The future of public service broadcasting

Hi everyone. It’s another day off for WHYS as today the BBC is broadcasting the second of our 75th anniversary debates. Today’s was recorded in Delhi with Owen Bennett-Jones at the helm. It’s considering the future of public service broadcasting. You’re welcome to respond to what you hear on the blog.


After Cliff in Montana, here’s two more emails…’Hi Ros
i am an avid listener,i used to get BBC WS on shortwave here in Baghdad and it was not very clear but now i get FM which is ace.I listen to you in my kitchen in Baghdad usually while making dinner for my family after 6 pm out time. With best wishes from Julie’

‘Hi Ros,

My name is Ahmed Dolal, I live a small town in northern Somalia called Buhodle. I listen the program via Internet and usually get an email early in the day of what is going to be discuss in the evening. I have also, called couple of times and summit my comments and I love the experience.

Even though, I live at my home town now, I can relate the program and its international audience because I lived over the years in Rome, Italy, Toronto, Canada, Minneapolis, MN and had a chance to visit many other places. So, truly I can called myself an international man and I appreciated and it is global village listeners. Thank you for being my neighbours. ‘

If you’d like to tell everyone where you’re listening, let me know and I’ll add it the Daily Email.


It’s a regular show tomorrow and we’re all ears for your story suggestions.

5 Responses to “The future of public service broadcasting”

  1. December 13, 2007 at 17:45

    It does as far as I am concered.

    If you refer to the BBC World Service it is the most important radio on earth.

    I have listened on SW all my adult life as I lived in various countries and worked abroad most of my career.

    The BBC World Service is the rock upon which peace and comfort is built living and working in very difficult places and very violent times.

    To me, at least, it is worth it’s weight in gold.


  2. 2 Syed Hasan Turab
    December 13, 2007 at 22:06

    A start of public srvice topic from Delhi ( India) sound like a joke with public. A public service is sensative & responsible topic from media commitment point of view suppose to be handeled in gentel & respectfull manner, may god bless BBC with Public Service Media.

  3. 3 Chernor Jalloh
    December 14, 2007 at 17:37

    I was glad to hear a hindu journalist making aninvestigation to find out the truth in which the BBC accused of makinge an exaggiration during the stand off between the Pakistani Army and those Islamic scholars at the red mosque.India should do its best to put its house inorder in terms of the media.

  4. 4 Syed Hasan Turab
    December 14, 2007 at 22:46

    Mr.Chernor Jalloh
    I feel more comfortable if BBC investagate by himself instead of Corrupt Indian Hindu Journalists, those are deaf & dump on following issues:
    (a)Hipocracy of Ghandhi.
    (b)Killing of innocent Womaen, Childrens & handicaps Muslims during migration to Pakistan.
    (c)A long histry of crimes against humanity ( Specially ) Muslims from 1947 till now.
    (d)Indian Army Victory over Golden Temple & killing of innocents Siks minority.
    (e)Presance of 450,000 Indian Army in Kashmir along with Sixty years long histry of crime’s against humanity.
    (f)Sixty years histry of Government’s efforts in implemention of old timer Hinduism.
    (g)Discrimination with minorities in Govt service specially with Muslims.
    (h)Appreciation & encouragement to extreem Hindoos to disrespect the basic rights of minorities.
    (i)A Human desaster for minorities with due cooperation of Govt & Democratic leaders.
    I may request to all Indian Journalists please dont contiminate Electroic media industry with there corrupt nature, be honest & try to eleminate Crimes against humanity from Indian society & Govt policies, try to catchup the modern world, learn a lesson from former USSR division.

  5. 5 Linda
    December 15, 2007 at 17:33

    I listen on my pc at home in Burns, Oregon – USA. I depend on BBC for a world view and the “other side” of a story – which I find has a tendency to be more accurate. Kudo’s to your reporters at home and in the field. I can’t envision a world without BBC!!

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