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Angus McCoatup



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Evans losing listeners already!! Reply with quote

Been listening to BBC Radio Oxford for the last couple of days although it won't be a final switch for me. Too dull really - a whole hour without music today and only one song in an hour yesterday - but the show was made up this morning almost exclusively of emails and texts saying that they'd moved over from Radio 2 as they couldn't be bothered to listen to the "inane drivel" at that time of day.

This, I feel will be happening all over the country.

All the commercial radio stations offer exactly the same shouty zoo format at that time of morning which doesn't suit the ears of the Radio 2 listener that have become atoned to the gentle waffling of Sir Terry for what seems like an eternity. And they are peppered with commercials on an endless repetitive loop...........
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure that a great many people will have voted with their dials already. Evans' fate will rest on how many new converts from Moyles and commercial he can bring - from a personal point of view, I would rather Sarah went back to her old slot and we got a decent presenter for Breakfast - there must be one available, somewhere?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A decent presenter? There is one. What's his mane?? ahh... Chris......





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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... 'What's his mane?'... The Red Headed Stranger? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Briant wrote:
... 'What's his mane?'... The Red Headed Stranger? Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Evans losing listeners already!! Reply with quote

Angus McCoatup wrote:
Been listening to BBC Radio Oxford for the last couple of days although it won't be a final switch for me. Too dull really - a whole hour without music today and only one song in an hour yesterday - but the show was made up this morning almost exclusively of emails and texts saying that they'd moved over from Radio 2 as they couldn't be bothered to listen to the "inane drivel" at that time of day.

This, I feel will be happening all over the country.

All the commercial radio stations offer exactly the same shouty zoo format at that time of morning which doesn't suit the ears of the Radio 2 listener that have become atoned to the gentle waffling of Sir Terry for what seems like an eternity. And they are peppered with commercials on an endless repetitive loop...........


I think the Rajars would be a more accurate reflection on Chris' listening figures...... But any excuse for an anti-Evans whinge ........... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio 2 has lost 2 in this house in the morning. Mrs G listens to Heart via freeview, and I listen to KCFM on the way into work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I've said elsewhere, they'll lose a shedload of Terry's regulars, but what will matter to the PTB is how many new listeners they bring in from elsewhere.

Do the BBC care a hoot about the previous audience? Do they Eckerslike!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rekon they;ll keep most of the listeners, win new ones, & some of those who left will come back
Day Three & the show is sounding great! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
I rekon they;ll keep most of the listeners, win new ones, & some of those who left will come back
Day Three & the show is sounding great! Cool


This one won't !! I'm sure some of the music is fine, it's just HIM that's the problem Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Evans losing listeners already Reply with quote

As someone who listened when Johnnie Walker sat in for Wogan, I'm afraid it'll be back to Shaun Keaveney on 6 Music again for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm liking the sound of 5 Live (its a bit lighter than Radio 4's Today prog) so I won't be back until he's on holiday either!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting article here - a commercial radio operator complaining he's being over-advertised. http://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.5527.17
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now there's a coincidence. So have I! But I thought you had to go through the normal complaints procedure before you could appeal to the BBC Trust.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you have, but I'd say write to them both as at least it will get there. John Petters gave David Liddiment as the Trust member to contact on the R2 board.

We all know that BBC complaints have a habit of being ignored. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Complaining because Chris Evans has been given Breakfast on Radio 2? Blimey have people not got anything else better to do? Laughing Give the bloke a chance. Drivetime had a good listener figure and I'm sure Breakfast in time will bed in.

On prospective Radio 2 does cater for all ages. The balance just needs to be tweaked, and introducing lots of things at once will confuse things. Although hopefully the anti Evans posts should calm down.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rash of advertising, on radio and BBC-TV, is no more or less than you would expect. We've had plenty of TV trails for Radio 2 in the past - Terry, Chris, Dermot - and they're better than a lot of other trailers.

On Radio 2 itself, if you complain about the trails for the Breakfast show, then you would have to include those for Alex/Sarah and Drivetime, which are just as frequent.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Complaining because Chris Evans has been given Breakfast on Radio 2? Blimey have people not got anything else better to do? Laughing


If you bothered to follow the line of discussion Mark, you would realise that I was referring to the amount of advertising (radio, television, website, press) which was given to this one show. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:

On Radio 2 itself, if you complain about the trails for the Breakfast show, then you would have to include those for Alex/Sarah and Drivetime, which are just as frequent.


Sorry Ron, just can't agree with you there. Everywhere you looked and listened the Breakfast show was being touted. I've heard maybe three or four for Drivetime, mostly since the show resumed, and even less for Alex/Sarah over recent months. I don't have any objection to trails in themselves, but the exposure to CE's show was bordering on "Orwellian".
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Complaining because Chris Evans has been given Breakfast on Radio 2? Blimey have people not got anything else better to do? Laughing


How about telling us when Evans is on holiday, that would be a lot more helpful. Then I could possibly listen to R2 at breakfast again. Always depending on who deputises.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, I doubt he'll have a holiday before Easter. By then we'll have found other homes and settled on them.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do what I'm doing ; re-discover your CDs on the way to work instead ! Be honest - how many records that are played on the radio do you really want to hear anyway ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that there is an old marketing maxim - The more you need to shift the stock, the more you have to advertise.

The blanket trailing of the new breakfast show (how much did they have to pay Terry to pretend to listen?) proved to me that Radio 2 were not certain how it would be received.
Evans' assurance that the TOGS would have nothing to worry about with the new show was just a marketing ploy to get us to listen.

KCFM, Radio 5 or back to the night shift for me!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Behind Geddon's Wall wrote:

Evans' assurance that the TOGS would have nothing to worry about with the new show was just a marketing ploy to get us to listen.



While visiting the TOG website, I read that a number of members had received invitations to become "a friend of Chris Evans" in the days running up to the launch. How cynical can you get in this grotesque PR exercise?
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