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Old 18-01-2013, 15:08
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WM have been very good today dealing with , keeping travel every 15 minutes and keeping people up to date.

Danny Kelly has been unable to get in so Jimmy Franks is on now... I'll erm tune out.
Richard Wilford will be on 7 - 10 and jimmy back at 10 aswell
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Old 18-01-2013, 15:11
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I was hoping they'd opt out of Mark Forrest. I imagine quite a few stations will tonight.
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Old 18-01-2013, 15:20
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I was hoping they'd opt out of Mark Forrest. I imagine quite a few stations will tonight.
they are Richard Wilford will be on
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Old 18-01-2013, 15:40
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Sadly had to keep BBC WM on, it's the only station providing the information. Jimmy Franks is bloody awful though, keeps asking stupid questions, relating everything back to him and cutting callers off and also asking callers for their exact location.

Hurry up 4pm...
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Old 18-01-2013, 15:45
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Sadly had to keep BBC WM on, it's the only station providing the information. Jimmy Franks is bloody awful though, keeps asking stupid questions, relating everything back to him and cutting callers off and also asking callers for their exact location.

Hurry up 4pm...
Mollie Green should be on not him
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Old 18-01-2013, 17:57
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Mollie Green should be on not him
Never mind, we'll have our Mol's home spun wisdom from 6am tomorrow!
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Old 19-01-2013, 00:44
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If I've heard Jimmy Franks right, there's no Jail Mail this week, as Tracey cant get into the studio!
We'll hang on a bit & see what happens!

(Presume off to 5Live an hour earlier!)
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Old 19-01-2013, 06:17
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Never mind, we'll have our Mol's home spun wisdom from 6am tomorrow!
Or maybe not!

Charlie Jordan sitting in instead!

(Nicole Pullman must have stayed in the Mailbox all night, as she's also producing this one, after being there since yesterday evening!)
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Old 27-01-2013, 09:17
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Doing the paper review this morning is former WM reporter (& Sky News I think?) Maverine Cole.

She now has something to do with beer, and will be appearing at the Walsall Beer Festival in April, according to Walsall CAMRA's Facebook page.
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Old 23-02-2013, 18:59
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The Mollie Green show this morning was funny have a listen at the time 1:04:05
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...en_23_02_2013/
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Old 23-02-2013, 23:08
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The Mollie Green show this morning was funny have a listen at the time 1:04:05
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...en_23_02_2013/
Well I tried with my phone just, & it says programme unavailable despite me updating things!

Will have to try via my laptop later.

(phones low on space now )
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Old 24-02-2013, 09:39
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Les Ross doing the paper review this morning.

Er er righto! LOL
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Old 24-02-2013, 14:46
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The Mollie Green show this morning was funny have a listen at the time 1:04:05
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...en_23_02_2013/
Definetely white coat time!
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:22
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Not sure if this is the right place for this, but some changes at BBC Coventry and Warwickshire from April....

- Bob Brolly moves from weekdays to Saturday's, replaced with Stuart Linnell
- Malcolm Boyden leaves his Saturday morning slot, replaced with Trish Adudu

Not sure why those two changes have took place - there may be more for all I know
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:16
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Actually, the latter happens today

Guy Eames ‏@semaeyug
Malcolm Boyden's last show!! #sadday pic.twitter.com/90QCoyVY2S
10:04 a.m. - Mar 2, 2013
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:21
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There is a bit of overlap for Coventry & Warwickshire and WM, so I'm sure it's fine in here. Especially considering they share some presenters.

Doesn't Stuart Linnell do BBC Radio Northampton's breakfast? So that'd be two shows a day.

Well, Malcom did do Coventry drive and Oxford mornings for quite some time. I can probably understand why Malcolm is leaving Coventry and Warwickshire considering he does 7 shows a day.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:21
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So Saturdays from April on CWR

6-9 - Lorna Bailey
- now does 12-2
9-12 - Trish Adudu
12-2 - Bob Brolly
- now does 12-2 weekdays

Apparently Malcolm found out yesterday: https://twitter.com/semaeyug/status/307599182162690048

Stupidity at its finest I think.
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Old 02-03-2013, 13:41
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There is a bit of overlap for Coventry & Warwickshire and WM, so I'm sure it's fine in here. Especially considering they share some presenters.

Doesn't Stuart Linnell do BBC Radio Northampton's breakfast? So that'd be two shows a day.
yes and he does the sport show on saturday and he does sunday breakfast both on bbc coventry and warwickshire
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Old 02-03-2013, 18:03
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So Saturdays from April on CWR

6-9 - Lorna Bailey
- now does 12-2
9-12 - Trish Adudu
12-2 - Bob Brolly
- now does 12-2 weekdays

Apparently Malcolm found out yesterday: https://twitter.com/semaeyug/status/307599182162690048

Stupidity at its finest I think.
Was it a repeat of what happened at Wm years ago, when he got the boot from there?
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:09
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Yours truly was the only one to get all 5 Tv themes right on Keithy's show this week!

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Old 05-03-2013, 17:39
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bbc wm have a new drive time presenter
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wm/programmes/schedules/2013/w12
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Old 05-03-2013, 18:38
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That links come up as gobbledgook!
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:08
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Looks like a technical error to me. Perhaps Richard is covering drivetime but instead of changing the program description to 'Richard Wilford' sits in they've changed the program name by mistake. It still refers to his Sunday show and the football phone-in is still down as Paul Franks.

I'm sure if Franksy had left drivetime there would be more press considering how long he's had that slot.
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Old 06-03-2013, 16:26
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Yes, I'm sure that that's just the scheduling equivalent of a typo and Connor has jumped the gun here. As you say, had Franksy actually left his long-running drive time show we'd no doubt have heard about it in the local papers if not on the station itself.

Richard Wilford is the usual stand-in for Paul Franks on WM's drive time show and Franksy will obviously take a week off from time to time. It's probably worth bearing in mind that the England national football team are playing either side of the weekend of the 23rd and 24th, therefore none of the station's Premier League or Championship teams will be in action thus it is probably quite a sensible time for Franksy to take a weekend off during the football season given his role on Saturday's WM Sport as well.

On the subject of WM's football coverage, does anyone have any thoughts on the recent changes to the co-commentators they have used. For years now they have relied upon their WM Sport presenters doubling up in the commentary box, with Paul Franks in this role on their main Saturday games, with the likes of Daz Hale, Mark Regan and their other regular "lead" football commentators summarising secondary weekend and midweek games. But over the past few weeks, they have started to bring back ex-pros with Peter Withe and Jimmy Walker both being called upon for live games on top of the main presenter and commentator. Then last night, Adrian Goldberg co-commentated on the Birmingham game for the station's DAB service - I remember him doing co-commentaries on particularly busy matchdays during his time as WM's weekday breakfast host, but I think this is the first time he's been heard on WM Sport since returning to the station.
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Old 06-03-2013, 17:41
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with the frist point your right thinking about it. sorry
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