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Forum: Radio 08-03-2015, 10:12
Replies: 58
Views: 3,018
Posted By Bingethink
Sorry to digress, but what on earth are you...

Sorry to digress, but what on earth are you talking about?

Do you really believe that it's "political correctness" that has stopped people making Skoda jokes? That's "political correctness gone...
Forum: Radio 16-02-2015, 19:20
Replies: 106
Views: 5,811
Posted By Bingethink
Anyone with a TV has access to digital radio....

Anyone with a TV has access to digital radio. Granted, that's not everyone, but it's almost everyone.
Forum: Radio 06-02-2015, 19:13
Replies: 85
Views: 10,969
Posted By Bingethink
And yet listen to it outside London and it sounds...

And yet listen to it outside London and it sounds very London.

Travel news is 75% within the M25. Stories this week about the London bus strike, London cycle ways etc (local stories) always banging...
Forum: Radio 15-01-2015, 12:49
Replies: 82
Views: 5,424
Posted By Bingethink
Take a listen to these 1975/76 airchecks from...

Take a listen to these 1975/76 airchecks from Radio Victory: http://www.thisisilr.co.uk/rv/rvaudio.php
Mindblowing!
Forum: Radio 24-12-2014, 14:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bingethink
Because many more people listen "live" than on...

Because many more people listen "live" than on demand.
Forum: Radio 21-12-2014, 16:52
Replies: 521
Views: 72,693
Posted By Bingethink
But Magic isn't very popular. Look at the Rajar.

But Magic isn't very popular. Look at the Rajar.
Forum: Radio 21-12-2014, 10:17
Replies: 107
Views: 13,706
Posted By Bingethink
Absolute 70s and 80s are failing so badly they've...

Absolute 70s and 80s are failing so badly they've just posted their best audience figures ever.
Forum: Radio 03-12-2014, 12:17
Replies: 6,365
Views: 607,100
Posted By Bingethink
Isn't it more down to cost. 3 x 80k streams v 1 x...

Isn't it more down to cost. 3 x 80k streams v 1 x 128k??
Forum: Radio 06-10-2014, 12:33
Replies: 3,974
Views: 397,648
Posted By Bingethink
Hang on - aren't "Heart East Midlands" and "Heart...

Hang on - aren't "Heart East Midlands" and "Heart London" exactly the same thing????
Forum: Radio 28-09-2014, 20:43
Replies: 170
Views: 17,070
Posted By Bingethink
No, they'll also be on local DAB.

No, they'll also be on local DAB.
Forum: Radio 02-08-2014, 19:20
Replies: 29
Views: 2,869
Posted By Bingethink
She plays the needy, entitled, moneyed airhead...

She plays the needy, entitled, moneyed airhead role brilliantly - in contrast to Alun's mean Yorkshireman and Frank's down-to-earth working-class Midlander. It's a comedy show and benefits from the...
Forum: Radio 02-08-2014, 17:58
Replies: 29
Views: 2,869
Posted By Bingethink
Witty, inventive, brilliantly cast and...

Witty, inventive, brilliantly cast and consistently funny - it's the best DJ/conversation show on the radio, now that Danny Baker's BBC London stint is over.
Forum: Radio 15-06-2014, 19:31
Replies: 3,974
Views: 397,648
Posted By Bingethink
Don't get me wrong - I appreciate that Heart know...

Don't get me wrong - I appreciate that Heart know their market and what their listeners want. But what their listeners seem to want is familiarity more than variety. I don't understand why they...
Forum: Radio 15-06-2014, 19:03
Replies: 30
Views: 3,106
Posted By Bingethink
Yes, but that because the national media already...

Yes, but that because the national media already focuses an undue amount of attention on London, and thinks that local London issues and national issues are much the same thing.
Forum: Radio 15-06-2014, 19:00
Replies: 3,974
Views: 397,648
Posted By Bingethink
A couple of random hours on the Breeze this...

A couple of random hours on the Breeze this afternoon (as an example) saw Bob Marley (reggae), Chic (disco), Queen (rock) , Isley Brothers (soul), Eurythmics (pop) , Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers...
Forum: Radio 15-06-2014, 11:34
Replies: 3,974
Views: 397,648
Posted By Bingethink
The slogan, though, is More Music Variety, so the...

The slogan, though, is More Music Variety, so the obvious question is "more music variety than what?"

If you're defining variety just by listing popular sub-genres of mainstream chart music, all but...
Forum: Radio 19-04-2014, 11:38
Replies: 40
Views: 4,074
Posted By Bingethink
I don't think this is a sensible attitude to take...

I don't think this is a sensible attitude to take today. There are plenty of people in the UK from Korea, and plenty of people who my have travelled to Korea and possibly on that ferry. And of...
Forum: Radio 19-04-2014, 11:35
Replies: 40
Views: 4,074
Posted By Bingethink
Again, I disagree. I think this is very...

Again, I disagree.

I think this is very different to pulling, for example, a scheduled episode of Casualty because there might be a clash between its subject and the contents of a news bulletin that...
Forum: Radio 18-04-2014, 14:03
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Bingethink
It's here...

It's here (http://www.thisisilr.co.uk/210/2103long1.mp3), 3'08" in.
Forum: Radio 18-04-2014, 13:51
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Bingethink
I don;t think it was a lack of funds as such,...

I don;t think it was a lack of funds as such, just the general economic climate at the time.

There were a lot of areas which had been identified as having potential for an ILR station, but which...
Forum: Radio 18-04-2014, 10:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,198
Posted By Bingethink
[intense anorkkiing]That TV advert split the...

[intense anorkkiing]That TV advert split the screen into four quarters, with a different film clip playing in each. I think at the beginning of the ad, each quarter was filled with a 210 logo, and...
Forum: Radio 18-04-2014, 10:34
Replies: 40
Views: 4,074
Posted By Bingethink
I agree with the original poster. I don't...

I agree with the original poster.

I don't imagine they are being insensitive ( they probably didn't notice ) but they shouldn't be playing a song with those lyrics in the immediate aftermath of the...
Forum: Radio 13-04-2014, 09:20
Replies: 2,126
Views: 199,420
Posted By Bingethink
I think that's a lot further in the future than...

I think that's a lot further in the future than many people on here expect.

The legislation is for 'local radio services'. Since the first programme sharing in the 80s (Chiltern network and the...
Forum: Radio 06-04-2014, 12:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bingethink
I'd never heard him before his stint on Absolute....

I'd never heard him before his stint on Absolute. I think he is really good on the daytime shows, where he packs a lot of personality into short, punchy links.
Forum: Radio 02-04-2014, 19:32
Replies: 28
Views: 3,283
Posted By Bingethink
Global has a bigger market share with Heart,...

Global has a bigger market share with Heart, Capital and Smooth than a combined Bauer/Orion would with Free and Planet Rock. The CC couldn't say that Global is OK but a smaller combined firm...
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