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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:35 am    Post subject: New Spring Schedule Reply with quote

From 4th April GMS will be extended by One Hour on a Sunday 6-9am.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2010/03_march/11/radio2.shtml
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting to note that they don't mention the fact that Lynn Parsons is losing her show!

http://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.5716

But she will remain at Radio 2 for cover work.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the hype about the Saturday and Sunday over night shows seems like a distant memory. Emma Forbes left. Lynn Parsons came in with a new feature, the book club, now she's been dropped.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it wasn't popular with listeners? I wouldn't know as I'm not usually awake at that time on a Sunday. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Richard get an extra hour on a Sunday?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No idea as yet Mark, bit of a mystery so far!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm very sorry about this. Aled Jones does nothing for me, I usually listen to Lynn Parsons and then switch stations while I'm getting ready for work. It seems like I will soon have nothing left. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if three hours of GMS might be too much of a good thing.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I'd agree with you Ian, 3 hours is a long show especially when it has a religious theme (I'm not anti religion, but I'm sure you get my drift). I suppose it depends what they are going to do with the 'spare' hour?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think 3 hours is a bit too BBC Local Radio style programming for me... and the Sunday Breakfast show will be longer than the main weekday one Neutral

I don't see the logic in that (although I do prefer Aled to Chris).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I wondered about the spare hour too. I suppose they might take an hour off someone else and then shunt everyone about to fit in another celebrity!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela-I'm hoping Richard Allinson gets an extra hour on his Sunday show ie 2-6am.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Angela-I'm hoping Richard Allinson gets an extra hour on his Sunday show ie 2-6am.


Yes I would like that too Mark.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Actually I'd agree with you Ian, 3 hours is a long show especially when it has a religious theme (I'm not anti religion, but I'm sure you get my drift). I suppose it depends what they are going to do with the 'spare' hour?

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Does it have a religious theme ?. I thought most of it was promoting new records etc and mentioning religion now and again Rolling Eyes

3hrs of most shows is too much.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3 hours at a time of listening live to Richard Allinson is just fine by me-4 hours on a Sunday morning would be even better though. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: New Spring Schedule Reply with quote

I'm not happy about Lynn Parsons being dropped. I enjoyed her Book Club feature even though a lot of people near me would rather bitch about some Z-list celebrity's dress on a Sunday morning.

Three hours of GMS is too much. Maybe the DG should have sent us all free razor blades in the post. The piece on the McCanns really said 'Happy Mother's Day', I don't think. As if several hours of Formula 1 on the box wasn't enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm inclined to send the DG down here for what he's proposed for 6 music (interestingly they don't like this on the 6 music MBs!) and for dropping Lynn Parsons' (ex Emma Forbes) Sunday show. Why can't Lynn have her own show? Why is she only allowed to deputise for others? http://www.pictogame.com/en/play/game/RWfcZ79KRr0S_devil-kick-2
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:57 pm    Post subject: Bob Harris Moves To Midnight Reply with quote

From the 3rd April.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/radio/2010/wk14/sat.shtml

This will mean

12-3am -Bob Harris
3-6am - Richard Allinson
6-9am - Aled Jones
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Bob is pushed another hour out of joint - why does Radio 2 insist on sidelining genius?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rediculous. Gambo should be on at 6PM on a Saturday & Whispering Bob at 8PM.
In the same way that Suzi Quatro was put on a graveyard shift then eased out, are there similar plans for the Old grey whistling one?? What on earth is the current R2 controller on??
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's madness having the best people on so late.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is one of the '10 commandments' of radio 'Thou shalt not hear good/new music presented by a good DJ at a reasonable hour'?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way - Bob Harris just posted on twitter that he is presenting a 6 part series on adult oriented rock in April.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope it's not during the night. <yikes>

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Zappa may feature... Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickSheffield wrote:
By the way - Bob Harris just posted on twitter that he is presenting a 6 part series on adult oriented rock in April.


Oh I've seen that, in Blackpool ... rude words running all the way through.. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wahaay! Laughing
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