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May Bank Holiday Monday Schedule ( 7 / 5 / 12 )

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:56 pm    Post subject: May Bank Holiday Monday Schedule ( 7 / 5 / 12 ) Reply with quote

5:00am Nicki Chapman
6:30am *Ryan Tubridy *
9:30am Ken Bruce
12:00pm Al Murray
2:00pm Tony Blackburn's Bank Holiday Soul
5:00pm Johnnie Walker Meets...
6:00pm Melody Gardot at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival
7:00pm Paul Jones
8:00pm Jo Whiley
9:30pm Big Band Special
10:00pm Michael Grade: On the Box
11:00pm Jools Holland
Midnight As Now
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or as i like to call it Radio Bland
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're not getting so many specials now at Bank Holidays(Cutbacks?)and many of these are repeats or normal programming...and we seem now to have Al Murray as a regular standin at holiday time and I don't find him particularly funny on the music programmes and though presenting is probably not easy I don't think he's that good but after wednesday I have Broadband so I can perhaps start to listen to other stations around the UK and abroad...Including Roger Day, Dave Cash and Keith Skues.

And some of the specials that crop up around the country on BBC Local Radio...
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to say, I liked Ryan Turbidy, Ken Bruce and Al Murray... but then the schedule went straight downhill. If other people are like me, they do a lot of a driving on a Bank Holiday Monday and I want a friendly voice and a variety of music to accompany me - neither of which I got from 4 solid hours of characterless soul music.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soul Music Show with Tony was brilliant. I heard Tony mention on BBC London a while back that people always ask him why he's not on 5 days a week. He's been offered shows, but not on stations which just play back to back same old songs. He would do a soul show 5 days a week if that was offered to him. He's happy with his weekend shows. Magic, KMFM, BBCR2 and BBC London. Plus the odd Bank Holiday on 2.
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
Have to say, I liked Ryan Turbidy, Ken Bruce and Al Murray... but then the schedule went straight downhill. If other people are like me, they do a lot of a driving on a Bank Holiday Monday and I want a friendly voice and a variety of music to accompany me - neither of which I got from 4 solid hours of characterless soul music.


I enjoyed the hour+ that I heard of Tony but agree that it seemed way too much soul with the Soul Train thing following. Bad scheduling IMHO.

Don't know about anyone else but I turned off after hearing too many people saying 'black music' didn't get shows dedicated to that genre. To me music is music whatever colour it is or comes from and I'm not sure we ever had 'white only music' shows. <annoyed>

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were driving back from Norfolk to sunny MK when Al Murray, and then Tony Blackburn was on. I enjoyed both, but have to admit that some of Blackburn's Soul choices were a bit bland. I'd have liked some more classic Atlantic and Stax - and a lot more Northern in the mix!
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
We were driving back from Norfolk to sunny MK when Al Murray, and then Tony Blackburn was on. I enjoyed both, but have to admit that some of Blackburn's Soul choices were a bit bland. I'd have liked some more classic Atlantic and Stax - and a lot more Northern in the mix!


I agree about the lack of Northern Soul and to me Soul and Tamla Motown are two closely related genres from the same stable but we hardly ever hear any decent Motown music on Radio Two these days Sad

And I agree with Helen that music is music whatever its origin - after all we don't hear pieces by the likes of Mozart being labelled as 'Austrian Music' Smile
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