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Global launches 24hr rolling news station

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TheSebastian
They've gone to a lot of effort with this Westminster setup
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Looks VR to my eyes, certainly AR with the logo on front desk looks like a tracked key over a physical desk. The logo reveal is and animated ticker on bottom of 'stage' doesn't look like real screens

What's with the odd perspective where the 'stage' ends on the left. And that reflection in the chair base on the right is very conspicuous.

https://youtu.be/5ZHfW7XZXic

It reminds me of the Jim Mann/lightwell set for PWC.

Good mic choices that work for radio and video, and decent VR is now far cheaper now Panasonic have low cost ptz cameras that give the position and tracking data to virtual reality engines. It's a good effort from Global.
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radiolistener
0600 Nick Ferrarri (Leans right)
1000 James OB (leans left)
1300 Shiela F (leans left)
1600 Eddy M (broadly keeps his counsel, with a suggestion he also tends to look left)
1900 Iain (Leans right)
2200 Tom S (leans right, albeit with a coma-inducing style)

I'd say there is balance across the weekday schedule.


Ferrari - very right wing
O'brien - not left, he approved of many of Cameron's policies like the Bedroom tax and Universal Credit
Fogerty - wishy washy
Mair - obviously centre right
Dale - stood as a Tory MP (failed)
Snorebrick - very right wing
Adam - centre right
Allen - old school Tory
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AlexS Central (East) Midlands Today
0600 Nick Ferrarri (Leans right)
1000 James OB (leans left)
1300 Shiela F (leans left)
1600 Eddy M (broadly keeps his counsel, with a suggestion he also tends to look left)
1900 Iain (Leans right)
2200 Tom S (leans right, albeit with a coma-inducing style)

I'd say there is balance across the weekday schedule.


Ferrari - very right wing
O'brien - not left, he approved of many of Cameron's policies like the Bedroom tax and Universal Credit
Fogerty - wishy washy
Mair - obviously centre right
Dale - stood as a Tory MP (failed)
Snorebrick - very right wing
Adam - centre right
Allen - old school Tory

O'brien unquestionably leans left to the same extent that Ferrari leans right which makes me think your other opinions aren't particularly accurate either.
LH
lhx1985 Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
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Ferrari - very right wing
O'brien - not left, he approved of many of Cameron's policies like the Bedroom tax and Universal Credit
Fogerty - wishy washy
Mair - obviously centre right
Dale - stood as a Tory MP (failed)
Snorebrick - very right wing
Adam - centre right
Allen - old school Tory


Do you think it is possible that your own political beliefs may have influenced your analysis as to where the centre ground is when determining the political leanings of others?

The reason I ask is that I have spent a lot of time listening to LBC over the last couple of years, and I hear a very different line up to the one you describe.

We can probably agree on Ferrari - he is clearly quite over to the right, often with quite 'populist' tendencies. Iain Dale has never hidden his Conservative views (and nor should he, he's entitled to them) - nor has he hidden from the fact that he has previously stood for election as a candidate for the Tories - You seem to describe that in such a way as to deride him, which is unfortunate.

'Wishy washy', of course is not any kind of meaningful analysis, it's just a personal insult. Is 'wishy washy' left or right leaning in the context of determining the overall political balance of LBC's output?.. Or is she 'wishy washy' because she engages in discussion on politics from both sides without long partisan monologues?

I am most intrigued how you could possibly describe J O'B to not be of the left... He has spent much of the last two years imploring everybody listening to sign up to a trade union, support striking workers, turn away from Murdoch and Barclay brother-owned newspapers, supporting free school meals for the poorest, etc. He didn't support Corbyn.... but that hardly disqualifies him from holding left-wing views.... most of the Parliamentary Labour Party didn't support him, either.

And as for Eddy Mair - the sheer number of times he has absolutely skewered cabinet MPs to the extent that, on occasion, its actually been uncomfortable listening is overwhelming. The Chris Grayling Jar of Truth, the phone-ins he's done on universal credit, government incompetence and the attacks on accountability during the pandemic. Are you very sure he's right of centre?

On the whole, I think the balance is there across the schedule - the problem is I don't listen when I am going to hear somebody whose views are drastically different to my own. I can't listen to Ferrari any more (personally feel he's been increasingly losing it over the last year), I have issues with Tom S's style and much of the weekend output lacks the careful curation of the weekday output.
BA
bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
O'brien - not left, he approved of many of Cameron's policies like the Bedroom tax and Universal Credit


I'm not sure agreeing with two economic measures presented by the Conservatives prevents him from being left wing (or liberal, as he prefers).

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Joe
Do we need all these long lists of presenters and designations of left or right that will never be agreed upon?
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freddied056 Meridian (South) South Today
Quote:

Ferrari - very right wing
O'brien - not left, he approved of many of Cameron's policies like the Bedroom tax and Universal Credit
Fogerty - wishy washy
Mair - obviously centre right
Dale - stood as a Tory MP (failed)
Snorebrick - very right wing
Adam - centre right
Allen - old school Tory


Do you think it is possible that your own political beliefs may have influenced your analysis as to where the centre ground is when determining the political leanings of others?

The reason I ask is that I have spent a lot of time listening to LBC over the last couple of years, and I hear a very different line up to the one you describe.

We can probably agree on Ferrari - he is clearly quite over to the right, often with quite 'populist' tendencies. Iain Dale has never hidden his Conservative views (and nor should he, he's entitled to them) - nor has he hidden from the fact that he has previously stood for election as a candidate for the Tories - You seem to describe that in such a way as to deride him, which is unfortunate.

'Wishy washy', of course is not any kind of meaningful analysis, it's just a personal insult. Is 'wishy washy' left or right leaning in the context of determining the overall political balance of LBC's output?.. Or is she 'wishy washy' because she engages in discussion on politics from both sides without long partisan monologues?

I am most intrigued how you could possibly describe J O'B to not be of the left... He has spent much of the last two years imploring everybody listening to sign up to a trade union, support striking workers, turn away from Murdoch and Barclay brother-owned newspapers, supporting free school meals for the poorest, etc. He didn't support Corbyn.... but that hardly disqualifies him from holding left-wing views.... most of the Parliamentary Labour Party didn't support him, either.

And as for Eddy Mair - the sheer number of times he has absolutely skewered cabinet MPs to the extent that, on occasion, its actually been uncomfortable listening is overwhelming. The Chris Grayling Jar of Truth, the phone-ins he's done on universal credit, government incompetence and the attacks on accountability during the pandemic. Are you very sure he's right of centre?

On the whole, I think the balance is there across the schedule - the problem is I don't listen when I am going to hear somebody whose views are drastically different to my own. I can't listen to Ferrari any more (personally feel he's been increasingly losing it over the last year), I have issues with Tom S's style and much of the weekend output lacks the careful curation of the weekday output.

My thoughts exactly (in terms of balance).


Joe posted:
Do we need all these long lists of presenters and designations of left or right that will never be agreed upon?

Good plan.
IS
Inspector Sands
They've gone to a lot of effort with this Westminster setup
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It's a far cry from the days of Pete Murray, Douglas Cameron and the 'Fix It Phone in'
DM
DeMarkay London London
Confirmed as being in Millbank Tower


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Londoner Recently warned London London


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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
They've gone to a lot of effort with this Westminster setup
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It's a far cry from the days of Pete Murray, Douglas Cameron and the 'Fix It Phone in'


It's also a far cry from Gough Square, I walked through there last week to see for real their original location. It's not really a square at all, just a wide but not very long street. Their original building has gone, (comparing archive pics on goggle), but they clearly couldn't pretend (or imply) to be occupying all of a 40 storey office block at the top of the TC Road 😎
DM
DeMarkay London London
Are LBC moving there, or?

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