Sportstalk - BBC Radio Humberside

Discussion in 'Hull City' started by tiger_meyer, Nov 8, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. City Man

    City Man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    11,406
    Likes Received:
    7,798
    Levy has to wear many hats in his anchor role. Autocue reader, political interrogator, etc

    He's no Paxman but he's a decent all rounder who is happy to get drenched/ interact with the public in person etc to raise money for charity.

    A decent all rounder & safe pair of hands says I
     
    #61
  2. fozzies

    fozzies Active Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    177
    "Perfectly fine" ...high praise indeed.

    The man is a bumbling idiot.
     
    #62
    Barchullona likes this.
  3. Duffens_Briefs

    Duffens_Briefs Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    6,635
    Likes Received:
    2,252
    In my limited role working as a volunteer for a local hospice, on the occasion I met Peter Levy I found him to be an ace guy, who was always willing to contribute and support the organisation.
     
    #63
  4. rovertiger

    rovertiger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    4,307
    Likes Received:
    1,519
    I've bumped into him a few times in the town and chatted. He's just a decent, down to earth bloke
     
    #64
  5. Barchullona

    Barchullona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    26,487
    Likes Received:
    11,911
    Don't dare have a different point of view. Ever thought that the same thing applies to everyone you criticise?

    He is crap. That of course is only my subjective view. Of course finding good presenters on RH is not an easy task.
     
    #65
  6. City Man

    City Man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Messages:
    11,406
    Likes Received:
    7,798
    You know when the sign-off is a 'hurtful' personal comment that they've lost the argument
     
    #66
  7. Steven Toast

    Steven Toast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    18,767
    Likes Received:
    7,480
    Bullshit, isn’t it? Reckon they’d have the balls to say “you’ve only got the job because you’re black” to his face?
     
    #67
    Drew and Quill like this.
  8. DMD

    DMD Eh?
    Forum Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    42,828
    Likes Received:
    24,464
    You seem fixated on colour, yet get upset if others mention it. You also seem to be heading down a strange route by implying there would be menace involved in expressing an opinion to an interviewer.

    As for the lad in question, I hadn't heard him, so thought I'd try to have a listen.

    Hid radio shows don't seem to be available through the listen again feature, but there were some interviews with him for the face of the City of Culture. He just seemed the normal level for local radio. However, he did say he is motivated by his ethnicity, as he sees it as an opportunity to help others that may feel different. That implies he himself sees his colour as a factor in his presenting. People will differ on that being a good or bad thing, but there it is.
     
    #68
  9. fozzies

    fozzies Active Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    177
    Nobody mentioned his ethnicity until you just did, how come you didn't jump all over the people criticising Wilks yesterday or is that different?
     
    #69
    Ric Glasgow and Howdentiger2 like this.
  10. Ron Burguvdy

    Ron Burguvdy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Messages:
    6,643
    Likes Received:
    5,352
    Kofi is okay , bit excitable at times , bit BBC local radio level though seems genuine in his 'enthusiasm' unlike the previous BBC Radio Norfolk type presenter who voice just grated me in sub Partridge-esqe banality and turn stations / to othermedia source on the car gramophone...

    Mind you he is from Withernsea :)
     
    #70

  11. Plum

    Plum Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Messages:
    9,092
    Likes Received:
    5,280
    I was thinking of listening too, this link should point to quite a few of them. At least it does for me...

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0875qbk
     
    #71
  12. Drew

    Drew Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    192
    Sorry, people absolutely mentioned his ethnicity beforehand.

    It's been deemed he only got the job to fill a 'quota'. Definitely nothing to do with a desire from the BBC to attract a younger audience to local radio.

    It's fine to not like someone. It's different to suggest they only got their job to fulfil a 'quota'.
     
    #72
    Help! and Steven Toast like this.
  13. tigers1970

    tigers1970 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    324
    Thank you for your kind words
     
    #73
  14. fozzies

    fozzies Active Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    177
    Mr Toast mentioned "they" in his post, implying anyone criticising Kofi had racist motives.
     
    #74
  15. Kempton

    Kempton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    22,303
    Likes Received:
    15,388
    A couple of summers ago I was walking through Pearson Park on my way to work.

    A lone black man aged about 30 sat on a bench gave the thumbs up to two similarly aged men. One black one white.

    The white man accused him of giving them the one finger salute. He definitely didn't, I had a good view.

    The white man decided to approach the guy on the bench and proceeded to punch him in the face.

    The black guy bounced up and took up a boxing stance.

    So two on one.

    After shouting "Oi, **** off" (I have a particularly loud gob when I shout). Then I threw my bag down and took my place by his side.

    "Come on then it's two v two now"!

    The aggressors looked at us for ten seconds before walking away. Me and the fella walked away in the opposite direction and just had a little chat, putting the world to rights and all that. It made me late for work.

    Now was I standing up for an ethic chap, or was I just standing up for an innocent man?

    I don't take colour, race, or creed into consideration at all, although I've still been accused of it in the past, just because I made a casual racist remark in jest.

    I think we get pulled up on social media way too much for saying something we didn't mean. The PC brigade jump at the slightest chance to call 'RACIST'.

    That's when I feel offended. When someone calls me racist, Sexist etc.

    I'm offended because it couldnt be further from the truth.

    Just saying...
     
    #75
  16. Drew

    Drew Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    192
    I'm sure he'll correct me if I'm wrong... (@Steven Toast please do), but I'm pretty sure he was referring to the quota posts too.
     
    #76
  17. Steven Toast

    Steven Toast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    18,767
    Likes Received:
    7,480
    I didn’t see anybody suggesting Wilks was a diversity hire.
    Were the people criticising Wilks because of the colour of his skin, or because he was being petulant? Or because Grant signed him because we didn’t have enough of a diverse squad?
     
    #77
  18. Steven Toast

    Steven Toast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    18,767
    Likes Received:
    7,480
    I was referring to the people who claim Kofi is just there as a diversity hire and wondering if they would be so candid as to ask him themselves. He’s a nice guy, I’m sure he’d explain it pretty clearly. I haven’t called anybody racist.
     
    #78
    Drew likes this.
  19. Mr Hatem

    Mr Hatem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2011
    Messages:
    11,470
    Likes Received:
    3,970
    People on here have colour radio?
     
    #79
  20. fozzies

    fozzies Active Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2014
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    177
    Was anyone criticising Kofi because of the colour of his skin? I don't think so, so don't go throwing (implying) your "racist" tag around to anyone who dissgrees with you.
     
    #80
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page