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Old 17-03-2009, 00:03
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Tommy Boyd had just announced this on air, apparently the new time for the strand will be 1pm-11pm.
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Old 17-03-2009, 17:38
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Tommy Boyd had just announced this on air, apparently the new time for the strand will be 1pm-11pm.
Any thoughts?
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Old 17-03-2009, 17:55
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Depends what they've going to fill the available slots with.

Giving it to former guests who have zero presenting skills would not be good, but actually getting proper presenters who discuss varied subjects would sound very good.

I would like Joypod to be expanded to 2 hours.
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Old 17-03-2009, 23:28
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Tommy Boyd had just announced this on air, apparently the new time for the strand will be 1pm-11pm.
So will this be on Play Two. Does it mean that the daytime music programmes (Ben Burrell and Paul Anthony) on Play Two will be going?

Or will they be launching a sepaarate Play Talk station?
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Old 17-03-2009, 23:46
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It seems there will be a separate Play Talk station.

It starts a 1pm in the after noon until 11pm at night Monday to Friday.

Tommy's show will be from 5pm to 7pm Monday to Friday.
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Old 18-03-2009, 00:26
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This expansion is a bold move but an extremely welcome one. Tommy mentioned a couple of names that will be joining the regular weekday schedule very soon.

Since there has been so little talk radio in the UK up to now, and the few talk stations that have existed have been so badly regulated and often dreadfully managed, this does mean that there isn't a huge pool of established talk talent to call upon.

Play Talk UK will now have lots of hours to fill, and I would expect they will do so with a mixture of some known names along with efforts to talent-spot and develop some new people who will have had little or no experience, but who have the potential to become talkers that we will enjoy listening to (and interacting with).

I believe the approach and ethos of the station is a brilliant one, and it has a very good chance of being a big success. Talk radio as it should be. Music radio is for people with no brains.
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Old 18-03-2009, 00:53
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I'd imagine the average Talk Sport listener is less intelligent then the average Classic FM one.

Personally I'm not sure 5-7 will be a great time as everyone will preparing their tea. I'd have gone for 10am-1pm instead.
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Old 18-03-2009, 13:15
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Personally I'm not sure 5-7 will be a great time as everyone will preparing their tea. I'd have gone for 10am-1pm instead.
Tommy did mention that more people podcasted the show than those who listened live.

News just in:

Joypod is being increased to 2 hours.
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Old 18-03-2009, 14:21
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Jon Gaunt is still claiming that a major announcement will be made in the next few days on his website: www.gaunty.com - Could it have anything to do with this?
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Old 18-03-2009, 16:08
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Listening to the podcast right now as it happens, and TB runs down the new Monday to Friday schedule:

1p-3p John Radford
3p-5p Richard J Cartridge
5p-7p Tommy Boyd
7p-9p "specialist interest shows of either one or two hours" such as Joypod, Girls Girls Girls and the show with the prostitute.
9p-11p"Global News Talk" featuring what he says will be 'a rotating schedule of hosts' (including, I assume, Mendoza and perhaps Gaunt)
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Old 18-03-2009, 16:43
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Excellent news for Play Radio, I think Play Talk has the potential to be very popular but they should ditch the whole presenter presenting via Skype thing it seems a bit cheap.

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9p-11p"Global News Talk" featuring what he says will be 'a rotating schedule of hosts' (including, I assume, Mendoza and perhaps Gaunt)
Don't forget Steve Paul too.
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Old 18-03-2009, 17:32
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Tommy did mention that more people podcasted the show than those who listened live.
Yes but they need a solid base of contributers, I fear they could struggle in that slot or any other daytime slot for that matter.
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Old 18-03-2009, 18:40
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At a time that commercial stations nationwide are struggling due to the advertising slowdown I would love to know how Play finance these stations. Is the Something group run by billionaires?

Or maybe Fred Goodwin has a sideline these days?
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Old 18-03-2009, 18:40
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It seems there will be a separate Play Talk station.

It starts a 1pm in the after noon until 11pm at night Monday to Friday.

Tommy's show will be from 5pm to 7pm Monday to Friday.
Got to say this is a brave move by Play UK.
Bet Talksport will keep an eye on this.
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Old 18-03-2009, 19:01
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Got to say this is a brave move by Play UK.
Bet Talksport will keep an eye on this.
Very brave, Play 2 is one of my presets on my Reciva, the music is the right mix of old & new with some good presenters.

I really missed Talk Radio when it became Talksport so hopefully Play Talk UK will be similar to the original Talk Radio, if only they could get Sean Bolger & Nick Abott on board.
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Old 18-03-2009, 19:07
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Listening to the podcast right now as it happens, and TB runs down the new Monday to Friday schedule:

1p-3p John Radford
3p-5p Richard J Cartridge
5p-7p Tommy Boyd
7p-9p "specialist interest shows of either one or two hours" such as Joypod, Girls Girls Girls and the show with the prostitute.
9p-11p"Global News Talk" featuring what he says will be 'a rotating schedule of hosts' (including, I assume, Mendoza and perhaps Gaunt)
1p-3p Who?
3p-5p Who?
5p-7p Has-been ex-children's presenter
7p-9p Who?
9p-11p Who? (possibly some bloated right wing bags of wind)


Wow, I haven't seen a programme so filled with content since John Cage's 4' 33''
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Old 18-03-2009, 19:37
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John Radford is ex BBC Southern Counties.

If you only know Tommy Boyd from his Childrens' TV work then you probably have little of value to contribute to a thread on speech based radio given the number of stations and shows Tommy has worked on over the year.
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Old 18-03-2009, 19:44
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Why such an emphasis on heavy news at the traditional peak time for talk radio (i.e. late evening)? It doesn't differentiate itself from the other bland news stations (LBC, talkSPORT, Five Live). Sounds like a missed opportunity.
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Old 18-03-2009, 20:56
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John Radford is ex BBC Southern Counties.

If you only know Tommy Boyd from his Childrens' TV work then you probably have little of value to contribute to a thread on speech based radio given the number of stations and shows Tommy has worked on over the year.

I am aware of Boyd's work in speech radio, particularly his stint at TalkRadio during which I would have described him as an innovator and borderline genius. I listened to three of his recent shows at playradio and I have no qualms with describing him as a "has-been ex-children's presenter."

So the one show I thought sounded interesting turns out to not be hosted by ex-Arsenal player John Radford. Glad there's so much other stuff on internet radio.
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Old 18-03-2009, 21:00
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Listening to the podcast right now as it happens, and TB runs down the new Monday to Friday schedule:

1p-3p John Radford
3p-5p Richard J Cartridge
5p-7p Tommy Boyd
7p-9p "specialist interest shows of either one or two hours" such as Joypod, Girls Girls Girls and the show with the prostitute.
9p-11p"Global News Talk" featuring what he says will be 'a rotating schedule of hosts' (including, I assume, Mendoza and perhaps Gaunt)
Not a bad looking daytime line up, is this a free to listen to service or is Playradio subscription based asi have never listened to this before?
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Old 18-03-2009, 21:12
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It's free to listen.
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Old 18-03-2009, 21:15
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im exited about this as there is no real talk based radio without narrow focus left anywhere esle in the UK
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Old 18-03-2009, 21:26
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I'd imagine the average Talk Sport listener is less intelligent then the average Classic FM one.
I should imagine that that would be the Case. Where on talkSPORT Ronnie Irani is running rampage on the Breakfast show, and Hawsbies and Jackombs (Spelt Incorrect) are giving speculation of Football all day long, I don't know why talkSPORT Listeners don't just switch off until George Galloway, Adrian Goldberg or Mike Graham come on-air. Recently talkSPORT has turned into a right mess, so I hardly listen as much as I used to in the past. It's good that Play Talk UK is increasing in Broadcasting, recently I have taken a liking to Play Radio UK, they do seem to be carrying on well in a time of Recession (Unlike TLRC or UKRD)
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Old 18-03-2009, 21:56
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im exited about this as there is no real talk based radio without narrow focus left anywhere esle in the UK
I agree that talk radio in the UK is pretty dire, but what on this line-up is any different than the most dire of UK speech stations?
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Old 18-03-2009, 22:05
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I agree that talk radio in the UK is pretty dire, but what on this line-up is any different than the most dire of UK speech stations?
only time will tell

the freedoms of the internet might prove an difference but we will see
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