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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: Chris Tarrant Saturday Morning Radio Show Reply with quote

Chris Tarrant is to return to radio after four years to host a Saturday-morning show for GMG Radio that will pit him against Jonathan Ross.

The Chris Tarrant Show, the first time Tarrant has hosted a regular radio show since leaving Capital Radio in 2004, launches on July 26, and will be on air from 10am to 1pm.

Tarrant will go head to head against Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2.

The show will be broadcast on eight of GMG's stations, including Smooth in London; Real Radio in Wales, Scotland and Yorkshire and Century Radio in the north-east and north-west.

Tarrant's new show, described as a "fresh, engaging and entertaining listen", will also be available on Sky and through Freeview.


The new show will be sponsored by Nissan Micra and produced by Head on Media.

GMG Radio is part of the Guardian Media Group, which also owns MediaGuardian.co.uk.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats great news.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes-I'll be tuning in to this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats Mark Goodier, Tony Blackburn & Fiona Phillips shows so far networked on Smooth radio. Hopefully they can iron out the News links with Tony's weekend breakfast?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smooth is definetly going to give Radio 2 some serious competition going forward.

They have signed up some very good presenters-I can see them going from strength to strength.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like has-been radio to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

frank wrote:
sounds like has-been radio to me.


Should be on Radio 2 then Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:09 am    Post subject: Question... Reply with quote

Is it possible that 'frank' has been here before? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

frank wrote:
sounds like has-been radio to me.

Alternatively, you could say it's a line-up of experienced radio broadcasters (rather than the TV presenters and stand-up comedians favoured by Radio 2 nowadays).

Not that I'll be listening...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
frank wrote:
sounds like has-been radio to me.

Alternatively, you could say it's a line-up of experienced radio broadcasters (rather than the TV presenters and stand-up comedians favoured by Radio 2 nowadays).


You could... Graham Dene, Tony Blackburn, Chris Tarrant, Lynn Parsons, Andy Peebles.

However they are all, with the exception presumably of Peebles, saddled with the bland and boring Smooth playlist, so it depends if you want to listen to the music or to them.

(This morning they've played just two tracks that are less than 20 years old - Laura Critchley's ersatz country-style song and Sharleen Spiteri's solo single that's about as exciting as the matronly outfit she wore on Graham Norton's show last week)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
frank wrote:
sounds like has-been radio to me.

Alternatively, you could say it's a line-up of experienced radio broadcasters (rather than the TV presenters and stand-up comedians favoured by Radio 2 nowadays).


You could... Graham Dene, Tony Blackburn, Chris Tarrant, Lynn Parsons, Andy Peebles.

However they are all, with the exception presumably of Peebles, saddled with the bland and boring Smooth playlist, so it depends if you want to listen to the music or to them.

Well, yes. That's why I won't be listening. Some people on this board seem to think that the sole reason for listening to show is because of the 20 second chit-chat between songs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a kick in a teeth for the BBC. GMG are getting on employing the top broadcasters over the last 30 years, whilst Radio 2 could end up turning into a celebrity obsessed station. Also whilst GMG are employing well known radio broadcasters the BBC will be scratching their heads who's going to replace Wogan, as he can't last forever?

This doesn't mean I'm not listening to Radio 2, but how can people criticise GMG when they are doing a good job.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
This doesn't mean I'm not listening to Radio 2, but how can people criticise GMG when they are doing a good job.


There is a lot of generalisation about commercial radio. There are good shows if you seek them out. Radio 2 has its share of dross as well (datyime presenters pay heed!)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Radio 2 has its share of dross as well (datyime presenters pay heed!)


Particularly Mon-Fri between 2:00-7:00pm!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but most people Love the Show. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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but most people Love the Show. Razz

They say!!!! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It's a kick in a teeth for the BBC.

Not really - the BBC seem to be quite willing to kick themselves!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
gfloyd wrote:
Radio 2 has its share of dross as well (datyime presenters pay heed!)


Particularly Mon-Fri between 2:00-7:00pm!


Earlier than that IMHO
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I'll give it a go when it starts ..... as long as there isn't too many adverts it should be ok...... having said that Radio 2 is stuffed full of adverts these days - just this morning in fact, about ten to ten and advert for Wake up to Wogan - did he even have his coat on by then? Bring back the Chris and Tel trailers.......
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Chris Tarrant's new show on GMG Radio is based on a radical business model from the US, with the presenter being paid 1m a year by car manufacturer Nissan.
Under the terms of the deal, GMG pays nothing for the show and Nissan covers the presenter's salary by sponsoring it. Tarrant is not employed directly by GMG and is free to present other radio shows for different broadcasters in areas where his GMG show is not aired.

The model has been brought over from the US by Tarrant and his manager, Paul Vaughan, who believe it is unprecedented in the UK. The veteran broadcaster told Broadcast that he expected it to catch on.

"GMG airs the show and collects all the advertising, while Nissan pays me," Tarrant said. "It's a great deal for GMG. I think it could be a big thing here. You might get some DJs who remain committed to a single station, but this sponsorship idea has been massive in the US for a while."

Tarrant has also promised his new show would be "devoid of playlists". He said he only came back to radio because he was given "complete editorial control" to play whatever music he liked.

"Having my own music policy is important to me because too many stations play the same tunes," he said. "I am going to play everything from Amy Winehouse and Duffy to rare tracks by the Stones and The Who. I'm just fed up with this obsession with play-lists and focus groups."

He said too many stations were scared to play anything other than music that was in the top 10.

"People want to listen to songs that mean something to them," he said. "Fans of John Lennon want to hear his rare stuff - not just Imagine. I think playing this stuff too much is unfair on the artist, too. A classic track gets ruined because it's overplayed."

Broadcastnow.co.uk broke the news of Tarrant's GMG show - his first permanent radio role since quitting Capital in 2004 - earlier this week.

The Chris Tarrant Show will go out on eight of GMG's stations including Smooth in London, Real Radio in Wales, Scotland and Yorkshire and Century Radio in the north-east and north-west.

It will air on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm from 26 July, pitching Tarrant against Jonathan Ross on BBC Radio 2. But the presenter played down the competition. "It's not a battle at all - but the press likes to say it is. I have gone up against Wogan and Moyles in the past, so it's no big deal."

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough. Just sounds a case of right man, wrong station, at least as far as the Smooth ones (London, East & West Midlands) are concerned.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"has been massive in the US for a while."


Yeah but American Radio is wubbish- they all listen on line to Radio 2...Smile

... Just what I've heard of course, Very Happy I have no evidence. Very Happy
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"has been massive in the US for a while."


Yeah but American Radio is wubbish- they all listen on line to Radio 2...Smile

... Just what I've heard of course, Very Happy I have no evidence. Very Happy


The population of the US is a bit larger than the 3 dozen who listen to Radio 2 online.

US radio quality depends on where you are. It is great in the cities, God awful in some rural areas, but satellite radio is catching on fast. Last time I was there, I was in a hifi store browsing and noticed the in car satellite radios are now well under $100 each.
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Yep you ain't wrong there Ernie, America is quite big but most of it is just empty space. ( It's like a 12" Single) Went there a while back ( popped over from Canada for an Ice-cream) ... ...

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Yep you ain't wrong there Ernie, America is quite big but most of it is just empty space. ( It's like a 12" Single) Went there a while back ( popped over from Canada for an Ice-cream) ... ...


Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fair enough. Just sounds a case of right man, wrong station, at least as far as the Smooth ones (London, East & West Midlands) are concerned.



Real and Century Radio where Smooth Radio isn't taking CT will take the show.
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Chris Tarrant's new show on GMG Radio is based on a radical business model from the US, with the presenter being paid 1m a year by car manufacturer Nissan.
Under the terms of the deal, GMG pays nothing for the show and Nissan covers the presenter's salary by sponsoring it. Tarrant is not employed directly by GMG and is free to present other radio shows for different broadcasters in areas where his GMG show is not aired.

The model has been brought over from the US by Tarrant and his manager, Paul Vaughan, who believe it is unprecedented in the UK. The veteran broadcaster told Broadcast that he expected it to catch on.




He's not tied down with one thing. Does this mean he's going to be heard somewhere else......... SOON?
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mark occomore wrote:
He's not tied down with one thing. Does this mean he's going to be heard somewhere else......... SOON?


Mrs Tarrant needs to be paid. Laughing
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mark occomore wrote:
RockitRon wrote:
Fair enough. Just sounds a case of right man, wrong station, at least as far as the Smooth ones (London, East & West Midlands) are concerned.



Real and Century Radio where Smooth Radio isn't taking CT will take the show.


Yes, that's to ensure a national coverage for the show; Real/Century aren't represented in those three areas, but their format is better suited to CT. I suspect he will be as welcome to the regular listeners of Smooth as Jonathon Ross is to many Radio 2 listeners, especially those of SOTS which he follows.
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Rachel wrote:
Yep you ain't wrong there Ernie, America is quite big but most of it is just empty space.


...and thats just the president's head!
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