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Forum: Radio 30-06-2015, 09:46
Replies: 28
Views: 2,276
Posted By Steven Oliver
You could receive it in northern parts of...

You could receive it in northern parts of Edinburgh, oddly enough - both before and after the change in name and frequency.

Another station which launched around the same time as CentreSound did...
Forum: Radio 29-06-2015, 14:41
Replies: 28
Views: 2,276
Posted By Steven Oliver
CentreSound in Stirling didn't last long in its...

CentreSound in Stirling didn't last long in its original form - it hit financial problems within a few months of going on-air and was rescued by Radio Forth, who provided management, support and...
Forum: Radio 27-06-2015, 22:44
Replies: 28
Views: 2,276
Posted By Steven Oliver
Back in 1990 RWL1368, which was to cover the...

Back in 1990 RWL1368, which was to cover the Bathgate area, didn't even make it to air. They couldn't raise the necessary capital needed to start up and returned the franchise to the IBA. They also...
Forum: Radio 04-06-2015, 13:21
Replies: 687
Views: 63,535
Posted By Steven Oliver
It goes back to when the Dumfries station...

It goes back to when the Dumfries station launched in 1990, when it was then called South West Sound. Westsound had separate opts for AM. FM and Dumfries and outside of local hours for the Dumfries...
Forum: Radio 26-05-2015, 21:46
Replies: 57
Views: 6,535
Posted By Steven Oliver
Agreed - Cox loves the sound of her own voice. ...

Agreed - Cox loves the sound of her own voice. Why she is seen as adequate cover for Chris Evans, goodness knows.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-04-2015, 20:54
Replies: 126
Views: 7,785
Posted By Steven Oliver
It was indeed (to the tune of Que Sera, Sera) and...

It was indeed (to the tune of Que Sera, Sera) and was even re-used in the early 90s some ten years after it first aired.

I remember one where the father comes through from the kitchen, announces...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 11-04-2015, 17:13
Replies: 407
Views: 29,543
Posted By Steven Oliver
Even Dad's Army was guilty of this by the end -...

Even Dad's Army was guilty of this by the end - one example being the second-last episode Number Engaged which saw the platoon guarding telephone lines. That recycled a number of gags from the...
Forum: Radio 05-04-2015, 23:34
Replies: 251
Views: 18,865
Posted By Steven Oliver
I've turned to one of the national stations for...

I've turned to one of the national stations for my mainstream listening. The other week I was listening to my local Bauer station, which I've done for the last 25 years, and all it seemed to be...
Forum: Radio 29-03-2015, 23:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
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, 21:53
Replies: 66
Views: 3,890
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, 23:01
Replies: 33
Views: 4,199
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, 22:55
Replies: 35
Views: 3,319
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, 23:25
Replies: 687
Views: 63,535
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, 22:47
Replies: 687
Views: 63,535
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, 11:52
Replies: 35
Views: 3,319
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, 18:04
Replies: 33
Views: 4,199
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, 19:35
Replies: 521
Views: 73,162
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, 19:11
Replies: 687
Views: 63,535
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, 18:06
Replies: 687
Views: 63,535
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, 02:48
Replies: 687
Views: 63,535
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, 02:15
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
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 25-12-2014, 00:56
Replies: 4
Views: 765
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, 20:38
Replies: 687
Views: 63,535
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, 18:01
Replies: 79
Views: 4,080
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 22-12-2014, 00:43
Replies: 521
Views: 73,162
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.
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