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Guess Who's Recommended For Us To Listen Again To, By Auntie

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: Guess Who's Recommended For Us To Listen Again To, By Auntie Reply with quote

Been using the listen again facility this week to listen to SOTS, JW, Bob Harris Country etc. Have noticed that every day that CE is recommended yet again, guess he must have fell out of the top 5 listened to again shows, bless. Anybody else sick of CE and Driveltime being rammed down their throat, at every opportunity, by auntie. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. I generally dont go out of my way to get upset by things. I hear a promo for Jeremy Vine every day on the Ken Bruce show. I have no intention of ever listening to Vine and his sensationalist moan-a-thon but I dont let lifes little annoyances get to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since RB was plugged ad nauseam on the R2 website, I've shied away from anything recommended on the home page. In fact, I think his mug has been on permanent display since a couple of weeks before his excuse for a show started.... obviously the ratings aren't that good, otherwise they wouldn't need to keep constantly plugging it - together with the trailer I heard today.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go to the BBC radio mainpage you will find:

Hidden Gems
Pick of the Pops on Radio 2
Anybody want to object to that?

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
If you go to the BBC radio mainpage you will find:

Hidden Gems
Pick of the Pops on Radio 2
Anybody want to object to that?

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad


R2's home page at the moment is trailing the Brits, a clip of Norah Jones in concert (rather pleasant), RB's show ( Rolling Eyes ) and Celtic Connections. Two out of four worth a look, not bad, I suppose. However, I suspect that RB's mug won't shift until either his ratings do or he does, whichever comes first.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I think the following deserve more promotion by Radio 2:

Paul Jones
Bob Harris Country
Suzi Q
Paul Gambacinni

Where a show is listed on the listen again facility has zero effect on which shows I choose to listen to.

I was surprised Drivetime made it to the Top 5. Drivetime shows generally dont because they have a very short shelf life (who wants to hear a preview of a sports match after the result is know). Also the heavy emphasis on travel & business news would be a turn off to many.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Personally I think the following deserve more promotion by Radio 2:

Paul Jones
Bob Harris Country
Suzi Q
Paul Gambacinni


I'd add Bob's Saturday show to that list. I never hear/see it advertised.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO there are lots of terrific shows that deserve to be recommended by auntie, but she just thinks CE is something special, so he gets to be pushed in our faces. What about Mark Radcliffe, his show the other night that had Stuart guesting was brilliant. Nick Barraclough, Mike Harding are definitely worth another listen and SM's Saturday show.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
No. I generally dont go out of my way to get upset by things. I hear a promo for Jeremy Vine every day on the Ken Bruce show. I have no intention of ever listening to Vine and his sensationalist moan-a-thon but I dont let lifes little annoyances get to me.

I find the 5 minute chat between Ken and Jeremy much more fun than Jeremy's entire show!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:
Since RB was plugged ad nauseam on the R2 website, I've shied away from anything recommended on the home page. In fact, I think his mug has been on permanent display since a couple of weeks before his excuse for a show started.... obviously the ratings aren't that good, otherwise they wouldn't need to keep constantly plugging it - together with the trailer I heard today.

Ironically, the current trail for RB is a lengthy rant from him complaining that his picture ISN'T on the website! eh?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cherskiy wrote:
Since RB was plugged ad nauseam on the R2 website, I've shied away from anything recommended on the home page. In fact, I think his mug has been on permanent display since a couple of weeks before his excuse for a show started.... obviously the ratings aren't that good, otherwise they wouldn't need to keep constantly plugging it - together with the trailer I heard today.

Ironically, the current trail for RB is a lengthy rant from him complaining that his picture ISN'T on the website! eh?


Sums him up really, doesn't it? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it needs to be excessively plugged, it's got too many holes in it. It is rare to Terry, Ken, Suzi Q on the home page asthey don't need the advertising.

RB's efforts need to be get more play in front of the RAJARs. If one of the controllers pets goes down, who knows what might happen. Alistenable drivetime show perhaps?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry is a one man PR machine. He has a phd in self promotion.
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