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The Official UK Top 40 on Radio 1

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: The Official UK Top 40 on Radio 1 Reply with quote

As it was the Christmas Countdown I thought I'd tune in to this yesterday, and I must say I'd be hard pressed to find a worse show on the BBC right now. Even shows I dislike (eg Alan Carr) manage to do what they aim to, but all this programme should do is count down the records from 40 to 1 in the correct order - and can't even manage that!

At the helm is chatterbox Reggie Yates, the Man Who Killed Top of The Pops, and devoid of any self-awareness at all. He just keeps gibbering on about himself, as if he's barely noticed he's actually broadcasting this crap.

He goes on and on about competitions, texts, jingles, guests, last week's radio, next week's radio, twitter, facebook, etc. Anything apart from playing records and telling you about them!

One half-hour included the following strand:
"Hey The Wanted will be here in the studio later"
"Coming Up - The Wanted"
"The Wanted are here"
"That was The Wanted - let's hear what they said"
"Earlier on we heard from The Wanted"

It's assuming every listener is thick with zero attention span, which is massively insulting. It's no wonder the ratings have plummeted and I doubt a round of "Feel The Celebrity" or pointless interviews with the girl at Number 66 (yes, really) will change that.

The chart is quite varied at the moment and it could have been a good Christmassy countdown but no-one in charge has any clue what the show should be about. They'll say people aren't interested in the charts any more but I'd argue it's this sort of approach to things that has contributed to the disinterest.

Rant over.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: The Official Top 40 on Radio 1 Reply with quote

Reggie Yates - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

He's Andi Peter's Mini-Me!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to say I didn't even know they still did a Chart show! Since Radio 1 doesn't ever cross my radar I suppose that's not surprising. How long will it be before Mr Yates is recruited by the "wonderful" Radio 2 controller? Rolling Eyes Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: The Official UK Top 40 on Radio 1 Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
The chart is quite varied at the moment


Varied in between X-factor, Boy Bands , Cheryl Cole, Kylie and all the the other manufactured pap ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: The Official UK Top 40 on Radio 1 Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
The chart is quite varied at the moment


Varied in between X-factor, Boy Bands , Cheryl Cole, Kylie and all the the other manufactured pap ? Rolling Eyes


Varied compared to a few months ago when it seemed to be wall-to-wall Sparky's Magic Piano (or RnB, as it's apparently now known)
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