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Forum: Radio 22-12-2010, 08:43
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Posted By Bingethink
Martri S The specific line of this Ofcom ruling...

Martri S

The specific line of this Ofcom ruling that you are misinterpreting is this:

the stations involved will continue to meet their licence obligations to provide local material relevant to...
Forum: Radio 21-12-2010, 15:39
Replies: 3,002
Views: 319,278
Posted By Bingethink
I guess they'll use it in their presentations to...

I guess they'll use it in their presentations to media buyers to show how vast and all-conquering the new network is.

I'm intrigued by the East Midlands section. Firstly, I have no clue where the...
Forum: Radio 17-12-2010, 16:20
Replies: 60
Views: 4,475
Posted By Bingethink
Ofcom have never proposed a 2015 switch off....

Ofcom have never proposed a 2015 switch off. Community radio, RSLs and smaller commercial stations are all planned to continue on FM.
Forum: Radio 06-10-2010, 09:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bingethink
I think that's probably a good note to end on....

I think that's probably a good note to end on. 3000 posts on Digital Spy is far too much of a wasted life.

This is Bingethink, signing off. For ever.
Forum: Radio 06-10-2010, 09:39
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bingethink
Boom boom!:)

Boom boom!:)
Forum: Radio 05-10-2010, 15:15
Replies: 88
Views: 6,078
Posted By Bingethink
Actually, the original poster didn't suggest...

Actually, the original poster didn't suggest that.

He/she wrote about drafting another journalist from elsewhere, to provide appropriate coverage (as Heart have done before to deal with big local...
Forum: Radio 05-10-2010, 11:18
Replies: 88
Views: 6,078
Posted By Bingethink
I certainly don't think Heart should be sending...

I certainly don't think Heart should be sending out live reporters doing vox pops, BBC-style, into the Toby Anstis show. Heart is not an 80s ILR station. It's a music entertainment brand with some...
Forum: Radio 05-10-2010, 09:15
Replies: 88
Views: 6,078
Posted By Bingethink
What an ignorant thing to say. A fire that...

What an ignorant thing to say.

A fire that burns down a disused pier is not like a fire that burns down a disused warehouse. Hastings Pier is symbolic of the town, its history and culture - the...
Forum: Radio 04-10-2010, 18:16
Replies: 4
Views: 8,392
Posted By Bingethink
I have a Pure One in my bathroom. It's not a...

I have a Pure One in my bathroom. It's not a shower radio as such - you can't hang it from a hook under the water - but it is portable and costs under 40 (although I would invest 25 in the...
Forum: Radio 04-10-2010, 17:14
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
Whereas GMG's national Smooth has kicked off...

Whereas GMG's national Smooth has kicked off successfully with big national advertisers, such as travel sponsored by GMG's Auto Trader and weather sponsored by GMG's Guardian and Observer.

Oh.
Forum: Radio 04-10-2010, 16:12
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
Wow. Just listening to Carlos. Haven't heard...

Wow. Just listening to Carlos.

Haven't heard anyone with quite such a Mike Smash voice on professional radio in years.
Forum: Radio 04-10-2010, 15:01
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
National radio provides less traffic info than...

National radio provides less traffic info than local radio - Shock.
Forum: Radio 04-10-2010, 09:28
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
I don't think anyone at Smooth imagines the...

I don't think anyone at Smooth imagines the station will beat Radio 2, no. (For a start, it's only available on FM to half the country...)

When they talk in the media about the station being a...
Forum: Radio 04-10-2010, 08:21
Replies: 25
Views: 3,067
Posted By Bingethink
Or Nottingham! The Heart and Capital buildings...

Or Nottingham! The Heart and Capital buildings may be situated in Nottingham, but both stations' seven hours a day will be for Leicester and Derby as well as Nottingham.

Leicester, as someone said,...
Forum: Radio 01-10-2010, 18:36
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
What will he be doing?

What will he be doing?
Forum: Radio 01-10-2010, 12:03
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
Video on the Smooth website promoting the changes...

Video on the Smooth website promoting the changes shows a subtly tweaked logo: http://www.smoothradioeastmidlands.co.uk/station/smooth-radios-new-lineup/jmbsce7l/.
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 15:02
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
And so is every station. Smooth gets 15-17%...

And so is every station.

Smooth gets 15-17% reach in its strongest FM areas - around the same as Capital does in London.

You could just as well argue that Capital is superfluous, as all its tracks...
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 13:50
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
Frankly, it's a bit dumb to just go through the...

Frankly, it's a bit dumb to just go through the list and point out other stations where you might hear each individual track and use that as a criticism of Smooth! How is it relevant to Smooth if a...
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 11:15
Replies: 235
Views: 13,092
Posted By Bingethink
You didn't claim that they were bland (certainly...

You didn't claim that they were bland (certainly some of them are bland), you said they were all the same.
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 10:59
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
Go to comparemyradio.com Compare the tracks...

Go to comparemyradio.com

Compare the tracks played on XFm and Smooth and you get this:

XFM London played 568 unique tracks
Smooth Radio London played 1,167 unique tracks
The stations share 2 unique...
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 10:56
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
Again, nonsense. You'd never hear Elkie Brooks on...

Again, nonsense. You'd never hear Elkie Brooks on the likes of Key 103, Trent, or Heart.
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 10:52
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
I'm not sure two dying AM networks equal "just...

I'm not sure two dying AM networks equal "just about any commercial radio station in the country."

(And when does Gold then go on to play Cee Lo Green or Drizabone Soul Family?)
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 10:48
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
That's just nonsense. Remind me of the last time...

That's just nonsense.

Remind me of the last time you heard Elkie Brooks or louis Armstrong on Capital, Kerrang or Kiss.
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 10:45
Replies: 235
Views: 13,092
Posted By Bingethink
Classic FM. Talksport. u105. Kerrang! Heart. The...

Classic FM. Talksport. u105. Kerrang! Heart. The Breeze. Glide FM. Radio XL. All the bloody same, the lorrovem.
Forum: Radio 30-09-2010, 10:42
Replies: 6,354
Views: 603,841
Posted By Bingethink
The last ten songs on Smooth Radio: Smokey...

The last ten songs on Smooth Radio:

Smokey Robinson - Being With You
Elkie Brooks - Pearls A Singer
Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World
O'jays - I Love Music
Berlin - Take My...
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