Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Hallam FM


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-10-2008, 17:16
teascones
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 106
I think Hallam's a great station apart from one show... The confessional, not my idea of a good listen at all! Nothing against the presenters just not a fan of that kind of 'Late night Love' style of radio. I think a phone in show more like 'Nick at Night' that Nick Margerrison presented on the station a few years back would make for a better listen.
teascones is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 10-02-2009, 16:15
djgeeza
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,778
Ed Nell will be replacing Kam Kelly on the drive show.
djgeeza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 16:36
deerward
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 118
Kam'll be a big loss for Hallam.
deerward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 17:53
Radio Vet
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: England
Posts: 746
The good old days (late 70's - early 80's) was best on Radio Hallam (none of this Hallam FM cr@p) Martin Kelner did the 10pm slot and it was hilarious. I used to have the radio on under the covers and often didn't get to sleep till after midnight (on a school night!!)
The original Hallam line-up (in 1974) was superb: if I remember correctly it was:

Johnny Moran - Breakfast (6-9, I think)
Roger Moffat & Brenda Ellison - 9-12
Keith Skues - 12-2
Ray Stewart - 2-4
Colin Slade - 4-6
Bill Crozier - 6-7

Can't remember who was on in the evenings...but that was some line-up. Keith Skues was PD, with Bill McDonald as MD. Ian Rufus was News Editor, Stuart Linnell was Sports Editor, and Bev Chubb was Head of Music.
Radio Vet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 16:17
Rockerama
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
The original Hallam line-up (in 1974) was superb: if I remember correctly it was:

Johnny Moran - Breakfast (6-9, I think)
Roger Moffat & Brenda Ellison - 9-12
Keith Skues - 12-2
Ray Stewart - 2-4
Colin Slade - 4-6
Bill Crozier - 6-7

Can't remember who was on in the evenings...but that was some line-up. Keith Skues was PD, with Bill McDonald as MD. Ian Rufus was News Editor, Stuart Linnell was Sports Editor, and Bev Chubb was Head of Music.
Not quite- in 74 Jean Doyle was on 2-4(later Liz Davies)


Ray Stuart was on some evening shows, but there were also specialist shows-(Rock, Sport, Country etc)

Then Bill C back 10 til Midnight

But you're right in that was great line up!
Rockerama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 17:20
Radio Vet
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: England
Posts: 746
Ah yes, dear Jean Doyle - I am rebuked for not remembering her, but are you sure about her place in the line-up? The reason I ask is because - and I know this for a fact - the original drive presenter was going to be (wait for it!) - Peter Donaldson. Yes - he of the plummy voice delivery on the news on Radio 4! Whereas Messrs Moran, Moffat and Skues had all been sacked, at various times, by the BBC, Peter Donaldson left of his own accord to be part of this exciting new venture in Sheffield - but he got cold feet at the last minute, so the line-up was re-shuffled with Ray Stewart brought in from BBC Radio Sheffield.
Radio Vet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 18:22
Rockerama
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3
Ah yes, dear Jean Doyle - I am rebuked for not remembering her, but are you sure about her place in the line-up? The reason I ask is because - and I know this for a fact - the original drive presenter was going to be (wait for it!) - Peter Donaldson. Yes - he of the plummy voice delivery on the news on Radio 4! Whereas Messrs Moran, Moffat and Skues had all been sacked, at various times, by the BBC, Peter Donaldson left of his own accord to be part of this exciting new venture in Sheffield - but he got cold feet at the last minute, so the line-up was re-shuffled with Ray Stewart brought in from BBC Radio Sheffield.
You're quite right about Peter Donaldson, but the re shuffle led to Bill Crozier doing the late show, which would have been Colin S, who moved to Drive-"Roundabout " as it was called.That was originally on a split basis with Brenda as Colin also did weekend breakfast. Complicated!

Ray was brought in to do some evenings, weekends and swing. He moved to the afternoons a bit later , but can't can't remember exactly when- it was over 30 years ago!
Rockerama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 18:44
Bingethink
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,050
Hallam have bucked the trend of heritage stations across Great Britain with a superb RAJAR trend of continual ascent over the last few years.
??

http://www.mediauk.com/radio/rajar/104/hallam-fm
Bingethink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 18:46
Bingethink
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4,050
Re: the original Hallam line-up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5NJdNfDB2A
Bingethink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2009, 00:01
AlbertoDiCongo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Doncaster
Posts: 69
Ed Nell will be replacing Kam Kelly on the drive show.
Does anyone know why Kam Kelly is leaving?
AlbertoDiCongo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-02-2009, 00:14
djgeeza
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,778
Does anyone know why Kam Kelly is leaving?
Because he's accepted breakfast at Red Dragon, alongside Sally Bailey.
djgeeza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-02-2009, 10:09
The Critic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 60
Ed Nell will be replacing Kam Kelly on the drive show.
An interesting choice. I think, to be brutally honest, there were better options for Hallam FM. Ed is a good presenter, but his downfall (in my opinion) has always been his voice. A peculiar timbre which has never really passed.

Still, he should be proud. He's done extremely well. I only hope that his format style can meet the expectations of the Hallam FM audience; who have been treated to some of the best personality commercial radio in the country for the last 5-10 years.
The Critic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-02-2009, 19:40
Handsworth Guy
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 47
All Hallam FM need to do is sack Big John
Just as many people who listen to him, don't like him.
Hallam would be better with out him.
Handsworth Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-02-2009, 21:00
Martin Kong
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Coventry. UK.
Posts: 1,910
All Hallam FM need to do is sack Big John
Just as many people who listen to him, don't like him.
Hallam would be better with out him.
So if people listen but don't like him, why are they listening to him?

Also you got rid of Big John. Now the hard part. Got any names who you believe is a suitable replacement since you say that Hallam is better without him?
Martin Kong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-02-2009, 21:04
the wellser
Inactive Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,906
So if people listen but don't like him, why are they listening to him?
He's not saying that people who don't like him listen to him. He;s saying the same amount of people don't like him as the amount that listen.

I have no evidence to back his claims up or any interest in the subject just felt I needed to put you right!
the wellser is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:45.