Friday 15 July 2011, 15:10
Did the BBC devote too much time in its news programmes to the meltdown of Murdoch's media empire? One of the topics in this week's Feedback.
What caught my eye was not the sums paid to star presenters (I couldn't bear to look) but what the BBC spent on radio in the year 2010/11.
So these three stations had increase above inflation.
Radio 5 live by contrast had an increase of only 0.3% before inflation and Radio 3 was the hardest hit of all. It had a cut of 7.3% which, when you add inflation comes in real terms to a reduction of at least 10%.
Now doubtless there are detailed reasons for this but it does give a very rough insight into the BBC's priorities.
In Feedback this week we also look not at the past year but to the future of radio and it appears to be in vision, or at least visualised.
In other words if you listen online there is an increasing amount of visual accompaniment to be enjoyed or endured, be it live streaming of concert performance or the opportunity to see Chris Moyles standing up.
Victoria Derbyshire's show on 5 Live is also visualised, and as I am a Derbyshire fan, I seized the opportunity to go and talk to her and her editor about it.
We met last Tuesday at 8am in Television Centre as Victoria prepared her morning show.
Here are some of those links as discussed in that piece.
And at the risk of being accused of bandwagon jumping - we've done our own bit of visualisation - (taken from an original idea by Bob Dylan...)
Next week - "Feedback - The Movie"... Perhaps.
By the way, in two weeks time I will be talking to the Controller of Radio 4 about the schedule changes she has just announced, which include getting rid of Americana, On the Ropes, The Choice and Taking a Stand, extending the World at One to 45 minutes and moving programmes like Feedback to later in the afternoon.
I will have lots to ask her, not least about that, but do tell me what else you'd like me to raise. Ways to contact us are below.
Roger Bolton is the presenter of Feedback
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