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Forum: Radio 31-12-2010, 09:49
Replies: 116
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Posted By jon craig
It's not about awareness, it's about what a...

It's not about awareness, it's about what a station's audience wants and expects when it turns on the radio. My mum knows rap exists (and loved The Crown by Gary Byrd back in the 80s) but it doesn't...
Forum: Radio 31-12-2010, 08:49
Replies: 116
Views: 10,214
Posted By jon craig
What the hell is there to disagree with? Record...

What the hell is there to disagree with? Record companies service two different versions of a song and allow radio stations and groups to choose the version they feel best suits their audience. They...
Forum: Radio 30-12-2010, 21:36
Replies: 116
Views: 10,214
Posted By jon craig
In the case of some of those tracks you refer to,...

In the case of some of those tracks you refer to, it is not Heart that has done the editing. The Katy Perry track (California Gurls) was serviced to radio as two separate versions with and without...
Forum: Radio 21-12-2010, 19:45
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
I assume Ginger, that you awarded John Lees...

I assume Ginger, that you awarded John Lees legendary status for his ability to somehow remain in post, doing the same job, in the same way, as all around him is repositioned, overhauled, revamped...
Forum: Radio 19-12-2010, 21:10
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By jon craig
To a certain extent the BBC does both and...

To a certain extent the BBC does both and therefore makes a pretty good fist of being all things to all men. It provides mainstream programming for mass consumption - the likes of Strictly,...
Forum: Radio 19-12-2010, 18:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By jon craig
He's at Radio 1 - the chart show in vision was...

He's at Radio 1 - the chart show in vision was streamed live on the Radio 1 website. Maybe for that exact reason!!??
Forum: Radio 17-12-2010, 10:45
Replies: 3,002
Views: 319,571
Posted By jon craig
It will only be an ill-advised rebrand if...

It will only be an ill-advised rebrand if audience and advertising revenues fall - if the 'new' station builds reach and increases revenue for Global then clearly there'll be nothing ill-advised...
Forum: Radio 15-12-2010, 22:19
Replies: 1,470
Views: 79,072
Posted By jon craig
I'm sure there are some that do, but they know...

I'm sure there are some that do, but they know what Heart is all about and make their choice accordingly. They still listen, whereas there will be some that wouldn't if a wider and more diverse...
Forum: Radio 15-12-2010, 16:32
Replies: 1,470
Views: 79,072
Posted By jon craig
Thanks for your flippant response Johnny - it...

Thanks for your flippant response Johnny - it tells me plenty. I have never subscribed to the Johnny/Tiger same person theory but on this occasion your ability to completely ignore a series of...
Forum: Radio 14-12-2010, 19:39
Replies: 1,470
Views: 79,072
Posted By jon craig
Hi Johnny We know that your research has...

Hi Johnny

We know that your research has suggested has a number of BBC local listeners would like 'more' from the playlist - what hasn't yet been discussed here is what 'more' actually means.

Some...
Forum: Radio 12-12-2010, 21:13
Replies: 34
Views: 3,542
Posted By jon craig
Agreed. In commercial radio, most presenters have...

Agreed. In commercial radio, most presenters have the dreaded 'sixth' shift at some point over the weekend. Admittedly on smaller stations it aids continuity by having recognised presenters on over...
Forum: Radio 09-12-2010, 09:02
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By jon craig
Or as an alternative, you could try one of these...

Or as an alternative, you could try one of these two things.....

Imagine how Capital would sound if Bob Shennan was in charge, or maybe see if you can come up with a more pointless DS thread.
Forum: Radio 08-12-2010, 21:16
Replies: 117
Views: 9,673
Posted By jon craig
And a very Happy Christmas to you...

And a very Happy Christmas to you too.......:rolleyes:
Forum: Radio 07-12-2010, 19:58
Replies: 3,002
Views: 319,571
Posted By jon craig
Only fair then to make clear, when using share as...

Only fair then to make clear, when using share as an indicator, that it's possible to lose share without losing listeners!
Forum: Radio 07-12-2010, 19:53
Replies: 117
Views: 9,673
Posted By jon craig
It works through sound recognition technology...

It works through sound recognition technology using thumbprints of tracks - not through dozens of guys and girls sitting with headphones on and a clipboard in their hands!
Forum: Radio 07-12-2010, 19:35
Replies: 117
Views: 9,673
Posted By jon craig
But the issue here is that there was three...

But the issue here is that there was three separate forms of proof - one may be fallible but that fact that all three provided the same data speaks for itself.

They were:

A copy of the Heart Log, a...
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 22:17
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
So how is that story any more relevant to a BBC...

So how is that story any more relevant to a BBC Surrey listener in Reigate or Redhill than it is to a BBC local listener in Kent? In any case, the breakfast shows are not affected by the current...
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 21:46
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
Evening Ginger. I understand where you are coming...

Evening Ginger. I understand where you are coming from but my point really was that many so called local stations have actually always been regional stations, covering large and diverse areas - all...
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 20:46
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
True....but also anyone with any intelligence...

True....but also anyone with any intelligence would also know said reason is absolutely nothing to do with how the BBC should run it's local radio services!

So you still believe a contribution from...
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 20:19
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
Thanks for that Tiger...about as clear as mud....

Thanks for that Tiger...about as clear as mud. Now try answering the questions...

How many BBC Local services, in your opinion, should there be?

What size of geographical area should they cover?
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 19:15
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
No, that's not what I'm saying at all. So to...

No, that's not what I'm saying at all.

So to deal with the points you raised, how many BBC Locals do you think there should be, and what kind of geographical area should they be serving? I think...
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 19:09
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
But why would those contributions be any less...

But why would those contributions be any less interesting if they came from a listener in an adjacent county a few miles over the border? Likewise, if this change occurred a few years back when the...
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 18:49
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
But that is exactly my point - BBC Local Radio in...

But that is exactly my point - BBC Local Radio in its current format is already more regional than local, therefore I don't believe the proposed changes will make a massive amount of difference. I...
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 18:33
Replies: 1,719
Views: 127,608
Posted By jon craig
Can you just clarify that point please? Are you...

Can you just clarify that point please? Are you suggesting that the very existence of BBC Local Radio is under threat, or that merely the 'local' element is being lost?

If it's the former, all the...
Forum: Radio 05-12-2010, 18:03
Replies: 1,470
Views: 79,072
Posted By jon craig
Nothing wrong with playing a new song twice in a...

Nothing wrong with playing a new song twice in a day - if it was an 'oldie' you may have more of a point, but playing current tracks on higher rotation is standard practice on just about every music...
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