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Steve Wright in the aaarrrggggfternoon!

 
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MadeinSurrey



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Steve Wright in the aaarrrggggfternoon! Reply with quote

Why does he say the date as " November 28 two thousand nine?"

I know he spends a lot of time "Stateside", but this is Britain!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because he is hip & cool ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Steve Wright in the aaarrrggggfternoon! Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Why does he say the date as " November 28 two thousand nine?"


Especially when it is November 28, 2008!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Steve Wright in the aaarrrggggfternoon! Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Why does he say the date as " November 28 two thousand nine?"

I know he spends a lot of time "Stateside", but this is Britain!


I've decided to find it charming.
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MadeinSurrey



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Steve Wright in the aaarrrggggfternoon! Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
MadeinSurrey wrote:
Why does he say the date as " November 28 two thousand nine?"


Especially when it is November 28, 2008!


It's an Occomorism Rolling Eyes

See, SW drives us all mad in the end!
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Gnasty Gnome



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried, I really have tried to have SW on for a whole show; just when you start thinking it's getting better he either starts singing along or comes out with a comment so crass that I automatically reach for the off-switch!

I do think the music's been better recently though, has he got a new producer?
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets hope the new controller, when they are appointed, really has a long hard look at the format of the afternoon show with Steve Wright.

It is clearly in need of a major overhaul/makeover.
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Jazzmin



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm new to this but do agree with what you've said about SW.
I used to listen to him in the car as a kid; (Mum, I'm so sorry I put you through that)

I have two anecdotes about SW that I feel sum up his attitude and standing, and have certainly shaped my current opinion of him:

1) when Mark Radcliffe was sitting in while SW was on holiday, I heard "Sally Traffic" say on air that she was enjoying having some intelligent conversation for a change. I think she meant it...

2) when SW appeared on Lorraine Kelly's morning TV show, she introduced him as a DJ. He instantly replied in an offended tone "Broadcaster, love". I think he meant it...

It was a moment I shan't forget. I can only say that one of those 2 people came out of it with some dignity; the other one didn't.

Doing "Sunday Love Songs" doesn't turn you into Alistair Cooke, I'm afraid...
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