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March 8, 2019 1:33 pm  #1


When A Radio Station Takes International Women's Day Too Far

This is either a great publicity stunt or political correctness gone insane. According to the British tabloid newspaper The Sun, a regional BBC station in Newcastle, England decided to celebrate International Women's Day by banning any men from entering the building - even those who work and are on air there - and replace them all with female announcers, including some who have no radio experience. 

Not only that, but they won't play any songs by male artists for the entire day and if they do a talk segment, only calls from women will be taken. 

According to the paper, the reaction has not been positive. 

"A source said: “This is so offensive not only to the professional DJ’s who are being paid not to work but also all women.

“To imply women don’t like listening to male artists is ludicrous.

“Surely the point of women’s day isn’t to ban men? Imagine the outrage if it was the other way round.”

Brilliant programming or beyond stupid? 

BBC bosses ban men from regional radio station to mark International Women’s Day
 

 

March 8, 2019 3:37 pm  #2


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The Sun.

 

March 8, 2019 4:02 pm  #3


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Chrisphen wrote:

The Sun.

I concur.
 

 

March 8, 2019 4:13 pm  #4


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Yeah, I have to admit I thought of that, too. 

But I checked the BBC Newcastle website and apparently, it's true.

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March 8, 2019 4:20 pm  #5


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RadioActive wrote:

Yeah, I have to admit I thought of that, too. 

But I checked the BBC Newcastle website and apparently, it's true.

Yet, only the Sun appears to be bothered by it. The "source" can't even be bothered to allow his name to be used. Wonder what he complains about for the other 364 days of the year?
 

 

March 8, 2019 4:33 pm  #6


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Give me the day off. Please. Pretty please...

 

March 8, 2019 4:44 pm  #7


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Saul wrote:

Give me the day off. Please. Pretty please...

Especially on a Friday! (If this were a TV show, would it be, "Better NOT Call Saul?")

Last edited by RadioActive (March 8, 2019 4:45 pm)

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March 8, 2019 6:30 pm  #8


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So far beyond stupid, in fact, that it'll probably become common place at some worldwide outlets by next year.  Radio is so good at shooting itself in the foot that this HAS to fly.

Last edited by Lee Marshall (March 8, 2019 6:30 pm)

 

March 8, 2019 6:42 pm  #9


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RadioActive wrote:

Saul wrote:

Give me the day off. Please. Pretty please...

Especially on a Friday! (If this were a TV show, would it be, "Better NOT Call Saul?")

Long as I get royalties fior use of my name, they can call it (almost) anything they want

 

March 8, 2019 7:09 pm  #10


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Jil FM 102.3 London Ontario kicked Jack to the curb today and played all Female artists.

 

March 10, 2019 8:42 am  #11


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Lee Marshall wrote:

So far beyond stupid, in fact, that it'll probably become common place at some worldwide outlets by next year.  Radio is so good at shooting itself in the foot that this HAS to fly.

So, I'm guessing you would have refused to fly on this flight?

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/no-guys-in-these-skies-meet-air-canada-s-all-female-flight-crew-1.4328200
 

 

March 10, 2019 9:01 am  #12


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Yes...definitely/absolutely.  [as I would any Air Canada flight I could avoid taking.]

 

March 10, 2019 11:29 am  #13


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