The Newsroom

LBC News Discussion

Global launches 24hr rolling news station

LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Looks like until the first real exit poll comes in at 12, LBC are padding with a phone-in.

57 days later

LO
Londoner London London
An extra live show 10pm-1am on Thursday into Friday covering the end of the Brexit transition with John Stratford.
623058 posted:
boogy men new stuff is coming to get us
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Surprised it's not Nick Ferrari doing that show given that 11pm New Years Eve 2020 has been a fixed point to the start of everything being better ect, judging by the amount of dribble and pro-propaganda that his show has churned out over the subject since June 2016..
Readers are warned that this post contains some flash photography
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Nick Abbot is presenting on LBC, so the more newsier programme will be on LBC News.
MD
mdtauk London London
Nick Abbot is great for taking those late Friday/Saturday night drunk callers, so if irreverent and light hearted is in order, its a good choice.

53 days later

LO
Londoner London London
LBC News has reduced its travel bulletins from 6 an hour to 3 an hour at off-peak times.
623058 posted:
boogy men new stuff is coming to get us
BBI45 and watchingtv gave kudos
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
I don’t get that. Is it costing them any less to have them do less updates? Surely they’re working the same amount of hours?
CW
CraigWills Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
what posted:
I don’t get that. Is it costing them any less to have them do less updates? Surely they’re working the same amount of hours?


I suspect not, at least not substantially cheaper. I’d hazard a guess at it having more to do with repetitiveness; I know if I have it on in the car first thing my partner says is “travel again, they just did that two minutes ago”, a friend has also said the travel news is often pointless (short updates and outside of London it’s national).
BB
BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
what posted:
I don’t get that. Is it costing them any less to have them do less updates? Surely they’re working the same amount of hours?

To be fair, very little would change between each 10 minute bulletin, especially outside of peak travel times. I can't blame them for dropping the :10, :30, and :50 updates outside of peak times.

One thing that I have noticed over recent months is that sometimes, the start of each sequence might not begin until 2-3 minutes after it's scheduled, so I'm wondering if this is also a way to try and prevent that.
First person to post in 2021!
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Even with the reduction to three bulletins per hour, they'll still provide more travel news than BBC Radio London.
IS
Inspector Sands
Six an hour is the same as they did back in the 90's on an earlier incarnation of LBC News, News Direct which had 'Travel on the Ones'. It was a bit too frequent then to be honest, they were very quick and fast paced, plus the person doing it barely had time to go to the loo or make a coffee between bulletins , let alone update the script for the next one!


Even with the reduction to three bulletins per hour, they'll still provide more travel news than BBC Radio London.

It's never been the same since they got rid of Twenty Twenty Travel from Bob at the Yard. The bulletins on Radio London always seem fairly long and comprehensive (a bit too long in my opinion), I suspect they probably do just as much as LBC, in fewer bulletins

Newer posts