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Old 15-10-2012, 20:28
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It's Clare Balding, not Jeremy Paxman. I'm sure she'll be capable of presenting a cheery Jolly hockey sticks C of E Dibley 100 best hymns type show, not some deep philosophical discussion.
LOL, doubt she believes in God though, would be a bit odd if I'm right.
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Old 15-10-2012, 20:51
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Nonsense.

We're talking about Good Morning Sunday. The BBC describes it as a programme "discussing ethical and religious issues, with guests and spiritual music." It's not a DJ show, and never has been a DJ show.

Remind me again of the long years when the Rev. Roger Royle, Don Maclean or Aled Jones "paid their dues" spinning the discs on local radio prior to hosting the show...
As I said , Radio 2 now has to seriously consider ( or the bbc trust ) as wether Radio 2 should go all the way and become a speech only station and forget about the music that is getting more diluted all the time in favour of speech and getting in the way of the speech , so that all these telly stars will not interupt whaysat they are saying , by playing snipets of music .
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Old 15-10-2012, 21:45
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Nonsense.

We're talking about Good Morning Sunday. The BBC describes it as a programme "discussing ethical and religious issues, with guests and spiritual music." It's not a DJ show, and never has been a DJ show.

Remind me again of the long years when the Rev. Roger Royle, Don Maclean or Aled Jones "paid their dues" spinning the discs on local radio prior to hosting the show...
Again Binge, you're forgetting the DS rules here. Certain posters continually claim that Radio 2 is almost exclusively turning to TV for its new talent, whilst conveniently forgetting that said talent often has plenty of radio experience.

When reminded of the facts, they then move their own goal posts to say that this should now be "current" radio experience - thus narrowing the search for talent rather than briadening it.

To their minds, "best person for the job" would probably be a BBC Local jock. Which might be nice under certain circumstances.

To lay any rumours to rest, Bob Shennan considers all the options and - from what I gather - listens to plenty of demos and has his spies all over the industry. That's why Radio 2 is so successful.

As for the ridiculous claim that Radio 2 is becoming more speech than music, you only have to look back a few years when large parts of the schedule were filled with sport, comedy and other elements which clearly weren't music.

Radio 2 is an entertainment station. Always has been.
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Old 16-10-2012, 01:05
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Matthew used to cover for Steve Wright. He was good too. Davina McCall wasn't asked back as they changed buildings and didn't have windows which opened as she never needed to use a mic to speak. Patrick Kielty why do they keep asking him back.
You must have heard a different Matthew Wright who depped for Mark Radcliffe on the old Radio 2 late show. He was embarrassingly bad. Never knew he'd covered for Steve Wright.
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Old 16-10-2012, 13:47
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Broadcasting is not just confined to radio.

Matthew Wright presents a live daily TV interview and phone-in show.

Melanie Sykes presented a daily TV interview, showbiz and music show, interviewiing guests, bantering with a co-presenter and engaging with an audience.

A stand-up like Kielty has to engage with an audience, think on his feet, communicate engaging funny material to an audience...

It's hardly a great imaginative leap to think that any of those skills are transferable to radio, surely? There's always been a big transition between the two.

(Tv to radio - Chris Tarrant, Jonathan Ross - even Toby Anstis.)

I will give you Miranda Hart as a counter-example. As I understand it, she's always been more of a comedy actress than a stand-up. I think that transition - see also French and Saunders - is much more difficult to make.
I think we're straying off the thread topic here but I just wanted to reply to your comments, all of which are true. However, none of the above presenters' experience on TV and on stage equips them to be a competent radio presenter, just like some radio presenters have been less than successful on TV.

Radio, when done properly sounds easy, which is why lots of people think they can do it. It also follows that just because you've excelled in one facet of radio broadcasting you will in another. Some can multi-skill, others are happy to stick with what they know they can do. Anchoring a sports show is a world away from presenting a one man/woman show. Whether Ms Balding will be a success at the latter will become clear when she starts.

I don't accept your argument that because someone can talk to a camera and/or a small live TV audience or entertain punters at stand-up means they will be competent radio communicators. I have experience of those sorts of people. who when confronted with a studio and no audience find it incredibly difficult. Yesterday's Jo Brand/Julian Clary car crash on Radio 2. I know it's for charity but it did not make for comfortable listening.

Despite snippy comments in other posts on this thread, there are perfectly accomplished and excellent presenters working at local and regional level who would jump at the chance of national radio experience. Sadly, nowadays programmers increasingly go for the easy option of choosing a name and leave it to production teams to do the rest.
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Old 16-10-2012, 19:43
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If I wanted to either break into music presenting for adults on to a BBC national station , then I would be very disheartened as there appears to be little or no opportunity for time served music presenters to progress to a national level with the BBC .

The opportunity to this level appears to blocked , as people off the telly or used to be on the telly or once did speech radio, are given preference . Then when the music is constantly being diluted and talked over , some posters on here call that 'entertainment' .

A decision should be made as to carry on diluting the music and go all the way for an all speech format with emphasis in carrying on employing who had no apparent interest in music by talking all over the music
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Old 16-10-2012, 19:55
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So now you're moving the goal posts again to "time served music presenters who have an interest in music" and - more precisely - local presenters who want to break into network.

Sorry, but that's a narrow shopping list. I refer you to post #78. Bob listens.
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Old 16-10-2012, 21:05
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It's Clare Balding, not Jeremy Paxman. I'm sure she'll be capable of presenting a cheery Jolly hockey sticks C of E Dibley 100 best hymns type show, not some deep philosophical discussion.
Thought radio 4 did the deeper stuff.

And LR tries to mix Radio 2 and 4 and in the BBC 3CR think it has (does) have lot of 'other' faiths.
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Old 17-10-2012, 20:47
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You say that Bob listens , based on who he has been employing in recent times , he must be listening to his telly .
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Old 17-10-2012, 22:11
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You should keep up with developments. Radio DJ Mark Radcliffe to replace folk singer Mike Harding
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Old 17-10-2012, 22:33
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a flag waving Anglian.
for the lovely typo, MP.

I once asked for directions in Downham Market to the local Anglican church. "We don't have an Anglican Church here," came the reply. "But the nearest C of E ..."
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Old 18-10-2012, 08:29
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Haha - lovely story. Actually, Clare Balding on the Anglia TV horse would be a great spoof!
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Old 20-10-2012, 13:00
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You should keep up with developments. Radio DJ Mark Radcliffe to replace folk singer Mike Harding
I guess Miranda Hart , Vannesa Feltz ,Patrick Keitly , Anneka Rice and all the comedians covering the afternoon this week must not be available to do this show !
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Old 21-10-2012, 18:45
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I guess Miranda Hart , Vannesa Feltz ,Patrick Keitly , Anneka Rice and all the comedians covering the afternoon this week must not be available to do this show !
Vannesa who was on Jewish London about 20 years ago and Anneka whose first job was behind the scenes BBC World Service, These people do a little Radio end up on TV, and are scarred for life for daring to cross the broadcasting threshold, and should not be allowed on Radio again.
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Old 21-10-2012, 19:43
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Vannesa who was on Jewish London about 20 years ago and Anneka whose first job was behind the scenes BBC World Service, These people do a little Radio end up on TV, and are scarred for life for daring to cross the broadcasting threshold, and should not be allowed on Radio again.
On Speech radio yes , but that previous experience is not ideal involvement is musical radio content .

It's a bit like me suggesting that the comedians who were covering the afternoon show during the week ,should also be on the telly reading to 10 'O' clock news ,it no more daft that what has/is going on .
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Old 22-10-2012, 09:02
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All the talk about comedians on Steve Wright show, wasn't this something to do with the Channel 4 Cancer charity night?
Nice of the BBC to support not just Comic Relief. Sport Relief and Children in Need.
Of the commercial networks, have they got the coverage to back a national fund raising-athon?
What real national stations do we have? Classic FM. Absolute, Talksport and Smooth Radio. Even post a Real/Heart merger about 8 million people over 15 will officially be outside a Heart region. (Currently Heart 29 milllion. Real 15 million over 15 according to Rajar with 52 million in the country).
I imagine that glaring gaps are Northern Ireland. swathes of Scotland, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands Derby, Notts and Leics.
Wonder if a merged Real/Heart and Smooth/Gold will support Help for Heroes next year? Think Heart does its event "Have a Heart", has Gold got a "Charity"?

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Old 22-10-2012, 09:13
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Nice of the BBC to support not just Comic Relief. Sport Relief and Children in Need.
Of the commercial networks, have they got the coverage to back a national fund raising-athon?
What real national stations do we have? Classic FM. Absolute, Talksport and Smooth Radio. Even post a Real/Heart merger about 8 million people over 15 will officially be outside a Heart region. (Currently Heart 29 milllion. Real 15 million over 15 according to Rajar with 52 million in the country).
I imagine that glaring gaps are Northern Ireland. swathes of Scotland, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands Derby, Notts and Leics.
Also now national on DAB is Smooth who had a help for heroes day with Pat Sharp as a Sunday morning non religious aternitive to GMS! Not sure what will happen to it in future.
Also any other station on D1, and also Kiss on most local muxes are now considered national.
It could be Global put Heart and Capital eventually on all the local muxes to become "national" like Kiss?
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Old 22-10-2012, 09:28
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LOL, doubt she believes in God though, would be a bit odd if I'm right.
Clair is also in a civil partnership which could offend some Christans and Muslims.
However on GMS she will now have to provide for all faiths and not have to get too deep in religious issues and just play a selection of music which include some religious hymns and themes.
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Old 26-10-2012, 10:11
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If anything it feels like the BBC are once again trying to marginalise or trivialise religious programming in this case by selecting a presenter for whom this seems an unnatural programme to host.
Unnatural, eh? Interesting word choice.

I may listen now, out of curiosity if nothing else. I last listened when Don McLean presented it. They always seemed to be unable to find any interviewees who weren't atheists.

Balding's appointment indicates more interest in faith broadcasting than you'd expect, considering that the BBC1 Sunday morning offering is now basically Central Weekend, and considering the kind of presenters they've given this slot to before. All I ask for is someone who seems interested, engaged, and to have some personality aside from the stuff the producer gives them to read out. She has all those qualities.
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Old 26-10-2012, 18:49
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To lay any rumours to rest, Bob Shennan considers all the options and - from what I gather - listens to plenty of demos and has his spies all over the industry. That's why Radio 2 is so successful.
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Then why are almost all the new presenters from a radio background ones who have worked on BBC London?
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:21
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Then why are almost all the new presenters from a radio background ones who have worked on BBC London?
Who knows? Maybe they're more persistent with their demos? Or just better.
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:28
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Who knows? Maybe they're more persistent with their demos? Or just better.
The latter.

A lot of the stuff I hear in the regions would not be tolerated by Londoners.

Aled was too bland in the slot but I'm sure CB will give the programme a fillip.

I'm pleased she has got the Channel Four racing job over that boring incumbent.
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Old 29-10-2012, 18:39
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Who knows? Maybe they're more persistent with their demos? Or just better.
More likely just very lazy work by Radio Tw in listing to the presenters under their noses. Using BBC London/GLR presenters was a trend also seen under the previous two controllers and very much applied to 6Music as well.
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Old 29-10-2012, 18:40
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Who knows? Maybe they're more persistent with their demos? Or just better.
More likely just very lazy work by Radio Two in only picking up o the presenters under their noses. Using BBC London/GLR presenters was a trend also seen under the previous two controllers and very much applied to 6Music as well.
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Old 29-10-2012, 19:42
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Aled's GMS RIP (How dare you Clare)

With the programme GMS
Aled is synonymous
Radio 2 how could you do it
BBC you really blew it
When you dropped him from the show
You'll regret it - this we known
We beg you take our advice
Take a deep breath and think twice

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