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Forum: Freeview 25-02-2015, 13:04
Replies: 184
Views: 13,290
Posted By Robert Williams
At the moment we don't know what the BBC's plans...

At the moment we don't know what the BBC's plans are for local radio on Freeview, whether it will just be the largest station in each region or if every station will eventually make it on there.

I...
Forum: Radio 24-02-2015, 17:29
Replies: 93
Views: 8,483
Posted By Robert Williams
It looks like Trash Can Radio have changed their...

It looks like Trash Can Radio have changed their name and are now called Radio Nirvana. According to their website http://www.trashcanradio.com/about/, it's to make the station more appealing to...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-02-2015, 18:03
Replies: 30
Views: 1,691
Posted By Robert Williams
It was in fact the Culture Secretary Tessa Howell...

It was in fact the Culture Secretary Tessa Howell who turned down the original plans: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/1544072.stm. The BBC Trust didn't exist in 2001.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 12-02-2015, 19:00
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
Incidentally, TOTP shouldn't really be on tonight...

Incidentally, TOTP shouldn't really be on tonight as it's actually a Sky at Night week - so although of course I'm glad TOTP is on, I'm not really sure why, or why TSAN has lost its midweek repeat...
Forum: Radio 12-02-2015, 09:17
Replies: 30
Views: 3,763
Posted By Robert Williams
The Surrey Mirror has now reported on the...

The Surrey Mirror has now reported on the switch-off: http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/Shock-listeners-Redhill-community-radio-station/story-26012109-detail/story.html - includes a mention of this...
Forum: Radio 09-02-2015, 09:26
Replies: 30
Views: 3,763
Posted By Robert Williams
That's been like that ever since they first...

That's been like that ever since they first launched on DAB.


I think Spin FM are long gone, it's some years since their last RSL.


Neither do I! Before their demise, both Gold 1521 and Eagle...
Forum: Radio 06-02-2015, 15:02
Replies: 30
Views: 3,763
Posted By Robert Williams
As Susy already holds a community licence for...

As Susy already holds a community licence for this area, it's highly unlikely Redstone would ever get one as well, partly through lack of FM frequencies, and also what would be the point in having...
Forum: Radio 04-02-2015, 20:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By Robert Williams
It was moved around the schedules several times. ...

It was moved around the schedules several times. When it started in 1990 it was on Saturday mornings 8.05-9.00, then repeated 12.05-1.00 on Sunday night/Monday morning. Later on it moved to 2.00pm...
Forum: Broadcasting 02-02-2015, 20:50
Replies: 96
Views: 5,010
Posted By Robert Williams
And in the opening story they once again did that...

And in the opening story they once again did that thing they have a tendency to do, which bothers me more than the shortage of stories from the Home Counties, which is to address the viewers as if...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-01-2015, 09:27
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
I looked for that clip and couldn't find it so I...

I looked for that clip and couldn't find it so I assumed it must have been removed!


Sorry, as this is quite a busy thread which I don't always manage to keep up with, so I must have missed your...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-01-2015, 21:39
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
Yes, my previous comment only really applies to...

Yes, my previous comment only really applies to primetime when competition between channels is at its fiercest, they're not bothered about wonky scheduling late night when hardly anyone's watching.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-01-2015, 21:11
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
I agree - but as far as schedulers are concerned,...

I agree - but as far as schedulers are concerned, the idea of starting all the rest of their evening programmes at five or ten past the hour is complete anathema to them (unless it's Saturday, for...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-01-2015, 20:52
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
Because the BBC Four schedule doesn't revolve...

Because the BBC Four schedule doesn't revolve solely around TOTP - they don't want to have to base the whole of their primetime Thursday schedule around how long an old episode of TOTP happened to be...
Forum: Radio 29-01-2015, 20:16
Replies: 42
Views: 3,018
Posted By Robert Williams
John Myers in his blog recently described the...

John Myers in his blog recently described the evening show as a 'missed opportunity', and I agree. This was a chance to get a 'name' presenter in, someone who everyone wants to listen to. As it is,...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 29-01-2015, 20:06
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
There used to be a clip on Youtube of the...

There used to be a clip on Youtube of the countdown from 25/01/73 which now appears to have been removed, which was similar to the 1973-79 style, but with striped numbers and a different font like in...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-01-2015, 21:10
Replies: 96
Views: 5,010
Posted By Robert Williams
I think that of all of those Surrey stories I...

I think that of all of those Surrey stories I logged, there are some, like the items about new roads or housing developments, or council tax rises, that are probably too parochial and of little...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-01-2015, 20:19
Replies: 1,234
Views: 128,025
Posted By Robert Williams
Astonishing to think it will be 30 years old next...

Astonishing to think it will be 30 years old next month!
Forum: Broadcasting 28-01-2015, 20:01
Replies: 96
Views: 5,010
Posted By Robert Williams
Perhaps one way to find out is to listen to the...

Perhaps one way to find out is to listen to the evening news on the BBC Local Radio stations in the home counties and consider whether any of the stories are important enough that they should have...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 27-01-2015, 09:27
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
Yes, they did reduce the size of the photos, but...

Yes, they did reduce the size of the photos, but the fonts used for the number and the artist name remained exactly the same from whenever they were introduced in 1973, right up until July 1981. And...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 26-01-2015, 21:33
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
All the more surprising, considering how long...

All the more surprising, considering how long they had been around, that they still stuck with that same style of graphics even on the 'new look' TOTP of August 1980 (albeit with added arrows). We...
Forum: Radio 26-01-2015, 21:02
Replies: 71
Views: 5,758
Posted By Robert Williams
The station was launched in the early 80s at a...

The station was launched in the early 80s at a time when BBC Local Radio stations were changing from being based around towns or cities to being based around counties. So I always assumed that the...
Forum: Radio 25-01-2015, 22:41
Replies: 232
Views: 22,302
Posted By Robert Williams
I've noticed today that the live stream and...

I've noticed today that the live stream and listen again for Radio Solent have been upgraded to stereo, not sure if any other local radio stations have been upgraded as well.
Forum: Radio 21-01-2015, 19:55
Replies: 71
Views: 5,758
Posted By Robert Williams
There are three new transmitters planned for...

There are three new transmitters planned for Northants as part of the build-out plans which might help out? In the meantime it'll be hard to explain to the average listener who doesn't know anything...
Forum: Radio 20-01-2015, 19:24
Replies: 71
Views: 5,758
Posted By Robert Williams
Northampton and Herts, Beds and Bucks DAB muxes to split

Haven't seen this mentioned here yet: Radio Today http://radiotoday.co.uk/2015/01/dab-splits-in-herts-beds-bucks-and-northants/ and a516...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 16-01-2015, 19:25
Replies: 3,091
Views: 151,326
Posted By Robert Williams
Yes, the full version was shown by BBC2 on one of...

Yes, the full version was shown by BBC2 on one of their 80s nights last June.
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