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R2 Playlist discussion on Feedback

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:52 pm    Post subject: R2 Playlist discussion on Feedback Reply with quote

We all moan about the R2 playlist, well just seen a tweet asking for questions for the Feedback team to put to R2 head of music Jeff Smith.

http://www.bbc.co.uk//radio4/features/feedback/contact/

They need them by the end of today though.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a bit difficult to know what question to ask, other than "When is Radio 2 going to allow people with imagination to build the station's playlist?".

Can't imagine it will be asked, though, so I won't bother and will listen to better stations instead.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go on, ask it Colin!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just sent in my own comments, saying that Radio 2 (Mon-Fri) plays far too much 80s music and that if they want to attract and retain more listeners in the 50+ age range they should play more 60s/70s music.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't bother. I could have asked: "How come Radio Caroline sounds great and doesn't have any playlists at all, when R2 sounds so awful for much of the time and has dire playlists?".
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not bothered about the era of the records (although I think there's far too much 70s stuff) but it's more that the same songs keep coming around and around. A bit more depth and adventure wouldn't go amiss.

There always used to be the excuse that the "obscure" stuff wasn't on the system but Chris Evans has been plucking a lot of left-field stuff out there lately (eg today he ran the themes to Swap Shop and Tiswas) so why can't everyone else?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Chris Evans has been plucking a lot of left-field stuff out there lately (eg today he ran the themes to Swap Shop and Tiswas) so why can't everyone else?

Proof, if anymore were needed, that Evans is far better suited to CBBC than grown-up TV & radio!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
Chris Evans has been plucking a lot of left-field stuff out there lately (eg today he ran the themes to Swap Shop and Tiswas) so why can't everyone else?

Proof, if anymore were needed, that Evans is far better suited to CBBC than grown-up TV & radio!


Indeed. This is national network radio at breakfast time in the UK! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
Chris Evans has been plucking a lot of left-field stuff out there lately (eg today he ran the themes to Swap Shop and Tiswas) so why can't everyone else?

Proof, if anymore were needed, that Evans is far better suited to CBBC than grown-up TV & radio!

Oh, yeah? Lots of kids know the theme tune to Swap Shop do they?

The average age of Radio 2 listeners is 51, therefore the majority of Chris's listeners were in their early teens when Swap Shop started. So he's playing music for their era.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Music, I've discovered has a great deal in common with bathroom taps: the more you have to choose from, the more difficult it is to choose one-just one.... I want them all! So I can see why they have playlists. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your house must be fantastic Rach when it comes to the bathroom

I have a choice in mine only between hot and cold Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm quite happy with other people's playlists. It's the drab, predictable, radio 2 playlists I can't stomach.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just listened to Feedback on Iplayer and they read out my question, wooohooo.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done I wondered if yours was read out when I listened last weekend.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
Just listened to Feedback on Iplayer and they read out my question, wooohooo.


But, more importantly, what was the response?
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