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Forum: Radio 22-07-2014, 21:13
Replies: 161
Views: 26,557
Posted By Steven Oliver
The ones they had last year with the female...

The ones they had last year with the female voiceover weren't much better, to be honest.

Also worth a mention are the Bauer 'house adverts' which infiltrate their radio stations, especially the ones...
Forum: Radio 09-07-2014, 13:39
Replies: 40
Views: 3,813
Posted By Steven Oliver
Move the "s" from the end of "hits" to the...

Move the "s" from the end of "hits" to the beginning, and it's a more apt description of Bauer's output.
Forum: Radio 06-07-2014, 23:58
Replies: 29
Views: 3,673
Posted By Steven Oliver
Taking Forth as an example, in the early-80s its...

Taking Forth as an example, in the early-80s its Sunday output was aimed largely at grannies in Granton and aunties in Aberlady - it was mostly easy-listening, oldies, the phone-in, country and Ken's...
Forum: Radio 20-06-2014, 00:13
Replies: 178
Views: 23,714
Posted By Steven Oliver
I've tried to like it, but can't. It just...

I've tried to like it, but can't. It just doesn't fit RB's 'sound' and is, if I'm being honest, one big pile of poo - which is the politest term that I can describe it as on here. From now on I'll...
Forum: Radio 20-06-2014, 00:05
Replies: 478
Views: 64,085
Posted By Steven Oliver
He also has a weekly show on Radio Borders on...

He also has a weekly show on Radio Borders on Sundays between 9am and 12noon, "Golden Sunday", which has been running since March when it replaced the long-running Golden Brown which was previously...
Forum: Radio 16-06-2014, 19:04
Replies: 178
Views: 23,714
Posted By Steven Oliver
Radio Borders is now taking "Old Skool and...

Radio Borders is now taking "Old Skool and Anthems" between 2-3pm instead of the 2 O'clock Takeover. I have to say that it does not fit the station's sound at all!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-05-2014, 00:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Steven Oliver
Noticed too that Griff Rhys Jones both wrote and...

Noticed too that Griff Rhys Jones both wrote and presented tonight's installment of AOTN. First time since Denis stopped doing it that the end credits started with "Written & Presented by" - and it...
Forum: Radio 09-05-2014, 18:31
Replies: 140
Views: 20,494
Posted By Steven Oliver
Rest easy, Callum. No networking is planned -...

Rest easy, Callum. No networking is planned - what I heard was simply a rumour.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to Radio Borders for implying otherwise.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 30-04-2014, 23:44
Replies: 103
Views: 8,049
Posted By Steven Oliver
Although if you take the original cast of Are You...

Although if you take the original cast of Are You Being Served then Nicholas Smith is the sole survivor, as Mike Berry was only in the show for the final few series. Likewise, David Griffin and...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-04-2014, 22:48
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By Steven Oliver
So you want to be T-O-P Well you gotta make it...

So you want to be T-O-P
Well you gotta make it B-I-G
You don't want to be an F-L-O-P
So you want to be top
So you want to be top
So you want to be top!

Can anyone remember You Should Be So Lucky...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-04-2014, 21:27
Replies: 195
Views: 18,986
Posted By Steven Oliver
I'd forgotten all about the three-and-a-half of...

I'd forgotten all about the three-and-a-half of Clubs gag which TC did that evening until I saw the biopic. They got his final routine off to a tee.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-04-2014, 12:06
Replies: 195
Views: 18,986
Posted By Steven Oliver
I can just about remember seeing the hand...

I can just about remember seeing the hand appearing through the curtain. I'd always thought it was one of the stage crew who'd done that, I'd no idea that it was Jimmy Tarbuck's hand.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-04-2014, 23:42
Replies: 195
Views: 18,986
Posted By Steven Oliver
According to Fisher's biography TC had donned the...

According to Fisher's biography TC had donned the cloak in preparation for his routine where he produced stuff from inside it, which got more and more bizarre as the routine went on. It was to have...
Forum: Radio 18-04-2014, 23:46
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Steven Oliver
What about that well-known Abba song about their...

What about that well-known Abba song about their favourite curry: 'Chicken Tikka'. :D
Forum: Radio 18-04-2014, 23:42
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Steven Oliver
Smash Hits magazine got caught out back in 1989...

Smash Hits magazine got caught out back in 1989 when publishing the lyrics to 'Wages Day' by Deacon Blue. They made out that 'on your wages day, sex sex sex sex sex'.

Unfortunately for Smash...
Forum: Radio 30-03-2014, 20:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By Steven Oliver
Wonder wonder if if there there was was any any...

Wonder wonder if if there there was was any any problems problems with with the the Bob Bob Harris Harris show show on on Radio Radio 2 2 this this time time like like there there was was when when...
Forum: Radio 22-03-2014, 18:21
Replies: 106
Views: 7,359
Posted By Steven Oliver
IIRC Radio Borders also took the Network Chart in...

IIRC Radio Borders also took the Network Chart in mono, along with their overnight feed from Max AM in Edinburgh. The reason for this was because it was cheaper for them to hire a mono line instead...
Forum: Radio 16-03-2014, 15:51
Replies: 140
Views: 20,494
Posted By Steven Oliver
Would be difficult on FM as you have the Southern...

Would be difficult on FM as you have the Southern Uplands in the way plus the signal from Dumfries doesn't extend that far east. This is the reason why the Ballantrae and Pinwherry TV transmitters...
Forum: Radio 16-03-2014, 15:46
Replies: 140
Views: 20,494
Posted By Steven Oliver
Although in one of his links this morning he...

Although in one of his links this morning he managed to call Golden Sunday "Golden Brown" (which is what it was called previously)!

Oops... ;-)
Forum: Radio 11-03-2014, 08:09
Replies: 46
Views: 4,760
Posted By Steven Oliver
All scheduled programming on the SRH stations was...

All scheduled programming on the SRH stations was cancelled that day, though Clyde 1 and 2 did take a combined phone-in programme at 11am; additionally Clyde 1 did not use their TOTH news jingles. ...
Forum: Radio 08-03-2014, 23:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By Steven Oliver
I never knew of the problems faced by those...

I never knew of the problems faced by those living in the south of Edinburgh.. Too close for comfort going by the channel range. Although Craigkelly was installed to provide better coverage for...
Forum: Radio 08-03-2014, 19:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By Steven Oliver
The area of Edinburgh where my grandparents...

The area of Edinburgh where my grandparents lived, in Pilton, has a mix of aerials, some pointing across the water to Craigkelly with others pointing to Blackhill. I've noticed this in other areas...
Forum: Radio 08-03-2014, 14:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By Steven Oliver
Tay FM on 102.8 is receivable in much of north...

Tay FM on 102.8 is receivable in much of north Edinburgh. Where my grandperents lived, in the Boswall area, you could also get Central FM. Radio Borders on 96.8 also managed to scrape in, albeit...
Forum: Radio 07-03-2014, 11:22
Replies: 140
Views: 20,494
Posted By Steven Oliver
I think the reason for West Sound FM taking the...

I think the reason for West Sound FM taking the Greatest Hits Network is historical. When it first started, as South West Sound, it took a lot of the AM output from West Sound which at that time...
Forum: Radio 06-03-2014, 13:05
Replies: 28
Views: 2,680
Posted By Steven Oliver
I remember Gorden Kaye sitting in for Ken Bruce...

I remember Gorden Kaye sitting in for Ken Bruce on one occasion and introducing a song sung by Beryl Reid. After what seemed like an eternity, my parents described the song as "a load of crap" and...
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