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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Capital Line-up From January Reply with quote

http://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.6470

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Nothing exciting.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing even recognisable let alone exciting
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coming originally from London i used to listen to capital at work(not my choice) you would have

Breakfast Chris tarrent

Mid mornings pat sharp

afternoon mick brown

drive neil fox
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That wasn't too bad a line up but I can't see Capital maintaining its audience share with a bunch of nomarks
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am old enough to remember Capital when it started ( 1973). In its early years, they had Dave Cash, Roger Scott, Nicky Horne, "Topless" Tony Myatt, Kenny Everett, Michael Aspel, Gerald Harper - what an impressive array of radio talent!

Later on they employed somebody by the name of Allinson - anyone know what happened to him?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And you've missed out the in my opinion the greatest presenter of all David Symonds now running his own station based in Cyprus
Shame I couldn't listen in those great days Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Living in Nottingham I missed all the big names on Capital at that time, although we did visit relatives occasionally and I remember Gerald Harper, at weekends, dishing out champagne and flowers, and Nicky Horne's evening rock show, "Your Mother Wouldn't Like It" Smile

Radio Trent wasn't bad at the start. It was a Radio 1 clone by day and we had John Peters, Steve Merike, Dale Winton, Anne-Marie Minhall and Kid Jensen for a while, and Clive Tyldesley as sports reporter (with Simon Mayo also in residence on the local BBC station Nottm was quite a fertile breeding ground for national radio presenters). The weekend rock shows were in the hands of one Graham Neale, who came to a rather unfortunate end, and then Sunday evenings for many years were filled by John Shaw's "Here Be Dragons", a rare mix of rock, folk, blues, jazz, you name it.

Leicester Sound and Ram FM were spun off from Trent, now they're being reeled back in and the lot are merging into Capital. The specialist shows disappeared long ago and the only truly local input we've had for the last ten years has been Jo and Twiggy at breakfast time. It won lots of awards, and Jo was headhunted by Virgin, but it was awful - still is... it's now Twiggy & Emma, and is being retained under the new schedule.

So from January we shall have Capital and Absolute fighting for the Radio 1 audience, and Smooth and Heart going for Radio 2's. Who will win?.... YOU decide.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Capital Line-up From January Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Nothing exciting.


I couldn't have put it better myself, Mark. So why bother posting the link?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MadeinSurrey wrote:
I am old enough to remember Capital when it started ( 1973). In its early years, they had Dave Cash, Roger Scott, Nicky Horne, "Topless" Tony Myatt, Kenny Everett, Michael Aspel, Gerald Harper - what an impressive array of radio talent!



Yes we listened in those days and enjoyed Capital more then than we are enjoying most of Radio 2 now!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
MadeinSurrey wrote:
I am old enough to remember Capital when it started ( 1973). In its early years, they had Dave Cash, Roger Scott, Nicky Horne, "Topless" Tony Myatt, Kenny Everett, Michael Aspel, Gerald Harper - what an impressive array of radio talent!



Yes we listened in those days and enjoyed Capital more then than we are enjoying most of Radio 2 now!


Me too. I recently dug out an audio recording of Mike Aspel's morning show in which Mike Barry (alias Michael Bukht - a director of the radio company) did his usual cookery slot.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks like it for Capital Radio another well known radio station has been ruined by big fat radio bosses. Just reading Galaxy are saying on air strands " Capital is coming" - and 19th Dec will be the last day for the stations names, until the launch.

All these station had well known broadcasters on them are just going to the wall now. Thank - god Radio 2 is around.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Thank - god Radio 2 is around.


I'll take that as a tongue-in-cheek statement, Mark. Radio 2 has never been as crap as it is now!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankfully those who have contributed to Capital Radio over the years didn't cause this mess.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Thankfully those who have contributed to Capital Radio over the years didn't cause this mess.


The mess that is British Broadcasting was caused by the early 1990s rush toward de-regulation that was instigated by Thatcher. Since that oh-so-wise move we've seen the destruction, almost in its entirety, of local and regional broadcasting. That has left the door wide open to those faceless corporations buying up franchises and bumping them all together to the point where we now mere localised affiliates being fed server-based programming via satellite.

Capital - like its Thames Tv equivalent - was a commercial ground-breaker here in the UK. Now it's just a fodder-feeder to the masses. Total rubbish.

Thank heavens for truly independent stations that are now found in abundance online!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to nit pick Colin but radio deregulation actually took place when John Major was Prime Minister as you say in the early part of the 1990s

Margaret Thatcher left power in November 1990 so whatever view you may have of her you can't really blame her for this particular situation
Whether it would still have happened had she remained in power is a matter of pure speculation
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
Sorry to nit pick Colin but radio deregulation actually took place when John Major was Prime Minister as you say in the early part of the 1990s

Margaret Thatcher left power in November 1990 so whatever view you may have of her you can't really blame her for this particular situation
Whether it would still have happened had she remained in power is a matter of pure speculation


Thatcher was the architect of the deregulation. It was her view that broadcasting was shackled by rules and regulation; it was she who wanted to see the IBA dismantled and it was she who pushed for the creation of separate regulatory bodies for radio and television (the RA and ITC respectively). It was also Thatcher who pushed her close friend Bruce Gingell to take on the broadcasting unions like ACTT (of which I was a member) at TVam - and it was she who was utterly appalled (and embarrassed) when the ITC awarded the contract to GMTV. I was with some ACTT strikers in a pub over the road from eggcup towers on the day it was announced that TVam had lost the franchise. Boy, did they whoop with glee!

It was also Thatcher, of course, who was absolutely determined to pull the BBC into line and insisted on what turned out to be a disastrous restructuring that was only turned around when Greg Dyke took over as DG from John Birt. And it was Thatcher who made it very easy for the Murdoch Mafia to virtually monopolise satellite broadcasting in the UK; she saw this as yet another club with which to bash the BBC around the head with.

So, in my humble opinion, Thatcher definitely can be blamed in large part for the mess that British Broadcasting is now in!
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