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Thread #147580   Message #3422500
Posted By: Bernard
19-Oct-12 - 06:23 AM
Thread Name: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
Subject: RE: Mark Radcliffe replaces Mike Harding-Radio 2 Folk
In my experience, the Beeb only criticise you when someting goes a little wrong, and don't praise when praise is due.

Ali O'Brien and I used to broadcast on BBC GMR, and were chastised in no uncertain terms when we inadvertently 'crashed the news jingle' - which means we were still speaking when it kicked in.

The only person who ever praised us for our hours of excellent material - interviews, variety of CD tracks and live material - was Mike Shaft, who was instrumental in employing Ali in the first place.

We now broadcast on Oldham Community Radio, which is far friendlier! For example, whilst our pre-recorded Christmas Special was being broadcast, the Station Boss sent us both a text to say how much he and his wife were enjoying the show!

Just for the record, Oldham Community Radio is available online and has listeners around the world. So we're not a 'poor cousin' to the Beeb. Oh, and our 'Listen Again' goes back rather more than a week...!