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Simon Mayo leaving Radio 2
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
When you say refreshed and something new...like what? I would have thought that Simon, being the good samaritan that he is, had something to do with her being given the evening show back. Which she makes a fair fist of. It suits her personality - or lack of. And seeing R2 is full of personalities these days, a welcome break.

BTW, if I listen to evening radio, it's usually Five Live sport. I couldn't care less who's presenting R2 at that time. Thursday happens to be a bit barren, when it comes to football. And when, either in the previous incarnation or last night, I have had her dulcet tones and musical choices on my car radio, I haven't found it an unpleasant experience, although I would object to the specialist hours being switched to 10 pm.

If I knew how to refresh it I'd be a producer at the BBC! It just seems to me that any show losing listeners as steeply as hers was would need an overhaul so to come back with the exact same features seems odd. But if I were in charge I'd just make her play records, that's her strength. It's when she has to interact with other people that it all goes very badly wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She seems quite comfortable with musicians, so maybe she's out of her depth with any other profession.

'so to come back with the exact same features seems odd'

Hmmm.....sounds like Theresa May.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume she will be sitting in for Ken during the forthcoming half term- unless of course he cancels his hols to ensue he has some listeners left when he returns.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well well well! I'll have some of that!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46947959
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's joining Scala Radio a new 'modern classic' station..........

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a few comments from Simon this weekend. Only advised of the changes via his agent and says that they (BBC) had tried to make an improvement but they made a big mistake. He comes across as being very disillusioned with the management at BBC
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And something in the RT. What an absolute mess these suits have made.

They've even got a head of Music! They can have as many 'Heads' as they like, but they'll always be Take That FM. The shows all smack of desperation. Endless plugging of each other's shows. It was never that way. Pure W1A.

They have no direction whatsoever. Actually, they do. Downwards.

Simon says...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-47120959
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The BBC can't admit it when they have got it wrong can they? I hardly listen to the station these days, more because once you switch off you forget to switch back on.........

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when Ball and Cox (or should that be Ballcocks) started they were trumpeting as though these two new shows were their bright idea instead of having them foisted upon them.
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