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Bam - Bam Could Join Capital Radio

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject: Bam - Bam Could Join Capital Radio Reply with quote

Capital Radio has lined up the controversial former Kiss FM DJ Bam Bam for a return to the London airwaves.

Bam Bam - real name Peter Poulton - presented the breakfast show on Kiss FM for seven years until April last year. He left after a series of complaints about the show, which led to the dance station being fined a record 175,000.

Capital bosses are currently in negotiations with the DJ about fronting a high-profile show on the London station.

GCap-owned Capital has dropped to third place in the London market behind Heart, owned by Chrysalis, and Emap's Magic. Bam Bam's former employer, Emap's Kiss, is now challenging Capital for third place.

Kiss was fined 100,000 for eight breaches of standards on the Bam Bam breakfast show, and another 75,000 after Ofcom upheld a fairness and privacy complaint about a wind-up call on the show.

The fine, which was levied by the regulator two months after Bam Bam left the station, was the largest ever imposed on a UK radio company. The regulator said Emap had showed "abject failure" in being "unable to manage its talent".

Two of the complaints about the show concerned wind-up calls. Ofcom said Emap had "failed to seek consent from the participants who were identifiable".

One call was to a man that had just been made redundant and another was to a Chinese herbalist asking for a remedy to improve penis size. Ofcom said the broadcaster's treatment of the man who had been made redundant was "totally unacceptable".

Since leaving Kiss, Poulton launched a daily podcast on the internet with his former Kiss co-host, Streetboy.

His Kiss FM breakfast show finished with 683,000 listeners, in third place behind Capital's Johnny Vaughan and Heart's Jamie Theakston, and was the biggest breakfast show among 15 to 24-year-olds in the capital.

Capital has 1.46 million listeners a week, behind Magic, with 1.79 million, and first-placed Heart, with 1.85 million. Kiss is in fourth place with 1.44 million, according to the Rajar figures for the last quarter of 2006, published earlier this month.

Former Virgin Radio chief executive Fru Hazlitt was appointed managing director of GCap's London business, including Capital, last month. Two weeks later the contract of Capital's breakfast host, Johnny Vaughan, was extended for another three years.

Source Media Guardian.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guy is a liability. After he previous escapades its only a matter of time before something happens.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm.. who cares?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will Fred Flintstone & Barney Rubble be joining him?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WillllmmmmAAAAAAAAAAAA!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about (Andy) Pebbles?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt The Rolling Stones will be on the playlist along with Joss Stone.
Sandie shaw is always popular along with The Beach Boys!!!!! Embarassed Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of him Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toggy tea slurper wrote:
Never heard of him Confused


Brother of wham bam. Thank you maam.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He started off on one of my county's stations, Invicta FM.

Always struck me as loud and irritating, personally.

Mind you, I can see why he uses the pseudonym Bam-Bam... his real name makes him sound like a 54 year-old accountant Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes a change from Jeremy! There are far too many of those on TV and Radio already.
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