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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if Mark Radcliffe is going to do another solo show today (Stuart was stuck in Italy yesterday) And if Chris Hawkins (of 6 music) has got back yet. There was a stand-in doing his very early show on Monday.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
I wonder if Mark Radcliffe is going to do another solo show today (Stuart was stuck in Italy yesterday) And if Chris Hawkins (of 6 music) has got back yet. There was a stand-in doing his very early show on Monday.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris Hawkins is meant to be off this week - its his stand in (Jo Good) who is stuck!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The upside of the "volcanic dust" fiasco (and one which led to my wife and I having to abort a holiday in Portugal!) is that Richard Allinson has been standing in for Steve Wright. His shows have, as to be expected, been consistently good all week - much better than those his have replaced.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

upside Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it's a dictionary word.

Come back to us all once you have looked it up.

Keep smiling. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
upside Rolling Eyes


The opposite of "downside", which would be the equivalent of Steve Wright not being stranded in the US!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
nod wrote:
upside Rolling Eyes


The opposite of "downside", which would be the equivalent of Steve Wright not being stranded in the US!

Cool


Hi ColinB,

Each to his own view and I can see an upside to SW being stuck in the US but replacing his old format show of reading out endless factoids which he done since the 80s with a standin format of readings bits like surveys from the papers and reading endless text responses to stupid questions has no upside to me.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

me neither... Dale was far better.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard was in good form covering for Steve Wright last week.

At least it was live radio plus Richard does not sing over the records.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sing? You call that godawful shreiking of Wright's singing?

My cat is more tuneful
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:

Each to his own view and I can see an upside to SW being stuck in the US but replacing his old format show of reading out endless factoids which he done since the 80s with a standin format of readings bits like surveys from the papers and reading endless text responses to stupid questions has no upside to me.


As you say, each to his own.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
ColinB wrote:
nod wrote:
upside Rolling Eyes


The opposite of "downside", which would be the equivalent of Steve Wright not being stranded in the US!

Cool


Hi ColinB,

Each to his own view and I can see an upside to SW being stuck in the US but replacing his old format show of reading out endless factoids which he done since the 80s with a standin format of readings bits like surveys from the papers and reading endless text responses to stupid questions has no upside to me.


How else would you get the listeners to take part in the shows?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:


How else would you get the listeners to take part in the shows?


Well forgive me if I state the obvious Mark, but a listener is someone who listens. A participant is someone who does not particularly want to listen, but prefers to have others listen to them. A radio presenter is someone who links the music, hopefully adding something of value to the proceedings, not a ring master, not a Butlin's Redcoat and not a game show host.

That's the way it always seemed to me. Though not, sadly, any more. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
How else would you get the listeners to take part in the shows?


You're making the assumption that "interactivity" (the current media buzzword) is a pre-requisite of all radio shows. I disagree with that notion.

It's also a byword for "free source material". Just look at the trend for "social media" on the web; YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, a million web forums........ etc etc....... all exist to get free content from users whilst profiting from sponsorship and advertising. YouTube is a perfect example of that - a massive money-spinner for Google yet all its users provide the content free of charge!

Unfortunately, broadcast media use the same model to the detriment of programming; I don't care if the commercial networks do it but I really object to BBC networks becoming almost entirely dependent on "listener interaction".

The R2 breakfast show is billed as "interactive fun for all the family" (or something equally banal). A very good case in point, in my humble opinion, and a perfect reason for my continuing to avoid it!

A measure of a good radio presenter is someone who can do a show for the duration without having to fall back on the never-ending stream of props that are texted, emailed and phoned-in my listeners, in my opinion.

RIP John Peel. His style of radio is sorely missed!
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