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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:29 am    Post subject: Rajar Q2 2011 Reply with quote

According to the latest Rajars BBC Radio 2 have enjoyed a boost to their figures - Vanessa, Zoe and Mike Hardings shows. Some shows are slightly down, but this is caused by " Seasonal Fluctuations"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14389081

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2011/08/magic-overtakes-bbc-radio-2-in-london/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What it proves is that there are many people in the UK who don't have the sophisticated taste like what I has.

I accidentally heard a little teensy-weensy bit of the "show" that's on Radio 2 at about 6.40 this morning, and the bloke doing the talking was squeaking this silly childish horn every time he said somebody's name. And all this on network radio!

I couldn't believe the banality of it all, but apparently lots of people are "entertained" by it... Each to his/her own, I guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Colin, what it proves is that the majority of Radio 2 listeners don't have any taste at all - end of story Mad

That is excluding most people on here of course Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Rajar Q2 2011 Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
According to the latest Rajars BBC Radio 2 have enjoyed a boost to their figures - Vanessa, Zoe and Mike Hardings shows

Actually, overall Radio 2 has lost 4% of listeners... which is a fair bit (from an admittedly high level).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It amazes me just how many people do listen to Radio 2 given that their day time shows are dire (my opinion only, but true). I base this on the snippets I hear in garages, shops, business etc that have it on, before anybody asks how do I know if I don't listen.

With a MP3 player on shuffle - who needs radio?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moonraker wrote:
With a MP3 player on shuffle - who needs radio?


Exactly. I'm currently listening to 99.3 The Vine ("Just Good Music") streaming from San Francisco via the superb TuneIN Radio App and it's much better than R2's mediocre fare!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had Kool 98.7 that comes out of Bismarck N Dakota on most mornings. 60s 70s and some 80s. I've also been listening over the past few weeks to some old minidiscs that I made probably 10 years ago.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I've had Kool 98.7 that comes out of Bismarck N Dakota on most mornings. 60s 70s and some 80s. I've also been listening over the past few weeks to some old minidiscs that I made probably 10 years ago.


The Vine 99.3 is nice because it comes from the heart of wine-growing country (Napa Valley). Temperatures this morning (ok, afternoon to us) are "only" in the low 80s and there's a mist over the Golden Gate Bridge (in the cse of the latter, isn't there always?).

Minidiscs - yes, I have a boxful of them. I just missed out on a professional studio quality Tascam MD recorder unit on ebay which I wanted to use to transfer recordings to my computer. I'll keep looking!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brings back memories Colin, we visited the Napa valley a good few years ago now, and went to one or two of the wineries!

I'm trying to locate a remote control for a Sony MZR5ST unit that belongs to my Dad. He somehow has mislaid it, a credit card sized one, so easy to do. He was trying to use a different one and wondered why it wouldn't respond! According to the manual there is no model number on it which is making it more difficult.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Brings back memories Colin, we visited the Napa valley a good few years ago now, and went to one or two of the wineries!


I've just had a name-check on "Kellie In The Morning"!!! Woo-hoo!

OK - simple things pleasing simple minds and all that, but it's amazing really isn't it? Back in the early 70s it took three weeks for one of my requests to be read out on Radio Caroline.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far this week in the mornings on Monday I listened to Mark Goodier and yesterday I went on I Player and listened to SOTS from last Saturday again because it was so unusually good

This morning I actually spent 2 hours listening to a CD of Samantha Fox's Greatest hits which my son bought on E Bay last week for one penny with no postage costs and it cost the seller 1-44 to send it to him Laughing

It's not actually a bad album with some quite good recent tracks in addition to the well known 80's hits and definitely better than babbling Zoe Ball

Back in 1987 I once met Samantha and her dad in a hotel in Cornwall when she was performing at Carlyon Bay Leisure Centre - both really nice people but sadly he passed away a few years ago
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr evans has lost half a million listeners although he is still well ahead of motor mouth on R1.It's still planet rock and BBC 6 for me with a bit of absolute 80's(which has increased its listenership) thhrown in a bit
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Mr evans has lost half a million listeners


...and they went ot R4 ? Rolling Eyes

I'm more likely to listen to R4 at that time these days
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
littlepieces wrote:
Mr evans has lost half a million listeners


...and they went ot R4 ? Rolling Eyes

I'm more likely to listen to R4 at that time these days


Same here!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R4's Today programme is much more entertaining, anyhow - especially when John Humphries is sinking his teeth into a pompous, evasive politician!
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