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Mark Goodier Smooth Morning Show will be Fully Networked!!

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:32 pm    Post subject: Mark Goodier Smooth Morning Show will be Fully Networked!! Reply with quote

Mark Goodier's Smooth Radio morning show in London is to be expanded to three other Smooth stations around the country.

The GMG Radio-owned network will start broadcasting the Goodier show on its FM stations in the east Midlands, west Midlands and Glasgow from next month.

Goodier joined Smooth in March this year for his first daily radio show for a decade.

However, he will not be carried on the Smooth station in the north-west.

Smooth Radio launched in March, combining GMG Radio's existing Smooth network and its newly-acquired Saga radio stations.

It is aimed at a 40-something audience and positions itself as a "real alternative" to Radio 2.

Goodier, who presented Radio 1's Top 40 chart for a decade until 2002, has become a regular voice on Classic FM and Radio 2 and also runs production and talent company Wise Buddah.

"Mark is a giant in the world of broadcasting and Smooth Radio is delighted to be able to reunite him with audiences across the country that grew up listening to him," said John Simons, group programming director of GMG Radio.

Smooth Radio had a total audience of 2.03m listeners in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Rajar figures published last week.

Goodier's show, which airs from 10am to 1pm, will be simulcast across the other three networks from September 3.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things may start to cause problems at Radio 2? Mark has many loyal listeners over the years and will welcome him back to the North.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Things may start to cause problems at Radio 2? Mark has many loyal listeners over the years and will welcome him back to the North.


Not unless he puts a bit of oomph into his show it won't. Does he have any features in that show? Does he speak bar back & forward announcing songs?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
Things may start to cause problems at Radio 2? Mark has many loyal listeners over the years and will welcome him back to the North.


Not unless he puts a bit of oomph into his show it won't. Does he have any features in that show? Does he speak bar back & forward announcing songs?


Morning Grill and 10.30, Take 5 at 11:15 when guest stars join him and talk about their life, They Sold a Million at 11:30 and Your Songs from Midday!


So they are heading for national radio coverage?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Morning Grill and 10.30, Take 5 at 11:15 when guest stars join him and talk about their life, They Sold a Million at 11:30 and Your Songs from Midday!


That sounds fun.

mark occomore wrote:
So they are heading for national radio coverage?


Kelloggs cornflakes in one place tastes like Kelloggs cornflakes anywhere. That sums up British independent commercial radio quite nicely, really.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Morning Grill and 10.30, Take 5 at 11:15 when guest stars join him and talk about their life, They Sold a Million at 11:30 and Your Songs from Midday!
So they are heading for national radio coverage?


Thanks. I have never heard a full show of his on Smooth. At the moment Smooth are limited by Ofcom rules as to the number of hours they can network. AFAIK they cant do any networking in the North West, and in most other regions they are limited to 3 hours in daytime. I know that Goodier broadcast in Scotland on local radio years ago, but I cant see himself or Kevin Greening going down too well north of the border.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, was there no requirement in their licence to maintain local service or input?

For the East Midlands region, I know that a lot of people are already disappointed at the lurch of their former Saga radio to the boring Smooth format, and the switch of their long-standing, highly experienced and much-loved breakfast show presenter (John Peters) to the afternoon, replaced by Gary Burton, who's a bog-standard, bland local radio jock. Still, I don't suppose many will notice any difference when Mark takes over, until he tries to pronounce local place names.
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Kelloggs cornflakes in one place tastes like Kelloggs cornflakes anywhere. That sums up British independent commercial radio quite nicely, really.

And you have listened to ALL independent commercial radio output before coming to this conclusion I presume?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
mark occomore wrote:

So they are heading for national radio coverage?


At the moment Smooth are limited by Ofcom rules as to the number of hours they can network. AFAIK they cant do any networking in the North West, and in most other regions they are limited to 3 hours in daytime.


Brilliant instantaneous answer to my question! (about local requirement - quote boxes didn't work properly)

Strange that they should choose Breakfast time to do it, though. Must be driven by the amount of advertising revenue they can rake in.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
So, was there no requirement in their licence to maintain local service or input?

For the East Midlands region, I know that a lot of people are already disappointed at the lurch of their former Saga radio to the boring Smooth format, and the switch of their long-standing, highly experienced and much-loved breakfast show presenter (John Peters) to the afternoon, replaced by Gary Burton, who's a bog-standard, bland local radio jock. Still, I don't suppose many will notice any difference when Mark takes over, until he tries to pronounce local place names.



They have applied to Ofcom for permission to change it. The consultation closed today so I expect there will be a decision at the RLC meeting on 6th September.

All of the radio groups will be looking out for Ofcom's October regulatory statement on The Future Of Radio. It's expected that all large FM stations will be permitted to network three hours of daytime non-peak programming on weekdays together with 7pm-3am (or 10pm-6am) and after 2pm on weekends. These rules would override all current station formats and could come in as early as next January.
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gfloyd wrote:
And you have listened to ALL independent commercial radio output before coming to this conclusion I presume?


I travel all around the UK regularly and I actually do have contact, through my work, with lots of people who work in broadcasting and on the basis of what I hear as I drive up and down the country is that independent commercial radio is sounding uniformly dire. And GCap is one of the reasons why it's sounding dire- no thanks to OfCom and the regulatory light touch that we're now seeing.

The fact that OfCom is in the process of relaxing the rules on localised programming is further proof of my "cornflakes" theory. Listen to any breakfast show on any IR station and they all sound the same: Awful. (And their playout is mostly centralised, too, so it's hardly surprising).
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So, the conclusion to be drawn from all this is that the original remit, intention, requirement, call it what you will, of Independent LOCAL Radio, or even INDEPENDENT Local Radio, is now dead.
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So, the conclusion to be drawn from all this is that the original remit, intention, requirement, call it what you will, of Independent LOCAL Radio is now dead.


Absolutely right. You got it in one. The major network "brands" have won. Something they've been wanting since 1973. What a waste.

Next thing, they'll be doing what has been done to ITV, they'll be shutting studios, increasing automation and giving us "local"radio from a multi-output playout centre. What a joke!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not in Hull, Ron

We've now got KCFM. It is locally funded, staffed by locals mainly ex BBC.Magic,Viking, and a decent alternative to SW and CE
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Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:
Not in Hull, Ron

We've now got KCFM. It is locally funded, staffed by locals mainly ex BBC.Magic,Viking, and a decent alternative to SW and CE


Lots of ILR (sorry - IR) stations started out with the best of intentions, but unless they can survive on volunteer support of presenters and techs they'll quickly succumb to the major ad agencies who'll insist on national spot rates. Then suddenly they're subsumed into the big homogenous mass that is "local" radio.

You only have to look at the structure of ITV1 to see what's happening.
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Local radio for the youth audience 15-34 will continue to be local focussed. The problem is with the older age bracket stations. I know I will be derided for this comment by the regulars, but older listeners are super served by the BBC and so the economics are not really there for real local radio for the over 40's. Only Classic fm at a national level has been successful with the 40+'s
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's moving forward along the similar format to what Gold have done?

Smooth play a lot of different music to what other radio stations play and this may hit Radio 2? It does depend what type of show you like listening too. I disagree some of you are critising Smooth as an any old IR station. It must be proving something to let Ofcom' allow it to network one of their shows. The station does have a lot of well known broadcaster who people are familar with, which will help pull in the listeners.
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mark occomore wrote:
It's moving forward along the similar format to what Gold have done?


The new Gold is a disaster. A more insipid radio station it would be hard to find. It's wall to wall David Jensen (too laid back) & Mike Sweeney (too hyper)
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Lots of ILR (sorry - IR) stations started out with the best of intentions, but unless they can survive on volunteer support of presenters and techs they'll quickly succumb to the major ad agencies who'll insist on national spot rates. Then suddenly they're subsumed into the big homogenous mass that is "local" radio.


A lot of the licences were never financially viable in the first place. Ofcom was over generous in issuing licences in many areas.
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A lot of the licences were never financially viable in the first place. Ofcom was over generous in issuing licences in many areas.


Maybe that has something to do with the revenue raised from licensing and the pressure from ad agencies.
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mark occomore wrote:
Things may start to cause problems at Radio 2? Mark has many loyal listeners over the years and will welcome him back to the North.


What's this with 'the North' ?, we don't need cheesy DJs thanks.
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Mark Goodier's networked mid-morning show will be part of the launch schedule at Smooth Radio in the north east when the station launches on January 8th 2008. Also joining the weekday line-up will be Tom Davis, Paul Wappat, Dave Johnson and Steve Wells.

Tom Davis will present breakfast, having previously hosted the same shift at TFM. Tom has also worked at Century and more recently BBC Radio Newcastle. Paul Wappat makes the move with Tom from the BBC to host drivetime.

Dave Johnson, currently Signal Radio’s head of presentation will be taking on the same role at Smooth as well as presenting the afternoon show between 1 and 4pm. Based at the Stoke station for 20 years, Dave will be working alongside programme director Kevin Howard who has also recently moved from Signal to the north east.

Evenings on Smooth will be looked after by Steve Wells who is currently working as a postman in Sunderland. He left radio twelve months ago and moved to the city with his wife where he took up his postie position as a way to keep fit after an extended stay in hospital.

The regional licence for the north east was won by SAGA in April 2006 but was sold to GMG Radio in December. The original winning application stipulated no more than seven hours per week would originate from outside the area, so Mark Goodier's network show will be mostly created for north east listeners. The station will join the Smooth brand of stations already broadcasting in London, north west England, Glasgow, and the East and West Midlands.

The weekday schedule will look like this:

6-10am Tom Davies
10am-1pm Mark Goodier
1-4pm Dave Johnson
4-8pm Paul Wappat
8pm-12am Steve Wells

Weekend programmes will be announced shortly.

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But we still can't get Goodier in the North West! Laughing Laughing oh, boo hoo, boo hoo Laughing Laughing
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