BBC Radio 6Music lade an unplanned visit on Radio 4’s frequencies on Thursday Evening. The 7pm News bulletin get’s interrupted with Wednesday Week by The Undertones for just under 3 minuets before the problem is resolved but not before the start of The Archers was also missed. An apology was broadcast at the end of The Archers.
The problem was down to BBC Radio 6Music switching output from London to Manchester for Marc Riley’s programme.
Bit late but here is the latest anyway. Following the experiment on PM which has received a great response from the listeners and a few suggestions. The format is here to stay.
On Friday Denis Nowlan, Network Manager of Radio 4 has announced that the new format is going to be rolled out for all of Radio 4’s weather bulletins.
This came into effect on Monday starting with the Today Programme and personally I quite like the new style. It’s allot more clearer and easier to understand. The “weather map” for the new style is posted in the previous blog post.
I’ve been an avid listener to Radio 4’s PM Programme for some time and they do take listeners views seriously.
The new weather style started after listeners commented that they don’t remember what the weather forecast was or what the weather is going to be due to the sometimes vague and general way it’s presented on the programme.
In this experiment the PM weather forecast will be presented in a “Shipping Forecast” style with distinct signposting and will follow a set order (weather permitting).
Below is the PM Programme Weather map that the presenters will follow. More information here.
Students at Oxford University are being warned that university authorities are using the Facebook website to gain evidence about unruly post-exam pranks.
The student union has urged students to tighten their security settings on the social networking website, to stop dons viewing their details.
The union said, while it did not condone anti-social behaviour, the privacy of students was paramount.
But the university said there had been complaints about students’ behaviour.
On its website, the Oxford University Student Union warns: "We advise those of you with Facebook accounts to alter your privacy settings on Facebook to prohibit members of staff and faculty from viewing your profile and photographs.
My comment: Personally I can not see what the issue is, why does confetti, streamers, glitter, etc have to be an issue? How else do you celebrate your exam results on the road in question? It can be easily cleaned up. If there was criminal damage or behaviour then yes to punish them but come on Oxford get with the times.
THE £80 million redevelopment of Farnborough town centre began this week with the start of a demolition programme to remove 1960s shops and flats.
After nearly a decade of planning and preparation, more than 100,000 sq ft of outdated retail and residential accommodation is being demolished.
In addition to demolition starting, this week has seen the submission of a planning application for a cinema complex at the site to Rushmoor Borough Council.
The demolition, due to last four months, will enable developers Key Property Investments (KPI) to begin transforming the shopping and town centre.
After demolition, gas and water pipes, phone lines, main sewers, fibre optics and electricity lines will be laid to prepare for the new foundations of buildings. This is scheduled to finish by the end of the year.
Construction of the 50,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s store and the 30 new shop units will start early next year.