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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:

Imagine your clock radio alarm coming on to the sound of Evans Shocked Mad

That would be the ultimate rude awakening! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elpuss if that happened to me I would be thinking I must have died in my sleep and gone to Hell!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too Ruddlescat <yikes>

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tireecoll wrote:

Step forward Richard Madeley who has told us he is to be given a weekend show.


I missed this - I wonder when it will be on? Replacement for Sunday Love Songs.... we can only hope!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[No this isn't the case. They havn't got anyone to replace Sarah Kennedy. Or there no one else wants to get up early.


Or perhaps, nobody wants to work with him!
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mark occomore wrote:
[No this isn't the case. They havn't got anyone to replace Sarah Kennedy. Or there no one else wants to get up early.


Or perhaps, nobody wants to work with him!


Perhaps they all want to keep their distance (apart from that awfully nice Mr. Madeley, of course)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You lot will love this Laughing


Laughing Nice one Soulie... that's made my day! how nice to hear Spike and Paul speaking their minds and obviously, with the full agreement of the audience! I'll bet the BBC wouldn't allow this to be broadcast today.
Colin will love this...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Soulsister.
Just watched the You Tube clips. Hilarious. And so true!! Thanks for that. Bob.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soulsister wrote:
Bob Shennan, Controller, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, comments: "Chris has proved so popular with the Radio 2 listeners that it makes sense to give him a little extra time, even though he'll have to move his alarm clock forward."

Earth calling Bob Shennan on planet Deluded. Rolling Eyes



I may be wrong but reading the article it seems that the fact that the website had over 100,000 hits whilst evans was shouting in a field is a great success whereas I would have thought that 1% of his apparently huge audience clicking on the site during that show is an incredibly low number.
Perhaps he needs an extra hour over Terry Wogan to get the same listening figures?

Thanks for the link to room 101 it's great that he went in but who the hell let him back out?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jediworrier wrote:
I may be wrong but reading the article it seems that the fact that the website had over 100,000 hits whilst evans was shouting in a field is a great success whereas I would have thought that 1% of his apparently huge audience clicking on the site during that show is an incredibly low number.

To be fair, 100,000 is quite decent when you consider Daybreak on ITV only gets 700,000 viewers at the same time.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The figure of 100,000 is a very good traffic figure for the duration of the broadcast - most website owners would die for that kind of attention.

Other key factors are how long the visitors stayed with the site, of course; if they just peeked in and then disappeared it doesn't reflect the true nature of the visit, and then there's the "unique hits" - the number of visits that occurred from a single IP address. It's pretty common to get a ratio of 1:5 "uniques" to page clicks, and that would impact upon the actual number of visitors.

However, either way it's quite an achievement. Perhaps the reason why people visited the web pages was to visualise the location.

I used to go camping in Talland Bay back in the early 70s when I lived in Plymouth. It's lost its attraction now that I know those two Madeley townies have a holiday home there!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I agree 100,000 sounds a pretty good figure having just 1% of the audience create a 'hit' on the site during a 2 1/2 hr broadcast when, one would assume, a much greater percentage of his listeners have internet access just doesn't sound that many to me. Of course this is taking into account that those that visited only did so once, which is highly unlikely.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were two.... hubby looked on his laptop and I looked on mine- mainly to see what the weather was doing.... it was a classic case of ... you should have been here last week- it was roasty toasty.

Did anyone else see Chris Evans yesterday on the news - he was in the crowd at the end of the golf thing- funny headphones with sticky up bits - like Christmas Antlers... ?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
We were two.... hubby looked on his laptop and I looked on mine- mainly to see what the weather was doing.... it was a classic case of ... you should have been here last week- it was roasty toasty.


Even with my dodgy grasp of statistics I know that the pair of you couldn't refresh 50,000 in 150 minutes. How many helpers did you have? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:25 am    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans to start at 6.30am Reply with quote

BIG MISTAKE WHO ARE THE CHIeFS AT RADIO 2 IT MAKES RADIO 2 JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER COMM3ERCIAL RADIO STATIONS!!!!!!!!
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
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Thereís a big difference though, Tireecoll, between, illegally leaking something with a malevolent intent,( the MoD leak last week) and leaking something because the leakee thinks itís ok to do so and they wonít get in any trouble if/when caught and who will care anyway. If you accept that itís ok to leak things- you change the organisation at a stroke- it becomes a free for all- the boss doesnít care what we do as long as we bring home the bacon. Where does it stop? Will it be ok for Radio 2 presenters to Kneecap people for not listening? Where is the line? Who's in charge?


Wow, how very naive. Rachel I got the impression you were a media savvy PR type. Obviously I was wrong. Leaks are nearly always sprung by those who benefit most from the publicity, Liam Fox got his warning into the public domain because otherwise it would have been buried by Camerclegg. Similarly BBC Radio 2 doesn't depend on press releases to get REAL publicity any more. Leaks are much sexier and much higher profile......Simples! Cool
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Rachel wrote:
Thereís a big difference though, Tireecoll, between, illegally leaking something with a malevolent intent,( the MoD leak last week) and leaking something because the leakee thinks itís ok to do so and they wonít get in any trouble if/when caught and who will care anyway. If you accept that itís ok to leak things- you change the organisation at a stroke- it becomes a free for all- the boss doesnít care what we do as long as we bring home the bacon. Where does it stop? Will it be ok for Radio 2 presenters to Kneecap people for not listening? Where is the line? Who's in charge?


Wow, how very naive. Rachel I got the impression you were a media savvy PR type. Obviously I was wrong. Leaks are nearly always sprung by those who benefit most from the publicity, Liam Fox got his warning into the public domain because otherwise it would have been buried by Camerclegg. Similarly BBC Radio 2 doesn't depend on press releases to get REAL publicity any more. Leaks are much sexier and much higher profile......Simples! Cool


Perhaps, once I was a savvy media PR type, TWD, but from an age when honour, integrity, veracity and correct protocol were the everyday qualities one expected and relied upon from ones staff. Yes leaks are sexy now and again but a relationship based on sex isnít going to last very long, fun for a while but one has to be promiscuous to keep the ball rolling, then of course it becomes a fine line between being taken seriously and having a reputation for knee trembling. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does everyone think this news was leaked? Is it not more likely that a sharp-eyed hack spotted it when the schedules were sent to listings mags?
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Why does everyone think this news was leaked? Is it not more likely that a sharp-eyed hack spotted it when the schedules were sent to listings mags?


Cos it was, leaked.
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Rachel wrote:
then of course it becomes a fine line between being taken seriously and having a reputation for knee trembling. Smile
Wow! What a girl! I can feel my knees beginning to go Smile)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely the only reason for the extension to the show is so the BBC can manipulate the listener figures even further!

Coming soon - The Chris Evans Day. Broadcasting from 5am to midnight!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
Why does everyone think this news was leaked? Is it not more likely that a sharp-eyed hack spotted it when the schedules were sent to listings mags?


Cos it was, leaked.

How do you know? It appeared in the papers a mere 3 days after the schedules had been sent out.
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Rachel wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
Why does everyone think this news was leaked? Is it not more likely that a sharp-eyed hack spotted it when the schedules were sent to listings mags?


Cos it was, leaked.

It appeared in the papers a mere 3 days after the schedules had been sent out.


How do you know?
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Moonraker I agree with you. The station has totaly lost its way.

So now we all know that Sarah Kennedy was pushed out by the "favoured one" the listening figures will somehow be massaged by the management to justify the move - I despair - what the hell have they done with my Radio 2. To think they have given that "cretin" the whole morning, thanks to Bob Shennan and Mark Thopson for really being in touch with what Radio 2 is all about. Radio 2 Dumb Down for idots, sorry to be a touch "aggressive in tone to the Evans Fans, but this news has really hit a nerve.


Where did you come by the info that SK was "pushed out" by CE? I'm not a fan of either, just curious to know the back story behind the recent SK developments.

I'm in total agreement with a lot of folks on here though.... what are they all (Shennan, Evans etc) doing to our Radio 2??? I barely listen anymore Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject: Chris Evans to start at 6.30 am Reply with quote

I see he's chasing the sympathy vote in the Daily Wail with a sob story about how his wife nearly died before giving birth.

Other tragedies are available.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a bit uncalled for aviddiva. He's a human being like the rest of us, and is affected by difficult events just the same, and people do talk about such things to bring one down to earth as it were.
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All I can say John is that if you think what aviddiva wrote was uncalled for its a damn good thing I didn't post what I first thought about when I read this thread earlier
Suffice it to say I was reminded of a book I read some years ago but I'm not going to say any more
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people may not like Chris Evans. I enjoy his shows, but thats upto me. At the end of the day he lost a child and nearly lost his wife. I think some people need to grow up and stop being nasty.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Chris Evans to start at 6.30 am Reply with quote

aviddiva wrote:
I see he's chasing the sympathy vote in the Daily Wail with a sob story about how his wife nearly died before giving birth.


To be fair, the Daily Wail "story" is a piece of writing that interprets the content of an interview with him. It's perfectly reasonable that he would have responded to a question about his wife's health issues and it's also perfectly reasonable that he would have expressed his feelings about such experiences.

It's hardly a "sob story", and I think that to use such a term is unacceptable.

aviddiva wrote:
Other tragedies are available.


... as is that.

I don't rate Evans as a broadcaster at all, but I wouldn't use that as a vehicle to make cheap and nasty comments about his wife's experiences in childbirth.
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ruddlescat wrote:
All I can say John is that if you think what aviddiva wrote was uncalled for its a damn good thing I didn't post what I first thought about when I read this thread earlier


Me too. I understand that people have problems in their life. But I objected to the last paragraph ......There was no need to add ( he suggested bigger TV projects could be on their way) It was as if he was paving the way for more invasion of our media

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice post there Colin, I know how much you dislike CE as a broadcaster, and it's nice of you to respond to peoples nastiness in a measured way.
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Well, there it was. So what did we think?

In brief..
Ďtwas ok but could do better.

In depthÖ

Evolution not revolution- thatís the easy, lazy, path of least resistance option, it was like they just copied the 07:30 Ė to 08:00 section, then pasted it into 06:30 to 07:00. A little tweak and thatíll do. Jonny Saunders at ten to seven- no thanks!! I was still in bed Ė you can stop that right now! Big Screen Belter Ė that was ok- music is always good. The Morning Chris! I donít think that has very long legs and is probably binbound already. Although having said that, itís an easy feature to just make up if no one texts in. ďMorning Chris from Dodgy Dave the Dentist in Dagenham, Morning Chris from Red Ed on E-bay looking to buy some friends, Morning Chris from Anna in Havana listening on the iplayer letís have some Cuban big boy!Ö
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't listen, to be frank.

Went with Aled till just before 6:30, than taught myself what the tuning dial on top of the radio was for (funny there was a time, not so long ago, where I hardly ever touched this - it was set to Radio Two for a good 90% of the time!)

Discovered to my mild surprise that Stockport now has its own ILR station - low-key commercial radio that is never going to set the world on fire, but which served for that time of day: a single presenter, just playing the music and reading out the local traffic problems (including a minor crash a hundred yards up the road from our house, which was slightly surreal). A single woman presenter, possibly a bit older and more mature, just getting on with it and playing the music. Noo zoo, no buzzes, no bangs, no shouting. How terribly old-fashioned and off-message....
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AgProv wrote:
Didn't listen, to be frank.

Went with Aled till just before 6:30, than taught myself what the tuning dial on top of the radio was for (funny there was a time, not so long ago, where I hardly ever touched this - it was set to Radio Two for a good 90% of the time!)


I have to confess that our alarm clock radio wasn't retuned last night largely because my wife couldn't be bothered (it's on her side and she's in control), so when the 6.30 news came and went - hardly worth the bother really, why does it need a "special" news reader? - I had to endure almost 15 minutes of Evans before she got up and I rolled over and hit the "off" button (accompanied by an muted expletive that ended in the same word and directed at Evans).

What I had to endure in that short time was just awful. Truly dreadful radio.

Trouble is, until the licensing situation enables more localised competition I can't find any suitable alternatives on the FM dial.

Radio is the UK really is a mess!
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Not even been finished two hours and they're advertising it already.
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Not even been finished two hours and they're advertising it already.



Figures must have gone down.........Why so many children?????? gggrrrrrrr
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Thank goodness my wake up apparatus was already tuned to Today. I don't think I could take even 1 second of Evans at 6.44...come to think of it... Rolling Eyes

It's all really sad, we didn't know hoW lucky we were this time last year, I would wake up to Sarah, eat brekkie with Tel, and have coffee with Ken. Now there's only Ken left and when he goes (because you can be sure the PTB are already planning to parachute in another shouter) then that will be it for me and daytime R2. I hope they're happy Evil or Very Mad
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It's all really sad, we didn't know hoW lucky we were this time last year, I would wake up to Sarah, eat brekkie with Tel, and have coffee with Ken. Now there's only Ken left and when he goes (because you can be sure the PTB are already planning to parachute in another shouter) then that will be it for me and daytime R2. I hope they're happy Evil or Very Mad


As of now I won't be listening to R2 at all between Mondays and Fridays. I don't dislike Ken Bruce but I don't have much incentive to tune in (wherever I am, whatever I'm doing) just for his show so he loses out.

Which, come to think of it, could well accelerate his decline in listening figures as lots of people like me don't bother to tune in after avoiding Gob Almighty.

Another example of "The Chris Evans Effect"?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too like Ken, particularly enjoy PopMaster, but likewise I find myself not really caring if I listen or not.

My Ipod is getting an awful lot of use right now....
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One problem for Ken is that he is up against Mark Goodier on Smooth and has been for some time
What has changed however is that Smooth now has a much stronger breakfast show so I am sure many people like me will question whether it is worthwhile bothering to retune at 10.00am
Or perhaps if people do retune it will only be for Popmaster
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