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John W



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will try and enter the recent nominations this weekend.....

..... but Kaytee I know nothing about Chris Stewart Shocked When did he work at Radio 2??? and where else has he worked?

I only know Chris Stewart the Genesis drummer
http://www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/associates/chris.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see Steve Wright is NOT on here-quite right.

Hopefully the picture of Richard Allinson can be updated in due course.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Chris Stewart Reply with quote

John W wrote:
I will try and enter the recent nominations this weekend.....

..... but Kaytee I know nothing about Chris Stewart Shocked When did he work at Radio 2??? and where else has he worked?

I only know Chris Stewart the Genesis drummer
http://www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/associates/chris.htm


I'm not sure when he was on Radio 2, years ago, but he covered the 10.30 pm to midnight slot and then I think maybe Richard Alison took over the slot. I believe Chris then moved to Radio Wales but used to do the occasional programme for Radio 2. He is sadly missed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Chris Stewart Reply with quote

happyKaytee wrote:
John W wrote:
I will try and enter the recent nominations this weekend.....

..... but Kaytee I know nothing about Chris Stewart Shocked When did he work at Radio 2??? and where else has he worked?

I only know Chris Stewart the Genesis drummer
http://www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/associates/chris.htm


I'm not sure when he was on Radio 2, years ago, but he covered the 10.30 pm to midnight slot and then I think maybe Richard Alison took over the slot. I believe Chris then moved to Radio Wales but used to do the occasional programme for Radio 2. He is sadly missed.


His name is spelt Chris STUART not STEWART.

In October 1989 Radio 2's Ray Moore died, so Chris Stuart joined from BBC Wales to present the early morning show.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaytee and ernie/gfloyd,

Many thanks for that information.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for nominations.

Entered in the R2 Hall of Fame:

Chris Stuart
Jeremy Vine
Sir Jimmy Young
Sarah Kennedy
Johnnie Walker
Dave Lee Travis

Some interesting info on each

http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_halloffame.htm

I'll move them further up the page later Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a look at the Sarah Kennedy entry & missing from her list of books are her two most recent, Cats which is a feline version of Terrible Twos and Thomas' Joke Book which is a compilation of jokes sent in by listeners.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Bruce Very Happy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Bruce
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken is already on there Natasha. But Stuart Maconie isn't and, I think, deserves to be. Original Critical list, Current Saturday show, Shows on 6 music (current one being Freak Zone) & plenty of deputising, not least Drivetime and Ken Bruce to name two that come to mind.
Has also written a book but the title escapes me
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks your Lordship, I'll update SK and add Stuart.

We could have a poll for people's top five or something, and then I could arrange the Hall of Fame in a popularity order. I'll see if I can do that using the poll method we have here.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Ken is already on there Natasha. But Stuart Maconie isn't and, I think, deserves to be. Original Critical list, Current Saturday show, Shows on 6 music (current one being Freak Zone) & plenty of deputising, not least Drivetime and Ken Bruce to name two that come to mind.
Has also written a book but the title escapes me
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Seconded for Stuart Maconie Smile

(first book 'Cider with Roadies' which is great and second book out 1st feb 'Pies and Prejudice')
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And to add to Stuart's CV. He has deputised for Mark Radcliffe (just before last Christmas) and sometimes guests on Mark's show as he is doing tonight (23/1/07)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Dell

Hubert Gregg
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wot, no Colin Berry? A true R2 legend who was there longer than most of the presenters (and did a fair bit of that side of things himself before being confined to the newsroom).
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually shouldn't there be a newscaster's section to this?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexis Korner - British Blues Legend and specialist presenter extraordinaire.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ignore previous message - Alexis was on Radio 1. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
And to add to Stuart's CV. He has deputised for Mark Radcliffe (just before last Christmas) and sometimes guests on Mark's show as he is doing tonight (23/1/07)

To add still further to Stuart's credits: The Northern Soul show All singing All Dancing All Night and he was one third of the trio who presented Lloyd Cole Knew My Father (one of the better 'Comedy hour' shows, in my Opinion of course) along with David Quantick & Andrew Collins.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some excellent choices here but I'm surprised that nobody has nominated our old mate Brian Matthew yet. May I do so?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And can I put Roger Royle up for nomination too? He's been on R2 for 23 years now, since he first presented Good Morning Sunday as a holiday one-off, prior to becoming its regular host for some years. For me, Sunday Half Hour is an underrated gem in the schedules--this week's edition featured a collection of hymns which surely contained at least one of everyone's favourites and some very good teaching on forgiveness.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Topping? Someone else I can't remember.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for nominations. The following have now entered the Radio 2 Hall of Fame:

Stuart Maconie, Alan Dell, Roger Royle.

Please let me know any other worthy career information to add.

http://www.r2ok.co.uk/R2_halloffame.htm

Still to get the dirt on Hubert Gregg, Colin Berry, Brian Matthew Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Matthew has now entered the Radio 2 Hall of Fame !
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan Dell looks like he should be on Crime Watch Shocked Shocked
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