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Old 24-07-2013, 21:10
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Would anyone on here be interested in an online X Factor radio show? It would air after each episode, play music from X Factor stars, have related guests, and would have presenters/DJ's discussing the show with the listeners. It would be a very listener driven show, with them calling the DJ's live to give their opinions on the show.

I've had my own radio show before and thoroughly enjoyed doing it. I love The X Factor, and love radio, so why not put them together?

Something like this was done before for Big Brother. I think it was called Big Brother's Bit On The Radio? They discussed the show, had guests and so on. I remember it being quite a big hit?

Would it work for X Factor?

If anyone would be interested, let me know in the comments, and if a lot of you would listen, then I could try and get onto it
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:00
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I think it's a really good idea. Thing is, how are you going to get the word out about it (to get people to listen)? Would you pay ITV to plug at the end of each show?

"Head over to [whatever website] to get the lowdown on tonight's show" or something like that.

I think getting @TheXFactorUK to post the link would be good enough.

I'd say if it worked for Big Brother, which gets less than half of X Factor's audience, it should definitely work for X Factor. It would create a bit of buzz/momentum around the acts which it needs.
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:04
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I think it would work wonders to be honest. The X Factor's rating may have declined over the past few years, but it still has a very big audience. If even a small percentage of that listens to the radio show, it could be pretty successful.

The program could fill a similar role to The F Factor, the spin-off hosted by Matt Edmondson back in 2010. If I recall correctly, that was a pretty popular thing too back in its day.
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:08
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Could work quite well depending on how it was done and all.
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:26
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Could work quite well depending on how it was done and all.
Thanks all for the feedback

Jackel, how do you think it should be done?
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:32
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Jackel, how do you think it should be done?
I know this question wasn't directed at me, but I'm thinking livestream (just the audio).
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:36
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I know this question wasn't directed at me, but I'm thinking livestream (just the audio).
No problem, it was directed at anyone really, but Jackel was the one who asked the question. Alright, so just an audio stream discussing the show? Some guests? Maybe former contestants if at all possible?
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:37
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Thanks all for the feedback

Jackel, how do you think it should be done?
Well when it comes to X Factor some people may get tired from hearing the same songs played over and over again so I don't know maybe do something like "Yesterday it was rock week but what song do you think the contestants should've sang etc"

Heck even making fun of little bits about it like say someone doing a voting face (Eoghan), random noises made during the show and joke make out of it, let people call in and say what they thought of the result and even have guests on that know about the type of theme etc.

Anyway that's my ideas tehe
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:39
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Well when it comes to X Factor some people may get tired from hearing the same songs played over and over again so I don't know maybe do something like "Yesterday it was rock week but what song do you think the contestants should've sang etc"

Heck even making fun of little bits about it like say someone doing a voting face (Eoghan), random noises made during the show and joke make out of it, let people call in and say what they thought of the result and even have guests on that know about the type of theme etc.

Anyway that's my ideas tehe
Really like it

So what about the stages before the live shows?
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:43
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Really like it

So what about the stages before the live shows?
Again people complain like hell at the wrong result happen like when Joseph Whelan went home last year at bootcamp there was an uproar and over 500 thousand people join an FB group to try and get him back. You could also play extended versions of some peoples auditions i,e the people in the montages, get a guest who can judge a lot of the performances and say what needed improving etc.
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:09
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Fantastic idea please let me involved
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:24
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Fantastic idea please let me involved
If the show happens then the listeners will definitely be able to get involved and come onto the show. I'll put you at the top of my list
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Old 25-07-2013, 00:00
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Any name ideas for the show? Following this response, I think I'm probably going to do this
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Old 25-07-2013, 10:39
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If it's going to be a livestream or whatever, there's got to be a way it's going to be accessible widely, such as on mobiles, tablets, internet etc.
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Old 25-07-2013, 11:11
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If it's going to be a livestream or whatever, there's got to be a way it's going to be accessible widely, such as on mobiles, tablets, internet etc.
I actually think maybe a ustream service could be available also ??

Also Promotion should happen quite quickly and soon to get word around. If I was you I would attract the Little Mix/One Direction/Fifth Harmony Fans etc they can spread the word VERY Quickly!
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Old 25-07-2013, 12:00
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I'd be happy to spread the word on twitter using my Leona fan account. Just let me know the details
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Old 25-07-2013, 12:46
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I'd be happy to spread the word on twitter using my Leona fan account. Just let me know the details
That'd be great, thanks a lot

For those of you who are wondering how the radio would work:

I have a Radio Broadcaster that I'd have to link up to a radio server. The radio server would give me a little radio player embedding code where I could embed it on a website. I'm short on cash so it might be hard to come up with a website, but it's not a huge issue because the radio server provides me with a free webpage. Admittedly, the webpage is nothing special, but it would do as the show is finding it's feet. and is almost in 'beta' I suppose.

And as Barry mentioned, I definitely think it would be worth attracting the fans of the groups. I could maybe start the show with a group special? Playing the music of the groups? Thoughts on this?
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Old 25-07-2013, 13:08
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For the few weeks before the show starts, you could do a group special, boys, girls etc, playing their music, talking about them etc. And then, of course as the show starts the show after every episode will be focused on the acts seen on that show etc.

This whole idea could be a great way to generate talk about the contestants - may well even boost the ratings of the TV show. X Factor gets about 8 million viewers nowadays, even if a million of those were to tune into the radio show that would be good enough.

It would have to be widely accessible as I mentioned, allowing people to listen from their mobiles and the like, and also as I mentioned, the best kind of promotion would be for it to be made official. A link to it on the X Factor website, links from X Factor's twitter/facebook and the like. I don't think it would be that hard to get them to tweet the link. Just hope there's someone on here who @TheXFactorUK follows and ask them to DM them the link
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Old 25-07-2013, 13:29
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For the few weeks before the show starts, you could do a group special, boys, girls etc, playing their music, talking about them etc. And then, of course as the show starts the show after every episode will be focused on the acts seen on that show etc.

This whole idea could be a great way to generate talk about the contestants - may well even boost the ratings of the TV show. X Factor gets about 8 million viewers nowadays, even if a million of those were to tune into the radio show that would be good enough.

It would have to be widely accessible as I mentioned, allowing people to listen from their mobiles and the like, and also as I mentioned, the best kind of promotion would be for it to be made official. A link to it on the X Factor website, links from X Factor's twitter/facebook and the like. I don't think it would be that hard to get them to tweet the link. Just hope there's someone on here who @TheXFactorUK follows and ask them to DM them the link
I think it would be quite hard to get them to tweet it actually because it would imply that the show is an official show affiliated with ITV/X Factor. I'd be using X Factor material from the auditions, and artist material. If this was to become overly successful, I could actually get into a bit of trouble for playing things that I don't have ownership over.

Plus like I mentioned, as much as I'd love to, I don't have the money to cater for a huge radio show. It will be done on a pretty cheap radio server, and maybe even the webpage they provide?

I'll keep everything simple for the first couple of shows and if it gets a good response, then I'll look into upgrading it. Not much point in spending a load of money on something that potentially wouldn't work, especially when the radio wont be giving me any money in return.
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Old 25-07-2013, 15:34
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I think you can play 30 seconds legally? So clips might be better

I think this is a brilliant idea, I hope something comes of it
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Old 25-07-2013, 16:37
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I think you can play 30 seconds legally? So clips might be better

I think this is a brilliant idea, I hope something comes of it
haha, that would be hard with songs though.

I hope so too

I think what I'll do is keep the show low key for the first couple of episodes, and see how it goes with a DS audience? And if it's popular, I will spend some money on the show and upgrade it so that it can get more listeners?
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Old 27-07-2013, 14:00
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Update: Recently just brought myself a new MacBook Air, and so I now don't have a radio broadcaster that is compatible with Mac. I'm trying to find one so hopefully the radio will still be happening. I'll you know what happens
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