The end of CFM?

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08 Jul 2019 18:51 #1 by CCU
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Only a matter of time?

Less and less localised output...


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09 Jul 2019 08:12 #2 by ParcelPete
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After the brexit fiasco it nice to hear some good news.
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09 Jul 2019 13:09 #3 by nobbyblue
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Aye there can't be many worse radio stations than cfm.

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09 Jul 2019 13:21 #4 by heilkmoon
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Never listened to it.

A presenter giving himself the name "Robbie Dee" was enough to put me off.
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14 Aug 2019 20:29 #5 by CCU
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Tick tock? Dumfries finished for West Sound...


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15 Aug 2019 00:33 #6 by Bluedazblue
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I cannot see the point to CFM. It's a local pop station without much in the way of local input.

There are lots of pop stations, on DAB in particular, which do the pop stuff much better.

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15 Aug 2019 07:43 #7 by ExiledJock
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These things were set up to be advertising platforms to run alongside the - advert free - BBC. The money has shifted online so they're vulnerable to changing patterns of usage - especially if people feel they can get local content elsewhere.

It's similar to what the N&S is facing - in an attempt to cut costs, they reduced local coverage and people lost interest. It then becomes an endless circle of decline.
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15 Aug 2019 08:39 #8 by carwash
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Absolutely true Exiledjock. Commercial radio stations with the possible exception of the biggest like Talksport and Classic FM are in rapid structural decline. The BBC's continued funding of local radio stations and the abundance of DAB channels just makes competition for market share almost impossible.

Off topic but driving back to London after the Swindon game I caught Stereo Underground on BBC Radio Berkshire playing punk classics like the Pistols and the Vibrators. Amazing stuff.

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15 Aug 2019 09:10 - 15 Aug 2019 09:12 #9 by CCU
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Bauer will eventually end up with several ‘regional’ stations - Scotland, NW, NE, Midlands etc.

Less need for anything truly local and certainly no need for studios and the like in places like Cumbria. Small offices to look after localised advertising (Easily edited into content) will be their only contributions to areas formerly served by the likes of CFM...

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