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Forum: Radio 08-08-2014, 21:57
Replies: 46
Views: 2,883
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
I find it incredible that a station as big as R2...

I find it incredible that a station as big as R2 should ever NOT be live! Yes, there will be exceptions and understandable ones, for example, concerts, special shows etc. But for the rest, everything...
Forum: Radio 08-08-2014, 21:47
Replies: 53
Views: 3,885
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Strongly disagree. My station only has live...

Strongly disagree.

My station only has live programming during the day at weekends and even then, not for the hours you state above. This is purely because no-one has come forward to host live shows...
Forum: Radio 04-08-2014, 15:31
Replies: 53
Views: 3,885
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
http://frome.fm/programmes/music/blues-and-roots/...

http://frome.fm/programmes/music/blues-and-roots/ if you like that kind of thing!

We do get involved in OB when we can, depending on who is available. This can be from covering local council...
Forum: Radio 03-08-2014, 16:07
Replies: 2,689
Views: 176,494
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
If I do listen, it's usually via TuneIn,...

If I do listen, it's usually via TuneIn, sometimes via the Virgin channel. But as I say, its been about two weeks since I wanted to listen now.
Forum: Radio 03-08-2014, 12:44
Replies: 53
Views: 3,885
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
The single most frustrating thing for the station...

The single most frustrating thing for the station I am involved in [ and I assume, every single other community station ] is local awareness. The town we broadcast from is actually very arty and...
Forum: Radio 03-08-2014, 12:27
Replies: 2,689
Views: 176,494
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
I was amazed at the comment recently by someone...

I was amazed at the comment recently by someone saying they thought the jingles/promos were the best bit about the station! Amazed! Yes, they occasionally have a funny one but most are not.....and...
Forum: Radio 01-08-2014, 18:47
Replies: 2,689
Views: 176,494
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Previous to my earlier comments about how...

Previous to my earlier comments about how maddening the terrible TS jingles have become, I have now not listened to the station for about two weeks and feel quite good about it! I actually have gone...
Forum: Radio 01-08-2014, 18:39
Replies: 51
Views: 2,572
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
I have recently abandoned TalkSport for the same...

I have recently abandoned TalkSport for the same reason, particularly their horrendous jingles....and now listen to LBC, usually somewhere late at night. I have noticed the ads but they are not as...
Forum: Advice 21-07-2014, 16:05
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Thank you for the replies - it is indeed a big...

Thank you for the replies - it is indeed a big decision and one that I can't even make as it stands, until the proposed windfall comes through [ if it does ], we can't do anything anyway. Like you...
Forum: Advice 20-07-2014, 15:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
I guess I wrote too much and it made everyone nod...

I guess I wrote too much and it made everyone nod off!
Forum: Radio 20-07-2014, 14:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Again, I think you are right...its about...

Again, I think you are right...its about structuring certain regular parts of the show, to be the same time in every edition....while leaving enough space for everyone's own ideas. If it was a...
Forum: Advice 20-07-2014, 13:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Next house move - same town or new area??

This is such an open ended question, so probably nobody can say aside from me and my family....but opinions and thoughts are often helpful :-)

I live in a medium sized town in Somerset with my wife...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 17:08
Replies: 2,689
Views: 176,494
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
But....how much actual TALK is there against all...

But....how much actual TALK is there against all the endless irritating jingles?!!
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 15:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Ian, many thanks for those thoughts, about spot...

Ian, many thanks for those thoughts, about spot on for what I was thinking. We don't run adverts during the show but that aside, it would offer a good schedule of 'things to do' while leaving some...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 14:29
Replies: 2,689
Views: 176,494
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Thanks....yes....looking at the LBC schedules...

Thanks....yes....looking at the LBC schedules now....a few names I'd be happy to listen to!
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 14:29
Replies: 32
Views: 2,803
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
I did always wonder if I would take a job at a...

I did always wonder if I would take a job at a random commercial station, where the playlists are given to you....I guess I would, for the money! But its obviously brilliant being able to share my...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 13:42
Replies: 2,689
Views: 176,494
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
I am open to current affairs chat too....I used...

I am open to current affairs chat too....I used to enjoy Ian Collins on TalkSport at that time of night, so I will certainly give LBC a try at that time at least. I guess its a shame that TS used to...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 13:25
Replies: 32
Views: 2,803
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
I wish I did work in 'proper' radio! Since...

I wish I did work in 'proper' radio! Since getting involved with a community station 5 years ago, I have been bitten by the radio bug totally. It would be a dream to be able to do my show on a...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 13:20
Replies: 2,689
Views: 176,494
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Thanks to you both for the replies...Billy, I'm...

Thanks to you both for the replies...Billy, I'm glad I talk sense occasionally!

I will certainly give LBC a try....sorry for my ignorance but does that station have adverts too? If so, are they...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 12:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Thank you for the feedback, appreciated. We...

Thank you for the feedback, appreciated.

We currently only have these shows at the weekends, as we don't have anyone willing to cover weekday shifts as yet. I want to get to some form of happy...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 12:34
Replies: 2,689
Views: 176,494
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
I am very late to this thread so might be talking...

I am very late to this thread so might be talking out of sequence! I used to love Talksport, it was obviously great to have a radio station that had this good mix of sports talk and late night chat [...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2014, 10:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Community Radio - Breakfast Show structure advice

Hello all

I know a number of people here are involved with community radio stations and I am after some advice on how they structure Breakfast Shows, if they do at all.

On my local station, we...
Forum: Music 29-06-2014, 12:08
Replies: 310
Views: 15,546
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Used to like them but have they done anything...

Used to like them but have they done anything really good in recent years? Or did they become all arty and too clever for most people to enjoy??
Forum: Music 29-06-2014, 11:38
Replies: 310
Views: 15,546
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
1] the comments about a lack of pyro and effects...

1] the comments about a lack of pyro and effects - just perhaps, they didn't need it?? Maybe when a band goes OTT with all of that, its covering up the songs....Metallica just basically plugged in...
Forum: Music 29-06-2014, 11:05
Replies: 310
Views: 15,546
Posted By BluesTrainRadio
Wasn't...

Wasn't him!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2656522/Hunting-picture-slain-bear-used-animal-rights-protesters-internet-campaign-Metallica-dropped-festival-bill.html
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