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Is The Radio Station Big L In Trouble?

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Is The Radio Station Big L In Trouble? Reply with quote

I see that Randall Lee Rose has just left Big L advising listeners he has not been paid for 2 months. I use to listen to Randall on Capital Radio a few years ago-he was a good presenter.

Apparantly advertising on the station has also ground to a halt.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had not realised until just now that Ed Stewart is a cover jock for this station.

Has anyone heard any of his shows on this radio station (soon to be no more).
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Levine also had a show on the station. I'm not sure if he is still there now?

I think all the cover presenters have left as they probably arent getting paid either. It seems that Big L will soon follow thejazz, planet rock and 3c into radio history.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Errrrrrrrrrrr?

http://www.bigl.co.uk/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tuned into Big L on the web this evening after reading about the station in Radio Times. I'd previously seen a TV prog about it.
Interesting interview with Elkie Brooks on now. She's picking a good selection of music & is very interesting.
I saw on their website that Randal Lee Rose was a presenter.
They didn't mention he'd left!
Not been paid for two months, eh?
Rekn I'd leave too!
I used to listen to randal on Capital Gold & Country 1035
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the article in the Radio Times with pictures of Diddy Hamilton and Mike Read sharing a house Monday - Friday whilst they broadcast from Frinton On Sea about 70 Miles from London.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I read the article in the Radio Times with pictures of Diddy Hamilton and Mike Read sharing a house Monday - Friday whilst they broadcast from Frinton On Sea about 70 Miles from London.

Did you see the TV prog about it about a year ago? It seems Diddy Hamilton & Mike Read are in neighbouring rooms with a comedy wardrobe connecting them. Odd!!
They had Alan Sugar, I think, go out there as a business consultant to give them advise, but they didn't like his advice!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They didn't like or take notice of anybody's advice, and they had plenty of it, from some big successful entrepreneurs. Can't actually remember Alan Sugar, but you can just picture him can't you? - "Bunch of tossers! Not a hope of making any money. Close it down now" Laughing

Well it's still going - Mike Read's waffling on - "Badfinger, what a great band!" - right now.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was sort of what he said.
He was quite enthusiastic when he first came in, but was quite scathing when they rejected his advice!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tuned into Big L and i am fairly sure that is randall Lee Rose on air now. So either the info reported earlier about him leaving was wrong, or they've come up with the money & come to a new agreement. He is a good dj Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear Randell Lee back. Noody else plays doo woop like he does!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Did you see the TV prog about it about a year ago? It seems Diddy Hamilton & Mike Read are in neighbouring rooms with a comedy wardrobe connecting them. Odd!!
They had Alan Sugar, I think, go out there as a business consultant to give them advise, but they didn't like his advice!


There were loads of GCap people making fun of the Big L. Its kind of ironic now considering that Gcap is axing presenters & stations wholesale (PlanetRock & thejazz for example). Shows you what they know. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed what I heard of the station but I wish it was on FM or Dab, I can't be listening to radio on the 'puta... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:

They had Alan Sugar, I think, go out there as a business consultant to give them advise, but they didn't like his advice!


It was Harvey Goldsmith IIIRC not Alan Sugar.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Clive55 wrote:

They had Alan Sugar, I think, go out there as a business consultant to give them advise, but they didn't like his advice!


It was Harvey Goldsmith IIIRC not Alan Sugar.

Yes! You are right, Gyford. The music biz is more Harvey's field than Sugars.
I think Harvey was a bit taken back at their lackadaisical attitude.
Then again, the Big L guys may be right.
By instinct, Harvey would make them into a regular radio station, fitting into the regular business plan. It may have made them more viable, but they really wanted to do something different. And they are still on the air!
I used to listen to randals late night shows on Gold, & his shows in just about every timeslot on Country 1035.
I'm surprised he is not on a more established station
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