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John H



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: GOLD on DAB Reply with quote

Don't know if anyone else has put this in a thread, but lately I have been listening a lot to Gold on DAB which includes the likes of David Kid jensen and the wonderfully named Dean Martin in its schedule.

I had become a regular listener to Smooth Radio which i still dip into from time to time, but quite frankly I got bored with the every five minutes "love life love music" catchphrase.

Gold plays, I find, all the songs and singers I would expect to hear, and a few I would not expect to hear, and I generally find it very entertaining listening.

At the moment though I am listening online to the new Pennine FM from Huddersfield. A friend of mine has a show on there and I like to support him.

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colby



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: GOLD on DAB Reply with quote

John H wrote:
Don't know if anyone else has put this in a thread, but lately I have been listening a lot to Gold on DAB which includes the likes of David Kid jensen and the wonderfully named Dean Martin in its schedule.


David Jensen also does a show on Sunday mornings on Planet Rock, which is really good listening (especially bearing the Radio 2 alternatives).
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John H



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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly about ten days after I wrote the post two above this one, the new Pennine FM went off the air, due I believe to financial problems and leaving people quite simply without jobs. I don't know what will happen with the Huddersfield and Kirklees licence now, but my friend will next be heard on Ridings FM in Wakefield.

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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind Gold but the adverts get a bit much after a while. Also they seem only have about 20 records Laughing
It's nice to hear David Jensen though, always liked him.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to listen to Gold as an alternative to the gagged, pre-recorded and very rich Teflon coated Woss but now it's almost always 1260 KYA for non stop Golden Oldies and a lot I haven't heard before from the USA.
Mind you, I liked to hear "The Kid" too...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always liked David Jensen and his show on Planet Rock is (as I mentioned above) very good. He was good mates with John Peel on Radio One and I always liked it when he deputised for Peely. I have a recording of the Saturday show he did for a while on R1 from the mid-70s and although it was nothing special at the time it's of such a high standard compared to the monotonous and patronising fodder we're subjected to on the majority of stations these days - mostly the commercial ones!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Kid Jensen was also good presenting the Pepsi Chart on Capital Radio all those years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was surprised to hear Simon Bates on gold yesterday morning complete with the golden hour. Good stuff, enjoyed it very much.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope he didn't include "Our Tune"! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny that Toggy, I was listening to Gold too and was pleasantly surprised to hear Simon Bates.. his deep voice still sounding as good as ever over the radio I thought. Some of the squawky, mumbling, excitable new recruits at Radio 2 should listen and learn.. Rolling Eyes maybe..?
I liked him and will listen again if he's on!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to their website he has joined the station as a regular presenter of the Sunday morning show so that's good.
I've always liked him, often listen to him on Classic FM, I love his voice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Funny that Toggy, I was listening to Gold too and was pleasantly surprised to hear Simon Bates.


Aren't Simon Bates and Matthew Bannister good mates? Cool
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