Gosh a Year since I’ve been here

Lots has happened in the past 12 month. I confess to using Facebook a lot for news these day, look me up and we’ll exchange friends requests.
RTI, Radio Tatras International, is back 24/7 and you can find us on so many platforms these days. Take a look at www.rti.fm and go to the tune-in page. Feel free to say ‘Hi’ via the contacts page as well.

Thanks for all the comments – you’re lovely people, you really are!!!!!!

Am I still being bad, for sure. When I’m bad – I’m good. When I’m very bad – I’m even better.

Don’t forget, never give up on your dreams. You are the only one who can kill your dreams, nobody else.

Have a GOOD ONE
Eric

The Clarkson Saga AND Saving The BBC for the Future

For many years, it is common knowledge, many have been praying for Jeremy to get into a situation which would give some the excuse to get of him and TG.
The simple reason being the BBC are rubbish at managing talent and are SO SCARED of shows that individually produce an audience where they don’t expect one – I’ve experienced that personally.

Now Jeremy has told the truth – the BBC FXXXXD IT UP. I will be surprised if there is any way back. The old-school-tie will close ranks and that will be that.

As one who still says there should be a BBC, what should happen to protect the BBC from being sold off, as was the case with all the BBC World Service transmitters – NO you no longer own them? This would be my painful medicine for the next government to execute:

  1. Reappoint the entire BBC Trust with people who know and have a proven track record in the broadcast industry – no other media will do.

  2. Replace Tony Hall urgently and recruit a broadcaster to replace him

  3. Introduce a mission statement making it clear what the stake holders, license fee payers, will get for there annual investment in the BBC.

  4. TV Channels should be re configured

  5. ALL NEWS an current affairs programming should only be shown on the BBC News Channel

  6. BBC 1 should be an entertainment channel that families can watch during the day and in the evenings carry soaps and dramas such as Murdered in Paradise and Casualty.

  7. BBC 2 should be programming for the young minded (If 18 or80) at heart

  8. BBC 3 should be 24/7 can carry natural history, entertaining science shows with 20% retained for Arts programming. The channel could also slot in should the News Channel have to focus on extended breaking news and/or extended sports coverage.

  9. BBC4 becomes part of BBC3

  10. CBBC/Cbeebies should become one channel. Programming to reflect youngsters and toddlers during the day and teens during the evenings

  11. Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 should basically remain as is – however, R2 should move all its niche programming to R3 enabling the station to air output similar to daytimes 24/7

  12. BBC Locals stations should return to local status 24/7 – the musical output should be more suited to the silver surfer listener – giving that market sector a musical choice

  13. The notion of BBC1 +1 should be scraped – the BBC iPlayer does that job

  14. Unique programming for the iPlayer should be cancelled

  15. Red button channels can also double up as News channels and Sports channels.

  16. Programming budgets would be approved by a committee comprising of ex-commercial TV and radio people. Any budget exceeding commercial costs would be outsourced to an independent production company.

The New BBC Mission Statement

a) should include a viewers panel, paid for there time, on two year contracts

b) enable votes on low appreciation shows continuing, the niche shows, based on cost and do the majority of its viewers also subscribe to cable or satellite where similar programming can be found

d) the viewers panel should be able to contribute views on non-broadcast areas such as awards ceremonies and singularly sponsored BBC events, plus non-broadcast expenditure

Wizz Air announces London Luton Poprad route

Low fares to ski resort in Slovak Tatra mountains

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, announced today a new route from London Luton to Poprad in Slovakia which will commence on 28th October 2014. The new service will initially operate 3 times a week.

The picturesque city of Poprad is located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains in Northern Slovakia and surrounded by National Parks and Holiday resorts that are popular amongst hikers and winter sport lovers. With the addition of this new destination, Wizz Air now serves 29 destinations from London Luton.

Tickets for London Luton – Poprad flights are already on sale and can be booked on wizzair.com with fares starting from as low as £25.99**.

WIZZ AIR’S FLIGHTS TO POPRAD

  • Commences 28th October
  • Operates on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Fares from £25.99**

Wizz Air’s Daniel de Carvalho said: “We are delighted to introduce a new service to Slovakia from London Luton. Poprad-Tatry Airport is the airport with the highest elevation in Central Eastern Europe but it can now be reached on Wizz Air’s lowest fares! With fares starting from just £25.99, we hope that this route will be as popular as the other 43 in our UK network. We also hope that this new service can contribute to strengthen business relations and tourism between both countries. Tickets are already on sale on wizzair.com.”

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About Wizz Air 

Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe*, operates a fleet of 53 Airbus A320 aircraft and offers over 300 routes from 18 bases, connecting 98 destinations across 35 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of over 2,000 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of over 13.9 million passengers in the financial year ending 31 March 2014.

*Source: Innovata, on the basis of scheduled departing seat capacity for the year ended 31 March 2014 (“FY 2014”) Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is a region comprised of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.**One way price including taxes

How very kind of Mark Bradley!

Capture Mark Bradley

Many thanks to Mark Bradley

PostCard from Poprad ready to launch on http://a2mradio.com/

Eric Wiltsher 60 Years In The Making

Welcome to ericwiltsher.uk Whilst I have had many a site/bog over the years I’ve never had a site which carries my name. So on my 60th birthday http://www.ericwiltsher.uk was launched.

The project aims to pull together, we hope, some fun/interesting items from the past as well as sharing, I’ve only just started. There are many things to be done and so far I’ve only scratched the surface.

Right at the top are links to work from some amazing people, TESUG TV being just one example of a quality service being produced not with huge budgets using but using talented people who will squeeze every gram out of new tech just to prove it can BE DONE!

I do hope you enjoy your stay and if you have anything to add, just let me know.

All the very best