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Old 18-02-2011, 12:19
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Jarred the whole sound of the station with that track.

I can't believe they've bottled simple knocking out high rotation hits within 6 weeks. Typical Capital, they don't know who or what they are or who or what their audience what. Been the same for years. How many identities and formats since 2005 have they had??

Trouble is, I doubt any of the UK's respected programmers would want to work for Tabor, so this inconsistency looks set to continue.
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Old 18-02-2011, 12:57
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Ghetto Superstar..??? WTF... Tinpot FM or what!
Actually i don't think it's the worst choice in the world. Didn't hear what was played before or after it but it firs in with the broad R&B genre that's littering the charts right now.
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Old 18-02-2011, 13:33
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Jarred the whole sound of the station with that track.

I can't believe they've bottled simple knocking out high rotation hits within 6 weeks.
but they haven't ! They have been running on high rotation for at least 6 months and found out that despite spending loads and loads on promoting the Jingle Bell Ball during this period the RAJAR figures show a decline. That's not bottling it ....that's common sense.
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Old 18-02-2011, 14:03
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The Leicester Square panic button has been pressed then. That song is 13 years old.
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Old 18-02-2011, 15:05
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Why dont they change the processing of the station , that might help for a start, comparing dab in West Midlands and the North West where In stoke you can get both of them, the West Midlands one is not as harsh as the North West one.

But they are still both sound awful thou.
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Old 18-02-2011, 16:11
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Maybe they'll bring back some legacy capital with a tiny bit more entertaining chat, and neil or no neil and DK in the mix?
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Old 18-02-2011, 17:24
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Ghetto Superstar..???
This was played at breakfast last week too.
Also heard Pussycat Dolls Dontcha and an oldish Beyonce one, so they are definitely creeping the odd older track in.
Which is a good thing, in my opinion.
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Old 18-02-2011, 17:45
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The thing about the older tracks, is that they're all pretty safe and fit well into today's playlist. Although it was amusing to hear the Bassman saying yesterday "I found this old track on my MP3 player and couldn't WAIT to paly it for you today..."
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Old 18-02-2011, 17:46
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This was played at breakfast last week too.
Also heard Pussycat Dolls Dontcha and an oldish Beyonce one, so they are definitely creeping the odd older track in.
Which is a good thing, in my opinion.
Even Z100 do this, and always have done to my knowledge. The odd one here or there doesn't harm the 'hit music' format at all as long as they fit right, and don't stick out too much. I don't expect they'll be stopping the high rotation currents anytime soon, so it's not a massive change really.
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Old 18-02-2011, 19:35
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but they haven't ! They have been running on high rotation for at least 6 months and found out that despite spending loads and loads on promoting the Jingle Bell Ball during this period the RAJAR figures show a decline. That's not bottling it ....that's common sense.
Aren't we always being told by Richard Park's toenails that you can't judge a station on just 3 or 6 months RAJARs - you have to give formats at least a year to settle down before implementing changes.

It's most likely that bloody ball that's the problem. People simply get sick of having constant promotions for events they have no interest in being rammed down their throats 24/7.

I mean, Jingle Bell Ball! How dated..?
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Old 18-02-2011, 19:38
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Is the Capital sound based on tinny mobile phone speakers? Capital was the only station on my Samsung phone which sounded louder and horrible compared to other stations.
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Old 18-02-2011, 20:49
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They might have done internal research and found out that the public think Capital FM is actually a bit shit.

And when I say a bit I mean a lot.
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Old 18-02-2011, 21:12
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The thing about the older tracks, is that they're all pretty safe and fit well into today's playlist. Although it was amusing to hear the Bassman saying yesterday "I found this old track on my MP3 player and couldn't WAIT to paly it for you today..."
I realise his nickname is based entirely on his surname but in every other way it really couldn't be more inappropriate
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Old 18-02-2011, 21:23
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Even someone who isn't "in radio" asked me why the "bass didn't work" when her radio was on Capital?

IT'S THAT SHIT!
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Old 18-02-2011, 21:25
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They are really ramping up the recurrents.... on Monday 194 unique songs, On Friday, 199 unique songs...1 song a day added then on average.... Give it about 5 years we should have a respectable amount of songs on rotation

http://comparemyradio.com/stations/Capital_FM
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Old 18-02-2011, 21:58
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Processing aside, I felt the main problem WAS there was no scope for classics. I'm glad this issue's being addressed.
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Old 18-02-2011, 22:00
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Ghetto Superstar - what a tune! (although I'd edit out that nasty sounding rap towards the end )

OutKast's "Hey Ya" is another big Capital classic.
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Old 18-02-2011, 22:17
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I mean, Jingle Bell Ball! How dated..?

Z100 (the biggest "hit music" station on planet Earth, and Capital's blue-print) still do it annually, want to re-think that statement?

http://www.z100.com/pages/events/jingleball10/
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Old 18-02-2011, 22:18
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Ghetto Superstar - what a tune! (although I'd edit out that nasty sounding rap towards the end )

OutKast's "Hey Ya" is another big Capital classic.

Gettaway, the rap's the best bit!
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Old 18-02-2011, 22:40
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So who do we think will be covering?

Nationally we've had luke smith in for Bassman and James Barr in for Dave Kelly

On London I think Will Cozens has covered for Roberto on a Saturday

Any thoughts for the others like rich clarke and especially the local ones.

I reckon we could be looking at the drive time jocks covring breakfast and the sunday morning jocks covering drive. Although that leaves the sunday show open because including the drivetime jocks saturday slot that would mean seven shows a week.

What do we reckon?
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Old 18-02-2011, 22:43
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This was played at breakfast last week too.
Also heard Pussycat Dolls Dontcha and an oldish Beyonce one, so they are definitely creeping the odd older track in.
Which is a good thing, in my opinion.
Yes but trouble is they are the same bloody songs too i dare not say how many time ghetto superstar has been played so that gets very boring too.
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Old 18-02-2011, 23:14
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Generally, you'll find that breakfast will be covered by the drive jock and a freelancer will in turn step up to do drive.
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Old 18-02-2011, 23:35
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Z100 (the biggest "hit music" station on planet Earth, and Capital's blue-print) still do it annually, want to re-think that statement?

http://www.z100.com/pages/events/jingleball10/
We're not Americans for starters, I would like to think we are a little more sophisticated over here
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Old 19-02-2011, 00:01
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Z100 (the biggest "hit music" station on planet Earth, and Capital's blue-print) still do it annually, want to re-think that statement?

http://www.z100.com/pages/events/jingleball10/
No, I don't think so. Listeners obviously don't think so either.
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Old 19-02-2011, 00:07
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No, I don't think so. Listeners obviously don't think so either.
Source for your claim?
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