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Richard Allinson In The Early Hours
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It continues to both amaze and impress me, re the global reach Radio 2 has by the number of e-mails Richard reads out from so many folk who are in far flung places on planet earth.

We seem to complain a lot on this board about Radio 2-perhaps radio in other parts of the world is not very good at all hence the global audience who appear to be tuned in to Richard.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much better really is radio2 given how much it has been dumbed down in the last few years, to the point that it's barely distinguishable from commercial radio, which, in itself was much better in the dim and distant past than it is nowadays. I'm not too sure that our radio really is that much better than radio in other countries.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
It continues to both amaze and impress me, re the global reach Radio 2 has by the number of e-mails Richard reads out from so many folk who are in far flung places on planet earth.

We seem to complain a lot on this board about Radio 2-perhaps radio in other parts of the world is not very good at all hence the global audience who appear to be tuned in to Richard.


I know we moan about Radio 2 (with good reason at times!) but it's not that bad. Apart from anything else if you are British at least it's in English!

Richard probably gets good listening figures from overseas because his show still plays better music than a lot of the shows.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could not agree with you more Helen re the music Richard plays on his shows.

Richard also is very keen to feature new groups/songs that he thinks "his listener" might enjoy-something for everyone.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I disagree, RA puts out the very worst show on R2. Poor at best. He sounds so desperate. Itís all quite sad really and the muisc isn't chosen by him.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard chooses the music for both his weekend shows.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you Mark and Helen

A good show with a very competent presenter totally wasted in its present late slot
Yet another example of the Shennan marginalisation policy Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Richard chooses the music for both his weekend shows.


No he doesn't.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard Allinson is one of the few people that I switch the radio on to hear. I just wish that he could have his own regular show in a better timeslot.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard Richard saying in the early hours, " that one of his feature will be back in 2011. I just had the feeling he might move on at some stage with a better offer, but he must be happy what he's doing.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I heard Richard saying in the early hours, " that one of his feature will be back in 2011. I just had the feeling he might move on at some stage with a better offer...


Perhaps the "better offer" will result in his doing the breakfast show when it's realised that the incumbent has annoyed his last listener?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I heard Richard saying in the early hours, " that one of his feature will be back in 2011. I just had the feeling he might move on at some stage with a better offer, but he must be happy what he's doing.


Perhaps, but more likely to be that he gets continually overlooked by the person at Radio 2 who should make him a better offer.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard is sounding great on these weekend shows in early 2011.

Great features, superb music, funny stories-nothing to dislike whatsoever.

If you have yet to discover the best 6hrs on Radio 2 each week then try the iplayer to see what you are missing.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has Richard suddenly become a Barry Manilow fan?-he keeps playing his new single on his weekend shows.

I don't listen to many of the shows on Radio 2 any more-so much of the daytime output is not to my taste, but is Barry's new single on the dreaded play list.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Has Richard suddenly become a Barry Manilow fan?-he keeps playing his new single on his weekend shows.

I don't listen to many of the shows on Radio 2 any more-so much of the daytime output is not to my taste, but is Barry's new single on the dreaded play list.


To be honest I think he just does what he's told and plays what the system is programmed to play. Pity, but that's life.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Has Richard suddenly become a Barry Manilow fan?-he keeps playing his new single on his weekend shows.

I don't listen to many of the shows on Radio 2 any more-so much of the daytime output is not to my taste, but is Barry's new single on the dreaded play list.


I havn't heard it played during the daytime. Maybe thats a good thing...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've heard it a lot during the day, I'm guessing it could be on the playlist, sorry I've not checked it before posting. Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The current Playlist

A List

1.
Alice Gold - Runaway Love
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Barry Manilow -
Bring On Tomorrow
3.
Brooke Fraser - Something In the Water
4.
Cee Lo Green - Bright Lights Bigger City
5.
Patrick Wolf - The City
6.
Ron Sexsmith - Get In Line
7.
Rumer - Goodbye Girl
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Taio Cruz - Telling The World
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Tim McGraw & Gwyneth Paltrow -
Me And Tennessee
10.
Train - Marry Me
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks LEE!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume the play-list only applies to the daytime schedules.

Surely Richard is not constrained into having play songs from the play-list on his weekend shows.

Incidentally I don't particularly like the new Barry Manilow single-very similar to some of his previous recordings.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes he is, Mark. In fact he played Barry Manilow this morning, and Josh Groban and Brooke Fraser, and Gwyneth Paltrow/Tim McGraw.

I will admit that he didn't sound too chuffed about it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
I assume the play-list only applies to the daytime schedules.


I read on the BBC Commissioning website recently the brief for the Janice Long and Alex Lester shows, as these are now being offered to the independent production companies.

Its interesting that they only get up to 3 playlist tracks per hour, compared to Radcliffe and Maconie on Daytime 6 Music with 1 freeplay per hour!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem is Richard taste of music is very good, but thats the way it is if he's restricted to playing from the playlist. Seems to be some un happy times at Radio 2 with people being pushed aside for the celebrities dragging there feet into the paths of these experienced knowledgeable radio broadcasters...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone following Richard Allinson on his "new" twitter page.

He refers to it a lot during his weekend shows.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Anyone following Richard Allinson on his "new" twitter page.

He refers to it a lot during his weekend shows.


I heard he has!!........
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very thoughtful tribute made by Richard Allinson in respect of the recent departed Amy Winehouse in last Sunday's Show (24/7).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did smile during the handover of Richard Allinson to Zoe Ball on Saturday 6th August.

Richard told Zoe that in the days of him covering for Sarah Kennedy, he would often give out the answers in a cyptic fashion to the upcoming Popmaster Quiz hosted by Ken Bruce that particular day.

He told Zoe when Ken Bruce found out his "hair fell out".
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL and Zoe's response was.........?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure she really believed Richard or not-I detected from Richard's subtle humour she may be struggling just a little bit on daily Popmaster-just a hunch. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the problem is that she doesn't really like doing Popmaster. Just a hunch! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the problem is ZB is utterly unsuited to Ken's show and should be replaced by someone who is - just a hunch!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
I think the problem is that she doesn't really like doing Popmaster. Just a hunch! Smile


The problem is there are a couple more buttons to press and she can't multitask, and problems with running the desk.

Richard is back on Early Breakfast from the 15th Aug for a week.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps they should use Stuart Maconie, Alex Lester, both of whom have done Kens Show before. How about giving Janice Long a daytime outing?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No thanks to any of those suggestions.

Why are you looking backwards-look forward.

Suggested candidates perhaps for consideration should be the likes of Gideon Coe, Shaun Keaveny, Chris Hawkins , Lauren Laverne, David Jacobs, Trevor Nelson , Paul O'Grady etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All have a proven track record, the first two have done a good job on Ken's show in the past and still would now. I'm sure Janice Long would too given the chance. Why don't they try her out next time Ken is away?
I'll go along with Gideon Coe, Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins (just to hear him play a Bon Jovi track!) I'd love to hear David Jacobs do it. I wonder how would he fare doing Popmaster.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard mentioned earlier today on his Saturday show, that he had a 9 days on the trot stint coming up on Radio 2 and was really looking forward to it.

How refreshing to hear a presenter on Radio 2 who genuinely seems to enjoy the job of broadcasting.

Good work Mr Allinson.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone on these boards listen to Richard's weekend shows live or through the iplayer at a decent hour.

I do really enjoy the feature (bygones!-spelling?) he runs in the 3rd hour on his Saturday shows-picks a subject/theme and people text in with their stories etc.

Last Saturdays show featured "your hotel stories/experiences".

Some great and very funny stories read out-well worth a listen to if you need cheering up/looking for a laugh.

Great work Mr Allinson.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Does anyone on these boards listen to Richard's weekend shows live or through the iplayer at a decent hour.

I do really enjoy the feature (bygones!-spelling?) he runs in the 3rd hour on his Saturday shows-picks a subject/theme and people text in with their stories etc.

Last Saturdays show featured "your hotel stories/experiences".
Some great and very funny stories read out-well worth a listen to if you need cheering up/looking for a laugh.

Great work Mr Allinson.


I missed that. Hope they were clean. Laughing
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