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Old 12-09-2013, 09:37
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Ermmm.. not really.. He records it (mostly) from 105 Yorkshire studios.. That explains why his show (sometimes) starts/ends early or late.. He sends out 6 x 28 minute prerecords to London for the network producer to schedule it into genisys.. (was informed of this & saw a picture of studio 1 streaming his show out)
fair enough, I didn't know that!
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:41
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However, noticing that Andi has a few contacts with some of the guys from Kiss FM (supporting his remixes) I think Kiss may already be in with a chance of hiring him. Question is, where would he do his show from?

The Ex Vibe studios?
considering the "ex-vibe" studios have been decommissioned and no longer in use it'd be the main Kiss studios in London. I'm sure Andi has been doing his shows on Capital from Leicester Square anyway
Ermmm.. not really.. He records it (mostly) from 105 Yorkshire studios.. That explains why his show (sometimes) starts/ends early or late.. He sends out 6 x 28 minute prerecords to London for the network producer to schedule it into genisys.. (was informed of this & saw a picture of studio 1 streaming his show out)
Bauer have studios in Leeds (Radio Aire) if Kiss did hire him and were happy for him to not come from London.

Personally I can't see Radio 1 hiring him.

I think he'll go down the syndicated route that darkknight77 mentions - former Galaxyers Graeme Park and David Dunne also both do their own syndicated shows.
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Old 14-09-2013, 00:25
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Bauer have studios in Leeds (Radio Aire) if Kiss did hire him and were happy for him to not come from London.

Personally I can't see Radio 1 hiring him.

I think he'll go down the syndicated route that darkknight77 mentions - former Galaxyers Graeme Park and David Dunne also both do their own syndicated shows.
Pretty much make an alternative version to Pete Tong's Evolution Radio Show then?
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Old 17-09-2013, 18:49
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New Presenter joining the network tomorrow. I'm assuming that it's Andi Durrant's replacement?
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Old 18-09-2013, 07:50
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It's been revealed as avicii... Very impressed, the question is why has avicii agreed to lower his level to capital?
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Old 18-09-2013, 08:57
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It's been revealed as avicii... Very impressed, the question is why has avicii agreed to lower his level to capital?
Last minute signing? Considering he covered for Pete Tong last Friday night?
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Old 18-09-2013, 09:29
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Old 18-09-2013, 09:31
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I wonder if this will turn out to be a weekly mix show but with rotating guest DJs?
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Old 18-09-2013, 09:32
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Happy that Avicii has joined but very poor that specialist finishes at 1AM. His show is monthly, so i'm guessing his show is just going to be his podcast.

Just what FM_Bandit said "Capital is dead to me"
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Old 18-09-2013, 10:01
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Happy that Avicii has joined but very poor that specialist finishes at 1AM. His show is monthly, so i'm guessing his show is just going to be his podcast.

Just what FM_Bandit said "Capital is dead to me"
Why couldn't they've signed Tiesto up. Considering that he did a weekly show for the Galaxy network?
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Old 18-09-2013, 10:05
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It's been revealed as avicii... Very impressed, the question is why has avicii agreed to lower his level to capital?
Surely it's a win win for him surely? He gets paid to do a mix and no doubt Capital will promote it the week before - probably after playing his songs.
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Old 18-09-2013, 12:35
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It's been revealed as avicii... Very impressed, the question is why has avicii agreed to lower his level to capital?
Is it surprising? Avicii + Capital go hand in hand.
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Old 18-09-2013, 12:40
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It's been revealed as avicii... Very impressed, the question is why has avicii agreed to lower his level to capital?
Many of these famous club DJs do radio shows which are syndicated on stations around the world and available as Podcasts. I imagine Capital have just done a deal to air Avicii's monthly "Levels" show. It's produced by http://www.thenoisehouse.com/ who offer a range of similar shows fronted by Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Sebastian Ingrosso etc..
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Old 18-09-2013, 12:53
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And there it is. Capital is dead to me.
I more or less gave up as well. I listen to it when I'm in Leicester and that's it. I've had a play around with comparemyradio.com and found Capital's 'variety guage'. They played 8,801 songs over the last month, of which 256 were unique, giving them a variety guage of... 3%. That's shocking.
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Old 19-09-2013, 01:19
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Surely it's a win win for him surely? He gets paid to do a mix and no doubt Capital will promote it the week before - probably after playing his songs.
He also has a new album out which i'm sure will help promote it.
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Old 23-09-2013, 10:18
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The Mixtape is back this week, it's seems. I'm guessing because they haven't got enough specialist hours since has Andi left?
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Old 23-09-2013, 11:02
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I more or less gave up as well. I listen to it when I'm in Leicester and that's it. I've had a play around with comparemyradio.com and found Capital's 'variety guage'. They played 8,801 songs over the last month, of which 256 were unique, giving them a variety guage of... 3%. That's shocking.
I've talked about this before, but why do Capital never even give one spin to certain tracks? I don't get it. Say they play The Other Side by Jason Derulo 70 times a week (which seems plausible to be honest). Why don't they reduce its plays to 69 times a week and play Turn It Around by Sub Focus once in place of that extra "slot" they have? I can't remember the last time I heard a song get a one-off play on Capital. The songs that don't get played often are all recurrent tracks that they were playing loads 2-3 years ago anyway.
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Old 23-09-2013, 23:54
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It used to be circa 150-160 unique tracks on comparemyradio.com for Capital but we don't know accurate that is; pretty good guess though!

Kiss has a similar number of unique tracks to Capital at present.

One issue is that due to the ex-Galaxy stations' licences, we will never have a true CHR station in London as both Capital and Kiss have to be rhythmic in nature.

No matter how good any material from Mumford and Sons, Kings of Leon (new material out recently) or any other similar band is, it won't make the playlist. It means there are two very similar stations in London.

I am a fan of both and love Capital's dance mix shows...so well produced and bang-on music policy. AJ on Kiss is good too and kisstory has alsays been brilliant.

Capital are lucky at present that the charts are dominated by music that fits a rhythmic format. Theg are allowed 5% maximum 'off-format' or 'spice tracks' but this won't be enough if music tastes change.
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Old 24-09-2013, 07:11
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It used to be circa 150-160 unique tracks on comparemyradio.com for Capital but we don't know accurate that is; pretty good guess though!

Kiss has a similar number of unique tracks to Capital at present.

One issue is that due to the ex-Galaxy stations' licences, we will never have a true CHR station in London as both Capital and Kiss have to be rhythmic in nature.

No matter how good any material from Mumford and Sons, Kings of Leon (new material out recently) or any other similar band is, it won't make the playlist. It means there are two very similar stations in London.

I am a fan of both and love Capital's dance mix shows...so well produced and bang-on music policy. AJ on Kiss is good too and kisstory has alsays been brilliant.

Capital are lucky at present that the charts are dominated by music that fits a rhythmic format. Theg are allowed 5% maximum 'off-format' or 'spice tracks' but this won't be enough if music tastes change.
Agreed, listening to Z100 the other day and while its tighter (Katy Perry - Roar on twice in 40 mins) it has a lot more variety in terms of what it plays with them playing more guitar based music so much so they even gave Linkin Park - Numb a spin while i was listening.

Capital is sounding big at the moment thought, i assume they got a lot of artist drops at the summertime ball as there power intros are big at the moment.
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Old 24-09-2013, 09:39
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Those matters aside, Capital is sounding the best it has in years. The dance mix shows, the power intros; it's all very slick!
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Old 24-09-2013, 09:58
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Those matters aside, Capital is sounding the best it has in years. The dance mix shows, the power intros; it's all very slick!
Agreed its sounding really good at the moment, the on air sound makes it sound huge. Radio 1 in comparison sounds like a small tinpot.
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Old 24-09-2013, 11:02
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good on DAB for us who dont live in london
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Old 24-09-2013, 14:55
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Capital are lucky at present that the charts are dominated by music that fits a rhythmic format. Theg are allowed 5% maximum 'off-format' or 'spice tracks' but this won't be enough if music tastes change.
I'm sure that they'll apply for a format change within the next 3 years to allow them to carry the non-urban style tracks.

Ofcom will change the format because (with it being less specialist than it was under Galaxy) they wouldn't see it as a major change (character wise) for the output.

This will depend on whether they have plans to sell part of the Galaxy network or rebrand Capital Birmingham as Capital Extra - which could have a major impact on the current output on the network.

If they dump Capital Scotland (seems likely out of keeping both Smooth & Real which as both located in a better premisses), would that make any major impact on the network?
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Old 24-09-2013, 16:21
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I'm sure that they'll apply for a format change within the next 3 years to allow them to carry the non-urban style tracks.<snip>
I could see a format change request to become "predominately" or "mainly" rhythmic-based. That way they could argue the vast majority of the music would still be rhythmic-based and the amount of non-rhythmic music would still be in the minority.
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Old 24-09-2013, 17:37
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Is the mixtape still going?
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