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Forum: Radio 31-12-2010, 04:05
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Posted By Black Label
Agree with your point about high cost Bauer...

Agree with your point about high cost Bauer stations and others offering expensive local programming such as Real

It's not just about cost though. More important is public demand and the sad/blunt...
Forum: Radio 31-12-2010, 00:11
Replies: 167
Views: 31,541
Posted By Black Label
Heard an awful trailor for Ewen's breakfast show...

Heard an awful trailor for Ewen's breakfast show tonight. It featured him chatting with a female, and he was going on and on and on about how much his kids mean to him......his kids are his...
Forum: Radio 29-12-2010, 01:06
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
The thing is though that Galaxy is/was doing very...

The thing is though that Galaxy is/was doing very well anyway, with its last RAJAR at 17% reach. Capital will have to work hard to significantly improve on such a performance.

It could be counter...
Forum: Radio 28-12-2010, 06:33
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
Yesterday would have been an unusual day for a...

Yesterday would have been an unusual day for a comeback due, not least, to difficulty getting access to the high rises where the TXs are based over a 4 day Xmas shutdown.

One line of speculation...
Forum: Radio 28-12-2010, 04:45
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
In fact In Scotland we get an extra holiday on...

In fact In Scotland we get an extra holiday on Tuesday and 'back to work day is Wednesday. up here y which time Capital will be two days old.

Habitual workday listeners will finish up this Friday...
Forum: Radio 24-12-2010, 04:46
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
An interesting idea, but bear in mind that the...

An interesting idea, but bear in mind that the original Talk Radio was more female friendlly but this was abandoned.

From a marketing perspective, the fact that the station is in the main a footy...
Forum: Radio 24-12-2010, 03:13
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
Yes you are probably right. You mention a drift...

Yes you are probably right. You mention a drift to Galaxy but what it is indicative of is a drift in popularity to urban/R&B.

The change in Britian's ethnic mix and the effect on music (both in...
Forum: Radio 23-12-2010, 12:32
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
I dare say;). No doubt the extensive marketing...

I dare say;).

No doubt the extensive marketing and telesales during Image Plus had a big secondary benefit of raising awareness as well as all those new advertisees listening in and telling their...
Forum: Radio 23-12-2010, 04:12
Replies: 324
Views: 31,062
Posted By Black Label
Probably not. Surely it's the producers' job to...

Probably not.

Surely it's the producers' job to decide what he or she thinks people want to hear. POTP is a nostalgia show for the masses, not a show for anorak purists.
Forum: Radio 23-12-2010, 03:20
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
Absolutely. Scot FM went through a series of SRH...

Absolutely. Scot FM went through a series of SRH names poached for big money but were met with listener indifference, Galloway excepted.. It was only when GMG took over and fixed the brand that...
Forum: Radio 22-12-2010, 21:33
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
Excellent post, Matty. I had a listen to Capital...

Excellent post, Matty.

I had a listen to Capital earlier and it struck me how far this once dominant local radio station has been compromised in the name of national networking.

I can only presume...
Forum: Radio 22-12-2010, 06:17
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
Is it unacceptable for Alex Ferguson to throw...

Is it unacceptable for Alex Ferguson to throw hairdryers and teacups at players if they are losing at half time, but then go on to win the game and then the league?

I am not offering an answer to...
Forum: Radio 22-12-2010, 03:05
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
As it happens I like hearing 'Your Boy Travie...

As it happens I like hearing 'Your Boy Travie McCoy'/Taio Cruz once an hour. Whether I will still feel that way come Easter is another matter.;)
Forum: Radio 22-12-2010, 02:14
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
You may or not be speaking tongue in cheek. but...

You may or not be speaking tongue in cheek. but the fact is that with a tiny handful of exceptions, most of whom are on BBC national radio, there is no such thing as 'big names' in radio anymore. The...
Forum: Radio 21-12-2010, 06:34
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
Yup. you read my mind. Tarrant on breakfast...

Yup. you read my mind.

Tarrant on breakfast getting paid over a million for little more than linking the service element clutter and talking up that day's chance to win some money or whatever and...
Forum: Radio 21-12-2010, 05:55
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
Yes, I would certainly say that light touch...

Yes, I would certainly say that light touch flexible regulation cuts both ways. In the interest of fairness it has to!

It's changed days. The Radio Authority of old would have seen the ownership...
Forum: Radio 20-12-2010, 21:22
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
Striong rumours tonight also that the licence is...

Striong rumours tonight also that the licence is now with Colin Lamont, the handback has been reversed and the station will indeed be back on air imminently once techmical issues have been dealt...
Forum: Radio 20-12-2010, 10:39
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
Maybe so. but when the 'Scottie buying L107'...

Maybe so. but when the 'Scottie buying L107' thing broke, some of us thought it was a wind up too.
Forum: Radio 20-12-2010, 03:02
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
Purely uneducated speculation!

It would get them out a hole.

As the regulator who accepted the handing back of the licence they ARE involved, whether they like it or not. They would have to cover their own backs to ensure they...
Forum: Radio 19-12-2010, 21:34
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
You will recall that when this occured we were a...

You will recall that when this occured we were a bit incredulous as a station changing hands then coming back on after closure seemed highly irregular. But happen it did, albeit in a short span of...
Forum: Radio 18-12-2010, 16:20
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
Sorry if I worded that wrong, I wasn't suggesting...

Sorry if I worded that wrong, I wasn't suggesting they were all intertested in L107 now but making a point about their previous purchases of small 'difficulty' stations (e.,g the Findlays at Wave...
Forum: Radio 18-12-2010, 06:31
Replies: 1,103
Views: 131,061
Posted By Black Label
Yes, like I say my understanding is that the...

Yes, like I say my understanding is that the others are vigorously contesting John Prendergast's right to hand the licence back and James Russell is right to point out that the fat lady hasn't sung'...
Forum: Radio 18-12-2010, 05:59
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
I would cordially suggest that using banks is a...

I would cordially suggest that using banks is a VERY bad example. Having strayed into risky ventures far removed from their core customer base, we are now feeling the consequences of this with the...
Forum: Radio 17-12-2010, 02:55
Replies: 3,002
Views: 321,563
Posted By Black Label
I might be proved wrong but the young audience...

I might be proved wrong but the young audience Galaxy serves aren't daft and will know fine well that what they are getting is a feed of a London radio sation. Galaxy is a sexy brand, Capital is the...
Forum: Radio 15-12-2010, 04:48
Replies: 7
Views: 2,370
Posted By Black Label
I can see the logic in it, although this took me...

I can see the logic in it, although this took me by surprise.

I actually like Ewen when he is just presenting music but the very reasons why I personally like him are the very ones why I wouldn't...
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