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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: Smooth Radio Networks Tony Blackburns Shows Reply with quote

Sensational Tony Blackburn is set to be networked across five of GMG's Smooth Radio stations.

His weekend breakfast show, which originates from London each Saturday and Sunday from 7 till 10am will air across the capital, the east and west midlands, the north west of England and Glasgow from Saturday.

Sky Television has secured a year-long deal as the new sponsor for the show. “I can’t wait to take the show to other parts of the UK,” said Tony. “It’ll be fantastic to broadcast across so much of the UK.”

GMG Radio group programme director John Simons told RadioToday.co.uk: “Tony is a legend and will be an asset to our weekend schedules on other stations in the Smooth Radio network. His show will provide our stations with a strong start to the weekend and a real appointment to listen and we’re delighted to be welcoming Sky on board as our new partners.”

Tony joined Smooth Radio in February this year, having previously worked for the group hosting programmes on Real Radio, Jazz FM and Smooth FM.

Listeners to the newly launched Smooth Radio in the north east will miss out on the extra networking due to local programming requirements by Ofcom.

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I'm not surprised with this news. Mark Goodier is the other show which is networked. I guess there will be a lot more soon. Shame for those guys who are pushed from weekend breakfast on the other Smooth Stations.

Just wonder who will cover him when he's off? Russell Pocket. Paul Coia, Eamon Kelly or Nigel Williams who all are on other smooth stations or cover on Londons network.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its inevitable that when you have good presenters. Weekend breakfast has never been a priority for stations, but that does seem to be changing now. More people seem to bew listening to the radio at the weekends now than previously.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smooth Radio? Should be re-named Radio Lift-Music! Awful.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony Blackburn? sounds good to me.. I don't know if I can receive Smooth here in Norfolk though..
I suppose he'll be on several £millions too will he? after all he's a top name and the Beeb aren't overspending are they - it's official.
Enjoyed listening to Mike Read on London this morning! Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Tony Blackburn? sounds good to me.. I don't know if I can receive Smooth here in Norfolk though..


It's carried on Freeview, cable and Sky tv, even if you can't get it on FM or DAB.

Should suit TB down to the ground. Just looked at their "last 10 tracks played" list - covering a span of 13 years, most recent, and most uptempo one (Amazulu's cover of Too Good To Be Forgotten) more than twenty years old.

Zzzzz...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,
Is it due to be on any of the Southern networks? Like near us?
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