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Old 11-04-2011, 15:34
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Dave Kelly is a brilliant signing for Radio City.

Nice one Ewan!
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Old 11-04-2011, 15:56
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Ooh, I didn't know Fitzmaurice was leaving. This'll be interesting.

For the record I usually listen to Glen and Lorna on Real Radio, so that's probably why I'm late to the party. lol.
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:13
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Gutted they sacked Dave so close after the rebrand, I always thought his show sounded too good to last though.I guess it will be replaced by more robo-jocks with the daytime playlist now.

Good that Dave got a new gig straight away though!
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:17
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Gutted they sacked Dave so close after the rebrand, I always thought his show sounded too good to last though.I guess it will be replaced by more robo-jocks with the daytime playlist now.

Good that Dave got a new gig straight away though!
Where have you heard he's been sacked? The article doesn't indicate this.
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:18
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Gutted they sacked Dave so close after the rebrand
I don't think he was sacked. Radio City were hiring last month so I guess he applied and got the job
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:19
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I propose that if Capital's RAJARs are awful, the government grants a public holiday so we can all have street parties to celebrate.

And things.
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:26
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Where have you heard he's been sacked? The article doesn't indicate this.
Just can't imagine he'd leave a (likely) higher paid London/national networked show for a local show on a smaller station voluntarily? Not as high profile surely?
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:26
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I don't think he was sacked. Radio City were hiring last month so I guess he applied and got the job
Hmnn leaving capital for city must be a pay and profile drop?
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:27
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I have to say I laughed when I saw one of the related articles on that article was 'Capital FM staff go back to Uni'
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:31
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Very true! Kiss 100 is the best CHR station.
I've listened to Kiss and Capital and Kiss beats Capital on every level.
The music, the presenters and the imaging!
The imaging is where Kiss kills Capital. T
he branded intros, station edits and promos are much better.
In an interview I watched with Dave Foxx from Z100, he said the imaging should be a little faster paced then the music the station plays, and Capital seem to be doing the opposite. IMO, they need a package like the new XFM one.
The Kiss imaging does seem a lot more polished, they know they are competing with Capital London more now than ever.
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:36
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Dave leaving Capital was his own choice, he wasn't "sacked".
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:40
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I would suggest that Dave was fed up with having his show pushed back to 11 and finish in the middle of the night, he wants to do a certain kind of radio that he probably wasn't allowed to do , it's not always about the numbers (money/audience )
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:42
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I would suggest that Dave was fed up with having his show pushed back to 11 and finish in the middle of the night, he wants to do a certain kind of radio that he probably wasn't allowed to do , it's not always about the numbers (money/audience )
Bingo. Overnights is not the nicest shift for some people.
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:49
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Yep, that's right - I was aware of the problems they had selling the 'Galaxy' brand to advertisers, but I do remember Ashley Tabor giving this second reason also.

It's a shame London can't have its own station anymore. The rhythmic formats of the other Galaxy licences bring the 95.8FM output down in standard I think and dilutes it. Hit music is never going to stay r'n'b/hip hop forever, and if it does change, Capital are sunk as they can't play it and will have to rely on Ofcom letting them weasel out of their format.
They haven't thought of that as they are too busy seeing passing their eyes

Kiss play R'N'B and hiphop, but know the music changes now and again and will play more general commercial dance new and old in it's place.
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:54
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Just can't imagine he'd leave a (likely) higher paid London/national networked show for a local show on a smaller station voluntarily? Not as high profile surely?
Hmnn leaving capital for city must be a pay and profile drop?
Excuse the well worn analogy but I would say Dave is moving from being a small fish in a big pond to being a big fish in a small pond (once he establishs himself of course).

Radio City is of course a smaller station than Capital FM. However it's still a big station in Liverpool. I would imagine there would be a greater opportunity to explore more off-air work then Dave would ever get at Capital especially on his current hours.

When I was a regular listener to City the presenters were regularly plugging gigs and events they were going to do and talking about them afterwards. If Dave gets it right (and I'm sure he will) he could make a bit of name for himself in Liverpool.
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Old 11-04-2011, 16:56
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Bingo. Overnights is not the nicest shift for some people.
I've only heard him briefly (nice to hear a Northampton accent on the radio!) but judging by posts on here now and in the past, he was highly regarded and popular.

Why would Capital let him go?

Because he wasn't an automaton?
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Old 11-04-2011, 18:07
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This is what happens when you stifle your talent.
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Old 11-04-2011, 18:31
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Excuse the well worn analogy but I would say Dave is moving from being a small fish in a big pond to being a big fish in a small pond (once he establishs himself of course).

Radio City is of course a smaller station than Capital FM. However it's still a big station in Liverpool. I would imagine there would be a greater opportunity to explore more off-air work then Dave would ever get at Capital especially on his current hours.

When I was a regular listener to City the presenters were regularly plugging gigs and events they were going to do and talking about them afterwards. If Dave gets it right (and I'm sure he will) he could make a bit of name for himself in Liverpool.
Also, nice views of the city from the top of the tower.
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Old 11-04-2011, 18:32
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Good move for Dave - whatever way you look at it 11pm - 3am is an overnight shift - he's better than that. And on another note, Capital's production is nowhere near as good as Kiss, not helped by an mvo who sounds like a creepy old man.
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Old 11-04-2011, 18:42
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This is a great move for Dave and for the radio industry. The guy was wasted on Capital. He is better than that.

But it's true - this is what happens when talent is stifled. Dave must have been like a caged lion on Capital FM.
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Old 11-04-2011, 20:07
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I personally think it maybe Luke Smith however i feel either of those would be wasted on overnights. Of course it maybe one of those ex Galaxy ones who are currently not on the network (possibly Adele Roberts or Christian Williams)?
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Old 11-04-2011, 20:22
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James Barr is the main cover for his show. He'll probably end up doing it with Adam O'Neill doing weekend overnights.
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Old 11-04-2011, 21:41
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Am I alone in thinking Dave could end up on Radio 1?
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Old 11-04-2011, 21:59
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Am I alone in thinking Dave could end up on Radio 1?
Yeeesss.
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Old 11-04-2011, 22:25
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Am I alone in thinking Dave could end up on Radio 1?
Unlikely, Radio 1 have let it be known they only really hire from student radio or TV nowadays.
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