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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:14 am    Post subject: Chris Evans to start at 6.30am Reply with quote

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3162161/DJ-Chris-Evans-is-soon-to-start-breakfast-show-half-an-hour-earlier.html

It's one way of manipulating the audience figures, I suppose. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well look, I'm no fan of the Ginger Germ but it's a great idea if it fumigates the station of any lingering infestation of the dreadful Dawn Patrol. Let's hope that Alex is extended also, so's to spare us another celebrity zero being recruited.

They can make CE's show 6 hours long for all I care, daytime Radio 2 is a dead zone to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How depressing. Thank goodness for Radio 4!

We didn't know how lucky we were with Sarah and Tel Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is further proof that Shennan really doesn't have a clue...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Chris Evans to start at 6.30 Reply with quote

To paraphrase Steve Hackett on Tony Banks - it's Chris's show and what Chris says goes.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh well, there goes the Alex 4-7 campaign....The campaign is dead, long live the campaign. Hmmmmmm.

Alex 3 til 6:30.... yay! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd prefer his show to start much earlier say 4am and finish by about 7.30am
Can't see it happening though
I' ll be listening to Smooth breakfast from Monday
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans to start at 6.30am Reply with quote

Minx wrote:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3162161/DJ-Chris-Evans-is-soon-to-start-breakfast-show-half-an-hour-earlier.html

It's one way of manipulating the audience figures, I suppose. Shocked


And maybe trying to compete with Smooth's new presenters?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Chris Evans to start at 6.30am Reply with quote

Great news on the Chris Evans early start.
Perhaps by the time I tune in he will have finished explaining why this is a really special day. It's usually because Bert and Alice from Grimsby have been married for fourteen and a bit years, or because Percy from Stourport is starting a new paper-round. All gripping stuff, guaranteed to put a spring in your step.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this will send a lot of people's head into a cataclysm but surely this means that Janice Long & Alex Lester will be extended to soak up the dawn patrol slot. 6.30's my new wake-up time, and I had hoped I would be able to hear some of Alex but I guess Chris will just follow me. Oh well...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that explains why Alex hasn't moved into the EB/DP slot - they're doing away with it.

Unless there are more changes afoot which The Sun isn't privvy to, the schedule looks untidy. Couldn't Ken also have been persuaded to do an extra half hour, so that there are even three-hour shows?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must try out this Smooth Radio. At the moment I am tuned to Heart..and its as crap as radio 2 for breakfast.
The longer CE is on..... the audience will be bigger, but they dont say how long that audience tune in for.........most likely not for the whole programme Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends what you want at Breakfast. Smooth is even more bland than Heart. Heart still has an element of local input at that time.

The PA and Radio Today have confirmed tThe Sun's report.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How fortunate for the BBC that those pesky Radio2 Message Boards aren't still up and running!

It just means I'll not be listening for longer.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how many less hits the website is getting since the closure?

I had a look at the Facebook page, it hardly seems to be getting any posts at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder how many less hits the website is getting since the closure?

I had a look at the Facebook page, it hardly seems to be getting any posts at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect they've felt somewhat redundant John. I don't think there are more than a handful of posts on any of the discussions or on the other pages either.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans to start at 6.30am Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Minx wrote:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/3162161/DJ-Chris-Evans-is-soon-to-start-breakfast-show-half-an-hour-earlier.html

It's one way of manipulating the audience figures, I suppose. Shocked


And maybe trying to compete with Smooth's new presenters?

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Chris Moyles starts at 6.30am. I'am not surprised about this move. I did say about this some time ago. Yes it will mean Early Breakfast will be no more and Lynn Parsons will not be taking over the show. Chris does always seem to mention he's up usually hours before breakfast starts, so I guess this won't make any difference. I'am amazed they havn't got him to start at 6am and Ken at 9am.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Radio Today Chris starts when he returns after his holiday.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.6330.2
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that non of this is being reported by the BBC: there's nothing about this at the BBC Press Office - so there must be a leak, it's all been made-up or something more sinsiter is going on.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Beeb has confirmed it through the Press Association.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hjy4c-z3EgBmnfZZjWdK1gwSxQ_w?docId=N0045561286017207888A
I think it was probably leaked to The Sun, in advance of a press release next week.
The Press Office might no longer work at the weekend - cutbacks and all that
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Interesting that non of this is being reported by the BBC: there's nothing about this at the BBC Press Office - so there must be a leak, it's all been made-up or something more sinsiter is going on.


It was on the 2pm Radio 2 news Rachel. May have been on earlier but that was the first time I heard it announced on air.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt they will bore us all rigid with umpteen trailers advertising the great news over the next few weeks...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are bad enough already SF! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
No doubt they will bore us all rigid with umpteen trailers advertising the great news over the next few weeks...


Not if we limit the hours we listen to the station!
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Anybody want to buy some second hand radios?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They might as well rename it Radio Evans, or Evans Radio!
I hope they give Janice her hour back and extend Alex. If they do I'll at least be able to listen until 6.30am.

Where is this Smooth that you all seem to know please?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
Where is this Smooth that you all seem to know please?


It's on DAB and is in Bland-radio Land, unfortunately.
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Angela W wrote:
Where is this Smooth that you all seem to know please?


It's on DAB and is in Bland-radio Land, unfortunately.


Oh right thanks Colin, we are in DAB no go zone here! What chance have I got to listen to anything on an ordinary radio that's half way decent please?
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I can't recommend Internet Radio enough Angela, particularly if you like good music over mindless chat.... and emails...... and texts.. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Angela W wrote:
Where is this Smooth that you all seem to know please?


It's on DAB and is in Bland-radio Land, unfortunately.


Oh right thanks Colin, we are in DAB no go zone here! What chance have I got to listen to anything on an ordinary radio that's half way decent please?


Very little, I'm afraid to say. We're living in a world of de-regulated radio that's controlled by commercial interests who want to give listeners "what they want"! (Hence Smooth, Heart, Capital coast-to-cast, etc).

Never mind, as soon as WiFi bandwidth (and speed) increases we'll be able to access web-based programming much more easily wherever we are. My iPhone's ready and waiting!
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Smooth can be accessed via your Sky box if you have this
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
The Beeb has confirmed it through the Press Association.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hjy4c-z3EgBmnfZZjWdK1gwSxQ_w?docId=N0045561286017207888A
I think it was probably leaked to The Sun, in advance of a press release next week.
The Press Office might no longer work at the weekend - cutbacks and all that


Still, The Sun is not the place for the BBC to do its business- using the PA after the event is just weak-minded face saving- a panic reaction to the leak. If I were there, heads would roll. As far as Iím aware, "Radio 2" does not have the autonomy to make BBC Press Releases.
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ruddlescat wrote:
Smooth can be accessed via your Sky box if you have this


No we haven't got a Sky box and we are in a Broadband 'not spot' too!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
They might as well rename it Radio Evans, or Evans Radio!


How about Evans Above ?
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Helen May wrote:


It was on the 2pm Radio 2 news Rachel. May have been on earlier but that was the first time I heard it announced on air.

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I heard it roundabout that time,Helen,on the Five Live news, ....where, by the way if anyone is missing him Wink , he can be heard giving views on The Ryder Cup....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there no safe haven from this irritating person at the BBC?
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God help us next week......we will have to cope with continual adverts for his time change....just as we did for him joining the One show.....and that is crap on Fridays.... Rolling Eyes
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God help us next week......we will have to cope with continual adverts for his time change....just as we did for him joining the One show.....and that is crap on Fridays.... Rolling Eyes


I'm proud to be able to declare that I've never watched the Friday edition and never will for as long as that hyped-up creep is co-presenting it.
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ColinB wrote:
Is there no safe haven from this irritating person at the BBC?
John Humphrys...watchout!!.. Shocked
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