When they're live are they live throughout or is it a CBSN style Newswheel operation where they just loop a bulletin and update it as required?
While there is a wheel, LBC News also have guests usually on the phone or they do DTLs with Global journalists from across the country during live hours. There are also two ways with LBC correspondents in the studio.
The automated hours have a pre-record of the TOTH
news bulletin presented by the duty newsreader which goes out on other Global stations, followed by an automated news bulletin pre-recorded by another journalist. INRIX update the travel bulletins overnight from a bureau in Scotland. The wheel remains every 20 minutes.
Just an additional note regarding the automated news bulletin which follows the headlines, the bulletin is updated at regular intervals throughout the night. This means that what you hear at 11PM won't be the same as what is heard at 1AM, and if a major story develops after going into automation, updates can be inserted, or they can go live if necessary.
André Morgan did his first stint on LBC News since the rebrand this morning and it showed. Stumbling and mentioning the old station name numerous times. He was like this on the old station.
Weekends IMHO sound like LBC London News depending on the presenter on shift.
I'd give André a little bit of a break. I know that after I've had a good bit of time away from my job (or certain aspects of it), it takes a little bit of time to get back into the groove. As for the weekends sounding like LBC London News, that probably shouldn't come as a surprise considering that most of the former London News presenters end up in the weekend slots.
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