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Radio 2 is not my cup of tea any day of the week.

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Pick of the Pops is good sometimes, depending on the year.
I love old music especially 60's and 80's.
Other than that though there isn't much else to listen to, so I kind of agree.



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I went through a period in the 80s where I used to get into Radio 2 after a couple of splifs. I had this early ghetto blaster which was very noisy when stereo FM radio was picked up.

It was a kind of mice warm fuzzy noise and the splifs used to disperse it to the peripheral of the sound field and kind of surround the music in this warm and fuzzy ambience. very relaxing and made a pleasant change from the 'in your Face' Radio 1

Nowadays I rarely listen to the radio and when I do it's Radio 1. I do miss John Peel. I was a huge fan and listened to his last show where he was looking forward to his holiday. He never came back alive. I was really upset at the time.

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smeggypants wrote:I went through a period in the 80s where I used to get into Radio 2 after a couple of splifs. I had this early ghetto blaster which was very noisy when stereo FM radio was picked up.

It was a kind of mice warm fuzzy noise and the splifs used to disperse it to the peripheral of the sound field and kind of surround the music in this warm and fuzzy ambience. very relaxing and made a pleasant change from the 'in your Face' Radio 1

Nowadays I rarely listen to the radio and when I do it's Radio 1. I do miss John Peel. I was a huge fan and listened to his last show where he was looking forward to his holiday. He never came back alive. I was really upset at the time.



I used to love Ray Moore on Radio 2 in the 80's doing the early show, he was slightly off his rocker. The only thing i'll never forgive him for is dying so bloody young and leaving us with Sarah bloody Kennedy as his replacement :mad1:

I rarely listen to Radio 2 now, radio 1 now and then, 6 Music (though that's not as good as it once was) but mainly Radio 4 and Five Live for the footy

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I think I'll stick with Chill. :partydance:

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Ah well The Archers rules on a Sunday as does Just a Minute, the Food Programme and Gardener's Question Time (Bob Flowerdue ex male model :eek: )

Used to like Maconie on a Saturday afternoon, i'll have to look elsewhere for my northern soul fix

Think i'll listen to that one that sounds like Father Jack, sounds a hoot! Maybe they could get Lionel Blue on there to liven it up ;)

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At least we longer have to endure Radio 2's All Time Greats, Sing Something Simple and Parkinson as listeners would have done at the start of the decade, and compared with the nightmarish offerings of the eighties like Charlie Chester and Roy Castle, not to mention Melodies for You at 10am, there has been a big improvement. However, ditching MFY and pushing Elaine Paige into a night time slot, to be replaced by something more contemporary, would see Sunday Radio 2 become a decent station.
Have you noticed, though, when an extremely worn out show like Your Hundred Best Tunes or Sing Something Simple is scrapped almost no one protests or mourns its passing, except maybe the Frances Line 4 on the POV board? I very much doubt the current crop of Radio 2 listeners, or quite lot of old ones, really feel nostalgic for the days of Sing Something Simple and would object if it was revived.



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They will never listen to what we say regardless. Even the old style Radio 2 axed Alan Keith playing Edwardian music in the seventies as they realised no one was listening to it, and some hardgoing show called Glamorous Nights, similar to MFY, on Sunday nights was scrapped in 1985 as it had so few listeners.
Why don't Radio 2 actually publish audience figures for Melodies for You and the other rubbish on Sunday nights, as they always publish figures for their daytime shows, but never for this crap? I would love to know how low their ratings go when this starts up and I know in the early 80s Radio 1 used to add 4 million listeners at 10 am on a Sunday. It seems to me like the ghost of Frances Line is still around at Radio 2 as they won't ditch Titchmarsh, Jacobs, and Laycock as they're scared of offending the tiny minority that still like this codswallop and despise how Radio 2 has changed since 1997.



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What the HELL was Derek Jameson ever doing on radio and telly?? It makes me shudder to this day to think of "Mornin mornin Jameson 'ere"

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Scott Nelson wrote:Derek Jameson with his yellow teeth. I remember in 1990 he had a chat show on Sky One. I think it was axed sometime in 1992.

Who else remembers Derek and Ellen Jameson on late-night Radio 2? They had a competition called What's That Noise?

The noise sure wasn't Derek's electric toothbrush cleaning his manky teeth...

Oh yes :eek:

And just for you Scotty boy - a Derek Jameson / Frances Line era special

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLAmXbP06z8


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Scott, how about Norman Wisdom's Sounds on 78 club on Sunday lunchtimes, featuring the best in pre war music. To be serious there is a presenter on Radio Newcastle, now mercifully reduced to one show a week, called Frank Wappat who used to present shows of thirties music in daytime as late as 1986. He also had this awful religious programme on a Sunday morning called Songs for Singing on at the same time as Melodies for You, where he played religious music to an audience of geriatrics and played at being a priest, when in real life he wasn't that saintly. Wappat's name still sends a shiver down anyone's spine who had relatives who liked Radio Newcastle in the seventies and eighties.
Songs for singing, for singing along, no thanks, it's time for Noel Edmonds. Or how about, it's your friend Frank here with more stars on 78s, oh bugger off, you old git. :mad:



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Scott Nelson wrote:Sir Arthur Pringle,

One is NOT amused! :nono:

I am going to have to throw a sickie tomorrow because I am in agony after that! :cunt:

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You loved it really :thumb:

I've got some Vera Lynn, George Formby and the speeches of Clement Atlee lined up for you next....... :cunt:

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Scott Nelson wrote:Have you got The Laughing Policeman? Ed Stewart used to play that rubbish for his senile listeners virtually every Sunday! No wonder Lesley Douglas axed him in 2006!

I have. :o :D I have everything and anything in my collection though. :o



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Scott Nelson wrote:Have you got The Laughing Policeman? Ed Stewart used to play that rubbish for his senile listeners virtually every Sunday! No wonder Lesley Douglas axed him in 2006!


Oh i can do much, much better than that :D :rofl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suehSgf_ILs

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Typical piece of corperate bumpf that! They don't "get" the car crashness (is that a word? :confused: ) of Radio 2, particularly as you say you can go from Evans playing something loud to dear old Desmond playing the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards within the space of 5 minutes

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Gerald Harper would be better if they wanted to take it down a gear, but 7pm on a Tuesday is the wrong time. Yr suggestion of Bob Dylan or maybe Tom Robinson would be better in that slot

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Scott Nelson wrote:I remember I was modded on the old Radio 2 board for saying that whenever Desmond Carrington was on the air, his listeners probably wore tin hats and dived behind the sofa whenever a plane flew over.


But they do!! :D :D :D :D

And eat spam out of a tin :thumb:

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Scott, mah boy, I can give you a typical Radio 2 schedule, or most of it from when I was a teenager:
7.00 Good Morning Sunday with Roger Royle, fair enough
9.00 Melodies for You with David Jacobs AKA let's all put Adrian Juste on to put us out of our misery
11.00 Two's Best, self congratulatory tripe featuring the best of the last week on Radio 2( ie not a lot)
12.00 Radio 2 All Time Greats with Desmond Carrington, same old kenk that he plays now only for longer
2.00 Benny Green knew his stuff and was quite lively for this time on Radio 2, but music similar to what Parky used to play
3.30 Sounds Easy With Alan Dell, except it was anything but
4.30 Sing Something Simple, Radio 2 goes into geriatric mode, Top 40 ratings go throught the roof
5.00 Radio version of Steptoe and Son or Dad's Army, actually quite funny and a welcome bit of light relief
5.30 Charlie Chester's Sunday Soapbox, back to the Top 40 then, just as senile as SSS and hosted by someone who sounded like he was in a geriatric ward.
7.00 Glamorous Nights, just like MFY, stay with Annie Nightingale then
8.30 Sunday Half Hour, it is Sundays after all
9.00 Sounds of Jazz, fairly drab jazz show hosted by Peter Clayton.
Not much to listen to there back in the day.



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Scott Nelson wrote:OMG! Look at this from 1994:

7.00am Don Maclean
9.00 Michael Aspel
10.30 Brian Hayes
12.00 Desmond Carrington
2.00pm Benny Green
3.30 Alan Dell
4.30 Sing Something Senile
5.00 Charlie Chester
7.00 Miseries for You with Hugh Scully
8.30 Sunday Half Hour with Roger Royle
9.00 Alan Keith with Your Hundred Best Tunes
10.00 Sounds of Jazz with Digby Fairweather
11.00 Radio 2 Arts Programme (documentary)
12.00 Steve Madden
3.00 - 6.00am Alex Lester

WHAT A LOAD OF OLD SHIT!

Scott, main man, this was the darkest era of Lineism which the Fracnces Line 4 would class as a golden era for BBC Radio. It is interesting how little that schedule had changed since the early 80s, although Michael Aspel at least would have been preferable to David Jacobs at 9 am playing some squawking old opera tune. Yet the afternoons are virtually the same as 10 years earlier, the same old piffle.
However, I'm sure in the 80s YHBT was broadcast on weekday nights or maybe i've made a mistake with my weekend schedule, although Sunday night Radio 2 in the 80s was a no go area for anyone born after 1935.
Another pile of old toot they used to class as comedy, sometimes broadcast on Sunday afternoons, was Hinge and Bracket, two men acting as upper class elderly women. It was about as funny as a funeral, same as some old toss with Roy Castle in where he attempted to tell jokes and sing( both done very badly). It summed up how awful Radio 2 Sundays were in those days and why Radio 1 shows pulled in 12 million listeners. Well, a line up of Peter Powell, Adrian Juste, the Old Record Club, a music documentary, The Top 40 and Anne Nightingale was very tempting even to older listeners.



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I remember reading an interview in the Observer around 1993 with a BBC bigwig Liz Forgan? (was that her name??) One of the questions was "How can you allow Radio 2 to continue to shed listeners and not do anything about it?" She had no real answer. Bear in mind it was David Hatch - director of radio - who put his foot down and brought back Wogan (i believe against Line's wishes) with Paul Walters as his producer and freedom to create his own playlist. Brian Hayes's audience was down to about 2 million

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