Cuts at BBC Monitoring Service

Cuts at BBC Monitoring Service

Post by -LZ-BL07716 » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00

In addition to the ongoing war over the future of the BBC World Service,
I saw on the web site of the Guardian this evening that 50-60 jobs are
being cut from the BBC Monitoring Service at Caversham, about 10-12% of
the entire workforce.

I know that shortwave hobbyists are at best a secondary market for
the products of BBC MS, but I know many people rely on the information
produced by BBC MS.  The club publication I work on, the NASWA Journal
relies on publications of the BBC MS for much of the information in our
bulletin, and for some of the best of the information.  I find this
development troubling.

You can read the Guardian article at
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/savebush/axing.html>.

Ralph Brandi

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Darn!  That's the end.

 
 
 

Cuts at BBC Monitoring Service

Post by Peter Costel » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00


     Someone requested a re-post of Ralph's article:

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: In addition to the ongoing war over the future of the BBC World Service,
: I saw on the web site of the Guardian this evening that 50-60 jobs are
: being cut from the BBC Monitoring Service at Caversham, about 10-12% of
: the entire workforce.

: I know that shortwave hobbyists are at best a secondary market for
: the products of BBC MS, but I know many people rely on the information
: produced by BBC MS.  The club publication I work on, the NASWA Journal
: relies on publications of the BBC MS for much of the information in our
: bulletin, and for some of the best of the information.  I find this
: development troubling.

: You can read the Guardian article at
: <http://www.guardian.co.uk/savebush/axing.html>.

: Ralph Brandi

: --

: Darn!  That's the end.

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Cuts at BBC Monitoring Service

Post by Michiel Scha » Sun, 28 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Hello,

Somebody posted a message concerning cuts at BBC Monitoring. However, when I
wanted to retrieve this message, it was no longer available at my providers hard
disk. Would any of you be so kind as to resend that message to me ? Thanks a
lot.

73's,
Michiel.

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Cuts at BBC Monitoring Service

Post by Andy Senni » Mon, 29 Jul 1996 04:00:00

UK trade magazine Broadcast reports that BBC staff in London have been
devastated by the news that the price of a cup of tea in their can***
is going up from 10p to 20p, and a massive 24p if you want Earl Grey!
Some of the staff are reportedly so upset that a boycott of one
can*** has already taken place.

When I worked at Caversham in 1974-78, I remember complaints when a
cuppa went up from 3p to 4p, at the same time as Coffee went up from
4p to 6p.

Those unfamiliar with British culture should understand that the BBC
runs on tea. In fact, there is probably a direct correlation between
the amount of tea consumed and the quality of the programmes. Thus
this latest development will affect the lives of 130 million people
worldwide as well as the entire UK population :-)

 
 
 

Cuts at BBC Monitoring Service

Post by Joel Rub » Mon, 29 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>UK trade magazine Broadcast reports that BBC staff in London have been
>devastated by the news that the price of a cup of tea in their can***
>is going up from 10p to 20p, and a massive 24p if you want Earl Grey!
>Some of the staff are reportedly so upset that a boycott of one
>can*** has already taken place.

>When I worked at Caversham in 1974-78, I remember complaints when a
>cuppa went up from 3p to 4p, at the same time as Coffee went up from
>4p to 6p.

>Those unfamiliar with British culture should understand that the BBC
>runs on tea. In fact, there is probably a direct correlation between
>the amount of tea consumed and the quality of the programmes. Thus
>this latest development will affect the lives of 130 million people
>worldwide as well as the entire UK population :-)

A few years ago, the (U.S.) CBS-TV magazine program "Sixty Minutes" took
a tour of Broadcasting House and implied that the Beeb runs on bubbly.
(and I don't mean Diet Coke) Or maybe that was before the PREVIOUS rounds
of budget cuts.

I know how they can save some money. Get rid of the World Service
streams and go back to ONE World Service.
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Cuts at BBC Monitoring Service

Post by Ed Eller » Thu, 01 Aug 1996 04:00:00


>A few years ago, the (U.S.) CBS-TV magazine program "Sixty Minutes" took
>a tour of Broadcasting House and implied that the Beeb runs on bubbly.

They also implied that the segment was a tour of BBC radio, when in fact it
was only(?) a tour of BBC Radio 4, with no mention of the other BBC domestic
networks, much less World Service.