COMMENT BY JONATHAN McEVOY: So Lysaght is going from the airwaves and they think it is business as usual at Tower of Babel HQ, also known as BBC Radio sport. It is not.
Interesting article from yesterday’s Daily Mail (with no apologies from this call sign). Although it is centred on a cull of excellent Sports presenters of a certain demographic, it really resonates with me, as I am (or at least used to be) an avid listener of BBC Five Live, but have found myself more often than not switching to my CDs, because of the dire standard of the so-called broadcaster(s). A few random examples - Robbie Savage and his shouty ramblings replacing the more serious stuff on Friday mornings; the gradual dumbing down of Test Match Special; outside of sport, the constant desire to cover ‘minority issues’ during the talk show/phone in programmes.
Given the regular comments on here in the Political threads about either the bias or dire quality of the broadcasters, it got me thinking.
Has the main stream media dumbed down in order to appeal to the ‘yoof’ or is it the likes of myself who has a problem, because I’m of a certain generation and perhaps looking at this through rose tinted specs?
If I’m the problem, where do I go now to get my fix of News and Sport, presented by talented, experienced broadcasters and not some shouty, inarticulate tosser?