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John W



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Radio 2 Hall of Fame Reply with quote

One web page I'd planned to put on the R2ok website was a 'Radio 2 Hall of Fame' but only got as far as the template. Now, with so many Radio 2 fans in one place maybe I can ask for your nominations and put your screen name on the Hall of Fame web page next to your Radio 2 hero.

Anyway, have a look at the draft 'Hall of Fame' page with one hero entered:

http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_halloffame.htm

Since we have a member named Toggy Tea Slurper (who has confessed to having a Tog Calendar) maybe Toggy would like her name to be the first nominator? But I see there is a Tog thread with a few other ardent fans' names...... so, one name or all of you?

For other heros let's try this and see. Anyone wishing to be first to nominate a Radio 2 hero for the Hall of Fame should

- say so on this thread
- if you have a favorite photo, use the private message route to e-mail it to me so that our members will only see the photo when I've put it on the Hall of Fame page. Or I can find a photo.
- tell me some details of your hero's career, or why you nominate him/her, but don't worry if you can't
- some career details can be got at http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_timeline.htm and from other links I've placed at http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_BBC.htm

I suppose ANYONE who ever worked at Radio 2, as presenters, producers, newsreaders etc deserves a place in the Radio 2 Hall of Fame? It's up to you.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing You'll be unsurprised to learn that I'm happy to nominate Sir Terry. Laughing

Not only do I have a Tog's calendar I also have a personally obtained signed copy of his book.
When he visited the sprawling metropolis of Milton Keynes back in October I dutifully drove nearly 50 miles to see him. Shocked Laughing It was worth it though, he was lovely.

I don't know what I'll do when he retires.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Toggy Tea Slurper has won the honour of being our Wogan nominator ?
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TTS, if you want to see a better photo of TW let me know.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've nominated Parky to our Radio 2 Hall of Fame,
he plays the classiest music on Radio 2 today (IMO)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Laughing You'll be unsurprised to learn that I'm happy to nominate Sir Terry. Laughing

Not only do I have a Tog's calendar I also have a personally obtained signed copy of his book.
When he visited the sprawling metropolis of Milton Keynes back in October I dutifully drove nearly 50 miles to see him. Shocked Laughing It was worth it though, he was lovely.

I don't know what I'll do when he retires.


According to Sir Tel, the only valuable copies are the UNSIGNED ones!!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll nominate Bob Harris, Richard Allinson & Janice Long
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan,

Your favourites have entered the Radio 2 Hall of Fame.

Let me know if you can add to their credentials at
http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_halloffame.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:18 am    Post subject: My fav Reply with quote

I'd like to nominate Alex Lester...


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Bruce. He's butch and Scottish, that'll do me geeza Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete Mitchell. I think he rocks! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must be Pam Ayres.


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No seriously Paul Gambacinni gets my vote.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked

That weirdo? She was bloody awful on Radio 2 - what was Jim Moir thinking of when he hired her? I didn't have many problems with Jim Moir but the appointment of Pam Ayres was just not on! I can't believe she lasted three years on the Sunday teatime slot (1996 - 1999). Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pam Ayres, yikes, thankfully I was not even aware of her show at the time Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither - thank goodness for that....

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She replaced Frank Topping, who was the interim replacement for Charlie Chester. I thought Frank Topping was alright funnily enough!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Topping? Someone else I can't remember.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natasha wrote:
Ken Bruce. He's butch and Scottish, that'll do me geeza Very Happy

I'll agree with Ken Bruce being on there too, still one of my fave shows, even if he does seem to have stopped reading my E-mails out! Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for nominations.

Entered in the R2 Hall of Fame:

Ken Bruce, Gambo, Alex Lester

oh, and Pete Mitchell (who's only been here five minutes Rolling Eyes )


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Frank Topping? Someone else I can't remember.

Cherskiy


He was only on Radio 2 for a couple of months until a replacement was found for Charlie Chester. Unfortunately, they gave us Pam Ayres. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Re: My fav Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
I'd like to nominate Alex Lester...

I'll support that one too, seeing as 'Herr Slappmeister' was 'my alarm clock' for a number of years!! Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to add the name of Mark Radcliffe for his occasional flashes of brilliance late in the evening
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Topping? Someone else I can't remember.


Frank Topping is a Methodist minister who used to be on Pause for Thought, has written several books in a popular style and does or did a very entertaining one-man show.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
I would like to add the name of Mark Radcliffe for his occasional flashes of brilliance late in the evening



Mark Radcliffe added to http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_halloffame.htm


Have to say that the Radcliffe 'biography' on the BBC website was funny for about 1 minute Rolling Eyes It needs re-writing by someone sensible.


Also, I'd like to see some past presenters nominated. Idea


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:


Also, I'd like to see some past presenters nominated. Idea


John W


How about a couple of past female presenters to start with: Sybil Ruscoe (used to follow Bob Harris in the wee small hours of Sunday morning) and Lynn Parsons (also had the same spot as Sybil; has deputised for Richard Allinson in the 'Late night Radio 2' spot [now occupied by Mark Radcliffe] & Sarah Kennedy)

Ed Stewart. Who's dismissal, to me is another 'Douglas disaster' decision.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan,

Ed Stewart
Lynn Parsons
Sybil Ruscoe

now elevated to

http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_halloffame.htm

Please update me with any missing significant career details <ok>

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,
You asked earlier for previous presenters

Can I Add the illustrious names of

Ray Moore
John Dunn

Thankyou

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geddon,

Ray Moore and John Dunn added to
http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_halloffame.htm

I was never a listener of their shows, so I may be doing a dis-service with the little data I've collected on their careers.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, John.

I didn't know until I saw it on the HOF that Janice Long was Keith Chegwin's sister - sympathies
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I quite like Cheggers, he's wasted on that GMTV knock-on-the-door-10-grand-thing.

I think he should sit in for Sarah Kennedy one day, see what he can do, he can do it in the noddy if he likes Laughing


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to nominate DLT, born Buxton Derbyshire 1945.
Good details of his career at :-
www.radiorewind.co.uk/dave_lee_travis_page.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't believe it! No-one's nominated one of the best! He should have been there at the top beside Terry, Richard and Ken!

I hereby nominate.....Johnnie Walker!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seconded.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quickssandra wrote:
I don't believe it! No-one's nominated one of the best! He should have been there at the top beside Terry, Richard and Ken!

I hereby nominate.....Johnnie Walker!


Don't panic, when I enter JW I can put him up beside the superheroes. Smile

Pete Mitchell will have to go to the bottom as he's only been at R2 for 5 minutes. Hall of fame, eh? Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'll be the one to 'bite the bullet' and say that Sarah Kennedy should be in the 'Superheroes' section too. After all she has been with Radio 2 as long as Terry Wogan, Ken Bruce & Alex Lester.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I nominate 2 on one thread?

I'll nominate Jeremy Vine who, after sitting in on various occasions form 1999, took over from Jimmy Young in January 2003.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Aitch, I'll second those too. Did you find your drink in the other place?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a mechanism for nominating a removal?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has Jimmy Young retired completely, or is he still doing bits and pieces here and there?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if he is, Dave Clark will want a piece of it I reckon. ( way before your time Nat Very Happy , in fact, probably before most people's time on here. Sad )

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:47 pm    Post subject: Favourite Radio 2 presenter Reply with quote

I would like to nominate for the Hall of Fame Chris Stewart, who used to present the late evening weekday shows. He had such a calm and soothing manner, was lovely to go to sleep to! I'm so sorry he's left Radio 2. Sad
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