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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nod,

You should listen to him on BFBS, there's very little of that goes on, he just plays very good music!

QS


that sounds a bit better Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natasha wrote:
There is very little, if anything to dislike about Richard. He has a fab speaking voice, he's witty, doesn't bore you to death with the ramblings of a mad muso, i.e., 'Listen to me everyone! I know loads about music and stuff' and he doesn't yabber in between tunes. Basically he gets on with the job - which is what I like.

It's just a pity that Allinson and many other hosts <choose your fav> are replaced or over-looked by BBC management, so that they can employ the latest media darling - the new 'Broacasting genius of their generation' - who is usually someone who has never worked within radio broadcasting before and therefore, relies heavily on production staff to get them through - and my god doesn't it show?


Natasha, congratulations: that's probably the best criticism of the current hiring policy at R2 I've heard yet.... and there's always commercial radio for those who want a more 'OTT' style.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natasha, please please go and post that thread on the Radio 2 'Flipside' board. The thread is 'Where have all the DJs gone'. I was sorely tempted to cut and paste it for you, but thought it was a bit cheeky to do that! You sum up the problems with Radio 2 succinctly.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natasha wrote:
There is very little, if anything to dislike about Richard. He has a fab speaking voice, he's witty, doesn't bore you to death with the ramblings of a mad muso, i.e., 'Listen to me everyone! I know loads about music and stuff' and he doesn't yabber in between tunes. Basically he gets on with the job - which is what I like.


How about for starters the fact that he

1) resorts to cliches "at the drop of a hat",
2) reads endless bits of trivia straight from the papers,
3) talks about himself in the plural when he is referring to himself alone,
4) relies on reading out text messages from listeners without developing the topic during the show.

Now before Mark et al attack me, I reckonise that some people like this kind of thing. You are welcome to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you listen then Ernie.

If you detest Richard and his style so much why not tune out/go and do somethig else.

It defies logic to continue to listen to something you don't like.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why do you listen then Ernie.

If you detest Richard and his style so much why not tune out/go and do somethig else.

It defies logic to continue to listen to something you don't like.


Detest is a very strong word and not one I have ever used about him. I just don't think he is anything special, so its more apathy or ambivalence that would constitute my main feelings about him (although I dont really think about him that much TBH). I only hear bit & pieces of his output. I dont go out of my way to avoid him either though.

He is no worse than Pete Mitchell, Tim Smith or many of the other fill in's.

I think you are getting your hopes up too high if you think he is going to get a regular slot on Radio 2 again anytime soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have not been on these boards for a while but still go to see that this subject still has Richard way out in front re numbers of messages posted.

Ernie and his side kick Noddy must be pig sick.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have not been on these boards for a while but still go to see that this subject still has Richard way out in front re numbers of messages posted.



Mainly because you keep posting on it Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have not been on these boards for a while but still go to see that this subject still has Richard way out in front re numbers of messages posted.

Ernie and his side kick Noddy must be pig sick.


So that would make all these repetitive posts about Allinson spam then wouldn't it? If you say so.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have not been on these boards for a while but still go to see that this subject still has Richard way out in front re numbers of messages posted.

Ernie and his side kick Noddy must be pig sick.


No, as long as he's not on my radio I'm happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

348 posts against 110.

How many posts have you made about your idol Terry Wogan?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps we don't like to bore people with endless, samey posts about Terry. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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348 posts against 110.

How many posts have you made about your idol Terry Wogan?


I didnt realise it was a competition. I think you will find that Allinson does not approve of people dissing Sir Tel.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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348 posts against 110.

How many posts have you made about your idol Terry Wogan?


1 or 2, no need though everyone knows he's good Very Happy

posting 347 about someone doesn't make them any better
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I wanted to I could post loads of stuff about Terry but that would be both tedious and pointless for everyone.

I didn't realise the number of posts was a measure of how popular someone was, I would have thought Terry's 8 million (ish) listeners tell their own story.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yawn-boring.

Nothing changes on here does it.

Richard Allinson rocks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Richard Allinson, Yawn-boring.



Yes I quite agree Laughing

Oh no I've just realised there are 56 posts about Allinson and a 'mere' 18 about SIR Terry. Gosh that must mean Terry is certain to be sacked very soon. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About time this was bumped to the top again.

Richard Allinson-the finest DJ/presenter on radio-sadly not on BBC Radio 2 currently.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is he anyway these days?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ernie-I think you might have your tongue firmly in your cheek regarding your post here.

Still if not would advise

Richard is still presenting his weekday show on BFBS Radio 2 9-11am each weekday morning.

On Saturdays at 12 o'clock until 2am Richard presents Allinsons Albums on BBC Radio Oxford-this show is repeated on Radio Oxford on Sunday afternoons-5-7pm. In addition this show also goes out on BBC North Yorkshire on a Saturday between 1-3pm.

Richard is still making programmes for the Record Producers series which can be heard on BBC Radio 2 most Bank Holiday Mondays- one of the shows goes out on 27-8-07 at 7pm-not to be missed.

Finally, Richard is still providing cover for some of the presenters on Radio 2 when they are away/ill etc.

Good to see you are still showing some interest.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where is he anyway these days?


...not even live at R2 on a bank holiday, replaced by a hamster Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think he is going to end up on Capital Gold Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you Ernie-I also think Chris Tarant will be joining Richard on Capital.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
gfloyd wrote:
Where is he anyway these days?


...not even live at R2 on a bank holiday, replaced by a hamster Shocked

Shame they get so rarely played!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I year forward and Richard Allinson is all over Radio 2 like a rash.

What's going on-have Radio 2 Management come to their senses at last.

Allinson rocks-you bet he does.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I year forward and Richard Allinson is all over Radio 2 like a rash.

What's going on-have Radio 2 Management come to their senses at last.

Allinson rocks-you bet he does.


A little bird tells me its because he is cheep. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He turns up like a gatecrasher at a wedding. Laughing
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talking of "little birds" and completely off topic.. I just managed to catch a little blue & white Budgie sitting outside on our window cill.. what are the odds of that? Razz

anyone lost a Tweety?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ernie-That will be the reason then-not that he is a superb professional presenter giving a lot of pleasure to a great many people re excellent radio enetrtainment.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
I agree with you Ernie-I also think Chris Tarant will be joining Richard on Capital.


Blimey..it's just like the old days on R2. Hello chaps.

Tarrant is on Smooth on Saturday mornings, if anyone is fed up with Wossy. Neither to my tastes, but there y'go.

RA....he's okay.

Guy Garvey's your man, though. 10 till 12 on Sundays, 6 Music, followed by Theme Time Radio Hour.

Mind you..I like David Jacobs as well....... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time for a bump.

With Rich making more appearances on Radio 2 just recently interesting to see his popularity is increasing as per postings on other radio websites/message boards.

Allinson rocks-you bet he does.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RA seems to have enough regular work on stations where he is obviously liked so what would be the point of a regular slot on R2?

He's great at being a stand in because whenever you think your regular presenter has got a bit complacent, along comes to RA to remind you that however bad your regular presenter got he would never be as bad as old Dickie.

Commercial radio stations are crying out for wannabe celebrities who talk with a permanent grin, laugh at their own jokes and patronise the callers so they can have RA with my blessing. I'll stick to my R2 where my presenters have their own unique personalities, voices and presenting styles. I think Evans is cr@p for instance but there's no denying he's different.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Richard securing regular/permanent work again with Radio 2 at the weekends his popularity will surely be on the increase again.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
With Richard securing regular/permanent work again with Radio 2 at the weekends his popularity will surely be on the increase again.


Mark,

In the wee hours Richard's live audience is only ever going to be in the 10s of thousands so surely his 'popularity' will only increase if thousands more people listen to Richard on i-player.

Maybe R2 could run trailers to encourage i-player listening?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently saw a TV advert by Valerie Singleton reminding us all about the iplayer feature that the BBC has.

I believe I am correct in saying that I have heard Richard himself telling us all about this feature in relation to radio programmes recently.

With regard to Richard's new shows he certainly seems to have lots of folk e-mailing him/texting/calling him-he is certainly encouraging folk to contact him during his shows

Indeed he is running a feature called the 3.46 club-in short you can join the club if you are up and about at that time/ tell him what you are doing etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear Zoe Ball saying on her show recently that Richard Allinson is one of her favourite all time DJ's.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natasha wrote:
There is very little, if anything to dislike about Richard. He has a fab speaking voice, he's witty, doesn't bore you to death with the ramblings of a mad muso, i.e., 'Listen to me everyone! I know loads about music and stuff' and he doesn't yabber in between tunes. Basically he gets on with the job - which is what I like.

It's just a pity that Allinson and many other hosts <choose your fav> are replaced or over-looked by BBC management, so that they can employ the latest media darling - the new 'Broacasting genius of their generation' - who is usually someone who has never worked within radio broadcasting before and therefore, relies heavily on production staff to get them through - and my god doesn't it show?


Agreed, you have put it so well Natasha. I could listen to Richard Allinson all day. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see Richard is being used again more by the BBC covering for various presenters in addition to his weekend shows.

Clearly you can't keep a good man down.
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Good to see Richard is being used again more by the BBC covering for various presenters in addition to his weekend shows.

Clearly you can't keep a good man down.


It's a pity that Bob "Am I really the Controller?" Shennan doesn't have the sense to give Richard a regular gig in a sensible slot.
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That would be hard for Mr Shennan, cause he would have to rub out a celebrity name. Rolling Eyes
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