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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:25 pm    Post subject: Holiday Cover Reply with quote

What the hell is going on at Radio 2 this is why I've switched now. I had switched to Simon Bates Breakfast ages ago and Smooth, Heart Or Magic.

This week the station is desperate and dragged in Patrick Kietly and next week 29th October Vanessa is covering Jeremy Vine again - whilst Anneka Rice is covering Early Breakfast and Rhod Gilbert is covering Steve Wright. ( Rhod is ok is small doses, but the whole week, please )

Apart from Vanessa - Where are the bosses getting these ideas to get those others to cover shows? It's becoming a joke. Shocked
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Holiday Cover Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Where are the bosses getting these ideas to get those others to cover shows? It's becoming a joke. Shocked


Shennan is clueless. Easy solution - do what I do and don't listen! Radio 4 was great this morning and Radio Caroline sounded great (lots of brilliant music - new bands and old making a perfect mix) as it streamed into my office via the Gear4 dock!

There is so little to attract me to R2 these days so for much of the day I just don't bother.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All that was needed is for Paddy to cover the Vine Show and Richard Allinson to cover in the afternoon

Simples - as the saying goes and yes an intelligent meerkat probably would do a far better job of things than the clueless Mr Shennan Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
All that was needed is for Paddy to cover the Vine Show and Richard Allinson to cover in the afternoon

Simples - as the saying goes and yes an intelligent meerkat probably would do a far better job of things than the clueless Mr Shennan Sad


Now you're talking! I have an idea - the Meerkats Do Breakfast! Now that really WOULD persuade me to tune in! Smile
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though Smooth have changed they got professional DJ's. I can't understand why they just don't stick with normal cover like Richard Allinson, Zoe Ball and Chris Tarrant etc. I suppose the station doesn't want a Daily Mail spread saying 'they are better cover just like Mr Allinson got a few years back'?
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Even though Smooth have changed they got professional DJ's.


The station (and others in its stable that share its server system) really is living up to its real name - Bland Radio.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Holiday Cover Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
What the hell is going on at Radio 2 this is why I've switched now. I had switched to Simon Bates Breakfast ages ago and Smooth, Heart Or Magic.

This week the station is desperate and dragged in Patrick Kietly and next week 29th October Vanessa is covering Jeremy Vine again - whilst Anneka Rice is covering Early Breakfast and Rhod Gilbert is covering Steve Wright. ( Rhod is ok is small doses, but the whole week, please )

Apart from Vanessa - Where are the bosses getting these ideas to get those others to cover shows? It's becoming a joke. Shocked


It's half term Mark, nothing more nothing less, and it happens 3 times a year! Vanessa often covers for Jeremy Vine. I guess he was at the Radio festival (or whatever it was called) last week and no doubt his kids have half term next week (it's this week in our area).

Don't like some of the stand ins but I can listen to Patrick Kielty and Michael Ball on Ken isn't too bad.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently Rhod Gilbert will be back on Boxing Day.
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SantaFefan



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhod Gilbert? well if yesterday's performance covering for the magnificent Steve Wright was anything to go by, I'll give Boxing Day a miss for sure Rolling Eyes
Honestly, I couldn't believe my ears listening to his amateurish performance, coughing and spluttering his way through the show... then Sally Traffic broke out into a coughing fit too!
Sorry, if I was in control of Radio 2, I'd boot him out the door....


then I'd sack Dermot O'Leary Razz
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was atrocious.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
He was atrocious.

H


I told you all that weeks ago - I've had the misfortune of hearing him on BBC Radio Wales Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must have been when I was away Ruddles, I did hear him comment about Radio Wales though.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Must have been when I was away Ruddles, I did hear him comment about Radio Wales though.

H


Yes now that you mention it Helen I think it was while you were away - he sat in on the Dermot O'Dreary Saturday Show :

Mind you even he is not for me anywhere near as bad as Patrick Kielty Rolling Eyes
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