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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:23 am    Post subject: Sara Cox Official Breakfast Show Cover Reply with quote

Sara Cox has signed a contract to be Chris Evans breakfast show holiday cover. Story about Sara in The Mirror talking about her drinking days etc whilst at Radio 1.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much as I like her, it's not enough to break my habit of avoiding R2 in the mornings!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My radio2 will still be switched off until 09:30 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine will be too!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I don't mind her, I do think she is very very average.
Why do they think that every ex Radio 1 DJ naturally has a right to be on Radio 2?
It's not even the ones who were there when it was at it's peak, it seems to be the ones who brought the listening figures crashing down.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to disagree most of you on this subject

I'd love to see Sara permanently on the breakfast show as I've never ever been able to listen for the last 25 years - except when Johnnie Walker or certain others were covering

What is it about that time slot that over the years seems to have inflicted on people like me such self indulgent idiots Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm fine with Sara. I think she does a decent job..... doesn't try too hard.....doesn't shout.......isn't too up herself.......isn't Zoe Ball......isn't Vanessa.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unclebuck wrote:
I'm fine with Sara. I think she does a decent job..... doesn't try too hard.....doesn't shout.......isn't too up herself.......isn't Zoe Ball......isn't Vanessa.


It's still the same tiresome format, though.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could argue the same point re Messrs Bruce's and Wright's shows-the same boring format day after day, week after week , year after year-just awful.

The sooner these guys are pensioned off the better.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
You could argue the same point re Messrs Bruce's and Wright's shows-the same boring format day after day, week after week , year after year-just awful.

Having had the misfortune of hearing the drivel shouted by Evans, the above criticism is every bit as valid to his excuse for a breakfast show. To me it is indeed the same boring format day after day, week after week , year after year-just awful. It is, thanks to that, that I never want to hear 'Candyman' by Sammy Davis Jnr' or that one that goes 'How Do you Want Your Eggs in the morning' ever again. If this racket belongs anywhere, it should be on CBBC.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
You could argue the same point re Messrs Bruce's and Wright's shows-the same boring format day after day, week after week , year after year-just awful.


They at least have the advantage of being Evans-free. Some consolation, I know, but be thankful for small mercies that's what I say!

That said, the Radio Caroline breakfast show and Russ Williams on Absolute at 10.00am are two radio choices that are infinitely better than R2 drivel these days.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
unclebuck wrote:
I'm fine with Sara. I think she does a decent job..... doesn't try too hard.....doesn't shout.......isn't too up herself.......isn't Zoe Ball......isn't Vanessa.


It's still the same tiresome format, though.

How would you know that... unless you listen?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the misfortune to hear bits of it on occasion. What little I do hear sounds the same old Evans ego-train to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't ego bring in listeners? The only thing is he does shout whilst talking. I'm sure the control room try and turn his voice down..
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Doesn't ego bring in listeners?

It may do and it may also drive them away!
mark occomore wrote:
I'm sure the control room try and turn his voice down..
How about turning it down to absolute zero!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Doesn't ego bring in listeners?

It may do and it may also drive them away!
mark occomore wrote:
I'm sure the control room try and turn his voice down..
How about turning it down to absolute zero!


I would prefer Shennan to do some cost cutting, Evans is probably the highest paid person on Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Doesn't ego bring in listeners?.


Is that a serious question Mark?

mark occomore wrote:
The only thing is he does shout whilst talking. I'm sure the control room try and turn his voice down..


It has nothing to do with levels and everything to do with "voice". For me, his voice and his whole manner of communicating to his listeners is totally annoying.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Doesn't ego bring in listeners?

It may do and it may also drive them away!
mark occomore wrote:
I'm sure the control room try and turn his voice down..
How about turning it down to absolute zero!


I would prefer Shennan to do some cost cutting, Evans is probably the highest paid person on Radio 2.


I'm not trying to defend him. When you'r popular and on demand your awarded for it?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
I would prefer Shennan to do some cost cutting, Evans is probably the highest paid person on Radio 2.


Trouble is that Shennan has his hands tied behind his back in many senses. He's been forced to apply the across-the-board 30% cuts to radio operating costs and yet he has to deliver consistently high audiences for his programming in order to justify the station's budget and, of course, his own neck.

Evans is paid a reported 500,000 per year as part of his contract to the BBC (I think this covers all of his contributions across radio and TV), and if it "delivers" a substantial audience then it's a good bet for him.

Personally, I'd make that half-million saving and encourage Evans to go back to Radio Phone-in Land where he belongs, but apparently lots of people do listen to him regularly, even I can't work out why.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin-Good shout re Russ Williams on Absolute Radio.

Have been tuning into his show for a while-great show-Russ has excellent musical choice.

The show is so much better than the dire offering by Ken Bruce on Radio 2.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People only moan about Evans about his past etc, because they are jealous.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
People only moan about Evans about his past etc, because they are jealous.


Wrong. I moan about Evans for the simple reason that he annoys me. That's why I avoid him.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
People only moan about Evans about his past etc, because they are jealous.


Wrong. I moan about Evans for the simple reason that he annoys me. That's why I avoid him.

Likewise! He clearly belongs on CBBC or Cebeebies! Not grown up radio!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree

I always try to remember to retune the car radio to r4 when I get back home after Drivetime ends - but quite often I forget and then the next morning - Arrrgh - except when we all get an unexpected bonus when Sara is on Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
People only moan about Evans about his past etc, because they are jealous.


Wrong. I moan about Evans for the simple reason that he annoys me. That's why I avoid him.


Agreed. He's very annoying at Breakfast time. I could cope with him at Drivetime or Saturday afternoon but not breakfast. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His irritating voice and self-centred presentation style remains the same whatever time of the day it is.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't stand him at anytime either but I'm less tolerant at breakfast Sad as I suspect a lot of people are.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those not up early enough this morning Sara said that she would be sitting in for CE on Monday- Wednesday next week.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes a change from Mr Bland of late... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Makes a change from Mr Bland of late... Cool


He was an improvement on the shouty one at Breakfast but you do get bored with him...
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nod wrote:
SantaFefan wrote:
Makes a change from Mr Bland of late... Cool


He was an improvement on the shouty one at Breakfast but you do get bored with him...


I don't!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither but at least we've got three more days of listenable radio next week to look forward to Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you listened to the New Years Day handover between Sara and Richard, she did say we want more of Richard Allinson in 2015.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sara Cox has good judgement.
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