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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Michael Ball Sunday Mornings Reply with quote

Michael Ball is taking over the Sunday morning show which the late Sir Terry Wogan had.

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2016/03/michael-ball-to-take-over-wogans-weekend-slot/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd prefer Richard Madeley to this giggling idiot. 'Hello My Lovelies', yuk.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I've enjoyed Richard Madeley presenting the Sunday morning show I also enjoy Michael Ball's programme on Sunday evenings so the change is OK with me, I have liked the range of music Michael has played on his show. I'm not so sure about the new presenter for the evening show though Rolling Eyes Of course none of them can fill the shoes of Terry.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday mornings on R2 has been a no go area for me for many years and still will be

Why can't we enjoy listening to a decent music presenter with knowledge of the subject instead of publicity seeking celebrities whose only ability appears to be the self indulgent art of self congratulation Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schizoidman wrote:
I'd prefer Richard Madeley to this giggling idiot. 'Hello My Lovelies', yuk.


Agreed.

With each passing change to the schedule, Radio 2 loses me a bit more.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mostly I prefer Richard to Michael in the Sunday morning slot, it sort of sounds a wee bit like Parkinson with the news etc. That said I don't listen that much these days.

Not sure about Claudia on a Sunday night either.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree Helen. I never really cared for Madeley but I've enjoyed his stint. I didn't like Michael Ball in that slot when he did it before but he seemed a perfect fit for Sunday evenings. Have I got this right? Winkleman is taking over from Michael? Please no, not that jabbering idiot. She made the Arts Show impossible to listen to and I can't think of anyone less suitable for a Sunday evening.

Oh well, even less Radio 2 for me to listen to.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm listening a lot less too.

I think it's a shame that Michael Ball is moving slots, he's much better suited to the evenings and it will be 2 'luvvies' in a row with EP following on. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Mostly I prefer Richard to Michael in the Sunday morning slot, it sort of sounds a wee bit like Parkinson with the news etc. That said I don't listen that much these days.

Not sure about Claudia on a Sunday night either.

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I am pleased it moves Claudia from Friday nights Art show Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Helen May wrote:
Mostly I prefer Richard to Michael in the Sunday morning slot, it sort of sounds a wee bit like Parkinson with the news etc. That said I don't listen that much these days.

Not sure about Claudia on a Sunday night either.

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I am pleased it moves Claudia from Friday nights Art show Very Happy Very Happy

Shouldn't make much difference - she's barely on it anyway!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm prepared to give CW a chance. Does anyone know what type of music she will be playing? If it's predominately post 1980, I'll be out.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like she won't start for at least a couple of weeks Eric as Cyndi Loper is doing it.

I've not heard what the music type is to be though.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listed to Ms Lauper's programme on Sunday it certainly did seem to be dominated by mid 1980s stuff. That's all right up to a point but it does seem that Sunday is gradually becoming a no-go area for music of the Tin Pan Alley or Great America songbook era.

And she does have quite a dull narrative voice. Thank goodness she's only there for a couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see the attraction of Cyndi Lauper - they had her all over the Olivier Awards the other week as if she was the Second Coming, just because she's written a middling new musical.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just thinking the same thing Ian. I haven't followed his series of the Voice but saw part of the final and they had her on with Boy George's finalist as well. Talk about saturation.................

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me she's a fairly mediocre performer who hung a career on a couple of reasonably decent chart tracks but it seems to me that if your face fits you get a total rebirth of your career which seems to apply to her along with a few others - yet there are lots of great artists whose music never sees the light of day on R2 or anywhere else Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't hear her show last week but have listened to the first hour and she certainly has an eclectic taste and I'll give credit where it's due as it's been good listening.

Didn't hear Michael at all this morning.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael's new show is very similar to his old show - just in a different time slot. The problem with that is that it is "too nice" and a bit "gushy" There is no paper review and no TV or film review, which I always liked in Madeley's morning show (and indeed, when Parkinson used to have this slot). At this time of the day on a Sunday I like a little comment on topical matters.

By evening time, I like something a bit more relaxing to accompany my glass (or three) of merlot.

Having said that. Cindy Lauper's voice was so soporific that I nearly fell asleep into my glass. The music might have been varied but her monotone voice certainly wasn't.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read on Twitter that John Wilson (JW Orchestra) will be one of Michael's guests tomorrow morning.

Will give it a listen!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am beginning to find MB's morning show a bit on the bland side and becoming far too "tabloidy" in style. Indeed, the whole Sunday content has become very "safe".

Even a bit of light classical music might liven it up.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The giggling idiot has always been bland. I was amazed and pleasantly surprised though when he played Tina Turner's excellent Steamy Windows today (though it probably wasn't him who chose it).
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no problems whatsoever with Michael Ball. I just think his style is best suited to the evening - not the morning.

And get rid of that quiz - pleeeze.
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