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Re: BBCWS: Yet another option (was: Re: DX Listening
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 John A. Figliozzi
 May 12, 2001 05:52 PDT 
Which further underlines what a rather small sum of money this is, given
the size of the WS budget.

At the same time, I wonder how much it cost the corporation to (1) start
up BBC Worldwide, then close it down; (2) initiate the "five zone" plan,
then reduce it to three, then scrap it altogether, then initiate the
current seven stream plan; (3) "reorganize" its internal structure to
allow for purchase of outside (no-BBC originated) productions at greatly
increased cost; (4) create the maddeningly confusing "Showcase",
"Insight" and "Living" monikers; (5) hire whiz kids from the commercial
sector to "manage" the enterprise at greatly increased compensation

(Need I go on?)

Andy Sennitt wrote:

 For comparison, the BBC says it currently spends just under
$720,000 US a year on shortwave broadcasting to North America.

Just to clarify: that figure also includes Australia.


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John A. Figliozzi
Editor, “The Worldwide Shortwave Listening Guide” &
“The WWW Shortwave Listening Guide”
Program Manager, “Monitoring Times” Shortwave Guide
Column Editor, “Monitoring Times” Programming Spotlight
Contributor, “NASWA Journal”, ODXA “Listening In”
Volunteer Publicist, Radio Australia and Radio New Zealand International

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