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Forum: Radio 16-06-2015, 21:18
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Posted By jon craig
No! 1985

No! 1985
Forum: Radio 10-06-2015, 21:56
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Posted By jon craig
Really?? I'm no Heart apologist and actually came...

Really?? I'm no Heart apologist and actually came on to make mischief about the appearance of Global Talent acts Lawson and Nathan Sykes on the Heart playlist several weeks upfront (familiarity,...
Forum: Radio 19-04-2015, 11:21
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Posted By jon craig
Along with Hozier, and interestingly, the new...

Along with Hozier, and interestingly, the new Lawson single 'Roads'. Not sure how 'familiar' it will be with the Heart audience bearing in mind it's not released until May 24th! Anyone would think...
Forum: Radio 15-04-2015, 20:40
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Posted By jon craig
Of course I know there are often strange...

Of course I know there are often strange decisions. I've been involved on one or two myself that I look back on and think 'did I really play that'? :)

The thing is though, there are well intentioned...
Forum: Radio 15-04-2015, 20:34
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Posted By jon craig
It wasn't Global's tax affairs I was referring to...

It wasn't Global's tax affairs I was referring to (although there is obviously a debate to be had on those judging by your answer ;-)) I was referring to allegations about Global's editorial policy...
Forum: Radio 15-04-2015, 19:34
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Posted By jon craig
You missed the bit about said Global employees*...

You missed the bit about said Global employees* being completely incapable of giving a straight answer to a straight question, either avoiding salient points and going instead for the 'anoraks', or...
Forum: Radio 15-04-2015, 18:06
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Posted By jon craig
Forgive me for speaking on his behalf, but I...

Forgive me for speaking on his behalf, but I think one of the big questions Simon was asking (which hasn't yet been answered) is this: If we accept that all those points regarding the Jess Glynne...
Forum: Radio 15-04-2015, 13:04
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Posted By jon craig
Jess Glynne is currently #1 in the UK Radio...

Jess Glynne is currently #1 in the UK Radio Airplay chart.

Played 4907 times last week across 241 stations to a total audience of 71 million.

Kodaline was played 'only' 2414 times to a total...
Forum: Radio 08-04-2015, 10:46
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Views: 18,840
Posted By jon craig
The biggest flaw with everything you've described...

The biggest flaw with everything you've described is that it only really works in a world where competition doesn't exist. The stringent controls imposed upon commercial radio operators by the IBA...
Forum: Radio 29-03-2015, 12:20
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Posted By jon craig
Which probably explains exactly why The Coast was...

Which probably explains exactly why The Coast was never a commercial success.

On a slightly different note, I seem to recall there was once a campaign to vote a virtually unknown angler (unknown...
Forum: Radio 19-03-2015, 18:17
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Views: 14,069
Posted By jon craig
Good to have you back buddy - we've missed you! I...

Good to have you back buddy - we've missed you! I assume you'll be heading off to the 'Global Radio in Private Eye' thread where we've been eagerly waiting for your thoughts for a week or so now!
Forum: Radio 14-03-2015, 14:48
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Posted By jon craig
Yes, Iain Dales's contribution to that Twitter...

Yes, Iain Dales's contribution to that Twitter thread is a staunch and passionate defence of Global's editorial policy :D, but.......



.........still far better than anything offered on this thread...
Forum: Radio 14-03-2015, 12:25
Replies: 85
Views: 7,412
Posted By jon craig
I'm hardly 'piling in'. I've simply referenced...

I'm hardly 'piling in'. I've simply referenced the story that Private Eye published and asked if any of Global's unofficial representatives (or one inparticular) were willing to pass comment. They...
Forum: Radio 14-03-2015, 09:00
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Views: 7,412
Posted By jon craig
You are completely missing the point here. This...

You are completely missing the point here. This is not about the Private Eye story - which in itself is a story about Global Radio. The real story alleges that senior Global Radio officials asked...
Forum: Radio 13-03-2015, 20:18
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Posted By jon craig
I know, it's madness isn't it?? It would be like...

I know, it's madness isn't it?? It would be like you listening to a station you can't stand - maybe Smooth for example - and then rushing to pass comment on how poor it is. You of course wouldn't be...
Forum: Radio 13-03-2015, 20:12
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Posted By jon craig
You may be right - perhaps it hasn't appeared...

You may be right - perhaps it hasn't appeared elsewhere. That is also irrelevant. The allegation has been made - whether it has been made in one or several publications doesn't really matter. The...
Forum: Radio 13-03-2015, 19:43
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Views: 7,412
Posted By jon craig
First of all, he is in-house, or at least has...

First of all, he is in-house, or at least has claimed to be.

Secondly, if you read the Private Eye article, you will know that I'm asking him whether he thinks (if true) it is right and appropriate...
Forum: Radio 13-03-2015, 19:06
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Posted By jon craig
Thought not. There's a surprise. ;-)

Thought not. There's a surprise. ;-)
Forum: Radio 13-03-2015, 07:43
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Views: 415,371
Posted By jon craig
That looks like the tracklisting from some 'Pepsi...

That looks like the tracklisting from some 'Pepsi Chart 2002' compilation you'd find in a charity shop! ;-)

Seriously though, to a degree you are right in that none of the artists you have mentioned...
Forum: Radio 13-03-2015, 07:37
Replies: 85
Views: 7,412
Posted By jon craig
Global Radio in Private Eye

Seeing Ian Hislop on Question Time reminded me that our friends at Global Radio had got a mention in last weeks edition of Private Eye magazine. Inside their media news section.......

'Why Global...
Forum: Football 11-03-2015, 21:43
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Views: 6,533
Posted By jon craig
The Chelsea fans have been a little quiet on this...

The Chelsea fans have been a little quiet on this thread tonight ;-)

Maybe Tip Top thinks PSG should sue UEFA for Kuipers failure to send off Costa?

Maybe Code Blue is busy getting his coin out and...
Forum: Radio 11-03-2015, 19:09
Replies: 4,202
Views: 415,371
Posted By jon craig
It seems to do a pretty good job at annoying you!

It seems to do a pretty good job at annoying you!
Forum: Radio 11-03-2015, 18:57
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Posted By jon craig
The audience may have some recall of Jess as an...

The audience may have some recall of Jess as an artist but the point is they will still, in the main, be unfamiliar with the new song. In the same way that many Heart listeners will be aware of Train...
Forum: Radio 11-03-2015, 18:21
Replies: 4,202
Views: 415,371
Posted By jon craig
All of which Global are playing on Capital. Don't...

All of which Global are playing on Capital. Don't forget Heart is all about playing big, familiar, established songs - in the case of Jess Glynne, whilst I don't doubt it will be a pretty big hit,...
Forum: Radio 11-03-2015, 18:12
Replies: 20
Views: 2,007
Posted By jon craig
All the guys who have already commented are right...

All the guys who have already commented are right in what they say. Many PDs are busy trying to squeeze everything into their working day. Taking time out to listen to an unsolicited demo, and offer...
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