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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: G Cap Announce Gold Brand Reply with quote

GCap Media have officially announced the name for the new classic hits network. Gold will replace Classic Gold and Capital Gold from 7pm on Friday August 3rd. As revealed by RadioToday.co.uk last week, Tony Blackburn will stand down from the breakfast show he's hosted for the past four and a half years.

Andy Turner, Gold's Station Director, will oversee the development and evolution of the network. There will be four hours of daily afternoon local pre-recorded programming with traffic, news and weather provided locally and news coverage increased to three minutes per hour.

Gold will have an approximate audience of 1.7 million adults with 12 million listening hours, making it the 8th largest commercial national station in the UK based on reach.

Steve Orchard, Group Operations Director of GCap Media, said: "As announced in our preliminary results at the end of May, GCap Media is committed to investing in national brands with multi-media capabilities that appeal to communities of passionate music fans. The new Gold network will greatly appeal to authentic music fans and will reinvigorate the way classic hits radio is presented."

Tony Blackburn said: "After four and a half years presenting the Breakfast show on Classic Gold I have decided now is as good a time as ever to move on from a Network that I have enjoyed presenting on immensely.

"The Classic Gold listeners are a brilliant bunch and I hope they have enjoyed waking up with me as much as I have enjoyed getting them up. I am sure that our paths will cross in the future as I am in discussions with GCap about a series of new shows.

"I have a number of exciting radio projects in the pipeline including finding suitable ways (on September 30th) to celebrate 40 years since I woke up the nation on the very first Radio 1 breakfast show. On top of that my autobiography, Poptastic, is coming out in a few months and I will be devoting a lot of time signing copies of that - so make sure you all buy one.

"Classic Gold has been an enormously fun place to work and for that I have all the management and staff, co-presenters, sponsors and advertisers to thank."

Andy Turner commented: "Tony is one of the legendary UK broadcasters, has been a dedicated Classic Gold DJ and done a great job in his role hosting breakfast. He will remain on the GCap books and I look forward to working with him on a number of programmes to coincide with the launch of his autobiography."

Radio Today

Tony Blackburn will be joining radio 2 later in the year. We only wish Very Happy
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lesley Douglas shuuld consider getting Tony Blackburn on board for Radio 2.

For a start he could replace Mo Dutta at the weekends with a new type of breakfast show.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Lesley Douglas shuuld consider getting Tony Blackburn on board for Radio 2.

For a start he could replace Mo Dutta at the weekends with a new type of breakfast show.


One that plays records perhaps? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly.

I'm sick to death of hearing Mo Duta talk talk talk.

I wanna hear some music played at that time of day-surely that is not too much to ask is it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: G Cap Announce Gold Brand Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Tony Blackburn will be joining radio 2 later in the year. We only wish Very Happy


Oh no "we" don't!!! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:27 am    Post subject: G Cap announced Gold Brand Reply with quote

Brian Matthew played Joe Jones' 'You Talk Too Much' on SOTS last week.

Was he hinting to Mo Dutta to put a sock in it?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new Gold schedule is beginning to take shape. So far it looks like David Jensen for breakfast and Mike Sweeney for drive.

Greg Edwards keeps his two soul shows on Friday and Saturday nights and it looks like Mike Sweeney is getting a 4 hour 60's show on Sunday nights from 8-12 midnight. And they are planning a Rock Show on Saturdays 12-2pm.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw! I misread the title and thought they were starting to manufacture coffee! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As From Next Monday

http://www.capitalgold.com/schedule.asp?day=2
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Jensen or Sarah Kennedy for breakfast-difficult choice-eer-no.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Erika North stays from Classic Gold and the rest have all been fired. There is a rumour David Jensen will start on Breakfast and leave later in the year.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
So Erika North stays from Classic Gold and the rest have all been fired. There is a rumour David Jensen will start on Breakfast and leave later in the year.


Yes the rumour is that they are getting abig name for breakfast and Jensen will go back to mid-mornings once that happens.

I must say Jensen sounds good on Capital.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A big name on the breakfast show. I wonder who that might be.

Maybe Chris Tarrant is about to make a come back. Richard Allinson also.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
A big name on the breakfast show. I wonder who that might be.

Maybe Chris Tarrant is about to make a come back. Richard Allinson also.


Could be Wink
Although Tarrant might be too expensive. Although now that he has an angry ex to support, you never know Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KCFM for me until Terry gets back.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Gold with a silver Logo Idea An't all radio stations like Magic and Smooth and even radio 2 all about the music ?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Gold with a silver Logo Idea An't all radio stations like Magic and Smooth and even radio 2 all about the music ?


No. Not really. Music might provide a vehicle, but certainly radio 2 is about more than just "the music".

The GCap station will be yet another bland GCap station, no doubt, so I'll give it a miss like I do all the others.
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