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TV Licensing, it IS criminal.

TV Licensing, it IS criminal.

The BBC News website is reporting that the government are thinking of changing the rules about TV licences. Not paying the TV licence fee could become a civil offence, rather than a criminal one, under plans being considered by ministers. This is good, you are hardly...
It’s really rather clever

It’s really rather clever

The football season is over, I think, it’s never really over is it. This year Newcastle United, a football club, announced that they had signed up a new sponsor. Apparently you can have a sponsor for different things, a shirt sponsor and a stadium sponsor for...
If I could start again ..

If I could start again ..

The irony of it is not lost on me. Just a couple of weeks ago Helen and I went to a party for my good friend Paddy MacDee, to celebrate his forty years in the radio industry in the North East. The great and the good, and the not so good, of North East broadcasting...
Still some quality about

Still some quality about

The demise of British radio is very sad, but perhaps it’s had its day. I feel lucky to have worked in the radio industry during the ‘good days’. The 1970’s – 1990’s were the good days when radio was vibrant, fun and creative. In the...
BBC – it gets worse

BBC – it gets worse

Oh dear it just gets worse. Just one day after George Entwistle resigned as BBC Director General, the BBC announced that he’s getting a huge pay off. They are paying him a years salary as a parting gift. His annual salary was £450,000. The BBC say he is...
Entwistle had to go

Entwistle had to go

The BBC is widely regarded as the finest broadcasting organisation in the world, but events of the last few weeks have thrown that belief into doubt. Mark Thompson, Director General of the BBC, announced in March 2012 that he was leaving his post, he had been...