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Radio Norfolk
« on: November 18, 2023, 08:20:48 AM »
On the home page it's saying that Radio  Norfolk  is broadcasting  the Lynn match. Not true, they are doing the mighty Wroxham!!! What's going on  with that station?



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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2023, 08:53:53 AM »
It's probably easier to set up lines of communication from Wroxham to Norwich than from Stourbridge.
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Also not too far for commentators to travel so they are home in time for tea!

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2023, 08:58:49 AM »
Wroxham v New Salamis, 9.45am pitch inspection, according to Isthmian website. Still time to make it to Stourbridge?!

It will be the 3rd time this season, when Norwich have no game, Lynn are advertised as the Saturday commentary only for commentary of a local Norfolk game to prevail. In truth I suspect there was never any intent on covering the Lynn game - after all if they didn't travel to Peterborough 2 weeks ago (choosing, I think, Dereham v Fakenham instead), what chance a trip to the West Midlands today?

BBC Radio Norfolk, like most other local BBC radio stations, has been subject to significant cuts in recent months. I think the breakfast show is now the only dedicated weekday programme for Norfolk, everything else covers the 'Eastern' region. I did understand, however, that local sports coverage was to remain unaffected. Saturday 2nd December, Norwich have no Saturday game and Lynn are at home to Banbury. That may be an indication of where priorities lie - if they choose to broadcast from the Walks or opt for, perhaps, Mulbarton Wanderers instead.

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Re: Radio Norfolk
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2023, 09:07:54 AM »
Radio East Norfolk?

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Re: Radio Norfolk
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2023, 09:58:56 AM »
It's just annoying that it is put on the Radio Norfolk website schedule that they are covering the match (I checked yesterday) and then change their plans.
Ironically the Wroxham match is off!
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2023, 11:59:27 AM »
It's just annoying that it is put on the Radio Norfolk website schedule that they are covering the match (I checked yesterday) and then change their plans.
Ironically the Wroxham match is off!

Plenty of time to adjust plans and get the commentary team to what looks like the only fixture above step 7 still on in Norfolk today, Sheringham v Norwich CBS in the Norfolk Senior Cup. Or perhaps dipping into the Anglian Comb!

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Re: Radio Norfolk
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2023, 12:18:12 PM »
That will be a crowd puller.

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Re: Radio Norfolk
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2023, 02:05:06 PM »
I remember the days when Radio Norfolk would get updates from Mark Hearle on Lynn away matches every 15 minutes. These days they just look for the score on X.
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Re: Radio Norfolk
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2023, 02:38:05 PM »
I remember the days when Radio Norfolk covered a Lynn game.

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2023, 04:30:09 PM »
1-0 down. So the bbc says. All a bit secret squirrel.

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Re: Radio Norfolk
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2023, 05:12:28 PM »
Lost 2-1.
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Re: Radio Norfolk
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2023, 05:55:04 PM »
Disappointing result that...thought they would have a good run.

Re Radio Norfolk, I really can't see what all the fuss is about. IMO the support for the club from RN over the years has been patchy at best and the standard of commentary was often pretty poor.

Kings Lynn FC and it supporters shouldn't be reliant on a local BBC channel anyway.

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« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2023, 05:58:59 PM »
Oh well after the Lord Mayor’s Show.  Doesn’t it always happen.  Beat top of the table One day get beat by a team struggling at a level below the next.

Least we can concentrate on the relegation battle now.  On to Tuesday and hopefully pick up a point or three.
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2023, 10:13:30 AM »
Ah yes! Pre match preview and team news, the 15 minute updates , full time report and a chat with the manager. Happy days.

I think you're being a little harsh Pink with your ' patchy ' comment regarding RN's coverage. In my time every game was covered , home or away , either by reports or live commentary . Indeed I think the two season's the club spent in the full National League more or less every game had full live commentary. I also remember assisting with commentaries for places such as Fisher Athletic, Merthyr , Gloucester and even Chester on a wet Tuesday evening! Add to that the manager or a player ( sometimes both ) on Nick Bowler's non league football show every week I think that add's up too something a little more than patchy.

As someone else mentioned in this thread local programming on the station has been slashed to 8 hours per day Monday - Friday and just four hours over the weekend which is the sport coverage. Every other hour is covered by output shared by numerous other local radio stations. This may explain why now football coverage is kept as local as possible when Norwich are not playing.

When I covered Lynn for RN it was all done voluntary as I was only interested in raising the profile of the club at that time and never sought any financial gain. Nowadays volunteers appear as rare as rocking horse poop although  to be honest commiting to doing all of the travelling  required to cover the away games is a big undertaking and takes up many hours of your own time,

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Re: Radio Norfolk
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2023, 10:27:48 AM »
This may explain why now football coverage is kept as local as possible when Norwich are not playing.
I can understand that - it's just that RN publicise coverage of Lynn away games and then change their minds.
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