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Why no Alex Lester during the day?

 
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ColinB
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:50 pm    Post subject: Why no Alex Lester during the day? Reply with quote

There, the question speaks for itself. I really like Alex's style, but rarely hear him because of the unhealthy hour in which he's on air.

Saturday, immediately after SOTS, would suit him methinks. What do others here think?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it would depend upon what price during the midweek. I know he did a few saturday evenings a year or two ago in the immediate aftermath of 'Sachsgate' but that was only ever temporary, like overtime I guess, but as permant duty? Hmmm.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cor-from your half picture you look intelligent Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You haven't seen the other half, though! (Picture, that is, not 'er indoors).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex at any time of the day just what the Doctor ordered.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex is brilliant, if slightly inconvenient, where he is, give or take an hour or two. He would not be able to do, and get away with, what he does during the day - his style would be cramped.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very true. It's much like John Peel playing acid rock on his "Perfumed Garden" BigL pirate radio show in the early hours of the morning when he should have been playing Top 40 material. His attitude was that nobody in the office in London was listening so what did it matter?

I have to admit I haven't listened to Alex live for ages - the last time was when I was making my way to the airport to catch an early flight. You're right - he definitely has the run of the place and it wouldn't be allowed to sound the same during daytime.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think if you were to ask Alex which time slot hed kill for, it would be the slot immediately after the one he has now. If doing a Saturday show were to be in addition to his weekday show then, I would say you have less than no chance at all of getting Alex to do it for anything other than an occasional one-off. Alex lives for the weekend!! If doing a Saturday show was in place of his daily weekday show, then Id doubt it would come with the financial reward necessary to sustain his bad-boy man of the people lifestyle. I'm no expert on Alex though- so you never know.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO EXPERT ON ALEX?????
your the only person i know thats got an o level in Lester
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you do Rachel a disservice - she has a First Class Degree, with honours and is currently doing an MA. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely an Honorary Doctorate is in order here...?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex is a most wonderful, kind and warm hearted man; the light above the revolving door to his Show is a beacon of hope and inspiration to all lost souls wandering in the dead of night. Once inside, that hope turns to reality, spawning the most satisfying feeling of warmth and wellbeing, which reaches with unfailing enthusiasm to comfort the fabric strands to the very souls of his listeners. To me, he is perfect; there is nothing and no one on this earth that comes even close to being his equal- he is my Church, and Id die to defend him. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just thinking exactly the same thing about Steve Wright! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not give Alex a run out covering for the dire Ken Bruce.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Why not give Alex a run out covering for the dire Ken Bruce.


Ken Bruce isn't dire. It was slightly different from the days when they broadcast from Birmingham and had to stay in London.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely Richard Allinson should cover for everybody, all the time? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Surely Richard Allinson should cover for everybody, all the time? Rolling Eyes


He used too. I remember hearing Mark Goodier saying, " why not call me to cover as I'am one of the closest to the station.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I remember hearing Mark Goodier saying, " why not call me to cover as I'am one of the closest to the station.


Do you mean in a spiritual, metaphysical sense Mark? Or geographical? Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex is a presenting genius,i listen live or on the i player.I think he would be excellent in sk's slot Embarassed but think he has the skills to stand in on any programme
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can ask the top brass at the BBC & they will tell you it is for his own protection. He would melt if exposed to sunlight
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="mark occomore"]
MadeinSurrey wrote:

He used too. I remember hearing Mark Goodier saying, " why not call me to cover as I'am one of the closest to the station.


Ah yes. I've a memory of Goodier covering someone (maybe SK) at short notice where he explained that he had been chosen as he lived closest to the station and no-one else would have been able to get there in time.
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