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What is different about R2 ?

 
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nod



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:24 am    Post subject: What is different about R2 ? Reply with quote

The line used to be 'R2 is different' but after listening to a bit of Absolute Radio, heavily promoted due to Ronne Wood having a show soon Very Happy, and the new R2 DJs of ZB, SM and many other ex-R1 and ILR types what exactly is R2 offering in these shows that is different to Absolute ?. Rolling Eyes

The music on Absolute and the DJs can be better.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: What is different about R2 ? Reply with quote

nod wrote:
what exactly is R2 offering in these shows that is different to Absolute ?. Rolling Eyes


No 'Uprising' by Muse or 'Sex On Fire' by Kings of Leon? Those two must have been on Absolute's playlist for over a year now! Time someone told them when to rest a track, rather than play it till we never ever want to hear it again. I should add that I've nothing against Muse or Kings Of Leon themselves.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never listened to Absolute so I can't compare fairly, but at least it's not just R2 that has a predictable playlist then.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No ads?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnasty Gnome wrote:
Never listened to Absolute so I can't compare fairly, but at least it's not just R2 that has a predictable playlist then.

Definitely not!

NickSheffield wrote:
No ads?

Just too many trailers, especially Evans ones!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolute Radio is totally abysmal, infantile rubbish. They have a tiny repetative playlist and their dj's are moronic . If Absolutte are so great, buzz off there.
The poor quality of absolute Radio is reflected in their catastrophic tiny listening audience.
Radio 2 is nothing like Absolute, Thank God!
Radio 2 is also very distinctive from more quality ILR stations like Magic. The R2 playlist is much broader. Their dedication to specialist music not played on any other British radio stations is distinctive and valuable.
And the Radio 2 DJs are head and shoulders above their commercial rivals in their profesionalism
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Absolute Radio is totally abysmal, infantile rubbish. They have a tiny repetative playlist and their dj's are moronic . If Absolutte are so great, buzz off there.
The poor quality of absolute Radio is reflected in their catastrophic tiny listening audience.


And a Happy Easter to you too! Wink

Just had a brief listen and can only conclude you switched on at the wrong time. I've heard far worse.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you ever listen to the Hometime (Hometime!!) show on Absolute??
The presenter of that show is Absolute Rubbish. He keeps talking drivel in this "oh, this is very amusing and funny" voice (it never is) & hardly plays any music, & when he does it is rather uninspiring stuff.
I tried listening after Simon Mayo on Radio 2, & I tried the same show on a few ocasions.
At least when the station was Virgin they played some proper rock music
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different everytime radio 22222222222.. All For You Radio 22222222222.

I suppose it was under Douglas watch as the station was revolving and different everytime you listened to it. Absoulte Radio still has Leona Graham voiceing the jingles and the man who appeared in one of the James Bond films.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
The presenter of that show is Absolute Rubbish. He keeps talking drivel in this "oh, this is very amusing and funny" voice (it never is) & hardly plays any music, & when he does it is rather uninspiring stuff.


I could think of at least two R2 presenters who'd fit that description. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can not stand the squawking of Alan Carr or Elaine Paiges' cackle, but both seem to know what they are doing
the guy on Absolutes' Hometime doesn't appear to have a clue
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What is different about R2 ? Reply with quote

nod wrote:
What is different about R2 ?


It used be brilliant, now it isn't, so that's different.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
Absolute Radio is totally abysmal, infantile rubbish. They have a tiny repetative playlist and their dj's ...... .


Have you listened to R2 lately ? With CE, ZB, SW, and SM Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot AC Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There isn't a single national network radio station which is good enough to hold my attention for the whole day. I now jump between Radio 2, Radio 1, Absolute, Planet Rock, Radio 4, Jazz FM....... etc etc., but none of the above is distinctive any more.

I used to like Virgin when it first started (before Evans muscled his way in) but Absolute is now completely indistinctive due to the fact that it, too, has playlists which aren't hugely different to those on other stations.

When I'm in the house, I find myself increasingly streaming "radio" sources from the web. I'm listening to Radio Caroline right now as I work on my Mac, and the music is good enough to hold my attention. Chat is minimal whilst being knowledgeable.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
You forgot AC Rolling Eyes


Sorry about that, but who is AC ? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
MadeinSurrey wrote:
You forgot AC Rolling Eyes


Sorry about that, but who is AC ? Rolling Eyes


Alan Carr?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SM?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SM = Stuart Maconie? To me, he's one of the good guys. I used to love his Critical List album track show on Saturday Evenings, I'll never understand why they ditched that. Yes, I enjoyed the Saturday afternoon show that followed. Another 'Douglas diasaster decision' was when she axed that. Why? Co-hosting on the Radcliffe / Maconie show is all we hear of Stuart on Radio 2 nowadays. He can still be heard on 6 music on Sunday Evenings with his Freak Zone show.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Absolute is a qualty radio station.

I paricularly like the presenter Russ Williams-a preferable choice to the outdated Steve Wright Show.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
I paricularly like the presenter Russ Williams-a preferable choice to the outdated Steve Wright Show.


I agree. Russ is one of the UK's finest radio broadcasters though most people know him only for his sports presenting on Sky. He's been with Virgin/Absolute since it started in the mid-90s.

I did used to enjoy his Virgin Breakfast pairing with Jono Coleman - which came to an end when a certain Chris Evans came on the scene, took over their Breakfast show and ruined it all. (Hang on........ doesn't that have a familiar ring to it?).
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SM surely isn't Stuart Maconie - definitely one of the good guys LEE. Then perhaps it's Simon Mayo, although I think he's one of the good guys too. Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

essexlady wrote:
SM?


Simon Mayo , the latest ex 80/90s R1 Dj

nothing against Radcliffe & Maconie, excellent show Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit i dont listen to R2 as much.The playlist is bland during the day and i mainly listen to Janice and Alex.During the afternnon i listen to planet rock but they do seem to play the same stuff as well.During the evening it's radio 6.Have to agree with everyone and say Geoff Lloyd is an awful presenter(though not as bad as Alan carr Twisted Evil )
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Have to agree with everyone and say Geoff Lloyd is an awful presenter(though not as bad as Alan carr Twisted Evil )


I've never heard Geoff Lloyd, but seen as no-one likes him on here, I was surprised to read Miranda Sawyer (the Observer's radio critic - who I usually agree with by the way) extol his virtues:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/apr/04/absolute-frank-skinner-dave-gorman

Saying that... she doesn't like Ken Bruce or Sarah Kennedy, so I don't always agree with her. Also - I was never entirely convinced she 'got' Wogan.

Her columns are always interesting though. The "This American Life" podcast she mentions in that article is a personal fave of mine. Nice little eccentric version of Radio 4 in an hour - lovely....and with music.
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