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Forum: Radio 09-07-2015, 19:26
Replies: 441
Views: 75,193
Posted By Robert Williams
Just losing the letter 's' turns the naff...

Just losing the letter 's' turns the naff 'Capital Rocks' into the more credible-sounding 'Capital Rock'. Though I expect the inclusion of the word 'Capital' into the name in any context, not to...
Forum: Radio 31-12-2010, 11:17
Replies: 105
Views: 12,261
Posted By Robert Williams
Exactly, why is there this assumption that...

Exactly, why is there this assumption that everyone wants to listen to dance/party music on New Year's Eve? Radio 2 used to offer a more gentle alternative for listeners who aren't interested in...
Forum: Broadcasting 23-12-2010, 15:22
Replies: 19
Views: 3,724
Posted By Robert Williams
There's no way that trailer was shown in 1997. ...

There's no way that trailer was shown in 1997. I've just checked and the 7/11/97 episode of Shooting Stars that follows the trailer was repeated on 5/10/98, so that therefore is the correct date of...
Forum: Radio 20-12-2010, 21:59
Replies: 87
Views: 9,807
Posted By Robert Williams
The plans for four new BBC Local Radio stations...

The plans for four new BBC Local Radio stations were dropped when the BBC received a lower than hoped licence fee settlement in October 2007 (BBC News link...
Forum: Radio 08-12-2010, 16:42
Replies: 1,719
Views: 128,378
Posted By Robert Williams
I suppose with the BBC strategy review imposing...

I suppose with the BBC strategy review imposing an all-speech hour at Drivetime on all BBC Local Radio stations, the easiest thing is to do is to move speech items into that hour from outside it, so...
Forum: Broadcasting 08-12-2010, 09:40
Replies: 67
Views: 9,276
Posted By Robert Williams
They reported from Reigate two days running on...

They reported from Reigate two days running on BBC London News last week - unfortunately it usually has to snow before anywhere down here gets a mention on the programme.

I assume it just makes...
Forum: Radio 07-12-2010, 09:09
Replies: 1,719
Views: 128,378
Posted By Robert Williams
As far as I can gather, the 'Weekday Winddown'...

As far as I can gather, the 'Weekday Winddown' was already a feature of Kent Drivetime so I don't think it has anything to do with Sussex and Surrey joining in.
Forum: Radio 06-12-2010, 13:48
Replies: 1,719
Views: 128,378
Posted By Robert Williams
I've noticed the 11am bulletin has remained...

I've noticed the 11am bulletin has remained localised (on BBC Surrey it's read by the breakfast newsreader), which makes me wonder if the change was down to lack of staff/resources rather than a...
Forum: Radio 04-12-2010, 10:32
Replies: 1,719
Views: 128,378
Posted By Robert Williams
We've gone from three Drivetime shows to one in...

We've gone from three Drivetime shows to one in the space of less than a year... :( Still, it's only a 'pilot':
Forum: Radio 30-11-2010, 12:44
Replies: 23
Views: 2,283
Posted By Robert Williams
Yes, BBC Thames Valley FM was formed by the...

Yes, BBC Thames Valley FM was formed by the merger of Radio Oxford and Radio Berkshire, but only lasted four years, 1996-2000.
Forum: Broadcasting 29-11-2010, 12:01
Replies: 949
Views: 156,284
Posted By Robert Williams
Radio Times was revamped several times during the...

Radio Times was revamped several times during the earlier years of Nicholas Brett's editorship, the 1994 redesign being a particularly unattractive one, an ugly font and the horrible space-wasting...
Forum: Radio 29-11-2010, 10:52
Replies: 23
Views: 2,283
Posted By Robert Williams
Intriguingly, BBC Oxford recently changed its...

Intriguingly, BBC Oxford recently changed its name back to BBC Radio Oxford when it took on the generic jingle package, bucking the trend which has been to drop the word 'Radio'.

There no longer...
Forum: Radio 26-11-2010, 16:58
Replies: 270
Views: 32,661
Posted By Robert Williams
It was for the first two years, until 1991 when...

It was for the first two years, until 1991 when the Top 40 show was extended by half an hour, so POTP lost half an hour. However during its entire run on Radio 1 it always featured the Top 20 charts...
Forum: Radio 23-11-2010, 21:15
Replies: 1,719
Views: 128,378
Posted By Robert Williams
It's started this week in fact, Radio Kent are...

It's started this week in fact, Radio Kent are now taking Julia Moore's show, but only the portion from 6-6.30am (not from 5.30am as stated in the listings).
Forum: Radio 23-11-2010, 20:22
Replies: 87
Views: 9,807
Posted By Robert Williams
Ironically, Mark Carter's BBC Surrey Drivetime...

Ironically, Mark Carter's BBC Surrey Drivetime show won an award a month ago in the EDF Media Awards (http://www.edfenergy.com/media-centre/media-awards/2010-London-South-East-Media-Awards.shtml),...
Forum: Radio 23-11-2010, 19:36
Replies: 87
Views: 9,807
Posted By Robert Williams
I think there is probably still a fair amount of...

I think there is probably still a fair amount of scope for combining shows in the evenings and weekends. For example, on a Sunday night in the South East there is David Allen on Sussex, Surrey and...
Forum: Radio 23-11-2010, 19:00
Replies: 87
Views: 9,807
Posted By Robert Williams
It does indeed, but I recorded Radio Kent off DAB...

It does indeed, but I recorded Radio Kent off DAB yesterday morning to check, and it was Radio 5 Live until 6am, followed by a local news bulletin and Julia Moore from 6.05.
Forum: Radio 23-11-2010, 18:59
Replies: 87
Views: 9,807
Posted By Robert Williams
I would much rather they had networked Pat...

I would much rather they had networked Pat Marsh's afternoon show to Sussex and Surrey!

I think Simon Furber was only presenting Drivetime on a temporary basis anyway, covering for Sarah Gorrell who...
Forum: Radio 23-11-2010, 18:55
Replies: 87
Views: 9,807
Posted By Robert Williams
Incidentally I note that Radio Kent have this...

Incidentally I note that Radio Kent have this week started taking some of Julia Moore's Early Breakfast Show which comes from BBC Surrey in Guildford (though only the portion from 6-6.30am, which is...
Forum: Radio 04-08-2010, 22:08
Replies: 32
Views: 3,541
Posted By Robert Williams
Steve Wright did a stint standing in for Mike...

Steve Wright did a stint standing in for Mike Read in 1980 before he started in the afternoons, and later on Noel Edmonds returned for a week in 1985. Simon Mayo sat in for Mike Smith in 1987 before...
Forum: Radio 23-07-2010, 19:28
Replies: 152
Views: 21,521
Posted By Robert Williams
I can only imagine listening figures will...

I can only imagine listening figures will plummet, after all if people in this area wanted to listen to Heart then surely they would already be doing so. On the other hand I expect there are those...
Forum: Radio 23-07-2010, 19:26
Replies: 173
Views: 26,464
Posted By Robert Williams
Although I have never listened to commercial...

Although I have never listened to commercial radio through choice, I was nonetheless exposed to quite a lot of Radio Mercury during its first three years or so, so I found it quite nostalgic to hear...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2010, 09:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,229
Posted By Robert Williams
Former South East Today presenter Geoff Clark is...

Former South East Today presenter Geoff Clark is now presenting Saturday breakfast on BBC Sussex and Sunday afternoons on Radio Kent.
Forum: Radio 09-07-2010, 16:48
Replies: 258
Views: 21,437
Posted By Robert Williams
I thought the Digital Economy Bill was the excuse...

I thought the Digital Economy Bill was the excuse being used for the endless delays in launching the new local multiplexes. That has now been and gone, yet as far as I can tell we still don't know...
Forum: Radio 06-07-2010, 12:57
Replies: 36
Views: 2,884
Posted By Robert Williams
Unlikely they'd try to close 6 Music again - even...

Unlikely they'd try to close 6 Music again - even Mark Thompson has said as much:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jul/05/bbc-6-music-6music-bbc-trust
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