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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:59 am    Post subject: 90 Minute Early Show Reply with quote

Who is going to host a 90 minute Early Breakfast show?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: 90 Minute Early Show Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It just seems pointless.


I think that sums Radio 2 these days.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: 90 Minute Early Show Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Who is going to host a 90 minute Early Breakfast show? It just seems pointless.


Isn't this the question I asked at http://r2ok.s4.bizhat.com/r2ok-ftopic5845-40.html
and you answered with Lynn Parsons ? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: 90 Minute Early Show Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Who is going to host a 90 minute Early Breakfast show? It just seems pointless.


It wasn't pointless during the years that Sarah Kennedy presented between 6.00 and 7.30 Mark. Perhaps you'd like to explain why it is now?

Or has someone on Digital Spy prompted you?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The schedules seem a little similar to Radio 1 apart from a few shows. I just wonder who will take over the show full-time if Lynn Parsons dosn't after her stint at Smooth Radio. I don't know why Janice & Alex couldn't have extended there shows.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You still haven't explained why you asked the question in the first place Mark. Sarah did 90 minutes for years, no questions asked as to what the point of it was. Now she's gone you do.

90 minutes is 90 minutes whatever time of day it happens to be.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: 90 Minute Early Show Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Who is going to host a 90 minute Early Breakfast show? It just seems pointless.


90 minutes- pointless? Try holding your breath for 90 minutes, Mark, no cheating- no breathing through your ears. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Re: 90 Minute Early Show Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Perhaps you'd like to explain why it is now?

H


My original thought, why I originally asked the question, was that 06:00 - 07:30 was when people might be listening, and she was followed by Terry, but now it's 05:00 - 06:30 surely it's less inviting ? Rolling Eyes

I'll leave Mark to answer why he raised it Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I think Mark is questioning the value of a 90min show at such early time, and I question it too.

It's earlier than Sarah's old slot.

For a twilight presenter you want a good long show because things are at a slower pace.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm getting Deja Vu Rolling Eyes


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nod wrote:Who's going to want a 1 + 1/2 hr show ?

Rachel wrote: Sarah Kennedy?

nod wrote: but she did it originally at a reasonable hour when people might be listening ,and she was followed by TW, but now it's 05:00 until 06:30am
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure that I agree Nod but I'd say why did they give the Ginger one the extra half hour? It would have been better to leave things as they were IMHO.

Unless of course it was to boost his ego?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
Deja Vu Rolling Eyes


Didn't we talk about that earlier?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
nod wrote:
Deja Vu Rolling Eyes


Didn't we talk about that earlier?


I'm sure I've had Deja Vu before.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Aled's website he's covering the whole of October (doesn't say anything about afterwards)... as well as Breakfast from 27 Dec to 03 Jan 2011:

http://www.aledjones.co.uk/content/aled-bbc-radio-2-4th-8th-october-5-7ammore-news
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think pointless was a little harsh. The 90minutes Sarah had was better structured. If your going to have an early show then why not run it from 4am to 6.30am like Radio 1. There is no paper review. The traffic has been scrapped now at 6.30am. Traffic problems don't just start at 6.50am. Or why not move Janice and Alex shows around.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do they have to do what Radio 1 does Mark?

I don't think it matters who starts when as long as they broadcast in a manner appropriate to the time of day. If I were getting up at 5 rather than 6 I don't think I'd want to have a different sort of radio show to listen to.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
The traffic has been scrapped now at 6.30am. Traffic problems don't just start at 6.50am.


Eh? Precisely what planet are you living on, Mark? Have you seen the M1 Southbound between Junctions 12 and 1 at any time after 6.00am weekdays? It's even busy now on Saturdays!

The reason that traffic reports are being cut back is simple: budgets.

After all, they have to pay Evans' inflated salary somehow.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Mark? Have you seen the M1 Southbound between Junctions 12 and 1 at any time after 6.00am weekdays? It's even busy now on Saturdays!


Yes Colin and I guess that's why Mark said "Traffic problems don't just start at 6.50am".
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One point I like to make is I'ant criticising Aled Jones, as I find him a good broadcaster and very funny. He might not be taking over the slot full time.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aled Jones- funny? Now that is funny. Mark, you're a comic genius Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've googled "Aled Jones" and "funny" and got 37,000 results; unfortunately none of them say that he's funny.

Not even having Tim Vine on his show a fortnight ago registered as funny.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
One point I like to make is I'ant criticising Aled Jones, as I find him a good broadcaster and very funny.


He's best known for his comedy stand-up routines, I understand.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:


He's best known for his comedy stand-up routines, I understand.


Aled's hilarious one-liners on Friday Night Is Music Nights would make an excellent podcast compilation, and must include the ladies' tittering after each Very Happy

And I don't mean tittering in a Russell Brand sense Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: 90 Minute Early Show Reply with quote

I suppose Aled's playlist won't include 'On The Road Again' or 'I Like Truckin'' then!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think a lot of Radio 2 output would be better at just 90 minutes. It would save them having to think up mindless feature spots just to fill the time.

Poor old Mike Harding has to put up with just 1 hour a week, while others get 15 hours (and a TV show). Me-thinks the balance is all wrong!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the article from the sun he read out. Then he said.. yeah right " We are sitting in the studio in a bowl of beans, waiting for bacon and eggs Laughing Laughing

What Simon Cowell Does Before The Show

Simon Cowell relaxes in a Jacuzzi, watching cartoons eating ice cream before the shows on Saturday and Sunday.


http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report_simon-cowell-relaxes-in-jacuzzi-eating-ice-cream-while-watching-cartoons_1451657


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't click links to that paper, Mark, but it looks as if it might be scintillating journalism!!! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's put right now. Reading that would put you off your breakfast, actually reading some of the rubbish in the papers does.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So why Mark do you bother reading newspapers?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It's put right now. Reading that would put you off your breakfast, actually reading some of the rubbish in the papers does.


No. Only in the rubbish papers - like the one to which you've linked!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
So why Mark do you bother reading newspapers?


I don't buy them, just heard Aled talking about this so had a quick look on website. This goes for other stories I pick up.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
This goes for other stories I pick up.


Come on Mark, it's time to fess up. You spend hours mining this stuff in the tabloids! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see on Digital Spy some folk suggesting Richard Allinson be given the Early Morning breakfast show.

I wonder if he is the running for this.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Mayhew wrote:
Nice to see on Digital Spy some folk suggesting Richard Allinson be given the Early Morning breakfast show.

I wonder if he is the running for this.


That would be too much to hope for!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most logical thing surely is for Janice Long to get her hour back and have the Dark Lord on the air until 630. This would actually save the BBC some money. The down side of course would be the lack of a female presenter having a daytime show but what the heck?

I'm afraid I've got to the point where a great deal of the Radio 2 output feels alien to me. So I guess I'm not really that bothered what Shennan and Co do.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio 2 do still want to break up early mornings and keep Early Breakfast. It does depend who wants to host the 90 minute show. My money is still on for Lynn Parsons from January.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine also
I really hope so
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