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A swing vote for UKiP? Watch this…

People think that Nigel Farage is a refreshing change in politics because he talks like them, says what they want to say and is someone who is “not” like those “other politicians”!

Actually – he is completely like all those other politicians as his interview with LBC’s James O’Brien proved.  He uses skewed statistics, lavish claims and is only pretending to be one of “us”.

What you can’t take away from him is that – compared to us – he’s just a bit cannier.

 

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LBC goes national

Image(there is a graffic with ladies on it too but couldn’t find it at the point of posting)

Today, LBC went from being merely 97.3 (London frequency) to being on our national dial – for those who tune in to digital anyway.  By the looks of things, LBC owner Global radio, whom don’t shy away from ambition (as can be seen by the name they give themselves) – have spent a fair amount of money on this launch – getting new presenters lined up…even having a big photo shoot to make their website and publications that little bit more glossy.

LBC's presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer
LBC’s presenter Julia Hartley-Brewer

Getting on a national dial isn’t the same as getting into the national consciousness,  but unlike so many other music based commercial radio stations – LBC really does seem to care about the content they broadcast and also don’t mind forking out a pretty penny for presenters/journalists as well (I don’t see any former children’s TV presenters or singers whose hits now mainly involve the ground – stumbling out a taxi after attending another envelope opening) [think the Birds of a Feather lot].

It’s good that we have another station that deals with speech based current affairs, as when Talk Radio – turned into Talksport, like the fans of West Ham, I felt deflated and beaten.  So, I really do hope that LBC are not only able to hold their own against the big boys – both BBC radio 4 and mostly BBC radio 5, but also hold a national conversation – NOT on their own.

Jason