News­read­ers on the BBC are ‘tal­ent’?

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

Sir, I am spec­tac­u­larly un­der- con­cerned at the level of the BBC’s re­mu­ner­a­tion for pop­u­lar en­ter­tain­ers whose pro­grammes are no doubt mar­keted by the cor­po­ra­tion at a profit.

What is hard to stom­ach is the pro­por­tion of my li­cence fee be­ing spent on mere news­read­ers when surely such ‘tal­ent’ can be sourced cheaply from re­gional pro­grammes.

Even bet­ter, with Brexit in prospect, the BBC should look to re­cruit more broad­cast­ers from our for­mer colonies in the West Indies where wages may be low but the stan­dards of lit­er­acy and spo­ken lan­guage seem in­fin­itely su­pe­rior to those cur­rently ob­tain­ing in this be­nighted land. John Eoin Dou­glas, Spey Ter­race, Ed­in­burgh.

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