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BBC Radio Sunderland



errant

Striker
why is it needed or is it a case of a need for validation ?
this isnt just about sunderland, as there are a number of local pop-up dab stations - the idea behind the various ones are:

“Our new temporary local output in Wolverhampton and Sunderland means listeners will get more localised news and information from the BBC. They will get a better sense of what is happening in their area and will feel more in touch with their community even as they stay at home.”
 

Hull_Mackem

Striker
North Yorkshire, biggest county in the country, is BBC Radio York.
I did say it's not the only anomaly. There are probably a couple of others.

And I would say that York dominates the local area more than Newcastle does which is surrounded by Gateshead, Sunderland, Wallsend, Seaham, South and North Shields. As I say, amazed it was ever considered as a viable option let alone last decades.
 

Temp0101

Midfield
I did say it's not the only anomaly. There are probably a couple of others.

And I would say that York dominates the local area more than Newcastle does which is surrounded by Gateshead, Sunderland, Wallsend, Seaham, South and North Shields. As I say, amazed it was ever considered as a viable option let alone last decades.
I'm really not bothered but not sure I agree. Radio York covers up to and including Middlesbrough.
 
It’s not though, they get a guest on to discuss something topical that’s going on in the news , by phone or internet from around UK who only know they are speaking to BBC Newcastle. So the answers the guests give and any ensuing conversation is centred about Newcastle. It’s up to the presenters in the studio to remind them that they are broadcasting to a much wider area but they rarely if ever do.

loads of guests will say things like “oh I know you lot are all Newcastle fans” , or only reference the theatre royal when discussing theatre. etc etc. It’s just subtle but sometimes the conversation does needs broadening. IMHO of course.
I've been a guest a few times, both in the studio and on the phone. It's very much a quick call to ask if you'll appear, a brief rundown on the subject you'll be discussing and then into the studio or on the phone and on the air after this song.
I'm not sure there's time to educate the guests without being condescending and I think it would get awkward if done on air.
In an ideal world guests would be aware of the wider area but it's not something I care too much about.
 

EDGE

Striker
I did say it's not the only anomaly. There are probably a couple of others.

And I would say that York dominates the local area more than Newcastle does which is surrounded by Gateshead, Sunderland, Wallsend, Seaham, South and North Shields. As I say, amazed it was ever considered as a viable option let alone last decades.
It may have been something to do with Mackems ascertaining themselves more in the last 25 years or so. We all used to be Geordies in the early 70s.

The "Geordie Nation" woke up a backlash in Sunderland people.
 

mux

Striker
In all of the articles posted it still hasn't been made clear how you can listen to it, unless I'm being a dafty.

Any idea then anyone? I'll definitely be tuning in.
 

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