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Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 23:46
Replies: 44
Views: 1,933
Posted By Steven Oliver
That "small hill" is actually Corstophine Hill...

That "small hill" is actually Corstophine Hill which blocks the signal from Craigkelly to a large part of western Edinburgh. It's also blocked in the Cameron Toll area due to Arthur's Seat being in...
Forum: Radio Yesterday, 21:43
Replies: 36
Views: 2,621
Posted By Steven Oliver
Radio Borders didn't take Galloway Sunday as it...

Radio Borders didn't take Galloway Sunday as it had a local programme, Golden Sunday, in that slot instead - this also went as a result of the changes.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 00:23
Replies: 182
Views: 12,771
Posted By Steven Oliver
After Frances Line imposed her music policy on...

After Frances Line imposed her music policy on Radio 2 in 1986:

David Hamilton quits Radio 2 saying that "there's only so much Max Bygraves or Vera Lynn you can play" - was he right to do so?
Forum: Radio 20-10-2014, 23:13
Replies: 36
Views: 2,621
Posted By Steven Oliver
Doesn't surprise me, once Robin lost his Sunday...

Doesn't surprise me, once Robin lost his Sunday gig (Galloway Sunday) it was only going to be a matter of time before he jumped ship, due to Bauer's insane decision to network Paddy's Sunday Dinner...
Forum: Radio 13-10-2014, 23:21
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Myers has got it spot-on. Paddy McGuinness has...

Myers has got it spot-on. Paddy McGuinness has to tone down his voice and learn the knack of broadcasting on the radio, and the producers start learning to vet Paddy's output. Otherwise this gamble...
Forum: Radio 12-10-2014, 22:41
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Well, he can bolt on to Bolton then and take his...

Well, he can bolt on to Bolton then and take his show with him!
Forum: Radio 12-10-2014, 20:45
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Most listeners to Radio Borders were thinking the...

Most listeners to Radio Borders were thinking the same last weekend when they tuned in for Golden Sunday between 9am-12noon only to hear Paddy McGuinness instead - they thought that their radios had...
Forum: Radio 11-10-2014, 21:59
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Certainly since the new imaging was introduced on...

Certainly since the new imaging was introduced on Radio Borders in mid-February a number of the features on the mid-morning show such as Moving and Money Matters are now pre-recorded instead of being...
Forum: Radio 10-10-2014, 22:48
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Indeed, as the saying goes, you're only as good...

Indeed, as the saying goes, you're only as good as your last show - and there were too many of these a fortnight or so ago.

Other than Super Scoreboard Live, Radio Borders is now a no-go zone for me...
Forum: Movies 08-10-2014, 21:34
Replies: 28
Views: 1,089
Posted By Steven Oliver
Now look here, you'll have what you're given - if...

Now look here, you'll have what you're given - if I say you'll eat soggy chips, then you'll eat soggy chips. :D
Forum: Radio 07-10-2014, 11:25
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Sorry to tell you this but she does Sunday...

Sorry to tell you this but she does Sunday evenings between 10pm and 1am, with effect from last weekend. The only stations which don't take her show are Metro and TFM - they get Alan Robson's...
Forum: Radio 07-10-2014, 00:37
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
As if Paddy's references to sausages and masseurs...

As if Paddy's references to sausages and masseurs on Sunday wasn't enough, yesterday the Top 10 at 10 on Radio Borders featured 2009 as the mystery year and a clip from The Chase, which began in that...
Forum: Radio 05-10-2014, 20:03
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Bauer will no doubt say that listeners should...

Bauer will no doubt say that listeners should know what to expect from Paddy McGuinness - yes, but not between 9 and 12 on a Sunday morning.
Forum: Radio 04-10-2014, 20:10
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
The only listen for me on Radio Borders this...

The only listen for me on Radio Borders this weekend was Super Scoreboard Live. The next time my radio will be turned on is Monday morning - tomorrow is a no-go area.

I feel sorry for all those...
Forum: Radio 23-09-2014, 20:16
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Radio Borders was licenced as an FM-only station...

Radio Borders was licenced as an FM-only station which is why it has no AM equivalent. It's always been a bit of a mix of both of the Forth AM and FM stations. Bob Malcolm's final show this weekend...
Forum: Radio 23-09-2014, 00:26
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Your guess is as good as mine. One of three...

Your guess is as good as mine. One of three possibilities - Wired moves back to Sunday 3-4pm; it goes to a weekday 6-7pm slot thus taking out an hour of Home Run (what wally at Bauer thought up that...
Forum: Radio 22-09-2014, 20:20
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Bob Malcom is back to 9-12 this Sunday -...

Bob Malcom is back to 9-12 this Sunday - ironically, his last show on Radio Borders before the new weekend schedule kicks in.

Sad to think that from next weekend the only local output on Radio...
Forum: Radio 05-09-2014, 23:40
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Commenting on the changes, Owen Ryan, Group...

Commenting on the changes, Owen Ryan, Group Content Director, Bauer Place North of England and Scotland said, “Our new our weekend line-up signals a fresh new era for the Place Portfolio. It follows...
Forum: Radio 03-09-2014, 21:14
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
I see where you're coming from. However, Radio...

I see where you're coming from. However, Radio Forth was a major shareholder in Radio Borders at the time, the rest of the shares being initially owned by Borders Regional Co-op, Ettrick &...
Forum: Radio 01-09-2014, 00:45
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Golden Sunday was of course formerly Golden...

Golden Sunday was of course formerly Golden Brown, it was renamed when Hugh Brown moved to presenting Saturday Sports Live a few months ago, with Bob Malcolm taking over Hugh's old slot (Sunday...
Forum: Radio 29-08-2014, 22:48
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
I think you have just hit the nail on the head!

I think you have just hit the nail on the head!
Forum: Radio 28-08-2014, 22:58
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
TFM was meant to be local between these times...

TFM was meant to be local between these times too, and we all know what happened there!

In any case Radio Borders have been taking Old Skool & Anthems (another pointless piece of networked crap)...
Forum: Radio 28-08-2014, 20:13
Replies: 157
Views: 23,804
Posted By Steven Oliver
Oh dear. Of all the Scottish shows that Bauer...

Oh dear.

Of all the Scottish shows that Bauer had to choose from to network to the north of England, they chose Boogie and Dingo. I stopped listening to B&D some months ago as it is little more...
Forum: Radio 22-07-2014, 21:13
Replies: 161
Views: 27,753
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: 4,658
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.
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