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Forum: Radio 29-03-2015, 22:30
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Steven Oliver
I've actually stopped listening to my local Bauer...

I've actually stopped listening to my local Bauer station - I don't agree with the direction it's going in and nor do I want to hear endless 'news' about celebrities or presenters injecting fake...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-01-2015, 20:53
Replies: 66
Views: 3,728
Posted By Steven Oliver
That was because, IIRC, the licence was still in...

That was because, IIRC, the licence was still in the name of Tyne Tees Television so it had to be carried alongside the Channel 3 North East branding. Some announcements took the form of "You're...
Forum: Radio 25-01-2015, 22:01
Replies: 30
Views: 2,998
Posted By Steven Oliver
I didn't listen to Paddy's Sunday Dinner that...

I didn't listen to Paddy's Sunday Dinner that week (and still don't listen to it) but I was told the story about the masseur from someone who did hear it and retuned straightaway. In my opinion the...
Forum: Radio 18-01-2015, 21:55
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By Steven Oliver
The reason there were joint jingles for Radio...

The reason there were joint jingles for Radio Borders and Max AM was because of the relationship between the two stations; Radio Forth had a controlling interest in Radio Borders, and it had been...
Forum: Radio 14-01-2015, 22:25
Replies: 532
Views: 50,134
Posted By Steven Oliver
The aforementioned Miss Henderson has had a...

The aforementioned Miss Henderson has had a couple of more singles released since Ghost was a hit last summer - not that you get to hear them, other than Ghost, played on any of the Bauer FM...
Forum: Radio 14-01-2015, 21:47
Replies: 532
Views: 50,134
Posted By Steven Oliver
A playlist which is so boring and repetitive -...

A playlist which is so boring and repetitive - Bauer just do not seem to grasp that Ghost was a hit for Ella Henderson six months ago and persist in playing it every show, every day! - Frances Line's...
Forum: Radio 13-01-2015, 10:52
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By Steven Oliver
This was a legacy of pre-SRH days, when Radio...

This was a legacy of pre-SRH days, when Radio Borders took the Max/Forth AM programming between 7pm and 6am as a sustaining service. Some of the first set of Max AM jingles reflected this - "Spend...
Forum: Radio 11-01-2015, 17:04
Replies: 30
Views: 2,998
Posted By Steven Oliver
I don't listen to him - his show replaced a...

I don't listen to him - his show replaced a long-running Sunday morming golden oldies slot on my local Bauer offering. Fine if you like to listen to juvenile junk, not if you want to hear relaxing...
Forum: Radio 08-01-2015, 18:35
Replies: 521
Views: 71,537
Posted By Steven Oliver
And on the first day of Radio Borders in 1990 all...

And on the first day of Radio Borders in 1990 all four of its launch presenters were incomers to the area - the breakfast show and mid-morning jocks hailed from the west of Scotland while the...
Forum: Radio 08-01-2015, 18:11
Replies: 532
Views: 50,134
Posted By Steven Oliver
Nothing new, in the old days of Radio Forth the...

Nothing new, in the old days of Radio Forth the majority of winners came from Edinburgh although you did get the odd one or two winners from outside the city. You could say those who had to dial the...
Forum: Radio 05-01-2015, 17:06
Replies: 532
Views: 50,134
Posted By Steven Oliver
http://www.forth2.com/pages/public-file/ As I...

http://www.forth2.com/pages/public-file/

As I suspected - the overnights on the TGH network are not live but are voicetracked. The 1300-1600 and 1900-2200 slots on Sundays are also automated.
Forum: Radio 02-01-2015, 01:48
Replies: 532
Views: 50,134
Posted By Steven Oliver
Because Radio Borders don't have the contract to...

Because Radio Borders don't have the contract to commentate on Berwick Rangers matches, that's why. They do however have a reporter who covers their games and provides updates throughout Super...
Forum: Radio 01-01-2015, 01:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By Steven Oliver
How that presenter didn't cotton on that the...

How that presenter didn't cotton on that the 'dedication' was full of sexual innuendo and euphemisms, I'll never know. Any presenter worth his salt would have seen that one coming...(!)
Forum: Radio 24-12-2014, 23:56
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By Steven Oliver
"Ghost" by Ella Henderson - so beloved of the...

"Ghost" by Ella Henderson - so beloved of the Bauer stations that it's an odds-on bet it will appear at some point during a show. Bauer seem unable to grasp the fact that "Ghost" was a hit for Ella...
Forum: Radio 23-12-2014, 19:38
Replies: 532
Views: 50,134
Posted By Steven Oliver
Hugh Brown also deputises from time to time on...

Hugh Brown also deputises from time to time on Radio Borders, covering Saturday Sports Live when Keith Clarkson is away.
Forum: Radio 22-12-2014, 17:01
Replies: 79
Views: 3,944
Posted By Steven Oliver
"Ghost" by Ella Henderson - Ella has since had...

"Ghost" by Ella Henderson - Ella has since had two more hits since this was released, yet the Bauer FM stations are obsessed with playing "Ghost" to death.
Forum: Radio 21-12-2014, 23:43
Replies: 521
Views: 71,537
Posted By Steven Oliver
Indeed, the (031) 558 1548 number for Max/Forth...

Indeed, the (031) 558 1548 number for Max/Forth AM was an entirely new one. Forth RFM/FM continued to use the (031) 557 4000 number after the split.
Forum: Radio 21-12-2014, 19:21
Replies: 521
Views: 71,537
Posted By Steven Oliver
And originally it was 031 557 0194. From 1987...

And originally it was 031 557 0194. From 1987 until 1990, it was 031 557 4000.

The late Margo Macdonald was the host in the early 1980s before David Johnston took over around 1985.
Forum: Radio 21-12-2014, 00:22
Replies: 117
Views: 27,233
Posted By Steven Oliver
That's because Cat has left Heart Scotland to...

That's because Cat has left Heart Scotland to pursue other projects, her last show on Heart was on Friday morning.

Do keep up at the back! :D
Forum: Radio 19-12-2014, 20:25
Replies: 521
Views: 71,537
Posted By Steven Oliver
I suspect the 10pm-6am slots will be VT'd rather...

I suspect the 10pm-6am slots will be VT'd rather than done live.
Forum: Radio 17-12-2014, 20:29
Replies: 521
Views: 71,537
Posted By Steven Oliver
Some sad news to impart is that Rod Webster,...

Some sad news to impart is that Rod Webster, Radio Borders' first MD and who was discussed earlier in this thread, has passed away just a few weeks short of the station's 25th anniversary. :-(
Forum: Radio 02-12-2014, 23:09
Replies: 70
Views: 6,426
Posted By Steven Oliver
I see the infamous Brick FM, the station which...

I see the infamous Brick FM, the station which got its paninis confused with something else entirely, isn't on the list -.perhaps they've been good boys this time.
Forum: Radio 16-11-2014, 19:22
Replies: 31
Views: 2,506
Posted By Steven Oliver
To be fair Craig is only reading what's put in...

To be fair Craig is only reading what's put in front of him.. The female voice-over they used before was just as annoying.
Forum: Radio 02-11-2014, 20:01
Replies: 521
Views: 71,537
Posted By Steven Oliver
Certainly the mess that's been Paddy's Sunday...

Certainly the mess that's been Paddy's Sunday Dinner is another example of this. While it was a good idea in principle Bauer should perhaps have run the show locally first, to give Paddy time to...
Forum: Radio 30-10-2014, 23:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By Steven Oliver
If you look at its public file it tells you that...

If you look at its public file it tells you that midnight to 5.30am is automated through the week, along with 6pm Saturday-6am Sunday and 6pm Sunday-5.30am Monday.

So it's local 24 hours a day, but...
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