread #147580   Message #3422043
Posted By: GUEST,soothsayer
18-Oct-12 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
Subject: RE: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding
How much do input you honestly think Mike Harding had into his playlist? How much will Radcliffe have? The playlists are dictated by Smooth Operations and I guess by the BBC as well. The personality behind the microphone might help to get certain audiences on board through their own fanbase and their profile but like any BBC radio show they are nothing like autonomous when it comes to choosing the music that gets played. I have it on good authority that Mike Harding often had to play music he didn't really like.

There's been a lot of slagging off of the BBC. Ask yourself, who's decision was it not to renew the contract, the BBC's, or the production company that makes the show?