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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
No Wogan Christmas Show this year? Sad


Well according to Paul Donovan in the Sunday Times his last show will be Dec 18th.

He could always record it in advance as usual!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the funniest thing I've seen in years... I was crying into my coffee reading the MoS this morning

"Dear Sir,
Re: Your request for a reference for Christopher Evans.

Comrades in Arms: Evans and Matthew Bannister

Whilst he has many strong points, of which I'm sure you are aware, there are a number of issues which prevent me from endorsing him unreservedly.

Although there appears to have been a miraculous transformation recently, in the past he has suffered from the following problems:

A tendency to skateboard down the corridor at work in his boxer shorts.

An insistence on using his own toaster in the office which repeatedly set off the fire alarm.

A determination to fly his own flag from a BBC building, which led to endless meetings with angry people from the premises department.

An insubordinate attitude to authority, tending to refer to his boss as 'The Fat Controller'.

An impeccable sense of timing which led to him telling a joke about oral sex and Brussels sprouts on the day I was due to defend him to the BBC Board of Governors.

An unreliable attendance record which culminated in him taking the day after the Christmas Party as a 'sickie'.

A tendency to flounce out if not given Fridays off.

Apart from these minor defects he is, of course, a brilliant broadcaster who has single handedly changed the face of British radio and an all round good egg. I'm very proud to have been associated with bits of his career. "

Brilliant!!! I love it
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I find your smug self-assurance rather annoying, as I always have when I listen to you on Drivetime..


Hey!! GG I've never been on Drivetime... well,... not in person anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
According to an article in the Mirror Chris Moyles said " Evans will lose listeners". "People may tune in for a while and get sick of him, then tune to Radio One and listen to a different type of music". He also said "Wogan used to chatter on and we do the same on the Radio 1 breakfast show". People said this when he took over Drivetime and proved everyone wrong.

Chris Moyles is clearly in a panic that his dreary, obnoxious show will lose listeners to Radio 2
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
According to an article in the Mirror Chris Moyles said " Evans will lose listeners". "People may tune in for a while and get sick of him, then tune to Radio One and listen to a different type of music". He also said "Wogan used to chatter on and we do the same on the Radio 1 breakfast show". People said this when he took over Drivetime and proved everyone wrong.

Chris Moyles is clearly in a panic that his dreary, obnoxious show will lose listeners to Radio 2
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This is in the MoS as well, Clive. The Moyles is deffo on the run, if he wasnt shaking in his boots, when asked about Chris Evans going head to head with him, he would have said, Chris who? But instead, hes let us all know that hes terrified, run out of ideas, and now the diplomacy is over, will be slain in the rating wars to follow.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure this "Moyles versus Evans at Breakfast" thing is being stoked up either by the BBC Press Office (in which case they should be ashamed) as a means of building up interest ahead of the first Evans broadcast in January - or it's that insidious rag, the Mail, working up something out of nothing in order to increase sales.

Either way, it's an absolute disgrace that the BBC is even allowing this competition to come into being at all, and it proves that both stations are setting out to compete with each other for a very similar audience.

It's another reason why the senior management at both Radio 2 and the corporation as a whole should be vilified by Licence Fee payers for allowing this ridiculous situation to arise in appointing the insufferable Evans to breakfast.

The two networks are supposed to complement either other not compete head-on for the same audience demographic. It's absolutely ridiculous.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still don't get it.. why would Radio 2 want to gain young spotty listeners from Radio 1? that's where they're supposed to fester isn't it? with the likes of that Moyles creation...

Don't do it Terry... it's not too late..
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I still don't get it.. why would Radio 2 want to gain young spotty listeners from Radio 1?


If you talk to those young spotty listeners they'll all tell you that the insufferable Evans is a prat - one who's over 40 as well! My son and his friends, male and female, are all in their 20s and not one of them rates Evans at all, so there's no way he's going to attract them to listen to R2 breakfast.

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Don't do it Terry... it's not too late..


My advice to Terry would be get out now and to hell with it. The standard of programme management at R2 is at an all-time low and it's only going to get worse!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The standard of programme management at R2 is at an all-time low and it's only going to get worse!


That isn't true.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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colby wrote:
The standard of programme management at R2 is at an all-time low and it's only going to get worse!


That isn't true.


It's a matter of opinion, Rachel. Er, sorry, "R2Icon" (how remiss of me!).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

colby wrote:
R2Icon wrote:
colby wrote:
The standard of programme management at R2 is at an all-time low and it's only going to get worse!


That isn't true.


It's a matter of opinion, Rachel. Er, sorry, "R2Icon" (how remiss of me!).


No, it's a matter of fact, and facts are very stubborn things. You can't knock em, they got rid of you didn't they?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, it's a matter of fact, and facts are very stubborn things. You can't knock em, they got rid of you didn't they?


No, really, Rachel (er, sorry, R2Icon) it really is a matter of opinion.

PS: I don't know why I keep confusing you with Rachel, but what the heck.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Radio 1 & 2 will bring them back at the same time after Christmas?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PS: I don't know why I keep confusing you with Rachel, but what the heck.


Perhaps you're just confused about everything. I guess you can have an opinion about a fact but the fact remains unchanged.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
Clive55 wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
According to an article in the Mirror Chris Moyles said " Evans will lose listeners". "People may tune in for a while and get sick of him, then tune to Radio One and listen to a different type of music". He also said "Wogan used to chatter on and we do the same on the Radio 1 breakfast show". People said this when he took over Drivetime and proved everyone wrong.

Chris Moyles is clearly in a panic that his dreary, obnoxious show will lose listeners to Radio 2
RESULT! Cool


This is in the MoS as well, Clive. The Moyles is deffo on the run, if he wasnt shaking in his boots, when asked about Chris Evans going head to head with him, he would have said, Chris who? But instead, hes let us all know that hes terrified, run out of ideas, and now the diplomacy is over, will be slain in the rating wars to follow.

Yes, I also think Moyles was already feeling humiliated by being beaten in the ratings stakes by Wogan on R2.
I also don't get Moyles logic. Why would Radio 2 listeners who don't like Evans switch over to Moyles on Radio 1 as an alternative?
Unless he meant that some of his Radio 1 lisateners will switch to 2 to check out Evans & return to 1 when sick of him?
Whatever, he is rattled
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Perhaps you're just confused about everything. I guess you can have an opinion about a fact but the fact remains unchanged.


I'm very clear about one thing: that my opinions are my own and that's a fact. My opinion about the appalling way R2 is being managed and the way our money is being wasted is in itself a fact. The fact is that my opinion is my opinion as indeed yours is yours.

Perhaps your problem is that you're unable to accept other people's opinions where they differ from your own, eh Rachel? (Er, sorry, R2Icon. Ooops again!. Silly me!).

Whatever our opinions are, and however they're derived, the fact is that they're our own opinions, I think you'll have to agree. Or maybe you'll wish to argue the toss about that, too?

Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

colby wrote:
I'm very clear about one thing: that my opinions are my own and that's a fact.


You don't say.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I wonder if Radio 1 & 2 will bring them back at the same time after Christmas?


Who???? What???? Confused Confused Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaky Fan wrote:
colby wrote:
I'm very clear about one thing: that my opinions are my own and that's a fact.


You don't say.... Rolling Eyes


As indeed are everyone's, of course. Even Rachel's. (Ooops, sorry, R2Icon's. Done it again).
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
Gnasty Gnome wrote:



I find your smug self-assurance rather annoying, as I always have when I listen to you on Drivetime..


Hey!! GG I've never been on Drivetime... well,... not in person anyway.


Sorry. I was confusing you with someone else who's rather keen on cars. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Perhaps your problem is that you're unable to accept other people's opinions where they differ from your own, eh Rachel? (Er, sorry, R2Icon. Ooops again!. Silly me!).
Rolling Eyes


It's a good thing I don't have a sense of humour.
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing for all your faults you're still a very funny man. Now excuse me while I head off to Hyde Park to rub shoulders with the management. Life's a chore.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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R2Icon wrote:
Gnasty Gnome wrote:



I find your smug self-assurance rather annoying, as I always have when I listen to you on Drivetime..


Hey!! GG I've never been on Drivetime... well,... not in person anyway.


Sorry. I was confusing you with someone else who's rather keen on cars. Wink


No problemo GG... being mistaken for Chris Evans ... that's a first for me .... made my day too Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
It's a good thing I don't have a sense of humour.
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing for all your faults you're still a very funny man.


You're a very cute Icon really, I can tell! Cool

R2Icon wrote:
Now excuse me while I head off to Hyde Park to rub shoulders with the management.


What are they spending our money on now?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the music of course.... Smile you not coming?

You can listen on R2 tonight ... our hero is hosting...Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thank you for the music of course.... Smile you not coming?


Nope. I'm dining out with the family closer to home tonight. In a warm pub!

R2Icon wrote:
You can listen on R2 tonight ... our hero is hosting...Smile


Johnnie Walker? Alex Lester?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've seen this mentioned yet. If you check out Chris Evan's blog last week, he said how many days until he starts doing the breakfast show. I've done the maths and he's starting on Monday, 11th January 2010 (E&OE, of course...).

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've done the maths and he's starting on Monday, 11th January 2010 (E&OE, of course...).


Phew! That means we have 11 days more breakfast-time respite than I'd assumed. Good news!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised Chris Evans is too host breakfast in the normal slot where Terry left it. You only changing the presenter not the show timings.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I'm surprised Chris Evans is too host breakfast in the normal slot where Terry left it.


Why? None of the other presenters are leaving, so why change their show timings as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
You only changing the presenter not the show timings.

I noticed the 'Ginger Whinger' was trying to do that this evening. I put on my radio at about 7:05pm and my ears were assaulted with a banshee howl that definitely didn't sound like any of the newscasters. Did they even have a 7:00pm bulletin and if so how long did the news reader get before Desmond Carrington started?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a technical problem, it was not Chris's fault but hey blame him anyway why not. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then he must have quite a few of those as today isn't the only time I've said "Shut up Evans! you've finished now, give the news reader a go"!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was on time for the 7 o'clock news but he played another song in case they sorted out the problem in the meantime, they didn't so he went to D Carrington without broadcasting the news. Hardly the end of the world.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not the first time that sort of glitch has happened at 7pm.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
He was on time for the 7 o'clock news but he played another song in case they sorted out the problem in the meantime, they didn't so he went to D Carrington without broadcasting the news. Hardly the end of the world.


Did anyone notice what he said after playing the record though? "It's 3 minutes past 7... I just thought, I'll be saying that a lot more from January"

Either a mistake, or him admitting that the show will eat into Sarah's current slot?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy wrote:
He was on time for the 7 o'clock news but he played another song in case they sorted out the problem in the meantime, they didn't so he went to D Carrington without broadcasting the news. Hardly the end of the world.


Even if he was on time, makes a change! Might as well get rid of the pips when he starts in January, he'll be worse than when J Ross covered!
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RockitRon wrote:
It's not the first time that sort of glitch has happened at 7pm.


Yes, I remember the time John Marsh wasn't ready Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris just asked if he could a record by Eddie and the Hot Rods on breakfast. He was told not until after 9. So I guess he's on till after 9.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and keeping quiet practice too.... I like that: reminds me of standins still practice Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breakfast will be starting at 7am in the new year. It won't be eating into Sarah Kennedy as she will be finishing earlier. I don't know whether Dawn Patrol will be starting earlier.

Chris said 2 hours isn't long enough for Breakfast on Wednesday show.
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