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Gibbo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: 106.1 Rock Radio Reply with quote

Broadcast from Manchester, covers much of the north West of England.

I always wanted a fossil rock radio station like they have in the US! It's quite good, the presenters really know their music.

Steve Berry (old presenter of Top Gear) does the breakfast show.

I usually tune in just after Chester services on the way into work around 7am.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And at the weekends, of course, Steve co-hosts with that legend of Northern independent commerical radio. Mike Sweeney.

I discovered this station one Friday night where (unlike Scott Nelson) I perfectly understood Radio Two was not for me or my tastes, as it had a remit to broadcast to an older generation still. Even so, there's only so much of "Friday Night is Music Night" that a younger brain can take before it implodes. So I twirled the dial looking for an alternative, heard the welcome and familiar strains of "Tomorrow Night" by Atomic Rooster, and stayed with it.

Drawbacks:

i) 106.1 is far too close to a wavelength used by a mediocre pop/dance music station and the signal keeps wavering and crossing - have to get up and fine-tune reception far too often.

ii) Unless I've been pulling an all-nighter, it can be a bit too loud at six in the morning - you wantr something a bit more sedate then.

Advantages:-

i) The Moose

ii) Those droll station ID clips that take the p out of the whole business while telling you what you're listening to

iii) They know the Blue Oyster Cult did a lot more than just "Don't Fear The Reaper"

iv) It's rock

v) Gambaccini himself does occassional shows - usually pre-recorded docus



Incidentally, if "Friday Night is music night" is about "music for everybody", I await their Sex Pistols or Deep Purple tribute night with bated breath... as by extension "everybody" includes DP and Pistols fans
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AgProv wrote:
Incidentally, if "Friday Night is music night" is about "music for everybody", I await their Sex Pistols or Deep Purple tribute night with bated breath... as by extension "everybody" includes DP and Pistols fans

I would certainly listen to that!! Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: 106.1 Rock Radio Reply with quote

I loved their response online to Phil Collins hawking his mediocre covers album and dissing ye old Genesis!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AgProv wrote:
106.1 is far too close to a wavelength used by a mediocre pop/dance music station and the signal keeps wavering and crossing - have to get up and fine-tune reception far too often.


Dee 106.3 I think. I struggle from Whitby to Frodsham where it tries to take over my car radio!

I really enjoyed their "Band remains the same" where they played lots of Journey, and not "Don't Stop Believing"!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: 106.1 Rock Radio Reply with quote

Hallelujah, Gibbo! A lot of the crappy local stations (hello Real, Aire) wouldn't know that Journey had other songs.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:34 am    Post subject: 106.1 Rock Radio Reply with quote

I'm enjoying their best bits of the breakfast show on Sunday mornings - they had someone from Journey and Mick Jones from Foreigner on being interviewed about their joint tour.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: 106.1 Rock Radio Reply with quote

I enjoyed the Geddy Lee interview repeated last Sunday morning too.
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