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Rachel
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:54 pm    Post subject: Roll up! See the Bearded DJ and the Sleeping Producer! Reply with quote

Well…. listen to he most hirsute radio show on earth anyway…

Alex Lester. Of course

He still rocks. This morning Alex was talking about having your own brand of perfumes etc. Can I smell bacon? Come to mamma big boy!

Also a great thread on like it or lump it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's getting to look more and more like Willie Rushton...




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's so cute, cuddly and not controversial in any way. He’s doing a great job of keeping Radio 2’s average hair count up. Although I suspect that razor manufactures have missed his custom since he gave them the heave ho. I wonder of he shaves his chest?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovin the coat Alex
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in 1976 he was on the local commercial radio station in Stockton-on-Tees "Radio Tees" as was Jeff Stelling of Sky Sports and Channel 4's Countdown.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit later than 76 but yes Alex was on Tees in the early 80s:
http://www.radiotees.co.uk/alexlester.htm

And Jeff Stelling:
http://www.radiotees.co.uk/jeffstelling.htm

Some great airchecks and jingles on this site too.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Andy and for the correcton too... Laughing

Its hard to believe he's been doing the late slot on Radio 2 for approx 21 years and now I have read that website, I do remember him doing presentation at Radio 2.

I have not listened to radio 2 through the night for years, I have to be honest.

I had not realised he was at Tees as late as 1983...then I maybe listened less at that time because I was working and in 1984 my Father passed away. But I did listen to Metro Radio and Radio Tees so I must've heard him.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His blog is always good for a chuckle. Latest posting...
http://alexlesterspersonalblog.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex Lester DOES NOT rock.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meaning? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Alex Lester DOES NOT rock.

On the contrary....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Alex Lester DOES NOT rock.


Oh yes he does!

The Dark Lord is a rare beacon of light in an otherwise dull and bleak line-up of poor presenting talent.

Loving the SHOE, Alex! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Alex is a very good presenter. Unfortunately, he's too good for today's Radio 2!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same goes for Richard Allinson, Colin.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
I think Alex is a very good presenter. Unfortunately, he's too good for today's Radio 2!

One wonders if that is why he (& the likes of Janice Long) don't get let out in the daylight any more.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
ColinB wrote:
I think Alex is a very good presenter. Unfortunately, he's too good for today's Radio 2!

One wonders if that is why he (& the likes of Janice Long) don't get let out in the daylight any more.


I am sure it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it is!... This is why they create a listenable show so people to listen again. It a great shame!! You can only blame a handful of people who made Radio 2 like that.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like Alex is hosting Bob Harris Country tomorrow night, according to the Radio 2 website.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred wrote:
It looks like Alex is hosting Bob Harris Country tomorrow night, according to the Radio 2 website.


It's not the first time Alex has covered for Bob.
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