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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:12 am    Post subject: Smooth radio!! Reply with quote

Are you listening in London or across the UK on your life, your music the new smooth radio?


http://www.smoothradiolondon.com/

Or


http://london.smoothfm.com/home.asp


Mark Goodier hosts the morning show trying to hit Radio 2 with a 10.30 quiz ( R2 pop master ), and a special guest choosing some there favourite tracks ( R2 tracks of my years )

Great sounds on Londons smooth

Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not listening. I don't care whether Mark Goodier is presenting: what's the music like? What tunes, what style? Any new stuff? Album tracks? Rarities?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I do enjoy listening to that nice Mr. Goodier, I much prefer underground music.

I'd like to say I like "Bright Eyes", by Art Garfunkel, but the film in which it featured had a rather negative impact on one of my cousins.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gus Honeybun wrote:

I'd like to say I like "Bright Eyes", by Art Garfunkel, but the film in which it featured had a rather negative impact on one of my cousins.

Gus


The soundtrack to Fatal Attraction probably wont appeal to you either in that case. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt that it's available in the wilds of Yorkshire!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Martin Collins still gargle with razorblades!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Does Martin Collins still gargle with razorblades!


Was he on Capital late nights in the late 80's/ early 90's? I havent heard him in an age.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ernie-He was indeed.

He is a mate of your favourite DJ/presenter Richard Allinson-only joking.

It was Richard who asked him one time on air "Do you gargle with razor blades to get your voice like that"-the expression stuck with him after that.

By the way I see in Smooth's schedule they have the excellent Peter Young on at a weekend.

I used to love this guy-highly intelligent-he used to host a lunchtime quiz on Capital Radio-he is also very funny from memory.

From his picture on the Smooth web-site he has lost all his hair though-indeed Mark Goodier's picture is hardly flattering either.

The Smooth schedule looks good to me-I will certainly will be tuning in soon to give it a listen.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add Michael Aspel to the daytime schedule between 9.00am and mid-day and you have Capital 194 vintage 1980. Will they get Mike Barry in to do the cookery slot again perhaps?

Sounds pretty dull to me!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But does anyone actually know the sort of music they play on Smooth?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
But does anyone actually know the sort of music they play on Smooth?


Capital 194 circa 1980, perhaps?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
But does anyone actually know the sort of music they play on Smooth?



A mix of 5 decades. They are supposed to be playing music which not many other stations play.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that include rock?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not from what I heard last night. It is all very well having these london stations on Freeview, but it was totally irrelevent when the news slots arrived. They've also got Sky doing the Radio news. THAT was when I turned off.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps we could persuade them to play some light music, as no one else seems much interested.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give it time to blend in. Maybe the new radio 2 in the future?

I got my tune played on Mark G show today where he plays your requests between 12-1pm every weekday.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Smooth radio!! Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Are you listening in London or across the UK on your life, your music the new smooth radio?


Can you translate the above in English, perhaps?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did listen to Smooth the other day, and it played all the tracks I expected it would (Marvin Gaye, Commodores, Corrine Bailey Rae) which I suppose is fine if you just want background musak. But it's not for me, no matter who presents it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the majority of these radio stations now they're only playing out server-based playlisted selections and interspersing the tracks with the same old spoken word rubbish, so it's probably better to set up a "shuffle" in iTunes and achieve the same effect but without the useless speech!

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting article about Smooth


http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/birminghampost/business/tm_headline=more-listeners-admit-they-tune-in-to-smooth&method=full&objectid=19100276&siteid=50002-name_page.html
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say that most people will re tune from Radio 2 as some well known names are on the London station. People who follow the DJs like Mark Goodier will follow him where ever he presents. The shame is he was on R2, and made himself a house hold name covering shows, and Lesley was foolish not signing him, but I think the network couldn't offer him a daytime show?

There loss Smooth gain.. Same goes for others like Nick B. I' am sure Virgin have lost a few listeners with Martin Collins on Smooth London. The only one is really Lynn Parsons who hasn't had a regular show on a radio station for a while will gain listeners for the station?
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I would say that most people will re tune from Radio 2 as some well known names are on the London station.

To be honest Mark, they'd have to be a really bloody brilliant DJ for most people to bother driving to London just to hear them. I expect most Radio 2 listeners will carry on listening to Radio 2 because (and do pay attention here Wink ) most of us don't live in London!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
I would say that most people will re tune from Radio 2 as some well known names are on the London station.

To be honest Mark, they'd have to be a really bloody brilliant DJ for most people to bother driving to London just to hear them. I expect most Radio 2 listeners will carry on listening to Radio 2 because (and do pay attention here Wink ) most of us don't live in London!



Should try to listen online Ian Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
I would say that most people will re tune from Radio 2 as some well known names are on the London station.

To be honest Mark, they'd have to be a really bloody brilliant DJ for most people to bother driving to London just to hear them. I expect most Radio 2 listeners will carry on listening to Radio 2 because (and do pay attention here Wink ) most of us don't live in London!



Should try to listen online Ian Wink

Fair comment Mark, it's just a shame there's no 'listen again' facility with these alternative stations. I do agree that Smooth may well take listners off R2 who don't want the shouters/motormouths that the R2 controller currently seems to be in favour of. I'm sure they could have found a permanent place for Mark Goodier & Lynn Parsons who I think were very popular when they were on R2. And why did they get rid of Nick Barraclough?
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have occasionally listened on freeview, but there is no added value for those outside London, as the adverts, news (by Sky) etc is all London centred, at least R2 is national.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
I would say that most people will re tune from Radio 2 as some well known names are on the London station.

To be honest Mark, they'd have to be a really bloody brilliant DJ for most people to bother driving to London just to hear them. I expect most Radio 2 listeners will carry on listening to Radio 2 because (and do pay attention here Wink ) most of us don't live in London!



Should try to listen online Ian Wink

heh. Fair point, but most of my listening is at work and in the car so I can't really do much listening online
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smooth has five, soon to be six, stations covering East Midlands, West Midlands, Glasgow, London, the Northwest and Northeast. The first three were former Saga Radio stations - The East Midlands one has for its daytime presenters former Radio Trent people who (with the exception of John Peters) were pretty rubbish even then.

Apart from the "big names" (Greening, Parsons, Goodier) in London, and Andy Peebles in the Northwest, the others appear to be staffed by the average local ILR people.

I'm not sure how well the shift in music policy (now more Donna Summer, Elton John and Bay City Rollers, less Connie Francis, Bert Kaempfert and Matt Monro) has gone down with listeners because the switch came too late for the latest Rajar figures, but parents and mum-in-law (in their 70s) are unimpressed.

From what little I've heard it now appears to be a slightly more mature version of Heart/Radio 2. Sadly no "light music" (or even easy listening) to come for you, Ian W...
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Smooth radio is awful. Formula-driven rubbish of a kind there is too much of on the airwaves/web these days. Even the name is enough to put me off.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just listened for half an hour.

Bland would be too exciting a word to describe it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trouble is a lot of so-called radio stations these days use systems like Galileo which are really just broadcast versions of stuff like iTunes. You request a search on Bland middle of the road music or Music to Snooze to and it comes up with a complete selection. Then all you have to do is drag / drop the ads and trails into place, leave some gaps for the voice-geek to do his bit and hey presto you have a radio station.......

.... not. That is pretty much what Smooth is!
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ex Breakfast presenter from 102.7 Mercury FM Steve Hyland has joined Smooth London.
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http://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.5234.17
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