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Old 29-01-2013, 04:06
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I emailed JoJo back in 2008 asking about his time at Q-106 (this was when I was living in the UK) and he was kind enough to send me a reply and tell me what happened with the station and his career. The clip is from 1987. Very nice guy! The last I heard he was presented on a rock/country station.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7lfOWu4TNk

I love this guy's energy.
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Old 29-01-2013, 07:21
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Anybody who ever considers thereselves to work in radio have posted that on their Facebook profile at least once..because it's bloody ace!

The links into Word Up by Cameo,Working For The Weekend by Loverboy and The Bird By Morris Day & The Time are pure gold,and show how radio can be joyous if you love what you're doing.

If you like this,you might want to check out a guy called Ron Sedaille on YouTube too..
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Old 29-01-2013, 09:22
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Anybody who ever considers thereselves to work in radio have posted that on their Facebook profile at least once..because it's bloody ace!

The links into Word Up by Cameo,Working For The Weekend by Loverboy and The Bird By Morris Day & The Time are pure gold,and show how radio can be joyous if you love what you're doing.

If you like this,you might want to check out a guy called Ron Sedaille on YouTube too..
It is ace, although I'm not so keen on Ron "You're never more than 15 jingles away from the next song" Sedaille.

In that video JoJo is tight and keeps the music going. His timing is fantastic - he hits two posts in the intro to Word Up, including letting Larry Blackmon say the 'oh' in 'Q106'.

We've had discussions about this video before, and quite a lot of people hate it for various reasons, not least that it's a style from a bygone era. But it make listening to the radio exciting and puts a smile on my face, and that doesn't happen so much any more.
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Old 29-01-2013, 12:33
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That is pretty much the best video on YouTube, but it's indeed from another time. There's nobody in the UK who could pull that off. Pat Sharp maybe.
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Old 29-01-2013, 13:13
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Anybody who ever considers thereselves to work in radio have posted that on their Facebook profile at least once..because it's bloody ace!

The links into Word Up by Cameo,Working For The Weekend by Loverboy and The Bird By Morris Day & The Time are pure gold,and show how radio can be joyous if you love what you're doing.

If you like this,you might want to check out a guy called Ron Sedaille on YouTube too..
Wow! Thanks for posting this. Gotta agree 100% with Dave Nightingale.
I love this! Its radio presentation as a performance - pure joyous entertainment.. Superb timing, content and delivery.
Now thats what I cal a "personality DJ"
Maybe this style is of another time but then so is 99% of the greatest music ever made and people still want to listen to that.
Ron Sedaillie is superb too. He uses PAMS classic jingles and older music but the same joyous, engaging style and superb timing.
Music Radio should "reach out and grab you" - make you want to listen not just be something in the background.
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Old 29-01-2013, 13:39
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Never tire of this vid........so energetic.

And very few people can work the desk as good as Ron Sedaille!
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Old 29-01-2013, 13:45
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We've had discussions about this video before, and quite a lot of people hate it for various reasons, not least that it's a style from a bygone era. But it make listening to the radio exciting and puts a smile on my face, and that doesn't happen so much any more.
I just don't find it real or engaging. It sounds like a "Let's Get Ready To Rumble" boxing booth promotor shouting at me, rather than a person talking to another person.

I have visions of this "Woo hoo! I'm feelin' grrrrreat" Tony the Tiger-type character crawling into a corner afterwards and weeping uncontrollably about the state of his life.
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Old 29-01-2013, 15:56
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I just don't find it real or engaging. It sounds like a "Let's Get Ready To Rumble" boxing booth promotor shouting at me, rather than a person talking to another person.
Totally agree. Typical over-the-top American rubbish. It's not good radio at all.

What does the listener get out of it? Nothing.

Exciting to listen to? Not really. People don't communicate like that. Not then and not now.

Thank god it didn't catch on here.
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Old 29-01-2013, 15:57
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I just don't find it real or engaging. It sounds like a "Let's Get Ready To Rumble" boxing booth promotor shouting at me, rather than a person talking to another person.
Yeah, I see where you're coming from. To me, though, he's a guy having fun, playing music and loving it. He's giving off a vibe rather than being 'real': it's not just home time, it's home time on a FRIDAY! Let's celebrate!

Sometimes communication isn't just about what you say, but the way you say it; communicating a feeling, not information.

EDIT: I thought I should add that I totally see why this style doesn't exist over here today. Doesn't stop me enjoying it though.
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:24
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Totally agree. Typical over-the-top American rubbish. It's not good radio at all.
Yeah, because good radio is
1 Promote Bigmouth and Bimbo on breakfast
2 Mention the station website
3 Play "Lawson"

Very inspiring!
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:27
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Yeah, because good radio is
1 Promote Bigmouth and Bimbo on breakfast
2 Mention the station website
3 Play "Lawson"

Very inspiring!
You missed out mentioning the station Facebook page at every opportunity. The main reason I hardly listen to music radio these days .
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:34
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1 Promote Bigmouth and Bimbo on breakfast
Every station promotes Breakfast. If not you should be. Doesn't matter if you are a small scale station or Z100 you promote breakfast.
2 Mention the station website
As long as you have relatable Content online why wouldn't you want to drive traffic to your own website?
Not sure why you have singled out Lawson but pretty much every mainstream station is playing them. Why wouldn't you want to play a popular band?

There's a reason why fake 'shouty' over-the-top acts like this geezer never made it over here. It's because it's crap. And before somebody jumps in with "Ah yes but Charlie Wolf at 252, blah blah blah" - guess what? It was crap and the figures were poor!
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:39
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Yeah, because good radio is
1 Promote Bigmouth and Bimbo on breakfast
2 Mention the station website
3 Play "Lawson"

Very inspiring!
Isn't "JoJo" doing a very similar job? He promotes the station name and the current competition, he plays the hits, he even helps big up the commercials (and how is that good radio?).

For me, good radio is when I think "I'm glad I listened to that". Mr Cookin' Kincaid and his furious enthusiasm have a certain curiosity value but I doubt I'd ever feel that my life had been enriched by hearing his show.
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:39
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Not sure why you have singled out Lawson
Oh, i'm SURE you know why...

Then again, brush it under the carpet, as per...
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:45
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There's a reason why fake 'shouty' over-the-top acts like this geezer never made it over here. It's because it's crap.
A FAKE he is not.....a tremendous talent in his prime!

However, your post doesn't surprise me , as you prefer to employ Z- list reality TV people as radio hosts, rather than experienced professional broadcasters!
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:49
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Ron Sedaillie is superb too.
No he's not. Again it's American wank. If he's the guy I'm thinking of then it may as well be called "The dated jingle show" because he plays more jingles than actual songs. What does the listener get out of THAT?
A FAKE he is not.....a tremendous talent in his prime!
Of course it's fake. It's an act. I can almost guarantee he didn't talk that in real life back then.
Oh, i'm SURE you know why...

Then again, brush it under the carpet, as per...
I will say it again. Lawson are played on pretty much every mainstream station in this country. That includes the BBC, Bauer, UTV, Tindle, UKRD, Orion...
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:53
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Do we have to turn every thread into a Global-bashing thread? Which is basically what you're trying to do wckartist. About as subtle as a brick wall on the M25.
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:59
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Do we have to turn every thread into a Global-bashing thread? Which is basically what you're trying to do wckartist. About as subtle as a brick wall on the M25.
Just get a bit hacked off with people hijacking threads insisting their way is the ONLY way!
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:05
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Every station promotes Breakfast. If not you should be. Doesn't matter if you are a small scale station or Z100 you promote breakfast.


So you hate all things American, but seem to drool over Z100?

I find that a tad strange.
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:08
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So you hate all things American, but seem to drool over Z100?
I used Z100 as an example only to differentiate between small and big stations (seeing as the discussion is about US radio). Just for you though I will re-word it.

It doesn't matter if you are a small scale station or BBC Radio 1 you promote Breakfast.

I don't "hate all things American". I actually find a lot of their stations FAR superior to what we have in this country. The majority of American jocks are far better communicators than most jocks here.
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:20
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Look, some people will love this, some will hate it. I bloody love it!! Reminds me of when Steve Wright was fresh. I've played this clip to my kids (aged 10) who thought he was "weired", I've played it to my Wife "turn that row down" and I've played it to a 36 year old colleague at work "what the hell's he on"

I guess you'll never please everyone
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:35
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more update version, looking a little like Savile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGojiSE7Opk
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:45
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It doesn't matter if you are a small scale station or BBC Radio 1 you promote Breakfast.
This!

Breakfast is the shop window for the entire station. The success or failure of breakfast has a disproportionate effect on the whole audience throughout the rest of the day. You can have a crap breakfast show and a shit-hot daytime show, drive show and evening show... but you'll only be known for having a shit breakfast show.
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:21
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3:35 in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7GRfcIgLN0

Sounds a familiar phrase
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:12
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Oh must we be so negative guys ? Come on it's a bit of fun. Sure JoJo's style is loud and is an acquired taste to a lot of us Brits, but its his energy I admire. He may have toned down a bit of late bearing in mind this clip was from 1987.

And my American wife isn't a great fan either after showing her the clip. She was like meh. And my wife is pretty crazy in some ways. Each to their own.

Chris Evans is pretty loud and displays a similar amount of energy on his R2 breakfast show and he gets like 8 million listeners. So this style of presenting isn't confined to the US.

more update version, looking a little like Savile http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGojiSE7Opk
Nothing like the dead old perv. Savile haunts us all from the grave.
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