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Forum: Radio 08-07-2014, 20:22
Replies: 29
Views: 3,469
Posted By Black Label
Because he was on Radio 1 so it was just taken as...

Because he was on Radio 1 so it was just taken as read that this must be the epitome of how to do radio. A lot of radio had links like that back then, although probably, again, because of people like...
Forum: Radio 06-07-2014, 03:08
Replies: 29
Views: 3,469
Posted By Black Label
The answer to the OP's question for me is a...

The answer to the OP's question for me is a definate 'yes'.

There was an anecdote I heard him tell on the show shortly before it was ended about someone 'setting up a room for', and this is an exact...
Forum: Radio 02-07-2014, 21:59
Replies: 25
Views: 2,280
Posted By Black Label
Yes an interesting move but makes sense for...

Yes an interesting move but makes sense for reasons above.

They will either win the licence or not. If they win it gives long term certainty and if they don't it's better it happens sooner rather...
Forum: Radio 29-06-2014, 04:47
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Black Label
Ahh....THAT's what that is! Zipping through the...

Ahh....THAT's what that is! Zipping through the channels yesterday and wondered why there were two stations that sounded like Radio Scotland.

Clear as a bell here in Shawlands.

Off-topic I know but...
Forum: Radio 26-06-2014, 14:54
Replies: 36
Views: 4,017
Posted By Black Label
Heart are totally transparent about the fact it's...

Heart are totally transparent about the fact it's networked and the cost of the calls.

All the same, you do wonder how long it can go on for. I can understand concerns. Surely it couldn't be allowed...
Forum: Radio 12-06-2014, 23:33
Replies: 27
Views: 5,275
Posted By Black Label
It's a cheap cop-out but it works, sharing costs...

It's a cheap cop-out but it works, sharing costs with a radio station that's not really direct competition. I suppose this whole concept dates back to the days of the James Whale TV show and to some...
Forum: Radio 11-06-2014, 04:39
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
Back on topic then and the station nailed it spot...

Back on topic then and the station nailed it spot on yesterday with the Terry Butcher sacking. Alex on drive building up to the footy phone-in then Bill and Hugh with Hibs related people on the...
Forum: Radio 07-06-2014, 07:45
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
Mateo sounding good on his first weekend...

Mateo sounding good on his first weekend breakfast show with 'Steve Delahaye' now in as the sports reporter! So no long lie at the weekend for Spencer yet!

Shame Ronnie's left as he was a good turn...
Forum: Radio 05-06-2014, 05:45
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
One Month On.........

Well......it was always likely that there might be a bit of what John Myers once euphemistically called 'staff churn' with this. As an experimental format with limited resources then 'creative...
Forum: Radio 04-06-2014, 05:56
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
It's poppy radio rock they mainly play so these...

It's poppy radio rock they mainly play so these songs fit. Tunes are decent.

A long week this week for PC Bill Young who is depping weekday breakfast as well as doing the phone-in from 6pm, and also...
Forum: Radio 25-05-2014, 06:36
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
A schedule change from a fortnight this weekend...

A schedule change from a fortnight this weekend with Mateo Ventesei taking over the weekend breakfast show from Steve Delahaye (aka manager Spencer Sprior).

Mateo's a good turn on air, and another...
Forum: Radio 20-05-2014, 00:24
Replies: 478
Views: 63,798
Posted By Black Label
Bauer have been well intentioned in effectively...

Bauer have been well intentioned in effectively offering a full service national station on those AMs and honouring the spirit of the local licences.

But it's now obvious that this is just a waste...
Forum: Radio 18-05-2014, 23:05
Replies: 478
Views: 63,798
Posted By Black Label
Craig Kelly was wondering if Magic rebranding and...

Craig Kelly was wondering if Magic rebranding and changing the FMs back to 'Radio Clyde' etc might happen but I now think we are beyond the point where that would make sense.

'Clyde 1' and 'Clyde...
Forum: Radio 17-05-2014, 23:17
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
They could also just run it from their London HQ....

They could also just run it from their London HQ. Plenty ex-pro Scottish footballer types who live down there and be suitable for shows i am sure.
Forum: Radio 17-05-2014, 03:34
Replies: 478
Views: 63,798
Posted By Black Label
I'm sorry to say this but these stations are now...

I'm sorry to say this but these stations are now at the point where it will be difficult to justify the morning to night provision of all Scottish presenters. The numbers just aren't there and and...
Forum: Radio 17-05-2014, 03:19
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
Yes and it illustrates the dangers of a...

Yes and it illustrates the dangers of a de-regulated system where stations can start up almost at will.

As you say it will be interesting to see what the 'offering' is. Maybe similar to what Global...
Forum: Radio 15-05-2014, 21:37
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
It's not so much about the phone-in's. Eklipse's...

It's not so much about the phone-in's. Eklipse's *rather good idea* was providing football/ sports content right throughout the day, as opposed to just set times like Clyde and the Beeb do, and 5...
Forum: Radio 14-05-2014, 23:26
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
.........And Bill Young probably. A theory of...

.........And Bill Young probably.

A theory of mine was that UTV/Switch let 'Test' last such a long time because UTV were interested in the idea of local sports-talk Eklipse were proposing but were...
Forum: Radio 11-05-2014, 22:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By Black Label
I get the impression that radio people see the...

I get the impression that radio people see the world through different eyes, and their enthusiasm for the medium makes them impute that enthusiasm on to their local area. The 'demand-led' form of...
Forum: Radio 11-05-2014, 05:19
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
I get the impression there is enough music on it...

I get the impression there is enough music on it for people to listen on that basis alone, as it's tightly formatted and the sports content isn't all that intrusive during the day. It's content in...
Forum: Radio 09-05-2014, 00:42
Replies: 140
Views: 20,340
Posted By Black Label
I get the impression that Bauer's new business...

I get the impression that Bauer's new business plan is 'network creep'.

Rather than doing it in an obvious way the way Global do and making a virtue of it, they are introducing it gradually in a way...
Forum: Radio 07-05-2014, 23:50
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
Had a good listen to it today and it's plain that...

Had a good listen to it today and it's plain that all the people on air have a genuine interest in football and sport. Presenter links either mostly talking about current sports stuff or doing...
Forum: Radio 06-05-2014, 22:56
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
Nothing on-line either. Some studio issue, maybe.

Nothing on-line either. Some studio issue, maybe.
Forum: Radio 06-05-2014, 22:15
Replies: 235
Views: 35,498
Posted By Black Label
It is very 'soft' yes but I would imagine it...

It is very 'soft' yes but I would imagine it would be quite easy to generate audience through social media.

Just get the staff and volunteers to sign up to various fansites as 'regular users' join...
Forum: Radio 06-05-2014, 20:49
Replies: 2,081
Views: 172,761
Posted By Black Label
I actually get the impression that the whole...

I actually get the impression that the whole Heart 'offering' has changed from today to incorporate the Reals, over and above standardizations to accommodate format requirements. It all just seems a...
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