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50s Pop Up Station on DAB 14 April

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:42 am    Post subject: 50s Pop Up Station on DAB 14 April Reply with quote

Similar to the C2C pop up last month this latest one on the 50s begins Thursday April 14th.

Must admit I'd heard the trailer but somehow thought it was a series of late night shows rather than 4 days. I wasn't paying full attention I must admit though!

Might be worth a listen and I'm assuming it will be on iPlayer so you can dip in and out later on.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS

I hadn't misheard the trail as Sounds of the 50s series started last night.......

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 50s Pop Up Station on DAB 14 April Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Similar to the C2C pop up last month this latest one on the 50s begins Thursday April 14th.

Must admit I'd heard the trailer but somehow thought it was a series of late night shows rather than 4 days. I wasn't paying full attention I must admit though!

Might be worth a listen and I'm assuming it will be on iPlayer so you can dip in and out later on.

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Thanks for that,Helen...I'll be giving it a listen.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard Elaine Paige mention it yesterday and Bill Kenwright has a show on it. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bumping this up as it's on now.

Am really enjoying singing along to the songs my Mum used to sing! It's on the DAB but I think it's only in mono (?) Huey Morgan is presenting at the moment.

Enjoy as they say across the pond!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the schedule

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/radio2/r250s/50s_Schedule.pdf

Bill Kenwright on 10 am Saturday morning!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been away for a couple of days but caught some of the programmes before I went on Thursday. I thoroughly enjoyed Richard Hawley's programme and the one that Russell Davies presented. I heard some of the Huey Morgan but not all so hopefully will have time in the next couple of weeks to listen back to that one as well as most of the others.

There's just one I definitely won't be catching up with ....a 7 year old telling me about Buddy Holly...no thanks. I listened,out of curiosity, for a few minutes before turning off.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither Becky!

I enjoyed Huey Morgan's number 1s and also Len Goodman On Air I think it was called but I've not listened to his second show yet.

I actually downloaded (first time) a couple of shows to my Hudl tablet as we had a long car journey on Saturday. The Hudl (Tesco's cheapy android tablet) can't get internet unless you connect to your own at home or someone elses wifi, so none in the car. We were stationary on the motorway for almost 3 hours so got out the Hudl and the downloads were a godsend!

There are a few I'll listen to later on too.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loved Len Goodman's On The Box programme,Helen. ..included Joyce Grenfell's Stately Galleon which I love!...he is so jolly and enthusiastic!

I'm listening to his other one now.

By the way,thanks for the schedule. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed them all so have got to do lots of catching up.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose there's a nostalgia value in re-living the fifties, but I can't say the music really does much for me.

Now, the Sixties were another matter. An astonishing decade - like thirty years of musical evolution crammed into ten!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if they will do a 'pop up' station for each decade? It would be great for the 60s!

I didn't really listen to the 'documentary' type shows but enjoyed hearing the music I'd heard in the background on my parents' radio as a child. It's amazing what sticks in your brain isn't it!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just listening to Suzi Quatro's show featuring female singers from the 50s. Good tracks and worth a listen.

Here's the link as it's not so easy to find since they revamped the Radio 2 website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03m1hkk

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Helen, that is very helpful.
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