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davem



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject: Be positive Reply with quote

I cannot say i am a prolific listener to Radio 2 anymore because i do think its gone down the pan of late, but when i do listen to shows i like i must admit there is little else to hold a candle to Radio 2 (Radcliffe and Maconie, Russell Davies, MC Desmo are my particular favourites). So taking a different approach what do you still like about R2 Very Happy
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oldgreymare



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quality and professionalism of most of the presenters. Their loyalty to the BBC no matter where they get placed in the schedule and the lack of commercials. I can also pick up Radio 2 FM on any radio just by the quality of the signal!
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essexlady



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really, really dislike -
Chris Evans

Don't like -
Ken Bruce (mostly the choice of music) Steve Wright, the late Jonathan Ross, the present Patrick Keilty, the future Graham Norton (but perhaps he will grow on me - didn't find him too awful when he covered for ? can't remember who)

Quite like -
Zoe Ball (OK I know I'm in the minority) the late lamented Sarah Kennedy, Elaine Paige, Paul O'Grady, Richard Allinson, Lyn Parsons, Aled Jones. Dale Winton

Really like -
Johnny Walker, Michael Ball, R & M (both together and individually, seems perverse to put two of the best R2 presenters in one programme) Simon Mayo (hurrah - I've got Drivetime back) Sir Terry (although not mad about the Sunday Live thingy)

I do listen to a lot of Radio 4 these days Rolling Eyes
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

essexlady wrote:
Simon Mayo
I still miss him in the afternoon slot on Five Live... Crying or Very sad
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Barty



Joined: 22 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

essexlady wrote:

Really like -
Johnny Walker, Michael Ball, R & M (both together and individually, seems perverse to put two of the best R2 presenters in one programme)


But they work so well together, it would be a crime to separate them. Double the talent = double the pleasure. Smile
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littlepieces



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like

Janice,Alex,Bob and Mark Lamarr, Johnnie and Richard Alinson

Dislikes

Steve wright and Simon Mayo who was great on R5 but not on 2
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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me it's. Switch off FAST!! Chris Evans, Steve Wright.
Tend not to listen to much. Jeremy Vine (Best description I ever read of this show was on another message board & it read 'Banter with the bigots' Laughing, Good Morning Sunday, Michael Ball / Terry Wogan, Elaine Page, Patrick Kielty, Jamie Cullum (not a Jazz fan).
The Likes. Janice Long, Alex Lester, Lynn Parsons (when she doesn't mention the 'ginger Whinger') Ken Bruce, The improved Drivetime, Paul Jones, Radcliffe&Maconie (I agree, both are good on their own as well) Johnnie Walker, Paul O'Grady, When I'm on holiday I like Sounds Of The 60s, Pick Of The Pops, Bob Harris.

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Clive55



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What i rate about Radio 2.
I like the broad range of music they feature, still a wider range than most radio stations And their ccommitment to specialist music shows.
As a country music fan, I have to go on the net to listen to mainstream country as Radio 2 have abandoned this genre., But otherwise some great shows- Gambo's america's greatest hits, Paul jones' Blues, Mike Hardings Folk, bob Harris' Americana & MC Desmo's great eclectic selection.
Most of these shows would never find a place on commercial radio. Even less some of the following gems- David Jacobs great excursions into old time music, & highly specialist shows such as The Organist Entertains & Listen to The Band.
Added to this some great music documentaries. I particuarly enjoyed Laurel Canyon & many others. No other readio station can rival this.
Even the Radio 2 playlist is quite good featuring a range of music. A pity many of the day time presenters don't quite cut it
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Blondehedgehog



Joined: 16 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why can't they hold an X factor to find new radio presenters?

Many at the moment are sons off or daughters off former presenters

WE NEED SOME NEW BLOOD Exclamation
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blondehedgehog wrote:
Why can't they hold an X factor to find new radio presenters?

Many at the moment are sons off or daughters off former presenters

WE NEED SOME NEW BLOOD Exclamation


There are plenty of good presenters out there - many of them giving their services free on local and community radio and also online. The problem is not the lack of skills - it's the lack of imagination and the current "play it safe at all costs" attitude of the BBC heirarchy.
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