Scrap Manx Radio


Why the contribution is important

We all pay a BBC licence fee to hear ad free radio we pay now over 1 million + when you count the transmission cost for Manx Radio on top of the BBC fee. As an example when was the last time any youngster turned on Manx Radio? The young only want to use interactive media Facebook, Radio is a dying medium it will have to go in the next few years when th listening figures get to be a joke. We have other manx radio stations that don't need over 1 million pounds to support. The listener numbers have fallen to a all time low, it's a expensive item with a expensive bit of real estate. On top of all this MR are building themselves a new extension better than even the chief minister has as an office with all the cash they have saved up from there allowance for US! With the best view on the island for its chief executives, force it to merge with one of the other 2 or shut it down why so many stations with only 88,000 people WHY! WHAT A WASTE. 

by Oldcodman on April 09, 2017 at 11:47PM

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  • Posted by sisleman April 10, 2017 at 11:41

    Hand Manx Radio to the BBC. This addresses several problems:

    removes the responsibility for the annual subvention from the taxpayer;
    this coincides nicely with issue of the Isle of Man not receiving value for money from the BBC license fee;
    it brings us in line with the Channel Islands where there is a BBC Radio Jersey and a BBC Radio Guernsey; and
    it makes competition for commercial radio fairer.
  • Posted by ManxVoter April 10, 2017 at 11:55

    IOMGovernment must press to either a) get rid of the licence fee, or b) make OFCOM hand over sufficient cash to make Manx Radio into an online talk TV station with video news & Tynwald coverage

    Abolition of our national broadcaster is a daft idea
  • Posted by Shale April 10, 2017 at 15:38

    you can't scrap national radio but we should have an dpush for a BBC Isle of Man (as Jersey has) and the £1 million subvention is too much; why can't they get by on advertisements? and fund themselves more.
  • Posted by Woodyboyo April 10, 2017 at 17:01

    Put it out to tender certainly - maybe even the BBC would submit its own tender for the operation...
  • Posted by ntaverner April 11, 2017 at 13:46

    I very strongly support ManxVoter's suggestion of funding an online Manx TV station from the BBC licence fee to replace Manx Radio.
  • Posted by kenmac April 11, 2017 at 13:51

    Definitely, it's just awful and and embarrassment to the Island.
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