R2OK! Forum Index R2OK!
Contact R2OK! admin

Click here for R2OK! Website


 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Richard Allinson In The Early Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> Shows and Music on Radio 2
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard advised this morning that he is bringing back to his weekends the feature Headbangers Heaven due to popular demand.

I certainly like listening to some rousing heavy rock every now again-Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC are the sort of groups I hope to hear songs from.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
nod



Joined: 24 Dec 2006
Posts: 3555

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Mark O-I doubt many of the folk tuning into Richard Allinson's weekend shows actually tune into Steve Wrights Sunday Love Songs Show-Steve's Sunday show is not really high quality/must listen to radio for a lot of folk including myself.


They've probably nodded off by then having been awake at 3am Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes-I myself go to bed after Richard's show on a Sunday morning luckily missing out on Steve Wright's Sunday morning show awaking again just in time for the Michael Ball's excellent show.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
nod



Joined: 24 Dec 2006
Posts: 3555

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried MBs show recently but gave up after 30 mins when all the talk was about SCD, X-factor etc etc
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FleetingEileenM



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
Posts: 4804
Location: Hampshire

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit I haven't heard RA since he used to do the late evening programme in about 2002. I entered one of the competitions on air, gave the wrong answer but received a stress ball with his programme details on it through the post a couple of days later. I used to use it quite frequently in my early days on the R2MB when I first encountered a certain person. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delighted that Richard has brought back (by popular demand he advised) the headbangers heaven feature to his weekends show.

Certainly some of the stories associated with this feature make me laugh.

Richard's shows still a worthy listen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
littlepieces



Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 1098
Location: Lowestoft

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes i tuned in last night have to join the 346 club at some stage
_________________
I found out how you can hurt an insect.It's the bees knees
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
aviddiva



Joined: 11 Oct 2008
Posts: 1135
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:17 am    Post subject: Richard Allinson in the early hours Reply with quote

He did play the single edit of Rush's Spirit Of Radio, which must be the only Rush song available to them.
_________________
We are loonies and we are proud!

- Campbell Bain in 'Takin' Over The Asylum'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard hits the airwaves again in a few hours time.

Will you be listening to him live?

If not, treat yourself to listening to his weekend shows via the BBC Iplayer facilty at your leisure.

You will not be disappointed with the experience.

Allinson rocks-you bet he does.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't tonight, I'am up early for work, but might tune in to the last half hour.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drive safely Mr Occomore.

Perhaps you could crank up the last part of Richard's show on the coach.

I'm sure the passengers on board would enjoy the experience.


Last edited by Mark Mayhew on Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:19 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
ColinB
Guest





PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's always iPlayer! Smile
Back to top
aviddiva



Joined: 11 Oct 2008
Posts: 1135
Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Richard Allinson in the early hours Reply with quote

I heard him the weekend of what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday, reading a letter out about someone's dad having been an extra in 'Oh! What A Lovely War' or 'Adolf Hitler:My Part In His Downfall' (so the writer said).

I think they meant 'How I Won The War'. Lennon portrayed Private Gripweed in this.
_________________
We are loonies and we are proud!

- Campbell Bain in 'Takin' Over The Asylum'
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did hear the talky bit between him and Zoe. They were talking about the radio 2 trailer, and maybe an alternative to the ones which don't feature, who also pop up occasionally on high profile shows. Maybe they an't trendy enough like some who havn't appeared. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SantaFefan



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 11258
Location: top of the cliffs in Norfolk

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Maybe they an't trendy enough like some who havn't appeared. Laughing




Confused I just don't know what you mean Marko..... Laughing Laughing
_________________
Johnnie Walker read out my message on Pirate Radio! Very Happy 13/8/07
I have heard how radio should be.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
RockitRon



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 7565

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Blimey, there's a sight to put me off my cornflakes.
_________________
Ron
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ColinB
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the haircut! Smile
Back to top
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats an old picture when he was high profile at Capital Radio.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ColinB
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Thats an old picture when he was high profile at Capital Radio.


The text: "Capital Radio" is the giveaway, Mark! Smile
Back to top
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He did a good job with Early breakfast for years on Capital. Maybe he should be cover for Breakfast on Radio 2.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Lord Evan Elpuss



Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 3339
Location: Cloud Cuckoo Land

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
He did a good job with Early breakfast for years on Capital. Maybe he should be cover for Breakfast on Radio 2.

Make that take over breakfast on Radio 2.
_________________
Lord Evan Elpuss, Your ideal job is a Lumberjack.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ColinB
Guest





PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
He did a good job with Early breakfast for years on Capital. Maybe he should be cover for Breakfast on Radio 2.

Make that take over breakfast on Radio 2.


Yes, we don't want a mere "cover" for the breakfast show - we want a decent presenter.
Back to top
nod



Joined: 24 Dec 2006
Posts: 3555

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:

Yes, we don't want a mere "cover" for the breakfast show - we want a decent presenter.


Well said Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SantaFefan



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 11258
Location: top of the cliffs in Norfolk

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only not Allinson.. Rolling Eyes
_________________
Johnnie Walker read out my message on Pirate Radio! Very Happy 13/8/07
I have heard how radio should be.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
gazmando



Joined: 15 Apr 2007
Posts: 560
Location: Huntingdon

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've already got a decent presenter, so there's no need to look for another one
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ruddlescat



Joined: 16 Sep 2010
Posts: 18010
Location: Near Chester

PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My calendar must be out of date
I didn't realise it was April 1st Shocked
_________________
Are you ready for a Ruddles?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ColinB
Guest





PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
You've already got a decent presenter, so there's no need to look for another one


I'd love to know who that is, then.
Back to top
nod



Joined: 24 Dec 2006
Posts: 3555

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
You've already got a decent presenter, so there's no need to look for another one


I've got to agree at times he's a decent presenter BUT not at breakfast on R2. He was good on saturday afternoons and drivetime but I just can't cope with him, and his format etc at 7am Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Angela W



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 6785
Location: North Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard Allinson is one of a very few people that I would turn the radio on to listen to these days. I just wish he was on at a more reasonable hour as I only hear the last half hour before someone I can't stand comes on. Please don't suggest that I get up earlier....5.30am is early enough (with a long shift ahead at work)!
_________________
Pirate Johnnie Walker played my request on 11 April 2009
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mark occomore



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 9955
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What the hell is he doing on overnights? I heard some of the show overnight Saturday and he shouldn't be where he is. It seems Bob Shennan wanted him to stop being a spare part, and throw him into an overnight show. Give him either an weekend daytime show, if there isn't a weekday one.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ColinB
Guest





PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
What the hell is he doing on overnights? I heard some of the show overnight Saturday and he shouldn't be where he is. It seems Bob Shennan wanted him to stop being a spare part, and throw him into an overnight show. Give him either an weekend daytime show, if there isn't a weekday one.


Best tell the Controller, BBC Radio 2, Mark. I'm sure he'll listen to all reasonable suggestions.

He'll ignore them all, of course, but at least you'll have tried.

Rolling Eyes
Back to top
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark O-Maybe Richard is happy with the overnights for Radio 2.

He certainly seems quite content/comfortable with his two 3 hr shows at the weekends.

I guess his Production Company work fills the rest of his time/week etc.

It is a shame though he is not used as cover for daytime presenters anymore.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard opened up his Sunday Show (31/10) with the excellent There's a Ghost In My House by R Dean Taylor-one of my favourite all time tracks.

Excellent work Mr Allinson.

As usual 3 hrs of great songs, features and chat.

The 3.46 club goes from strength to strength.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Schizoidman



Joined: 20 Sep 2010
Posts: 1109
Location: Rural West Sussex

PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta See Jane and Indiana Wants Me were even better R Dean Taylor songs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Helen May



Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Posts: 17855
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe, but they aren't on a theme of Halloween.

H
_________________
88 - 91 FM this is Radio 2 from the BBC!

I said it live on air in the studio with Jeremy Vine on 10/3/2005
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as you don't tell anyone Helen, but I have to admit I was singing along loudly (badly!) to The Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Picket and the Cryptkickers which Richard also played on the Sunday show.

Can't remember the last time I heard this song on Radio 2.

With Richard in the seat you certainly do get to hear a huge variety of different genres.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
ruddlescat



Joined: 16 Sep 2010
Posts: 18010
Location: Near Chester

PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with you Schiz both were great tracks
Of course R Dean Taylor was the first and perhaps only white artist to be signed by Tamla Motown
I think actually he was Canadian if I recall
_________________
Are you ready for a Ruddles?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RockitRon



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 7565

PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was. Kiki Dee was also signed by Motown, in 1970.
_________________
Ron
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Schizoidman



Joined: 20 Sep 2010
Posts: 1109
Location: Rural West Sussex

PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark: The Monster Mash was in fact played only two weeks ago on SOT60s! Yes, it is a great song.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mark Mayhew



Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 2869

PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

Sadly I don't and won't listen to SOTS's-the presenter and for the most part the decade does not interest me/leaves me completely cold.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> Shows and Music on Radio 2 All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
Page 5 of 7

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com