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Old 21-04-2013, 01:37
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Listening to Felix Da Housecat's Mix on Andi's show via Birmingham. Not so tinny now than yorkshire's set-up.
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Old 21-04-2013, 10:04
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Listening to Felix Da Housecat's Mix on Andi's show via Birmingham. Not so tinny now than yorkshire's set-up.
Just had a listen, Birmingham's processing sounds like it's on default settings, just like what Teessides was yesterday. Teessides is now back to normal. Wonder what they're doing?
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Old 21-04-2013, 22:05
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Does anyone know why James Barr isn't doing Saturday nights and why he is only doing 4 nights a week now. I'm confused?
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Old 21-04-2013, 22:12
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Was listening in London to the Marathon coverage this morning. It sounded great, the first big OB for Capital London for as long as I can remember and it sounded very 'London', reminded me how great it can be. Hope there's more to come!
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Old 22-04-2013, 09:53
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Does anyone know why James Barr isn't doing Saturday nights and why he is only doing 4 nights a week now. I'm confused?
Good question. I would love to know the reason for that.
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Old 22-04-2013, 10:26
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Makes a change to hear something before 2010 on here!

Seriously, why is this station very repetive?
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Old 28-04-2013, 17:22
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Why is Capital on the S Hants mux so loud? Have to turn down when I put it on. It's causing clipping too.
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Old 28-04-2013, 18:53
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Makes a change to hear something before 2010 on here!

Seriously, why is this station very repetive?
I've noticed this quite recently, especially during Sacha Brooke's Birmingham Drive show, songs like Beyonce Sweet Dreams and Akon Beautiful both from 2008.

Wasn't 2008 a brilliant year in music? Kid Cudi, Timbaland, Usher, T.I., Rihanna etc etc....
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:03
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I've noticed this quite recently, especially during Sacha Brooke's Birmingham Drive show, songs like Beyonce Sweet Dreams and Akon Beautiful both from 2008.

Wasn't 2008 a brilliant year in music? Kid Cudi, Timbaland, Usher, T.I., Rihanna etc etc....
And this...
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:09
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Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008 was the first song played on Galaxy Scotland when it launched in November 2008
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:19
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Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008 was the first song played on Galaxy Scotland when it launched in November 2008
We had the Bimbo Jones remix of So What
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:11
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2008 was a great year for music. Neyo - Miss Independent, Kardinal Offishal and Akon - Dangerous. Taio Cruz when he used to release decent R and B.

On a separate note i see Cover Drive were dropped by Global Talent at the end of last year. Was wondering why Capital weren't playing their latest single. So back to just Lawson and The Wanted.
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Old 29-04-2013, 17:09
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I wonder if Global were forced to sell off one of the Capital regions, would we see the possibility of Galaxy returning (Orion ownership/brand acquiring) or Kiss FM expanding (Bauer)

I really think Galaxy would've done well in today's world with the likes of (to name a few) Disclosure, Alesso, Porter Robinson, Will I Am, Duke Dumont, Daft Punk. doing well in the charts. Underground music getting a huge exposure with music from Julio Bashmore, Hot Natured, MNEK.

I could see Phil Riley bringing dance music back to commercial radio in the north, whether it's Galaxy FM or under a new name.
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Old 29-04-2013, 22:09
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I wonder if Global were forced to sell off one of the Capital regions, would we see the possibility of Galaxy returning (Orion ownership/brand acquiring) or Kiss FM expanding (Bauer)
If your talking about for in Scotland then I think Global is most likely to sell Smooth over Capital.
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Old 30-04-2013, 08:53
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I wonder if Global were forced to sell off one of the Capital regions, would we see the possibility of Galaxy returning (Orion ownership/brand acquiring) or Kiss FM expanding (Bauer)

I really think Galaxy would've done well in today's world with the likes of (to name a few) Disclosure, Alesso, Porter Robinson, Will I Am, Duke Dumont, Daft Punk. doing well in the charts. Underground music getting a huge exposure with music from Julio Bashmore, Hot Natured, MNEK.

I could see Phil Riley bringing dance music back to commercial radio in the north, whether it's Galaxy FM or under a new name.
Au Seve by Julio Bashmore I hear pretty much every time I go clubbing, and everybody at my uni loves it.

Hot Natured got into the lower region of the charts as well. And considering this type of music isn't pushed commercially, it just shows how huge those tunes are.

And there's also Rattle by Bingo Players getting to #1, although unfortunately, Capital have been annoyingly reluctant to play the song (the same with Bassline Junkie by Dizzee Rascal).

Even Pour It Up by Rihanna seems to be destined to stay as just a club hit now.

Urban stations such as Choice FM (also owned by Global), Radio 1Xtra, Rinse FM and so on have been great at promoting these songs, but Capital's audience consists a lot of middle-aged women, I don't know how this music would go down.

But sometimes I don't think people even listen to the station for its music. Whenever I come to this thread the discussion is usually about a presenter moving slots in the schedule. Seriously, who cares? The songs they're playing is what's important, not who's presenting imo.

I've noticed this quite recently, especially during Sacha Brooke's Birmingham Drive show, songs like Beyonce Sweet Dreams and Akon Beautiful both from 2008.

Wasn't 2008 a brilliant year in music? Kid Cudi, Timbaland, Usher, T.I., Rihanna etc etc....
Sweet Dreams and Beautiful are more 2009 songs imo. Yeah, I liked 2008, I liked the whole of the 2002-2008 period, absolutely brilliant, but around 2008 time the music industry transitioned from "genres" to "pure pop", which got really annoying. 2011 was the worst year for mainstream music imo, but it's been hugely improving ever since, we're getting more variety now.

I wonder what today's Capital FM would've done in the mid-00s. There were a lot of pop hits back then, but not as much as there are now. I wonder if the station would've been forced to dig deeper for other pop songs to play, or if it would've played more recurrent hits, or if it would've caved in and branched out to the other genres a bit more.
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Old 30-04-2013, 13:34
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If your talking about for in Scotland then I think Global is most likely to sell Smooth over Capital.
Be interesting if they did. Only question is, would they sell the rights to the Smooth branding if they planned on selling half of the network? (rest being rebranded to Gold)
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Old 01-05-2013, 18:26
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I'm sick of hearing the Internet Explorer song on Capital. I'm sure it went out of fashion months ago. Personally I hate it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 18:42
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:43
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I'm sick of hearing the Internet Explorer song on Capital. I'm sure it went out of fashion months ago. Personally I hate it.
Are you referring to Alex Clare's Too Close?
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Old 01-05-2013, 21:03
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Are you referring to Alex Clare's Too Close?
Yeah, that's right. it will always be the IE song to me lol.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:45
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I'm sure Will Cozens is reading from a script I've heard the same shout out's last weekend.
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Old 04-05-2013, 21:47
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I'm sure Will Cozens is reading from a script I've heard the same shout out's last weekend.
It might be a regional split that they've recycled.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:32
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What's the processing like in the North East and Birmingham now?

Still sounds iffy here.
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Old 06-05-2013, 19:00
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I'm far too old to be listening to Capital but with the sun shining I thought I'd give its try as there are quite a lot of great tunes about at the moment and Capital does play them all.

I couldn't listen for too long, far too repetitive for my liking and the male presenters all sound like clones of each other but the music was spot in for listening for an hour or two.
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Old 06-05-2013, 19:16
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They have all morphed into the same person if you're a casual listener.

The only one I can differentiate is James Barr.
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