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Fred



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:45 am    Post subject: Alex Lester Off Reply with quote

Alex is off on his American Adventure next week, and will be off for 4 weeks. He mentioned on his show this morning that Tim Smith is doing the show for 2 weeks, and Lynn Parsons for 2 weeks.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, next week, it comes around so quickly. With Alex being away in the USA trying to eat himself to death.. (when in Rome etc), for a month, I guess thereís nothing for it but to disappear off to Cornwall until he gets back. Although there is always his brilliant AA blog which on previous American Adventures, heís updated pretty much daily, so for me itís, do I stay here where I can read his blog or do I go to Cornwall where I have no internet, radio or TV? Tim Smith is quite good, he even played a request for me last time Alex was away but Iím not sure heís as good as a month of surf-canoeing in the sun, and I may get one of those phones that can do the interweb thing Ö win win!! I digress. Alex mentioned that heís wearing only white clothes while on holiday, and heíll be driving a large open top carÖ after a couple of weeks of ďdo you want extra fries with thatĒ heíll be like Boss Hogg only with hair! Last time he went to the US he put on so much weight he had his own gravitational field ( that's what makes him so attractive)Ė NASA was tracking him! Itís gonna be blubberwatch big-style when he gets back. I canít wait. I have a thing for men with a bouncy tummy, don't you? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great news that Lynn Parsons is covering for AL whilst he is off.

Hopefully Lynn might be considered as the full time replacement for Mr Lester when he finally decides to leave etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:

Hopefully Lynn might be considered as the full time replacement for Mr Lester when he finally decides to leave etc.


You what...?? Perish the thought.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Great news that Lynn Parsons is covering for AL whilst he is off.

Hopefully Lynn might be considered as the full time replacement for Mr Lester when he finally decides to leave etc.


Alex leave radio 2? Have you thought about a career in stand-up?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Great news that Lynn Parsons is covering for AL whilst he is off.

Hopefully Lynn might be considered as the full time replacement for Mr Lester when he finally decides to leave etc.



What?? Shocked Not Richard Allinson? Are you ill?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iím not sure that RA is good enough to stand in for Alex or even if he were,( and thatís a very big if) heíd have the stamina to do 5 early mornings in a row- heís a bit of a lightweight really, ok for the odd fill-in here and there but nothing substantial.

Radio 2 without Alex is like Cornwall during poor weather, itís still Cornwall, it still has all of its nice cliffs, coastal walks and other attractions, itís just they arenít very appealing in the rain. Alex is the sunshine that transforms Radio 2 to a beautiful place.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Great news that Lynn Parsons is covering for AL whilst he is off.

Hopefully Lynn might be considered as the full time replacement for Mr Lester when he finally decides to leave etc.



Is he leaving? Shocked Lynn works for Smooth Radio and freelancer for Radio 2. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:


Is he leaving? :


No , Alex is going on holiday; four-weeks may seem like a lifetime to some ( insects mainly- they have very short lives) but he'll be back as brilliant as ever in less time than elapses between mortgage payments.

Interestingly, some species of insect will have Great Great Great Great Great Geat grandchildren by the time Alex gets back but those insects crawling around at the moment with a glint in their eye will be insect-world historical heros by then, although just Hoover-dust in ours. It's a tough old life init!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Lynn works for Smooth Radio and freelancer for Radio 2. Rolling Eyes


Like many, many broadcasters (and even technicians), Lynn is freelance, full stop. When you're freelance (like wot I am) you live from one contract to another - and nobody pays for the time in between.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
Mark Mayhew wrote:
Great news that Lynn Parsons is covering for AL whilst he is off.

Hopefully Lynn might be considered as the full time replacement for Mr Lester when he finally decides to leave etc.



What?? Shocked Not Richard Allinson? Are you ill?



He's busy with his weekend show. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Alex Lester Off Reply with quote

Fred wrote:
Alex is off on his American Adventure next week, and will be off for 4 weeks. He mentioned on his show this morning that Tim Smith is doing the show for 2 weeks, and Lynn Parsons for 2 weeks.


Thanks for the warning , I'll try and stay asleep more Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't mind tim or lynne but nobody comes close to the dark lord
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