Bring back Barry

Bring back

Bring back

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Barry FURTHER to the recent letters regarding the dropping of Barry Parker and Sharon Shortle, can I add my name to the list of dissatisfied listeners regarding Radio York’s coverage of York City’s matches.

Barry has a passion for the club which is patently missing from this year’s coverage. I also find the coverage lacking in knowledge of the club’s history and worst of all I know what’s happened on the pitch before it is reported on the air from crowd reaction! The coverage seems very retrospective and does not seem to keep up with play or follow the play as closely as Barry’s did.

I note the comments in Jennifer McNallys letter (August 22) regarding the station’s response to her questions and would ask the station to explain how they are able to measure listener coverage in the first place let alone the supposed drop in listeners! This is Radio York not Radio Leeds or Radio Middlesbrough and I, for one, would like to inform the station my interest is in my local club not other clubs who have their own local coverage.

Malcolm Dove, The Paddock, York.

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3:31pm Tue 26 Aug 14

non pedalling pete says...

Well said . Bring back Bazza and Shazza.
Well said . Bring back Bazza and Shazza. non pedalling pete
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4:56pm Tue 26 Aug 14

HeworthM says...

This Saturday was the first match of the season I've not been at, so my first opportunity to listen to the coverage.
I have to say that the commentary felt "off the shelf" and similar to the coverage I have heard around the country, following York City and tuning in post match to the local radio station to hear the post match reaction. I can therefore see that Radio York may be going for a tried and tested approach.
However, there was something quintessentially British about the mildly eccentric nature of Barry Parkers coverage of York City matches. Clearly a supporter and fan of the club who managed to introduce his other interests into the commentary.
Thank goodness Radio 4 aren't taking this approach with the cricket coverage and removing the personalities and enthusiasm from their team! I can at least get my fix of this brand of "commentary and comment" during the summer months.
This Saturday was the first match of the season I've not been at, so my first opportunity to listen to the coverage. I have to say that the commentary felt "off the shelf" and similar to the coverage I have heard around the country, following York City and tuning in post match to the local radio station to hear the post match reaction. I can therefore see that Radio York may be going for a tried and tested approach. However, there was something quintessentially British about the mildly eccentric nature of Barry Parkers coverage of York City matches. Clearly a supporter and fan of the club who managed to introduce his other interests into the commentary. Thank goodness Radio 4 aren't taking this approach with the cricket coverage and removing the personalities and enthusiasm from their team! I can at least get my fix of this brand of "commentary and comment" during the summer months. HeworthM
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