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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:47 am    Post subject: Sarah Kennedy- Perky first thing in the morning Reply with quote

I'm down with the flu & its disrupted my sleep, so i was wide awake for 5AM. Been listening to Sarah Kennedy. She sounds so wide awake and perky this time of the morning. Really fabulous show.
i rekon she's the most under rated broadcaster on Radio today.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been listening on "Listen Again" these last two mornings Cool and you're right, she on top form, bubbling almost.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, goodness knows how she does it at that hour! What a pity she's not on between 7& 9.30. Who is on at that time? My radios appear to automatically block Radio 2 between those times........ Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

must say i'm enjoying her this week,never thought i would say that Shocked but good luck to her
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard Sarah mention " she could lose listeners due to the change of timings" I can't see a vast amount, but maybe a few.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Special treat this morning - managed to keep the radio on instead of having to suffer GMTV.

However, Sarah is now too perky, too chatty, too wordy. I kept wanting to tell her shut up and get on with some music. Sad

She and Chris don't acknowledge one another; she's like a little island, cos she and Alex don't either. CE himself sounded tired, and the music was as well, and the Moyles was no better, droning on in deep nerd fashion about 99 variations of the Florence and the Machine track. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed Sarah Evans this morning. But the bit I caught of Chris before going off to work sounded good. He played Dolly Parton. You don't get better than that Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I heard Sarah mention " she could lose listeners due to the change of timings" I can't see a vast amount, but maybe a few.


She has lost me unless I can't sleep as she is on too early now. When my normal shifts start again in April I will hear most of her show then.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly Sarah may be right about losing listeners, I've been giving 5 live a try this week (though I did forget for a day and heard the first ten minutes or so of naff - not something I wish to repeat in a hurry).
I used to enjoy her first thing and miss her madness and bumbling through the paper review. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really enjoyed the swing tunes this week too. Its not a genre that I know all that well but Theme from a Summer Place is one of my favourites. I don't think the paper review did her any favours either so that being dropped has to me improved the show.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarah wasn't very perky this morning, as she'd been awake since 1.30 am! One interesting comment - she said the R2 Controller doesn't like her!
Her idea for a simple one- on-one half hour show where Sarah would go to famous people's homes and ask them about their day to day lives - why not? Ideal for r2. They could easily cut SW down to make room Idea
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She made me very nervous this morning, I thought we were heading for another "SK disaster". She sounded a bit slurred, and a bit "extreme". Maybe that's what being short of sleep does for her.

Anyway, if the R2 Controller doesn't like her, he must be gnashing his teeth at the verdict of the BBC Trust. She's got to be a lot safer now than she was before the outcome of the Trust investigation, providing she doesn't step out of line.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean Minx - I was on the edge of my seat!
I have to say that lack of sleep affects me badly and I wouldn't like to have a microphone in my hand at those times!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarah apologised this morning for yesterday. It was 24 hour flu, she said, and she didn't even know she'd got it. I know how she must feel. The last time I had 24 hour flu was when I demolished the best part of a bottle of Pouilly Fumee on an empty stomach. I didn't know I'd got it then..... in fact I didn't know very much about anything until the next morning. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the 24 hour bug just the other day. You feel awlful with it. A dose of Parcetamol is a good source and plenty of water. I think I got it when I got wet in the rain.

Refering to the controller not liking her seems to be a little over the top. I wonder if Bob Shennan will be pulling her up on this matter?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why should he? Sarah obviously feels he doesn't like hr, so if anything he should reassure her and make her feel wanted.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only heard Sarah say the controller didn't speak to her, did she really say that he didn't like her?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She did say he doesn't like her!
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You don't have to like someone to work with them, my last boss taught me that: it helps in ordinary day to day work but it's not required. In many ways it's easier for a manager if he doesn't like anyone at all, then he can make all his decisions dispassionately in the best interests of the goal. Imagine if you had to send someone on a vital mission that you knew they wouldn't survive. The best person for the job is your friend: do you send him/her, or do you risk everyone by sending someone you don't like, and hope they can complete the mission?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bob Shennan, Controller, Radio 2 and 6 Music, comments: "The Radio 2 morning schedule is crucial to the network's success and I'm delighted that Sarah, who has been a lynchpin of the morning schedule for many years, will continue to entertain her listeners every weekday."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2009/12_december/01/radio2.shtml

Is Sarah Parnoid, or is the controller talking from his backside? Email or letters to the Controllers office. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll say if the rest of you won't....

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How many more chances is she going to get on R2???

I've never heard of a 24 hour flu virus that makes you run your mouth off

Oh, and Mark.... you don't get viruses from being out in the rain- you pick it up from someone who already has it and they pass it on to you.
The only things you're likely to get from the rain are wrinkly fingertips or immersion foot (aka: trench foot) if you're standing in a puddle.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I think she's pushing it again this morning. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
Sadly, I think she's pushing it again this morning. Crying or Very sad


Whatever you do, don't use the "d" word or you'll get edited Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
- she said the R2 Controller doesn't like her!


Perhaps she didn't work on R1 in the 80/90s Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps she wants a Holiday and unable to take one yet? Or perhaps if she put some more effort into not just the show. Then you would think the controller and others expect her to be committed without earning thousands for just coming in presenting a 2 hour show ,5 days a week, then leaving broadcasting house mintues after the show has ended. Great shows and I like Sarah, but how do you get away with that? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are times when I despair, I really do!

What do you want her to do, mark (and you have to include Alex in that jibe, cos he's also in and out in short order)?

There are no (and we don't want) silly games, phone-ins, interviews celebrity or otherwise, live or pre-recorded, or anything else which requires a lot of preparation. Music, chat, a little listener input, nothing strenuous, to start the day gently before the circus arrives at seven.

Thing with Sarah is, if she's not 100% it does seem to affect her more than anyone else. No-one's flameproof but she does have a large, loyal audience who will forgive her off-days.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree with Ron.

Mark, what are you on about? How many presenters hang around after their shows have ended? If you think Sarah "earns thousands" what about Evans? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Totally agree with Ron.
If you think Sarah "earns thousands" what about Evans? Rolling Eyes

Indeed, if the BBC are looking to save money, think how much they would save if they didn't have these overpaid celebs. They wouldn't need to even think of scrapping 6 music.
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Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:

Indeed, if the BBC are looking to save money, think how much they would save if they didn't have these overpaid celebs. They wouldn't need to even think of scrapping 6 music.


Yes I totally agree, this is a valid point. I doubt that they will take notice!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Sarah Kennedy - Perky first thing in the morning Reply with quote

Did Bob Shennan suggest a course of that 'Vitamin D' that Sue Sylvester dished out to the Cheerios and Glee team?

And THAT's the way Aviddiva sees it (yes, I do watch Glee).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She wasn't this morning it was the lovely lynn Parsons.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like she won't be perky on Tuesday either. Lynn Parsons is listed to cover.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps she's helping Chris in the Think Tank Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Perhaps she's helping Chris in the Think Tank Smile


If she is, lets hope she is holding his head under the water.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She sounded different on Friday. Oh it was Richard Allinson who covered whilst she's sick , and after Alex Lester Thursday 5 hour stint. Laughing
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I wonder if Sarah will manage to get up to Aintree for the National?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
I wonder if Sarah will manage to get up to Aintree for the National?


Thats why she was off. Her boyfriend has something to do with horses. Laughing I bet she never wore a big hat incase she was seen.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No-she was off because she was sick-Richard mentioned it 2/3 times and also wished her a speedy recovery.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just after the 6.30 news and travel yesterday morning I heard Sarah say that the presenters were not supposed to chat to each other any more. She said she thought the management have gone barmy and I have to agree with her! Rolling Eyes
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I agree Angela, crazy like the whole world appears to be going at the moment!

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