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BBC Regional Redundancies

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WA
watchingtv Anglia (East) Look East
No mention of redundancy but interesting, as it was mentioned it was short notice (as they have 3 or 4 hundred mugs with Chrissie J on them!) and around the same time as these departures. Rhttps://www.edp24.co.uk/news/bbc-radio-norfolk-s-chrissie-jackson-retires-1-6913785
Last edited by watchingtv on 3 November 2020 9:41pm
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jolly turnip Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Rod Whiting left BBC radio Lincolnshire this weekend after 25 years. News, breakfast then weekend breakfast.
Assume he took the redundancy as well.
WA
watchingtv Anglia (East) Look East
https://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/changes-to-local-radio-and-regional-television-confirmed-by-bbc-england-1-6915896
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SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)




That’s a shame. I’ve always rated Charlotte and found her very personable and natural on screen. When Christa Ackroyd left, I thought she’d have been a good replacement, as she had a very good rapport with Harry Gration on the occasions she co-presented with him.
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
That’s a shame, there will be nobody left at this rate.

There were already a few days last week when with it being half term, the same presenter hosted the entire days output, which just looks tin pot.

There is already a much lower refresh of the news from lunchtime to 6:30 to 10:30 these days, it’s even more noticeable when it’s the same person reading it out, for the third time that day.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
A more low-key departure as she moved behind the camera a number of years ago, but long serving reporter-turned-Producer Kersti Mitchell has also recently left Look North.



Write that down in your copybook now.
SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It’s always the way when a company or organisation has an enhanced redundancy package on offer. It’s the longest serving and generally, therefore, the most experienced and skilled staff who choose to leave.

For them, it’s financially worth it due to their long service (so big pay-out), and they’re the most confident that they have the skills to cut it elsewhere.

It was the same when ITV had big cutbacks in regional news about 15 years ago with a lot of good journalists leaving.

On the positive side, those remaining will, over time, also gain experience and become more highly skilled. But there’s always a bit of a funny period in the interim when a lot of people seem a bit ‘meh’.
Night Thoughts and Steve in Pudsey gave kudos
AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
It’s still a risk though, especially these days. Look at all those ex ITV regional faces that have turned up on the BBC over the years, either hosting, reporting or doing Inside Out or Sunday Politics. The same won’t happen in the opposite direction now, as ITV is already paired right back.

Also in years gone by those veteran presenters like Harry Gration would have been a shoe in to get a once a week music and memories show on BBC Radio York, but with standardised four hour shows there isn’t any space for anything like that anymore either.
KE
kernow
Hamish Marshall presented his final Spotlight bulletin yesterday



RA
radiolistener
Rod Whiting left BBC radio Lincolnshire this weekend after 25 years. News, breakfast then weekend breakfast.
Assume he took the redundancy as well.



That's a shame. Seems he's been replaced by someone who says the station name about 10 times a second - you'd may as well just have a jingle on between the records.
WA
watchingtv Anglia (East) Look East


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