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Helen May



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: One Gold Reply with quote

Well you could be listening to this new station which is to launch next month. Veteran DJs inclucing Ed Stewart, Paul Burnett, and Mike Read are among the presenters and will play older music.

It's on AM only, but it may be good to listen a various times of the day after January 2010!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1217271/Radio-GaGa-Not-pop-pickers-With-combined-age-400-veteran-DJs-set-unleash-rocknroll-revolution.html


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Radio isn't playing the old music as we know it any more, so it's a great opportunity to come in with a station which plays the artists most others now ignore,' 68-year-old Stewart said.
'We have a large reservoir of people in this country who never hear the likes of Sinatra and Nat King Cole and the music of the late 50s, and this is what we need.'


Interesting. I don't remember that bunch (with the exception of Pete Murray in his Housewives Choice days) playing much Cole and Sinatra.

AM is worse than useless. I wonder if it will be available on the net?
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed Stewart played them both I've got some mini discs of his Sunday show with both artists featuring.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish them all the best but according to a couple of the posts on the article, the transmitter is located in Holland so reception won't be nationwide or particularly great either on MW...
Why can't they "go for it" properly and broadcast on FM or DAB?? ( and get Tony Blackburn and DLT on board too.. )
Like others who have commented, I can see me drifting away from Radio 2 over the next couple of years..

I can't see this will be any different to "Big L" unfortunately.
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RockitRon



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Ed Stewart played them both I've got some mini discs of his Sunday show with both artists featuring.

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I momentarily forgot about that part of his career, H

I suppose, with the exception of Mike Read, they're all at a loose end at the moment and have money to burn.
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John W



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds promising!

Pity it's only on AM, I can only listen to AM in the car. You can just see it. Mrs W watching Eastenders, me sitting in the car on the drive Laughing


I expect there'll be an internet stream.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:


I suppose, with the exception of Mike Read, they're all at a loose end at the moment and have money to burn.


I understand he has been declared bankrupt for the second time Shocked I mean once is careless but twice!
He should have paid his taxes like everybody has to.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's having to sell his record collection, estimated to be worth 1m, so he must owe a pretty penny
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1216876/DJ-Mike-Read-forced-sell-1m-record-collection-declared-bankrupt-second-time.html
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I heard about that, I don't like to hear of anybody in difficulties like this but maybe if he had sold some of his collection along the way he might not be in trouble now.

I am sorry for him but it sounds like it is of his own doing, still we shouldn't judge I suppose.
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