The only comment I agree with is that Rachel Burden is a fantastic presenter who should be used more.
Steph McGovern is sneered at mainly because she doesn't use RP in her delivery, but is a competent presenter.
Agreed on the point with Steph.
However, Rachel will be good for Breakfast - once, she decides she's had enough of Nicky Campbell on Five Live Breakfast - not before.
I thought it a very strange a few weeks ago, where she depp'ed for Naga on a Thursday, causing Five Live to get someone in on Breakfast to cover for her.
Now, I've produced holiday/cover rotas for a radio station (one that broadcasts to sick people) and I would never, ever consider 'daisy chaining' the presenters around, so one covered someone else - only then to have to get someone else in on another night. Get presenter to present their programme, then carry on to the next hour with the cover shift (if possible - otherwise, I'd do the cover myself)
OK - so Five Live and BBC Breakfast are situated around 10 feet under each other in Salford - but even so, given there appears to be enough cover presenters for Breakfast at their disposal - so causing swapsies at Five Live as well, still seems a very curious decision.
"Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.