Joined: 16 Sep 2010 Posts: 18010 Location: Near Chester
Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:09 pm Post subject:
I met Vanessa in a night club in Belfast about 8 years ago
She came over as a really stuck up b---h who talked down to everyone there including members of her own entourage
She made some comment about under age people getting in and said
'You know you have to be over 18 to come in here'
'Vanessa are you talking about age or dress size'
Perhaps I should not have said it but I thought she was so patronising especially to the locals she deserved a kick up her rather large backside
I couldn't stand the thought of her on Radio 2 but I think she and Mr Evans would have a lot in common _________________ Are you ready for a Ruddles?
In the same newspaper report it quotes 'Vanessa Feltz will take the reins of Sarah Kennedy’s BBC Radio 2 show ' Then further on it says ' ‘Vanessa is indeed the front runner to replace Sarah.' Why prolong the agony....tell the public straight
Well, if we can’t have Alex and it looks like we can’t , Vanessa will do very nicely : She’s a woman I could have lunch with, or early breakfast as the case may be. Cool beans! Out of all the possible DJs for that slot, she never occurred to me but now that she’s popped up on the RADAR – she seems the obvious choice. ( I have tone! I have tone! Missile lock! Engage! Beeeeep Beeeeep Beeep Beeep Beep beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep Direct Hit! )It’s a funny old world where the old and familiar can be new and different.
Can't understand the logic myself. I think I'd rather have breakfast with her than hear her on the radio at that hour. It depends what sort of show it's going to be; as I understand it she currently presents a three-hour vox-pop, phone-in programme on BBC London, and won the Sony award for Speech Broadcaster of the Year last year, and you would think that her intellect suits that better than a light, early morning one, reading texts and emails between the Bluebells and James Blunt. _________________ Ron
I can't listen to her for more than a few minutes on BBC London. Never use three words where twenty five will do
Having said that, she is the least bad of that awful breed, the Phone In hosts. LBC is abysmal. All those extreme right wing idiots (the phone in hosts) ranting off the usual bigoted rubbish trying to goad their listeners intop calling.
Venessa is not that bad & mayb e she would be calmer on a Radio 2 Early show where she is not necesitated to goad listeners into calling her.
Anyway, I wouldn't be awake to hear it.
Sarah Kennedy was perfect for that early slot where I'd lay half awake half asleep in bed as I prepared to get up & get ready for work. Sarah Kennedy's gentle humour, & her sometimes plainly barking comments, were perfect for that twilight time of day between sleep & waking
Vanessa Felz is bold and brassy! I like her as well, when she's not fronting some flaky or sensationalist piece of trash television for C4 or five, or doing something akin to Jerry Springer/Jeremy Kyle.
No reason why she couldn't keep the BBC London spot, surely.
Apart from all that, I can't see why, apart from £££, she would really want such an early start (curtailing her evening social life) to act as Lester/Evans warm down/up. _________________ Ron
Like anything I suppose, some will like her, some won’t, although I have a feeling that, on here, as ever, it will be more one than the other- tis a good thing this is not representative of the real world, otherwise we’d be in big trouble. I hope she is as good as I’d like her to be.
Four and a half hours... someone else will be driving the R2 desk... a quick sashay between studios (assuming Early Breakfast isn't going to Salford).
Hardly slave labour - why not?
I suppose so. Since she's going to be up early she might as well make a day of it.
If she's a bit drowsy it might calm her down for the phone in show, too.
My only criticism of her phone in show is she over talks. Words bubble out of her. Introducing a topic she goes through about five possible listener reactions at great legnth "or did you think that...?"
At any rate, she is not so obnoxious as the idiots on LBC
Joined: 08 Dec 2006 Posts: 3701 Location: near Amble, Northumberland
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:25 pm Post subject:
Like Helen, I'll be sticking with Radio 4 in the mornings, well at least until KB comes on.
I hear you got a mention on Ken's show this am, H! _________________ Author: “To the Ends of the Earth: A Snapshot of Aviation in North-Eastern Siberia, Summer 1992”
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It's time to re-tune the last remaining radio in the house that is tuned to R2, my alarm clock radio. There is no way on this planet that I am going to be waking-up with Vanessa Feltz.
R.I.P. Radio 2.
My thoughts entirely. I find it odd that - on the one hand - the BBC recognises a need to fend off the competition posed by newer forms of content delivery (ie: means other than the traditional over-air FM and AM radio) yet it manages to succeed in driving long-time listeners away to the same alternatives it's trying to compete with.
Every day I discover much better alternatives to R2 - not on FM or AM but from "new media" sources.
Like his predecessor, Shennan really doesn't have a clue. This begs the question: Are the aims of "the Radio 2 Appreciation Society" already a lost cause?
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