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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Rylan joining Radio 2 Reply with quote

It's been confirmed today that Rylan Clark-Neal will be replacing Zoe Ball on Saturday afternoons when she moves to Breakfast.

Once again, I feel the station is less and less for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just knew that they were earmarking him for a regular spot. I can't take more of him than the time it takes my thumb to press the remote.

I'm just thankful I'm a sports nut, so it's Five Live on a Saturday, or family stuff.

I'm also conscious that I'm turning into Stadler or Waldorf...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian I agree with you, there is very little left that I enjoy now.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said in the RAJARs thread the listening figures for Saturday have actually gone up this year so I just can't see the logic for this move at all. With Johnnie Walker's Rock Show following Liza Tarbuck that's a pretty solid schedule of older-skewing fairly nostalgic listening from Pick of the Pops at 1pm to Craig Charles at 10pm. Putting 3 hours of Rylan in the middle sticks out like a sore thumb.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As someone who is very proud to say that I have never watched a single episode of "Britain's Got Strictly No Celebrity X-Factor" I have absolutely no idea who he is. I have a horrible idea he was sitting in for someone recently and I nearly slipped a disc in my rush to get to the off switch. It's good to see that Radio 2 has now left the bottom of the barrel and is busy underneath the barrel.

Is there some Holy Writ that says we can't have proper radio broadcasters instead of these unqualified celebs.


Exits left, feeling nostalgic for Richard Allinson and Stuart Maconie
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I miss those 2 who were great in that Saturday afternoon slot.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
I have a horrible idea he was sitting in for someone recently and I nearly slipped a disc in my rush to get to the off switch.

Yes, he sat in for Zoe over the summer and was awful.

I have to say I'm not much of a fan but he's not too bad in small doses on certain things. 3 hours is too much though - he doesn't know much about music, he doesn't really have much to say, and at 26 (allegedly) feels too young for Radio 2.

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Exits left, feeling nostalgic for Richard Allinson and Stuart Maconie

Well, this is it, isn't it? We lose Alex Lester, Janice Long, Bob Harris etc and get this in return. Hardly seems a fair swap.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:

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Exits left, feeling nostalgic for Richard Allinson and Stuart Maconie

Well, this is it, isn't it? We lose Alex Lester, Janice Long, Bob Harris etc and get this in return. Hardly seems a fair swap.


I feel very nostalgic for those days, when I had Radio 2 on just about all day and Saturday afternoons were unmissable: Pick Of The Pops, Richard Allinson, Stuart Maconie's Critical List. Some of the comedy shows were good too, such as News Huddlines, surely now is a good time to have a similar show on again. It's Been A Bad Week was another one I enjoyed. Some good documentaries too before I burnt the midnight oil with Bob Harris' weekend show.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Rylan joining Radio 2 Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
It's been confirmed today that Rylan Clark-Neal will be replacing Zoe Ball on Saturday afternoons when she moves to Breakfast.

Once again, I feel the station is less and less for me.


Yes, it goes from bad to worse , very liitle left particular weekdays, and saturday Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Rylan joining Radio 2 Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
It's been confirmed today that Rylan Clark-Neal will be replacing Zoe Ball on Saturday afternoons when she moves to Breakfast.

Once again, I feel the station is less and less for me.


Yes, it goes from bad to worse , very liitle left particular weekdays, and saturday Rolling Eyes


There isn't much left for me either, just Sounds of the 70s and sometimes the first year on Pick of the Pops. Sad times! Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hang on to Ken Bruce but the music is getting worse all the time. That's it for the daytime schedule since it's now full of hyperactive old men, Evans, Vine and Wright, getting more and more over excited.

Fortunately I can listen again at my desk so I keep up with SOTS, SOTS, POTP but that's about it. A far cry from the glory days when it was wall to wall R2
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
I hang on to Ken Bruce but the music is getting worse all the time. That's it for the daytime schedule since it's now full of hyperactive old men, Evans, Vine and Wright, getting more and more over excited.

Fortunately I can listen again at my desk so I keep up with SOTS, SOTS, POTP but that's about it. A far cry from the glory days when it was wall to wall R2


Same here, only Ken weekdays. I try with SOT60s, great music but don't like it with Blackburn.

Thank goodness for 6music, I may not like all the music but at least it makes music the priority.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rylan starts this weekend in a blaze of hype. I thought Angela Scanlan was a decent stand-in for Zoe so I don't know why they've brought in someone with no radio experience instead.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Rylan starts this weekend in a blaze of hype. I thought Angela Scanlan was a decent stand-in for Zoe so I don't know why they've brought in someone with no radio experience instead.


Just this last week he was on Would I Lie To You ....then looking through the schedule on Radio 4 Extra I see he has a series of programmes* on there and this morning it was announced he is to co-host It Takes Two (Strictly spin off) with Zoe Ball. He definitely knows where the bodies are buried...there is no question about that. I fully expect to see him reading the news in the not too distant future, just before he takes over as D.G. Rolling Eyes

* His husband Daniel Clark-Neal is executive producer on that.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is curious that when lots of white males are losing presenting slots he's picking them up despite no discernable talent. His Saturday show on Radio 2 is just awful. He seems a nice chap but has no idea about music or how to speak to other people, and his stories are simple and dull. It would be bad enough, but sandwiched between Gambo and Liza Tarbuck he comes off even worse.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is curious Ian and I don't think it bodes well for the future. Gillian Reynolds wrote a few weeks ago that radio as we know it is finished, she didn't like the thought herself mind you.

I caught a little bit of one of his first shows and now make a point of switching off if I happen to be listening at that time.

I agree with Becky's thought that he will be everywhere before long, sadly.

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