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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I listen to about 2 seconds of Chris Evans show every weekday, the sound of his opening jingle makes me race for the off button. I just hate that guys voice - it really does grate.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

firewirefred wrote:
it really does grate.


It's grrrrrrreattttttttttttttttt !!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No ernie,

It's Frosties, and THEY'RE GREEEAAAT!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

firewirefred wrote:
I listen to about 2 seconds of Chris Evans show every weekday, the sound of his opening jingle makes me race for the off button. I just hate that guys voice - it really does grate.


I feel the same way, thought I was out on a limb.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, you're not the only one, Helen.

To be fair to Ernie, who does like CE, I have tried to listen to the last twenty minutes of the shows this week on the way home from overtime. I managed to listen to about five minutes most nights before the cringe factor overtook me, although one night (Wednesday, I think) I got through ten. Must be improving, or my tolerance limit is lowering! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The trailers are enough to disuade me from ever listening to 'Driveltime' save for when the whinger is on holiday, in which case the 'L' from the middle can be dropped and the earplugs can be dispensed with. Cherskiy, was it for a bet, or some kind of Penance / Jankers? If the latter, boy, whatever you did it must have been bad!
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Cherskiy, was it for a bet, or some kind of Penance / Jankers? If the latter, boy, whatever you did it must have been bad![/size][/color]


Heh, heh.... Laughing No, I read Ernie's comments at the beginning of the week and decided to give CE another couple of chances. I can't see myself ever really liking the bloke's patter, but it was worth it, even just to reinforce my views. Next week I'll be back to the CDs....
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm not forcing anyone & I don't share Mark's mission to convert everyone to enjoy certain presenters Wink

Anyway I shouldnt respond positively to posts in the gripes section. That's not the spirit Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Well I'm not forcing anyone & I don't share Mark's mission to convert everyone to enjoy certain presenters Wink

Anyway I shouldnt respond positively to posts in the gripes section. That's not the spirit Laughing


No, I wasn't forced - but thought I would try to listen anyway, so I wasn't simply casting criticism without any personal experience to back my comments up.

My particular mission - to convert everyone to Bob's Saturday show Very Happy - is a little more subliminal. If I write enough reviews, someone is bound to take notice! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm grateful for the reviews, Chersk - sometmes I miss the show and reading your review determines whether I listen again or not so cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Andy - two satisfied customers already, you and BB! Laughing

Right, chores done for the morning - time to listen to the first hour of the show.... Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the CE show Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello Mig!
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_migster wrote:
I like the CE show Very Happy


You are not alone Smile

I was dubious about CE taking it over, but it's a good show, which has got better.

He has great enthusiasm which I know can be too much for some. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but has lost listeners...... again... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_migster wrote:
I like the CE show Very Happy


Laughing another one. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, more people who like Chris, glad to read this, see, he's not so bad is he?
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it too- Mon-Thur. Not a huge fan of the Friday show- it's a little too roadshow-ish on a Friday, although I do listen to it, mainly cos I enjoy the traffic reports in a Schadenfreude way, knowing that I've been home for hours. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_migster wrote:
I like the CE show Very Happy


Hello Miggy! Smile

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Laughing another one. Laughing


Where's Pugwash when you need him? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Drivetime, but only when CE's on holiday; you would think a man paid as much as CE would have more holiday days than Wogan, well we can hope can't we Santa? Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi to H and hi to SantaFefan,

How are you doing? Well it's a comfort to know that some things don't change Very Happy .

Work life was getting a bit hectic for me, hence my lack of posts. Not much has changed there but, well, I missed you guys!!

Back to CE though, I don't get to listen as much as I used to. BUT, I still like the show. What I can't stand to listen to though is the SW show. So, I think, he should go and CE should take his place in the afternoon slot. How does that sound?
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never listen to R2 in the afternoons so if CE did that slot it would be ideal. I could then return to listening to drivetime!
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

replace my hero???
NEVER!

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

firewirefred wrote:
I never listen to R2 in the afternoons so if CE did that slot it would be ideal. I could then return to listening to drivetime!


Hosted by Danny Baker? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
replace my hero???
NEVER!



Hey, it was just an idea, I'm being selfish here. I know how much you love the show!!! lmao
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
replace my hero???
NEVER!



That must have been taken quite a while ago. He's bloated a bit since then.

"Who ate all the pies?" Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do the same!

I went into a shop in town on Thursday and they had him on - I had to leave!

Helen - I was up beside the Central Library - or what was left of it! I spent a lot of time in there when I was at school, strange to see it being pulled down!

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Helen May wrote:
firewirefred wrote:
I listen to about 2 seconds of Chris Evans show every weekday, the sound of his opening jingle makes me race for the off button. I just hate that guys voice - it really does grate.


I feel the same way, thought I was out on a limb.

H
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Baron wrote:
I do the same!

I went into a shop in town on Thursday and they had him on - I had to leave!

Helen - I was up beside the Central Library - or what was left of it! I spent a lot of time in there when I was at school, strange to see it being pulled down!

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Helen May wrote:
firewirefred wrote:
I listen to about 2 seconds of Chris Evans show every weekday, the sound of his opening jingle makes me race for the off button. I just hate that guys voice - it really does grate.


I feel the same way, thought I was out on a limb.

H


Hi RB

I didn't know it was being pulled down, I can remember when it opened and that isn't all that long ago. I'm trying to think where the old one was but I can't.

My last visit while, I was back home on a visit, was to look up on micro fiche (sp?) a recipe from the Chronicle that I'd lost part of. I only remembered the month and year that it was published but I got there!

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cherskiy wrote:

That must have been taken quite a while ago. He's bloated a bit since then.

"Who ate all the pies?" Laughing


Love is blind...

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