I get asked a lot about why I keep the bleeps, so I decided to answer.
- I treat it like a ‘real’ radio show. I couldn’t get away with fark or cant on the BBC or commercial radio so I don’t use here. I am prepared to argue the case for all the other language I keep in. It might not sound it, but I also do my best to make sure non-sweary language is broadcastable. Comments about businesses/individuals are also cut/edited to meet legal/broadcast requirments (UK rules) and not just let through because they are funny.
- Just because 99% of the audience don’t mind the language, it does no harm to be welcoming to the minority who do, especially as we started this way.
- Andy and John, by their own admission, would hold back more if they knew that what they were saying would not be edited if they went too far. I want them to be able to give it both barrels without thinking about consequences. Consequences are my problem.
- And most importantly, bleeps are funny.
You are welcome to disagree, but I will ignore you. I am in charge.
Within an hour of asking on Twitter and Facebook for some questions for a hastily arranged Q&A we had several hundred questions, at least 5 were usable, an incredible response. Thanks Buglers!
Hello Buglers, Producer Chris here!
Every now and then I receive lovely messages from you on email or via Facebook and Twitter. I assure you that these messages mean lot to me, so much so that I screen grab every single one, print it off and pin up on the wall.
Recently however, one of you was very smart, and worked out a way that you could post me a real letter, printed on real paper. Step forward Finnish Bugler Roosa Rookainen…
Thanks Roosa. Next time, please send food.