Media Broth: You’ll have had your tea?

A NEW, local TV channel, serving Edinburgh, launched the Monday before last.

But, sadly, without the intended bang.

Thanks to terrible weather, the camera trained on Edinburgh Castle was just that: a camera trained on Edinburgh Castle.

The fireworks that were meant to give the launch of STV Edinburgh added sparkle simply didn’t light up.

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THANKS to Ken Smith, and his diary column in The Herald, for this little gem: “The local television station, STV Glasgow, is not that bad, although some of the old shows have not aged well.

“Anyway, STV is now encouraged to launch another local channel this time in Edinburgh. As Bill McKelvie opines: ‘I look forward to hearing the announcement “Welcome to STV Edinburgh. Here is the You’ll-have-had-your-Tea Time News”.'”

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NEWS that the estimable David Hamilton is stepping down as editor of the Scottish Daily Express means the Scots music scene should… brace itself.

Said to be an accomplished drummer, Hamilton has several plans for his early retirement, including forming an over-50s tribute band to the Eagles.

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THE paper’s journalists will have read it and wept. Others will have sighed, in sympathy, ‘there, but for the grace of God’.

The front page of The Herald’s sports supplement last Thursday carried a story about a fan ownership initiative at Hibernian Football Club, which has received the backing of one of The Proclaimers.

Except his surname is spelled ‘Reid’, not ‘Read’, as in the heading.

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