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Thread #141635   Message #3261996
Posted By: Dave Hanson
23-Nov-11 - 07:58 AM
Thread Name: BBc defends folk awards
Subject: RE: BBc defends folk awards
Howard Jones is correct, if they are the best musicians around they are bound to keep getting nominated, only...............they are the best from a very small list chosen by Smooth Operations.

A few years ago, just like the way the pop charts work, we got to saturation point with Kate Rusby [ as much as I love her ] on the Mike Harding show, this is the way it works and until Smooth Operations give more clarity it will always appear to be corrupt.

As the BBC is a public funded body it may be worthwhile asking them to name all the judges under the freedom of information act.

Dave H