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Old 16-07-2005, 14:55
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With Virgin radio swapping shows around at the moment. I thought you might like to say what your ideal schedule using there current DJs would be? Preferably what it would look like after Pete & Geoff leave breakfast?
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Old 16-07-2005, 15:03
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I assumed that Pete & Geoff would be going to Drive in the New Year. Of course that may still happen but it looks unlikely as Martin Collins takes up that position on Monday with Kelly moving to The Late Show.

Maybe they'll do the Evening playing what they want (meaning newer bands on a more frequent basis) or they could take up the Afternoon slot. If they sort out the music policy, personally, I would like to see the weekday Virgin schedule similar to this (forgetting what recent changes they have done):

6:00am-10:00am Christian O'Connell
10:00am-1:00pm Russ Williams
1:00pm-4:00pm Neil Francis
4:00pm-7:00pm Pete & Geoff
7:00pm-10:00pm Ben Jones (and Kelly?)
10:00pm-1:00am Martin Collins

They need to let presenter says more than a few sentences and make them become real people again not just robots quoting from the "On this Day" page in X-Trax magazine.
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Old 16-07-2005, 15:19
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Originally Posted by JasonB@lcfc
I assumed that Pete & Geoff would be going to Drive in the New Year. Of course that may still happen but it looks unlikely as Martin Collins takes up that position on Monday with Kelly moving to The Late Show.

Maybe they'll do the Evening playing what they want (meaning newer bands on a more frequent basis) or they could take up the Afternoon slot. If they sort out the music policy, personally, I would like to see the weekday Virgin schedule similar to this (forgetting what recent changes they have done):

6:00am-10:00am Christian O'Connell
10:00am-1:00pm Russ Williams
1:00pm-4:00pm Neil Francis
4:00pm-7:00pm Pete & Geoff
7:00pm-10:00pm Ben Jones (and Kelly?)
10:00pm-1:00am Martin Collins

They need to let presenter says more than a few sentences and make them become real people again not just robots quoting from the "On this Day" page in X-Trax magazine.
What would weekends be?
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Old 16-07-2005, 15:24
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It's a shame Pete and Geoff no longer have the Sunday morning breakfast show - that was always good, even though it was a 'best of'.
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Old 16-07-2005, 17:12
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Mine is quite similar, although I would have Kelly solo from 7-10pm weekdays.

As for weekends:

Sat:

6-9: Robin Burke
9-12: Leona
12-2: Ben Jones
2-6: Football
6-10: Virgin 80s - John Osbourne
10-1: The Edge with Steve Harris

Sun:

6-9: Ronin Burke
9-1: Leona
1-6: Ben
6-7: Virgin Superstars
7-10: Razor Cuts
10-1: New presenter
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Old 16-07-2005, 17:35
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Martin - I think you've got that spot on!
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Old 16-07-2005, 18:23
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Mine would be (using the current team):

Weekdays
1am Robin Burke
4am John Osbourne
6am Christian O'Connell with Chris Smith, Dominic Johnson and Beccy Pinfield
10am Russ Williams (inc. Top Ten at Ten)
1pm Neil Francis (inc. Lunchtime Requests)
4pm Pete and Geoff with Andrew Bailey and Annabel Port
7pm Kelly and Ben
10pm Martin Collins

Fridays
6pm Party Classics
10pm Guy Jogoo

Saturdays
1am Steve Harris
6am John Osbourne
9am Pete and Geoff's Saturday Morning
12pm Virgin Album Chart with Leona
2pm Rock 'n' Roll Football
6pm Suggs - Party Classics
10pm Guy Jogoo

Sundays
1am Steve Harris
6am Kelly
10am Neil Francis
1pm Leona Graham
4pm Ben Jones
8pm Razor Cuts
10pm Martin Collins
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Old 17-07-2005, 08:07
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MINE WOULD BE:

Weekdays:
06:00 - Christian O'Connell
10:00 - Russ Williams
12:00 - Neil Francis
14:00 - Pete & Geoff
16:00 - Martin Collins
19:00 - Ben Jones
22:00 - Kelly
01:00 - Robin Burke
04:00 - John Osborne

Fridays:
As above except:
18:00 - Suggs
22:00 - Leona Graham
01:00 - Steve Harris

Saturdays:
06:00 - Robin Burke
09:00 - Pete & Geoff
12:00 - The HMV Album Chart
(With Leona Graham)
14:00 - John Osborne
17:00 - Rock n Roll Football
18:00 - Suggs
22:00 - Leona Graham
01:00 - Steve Harris

Sundays:
06:00 - Robin Burke
09:00 - Christian O'Connnell
(Including the best of the week's breakfast shows)
12:00 - Neil Francis
15:00 - Russ Williams
18:00 - Virgin Superstars
(With Ben Jones & Kelly)
19:00 - The Napster Online Music Chart
(With Ben Jones)
20:00 - Razor Cuts
22:00 - Kelly
01:00 - Steve Harris
04:00 - John Osborne
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Old 17-07-2005, 08:24
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Originally Posted by cmd
MINE WOULD BE:

Weekdays:
06:00 - Christian O'Connell
10:00 - Russ Williams
12:00 - Neil Francis
14:00 - Pete & Geoff
16:00 - Martin Collins
19:00 - Ben Jones
22:00 - Kelly
01:00 - Robin Burke
04:00 - John Osborne

Fridays:
As above except:
18:00 - Suggs
22:00 - Leona Graham
01:00 - Steve Harris

Saturdays:
06:00 - Robin Burke
09:00 - Pete & Geoff
12:00 - The HMV Album Chart
(With Leona Graham)
14:00 - John Osborne
17:00 - Rock n Roll Football
18:00 - Suggs
22:00 - Leona Graham
01:00 - Steve Harris

Sundays:
06:00 - Robin Burke
09:00 - Christian O'Connnell
(Including the best of the week's breakfast shows)
12:00 - Neil Francis
15:00 - Russ Williams
18:00 - Virgin Superstars
(With Ben Jones & Kelly)
19:00 - The Napster Online Music Chart
(With Ben Jones)
20:00 - Razor Cuts
22:00 - Kelly
01:00 - Steve Harris
04:00 - John Osborne

Monday:

6-9 Christain O,Connell
10-1 Russ Williams
1-4 Neil Fox
4-7 Martin Collins
7-10 Ben Jones
10 - 1 Kelly
01.00 Robin Burke
04.00 John Osbourne

Saturday

6- 10 Neil Francis
10- 1 Pete & Geoff
1-4 Leona
4-7 HMV Album Chart
7-10 Suggs
10 -1 Late Show

Sunday

6-10 Neil Francis
10-1 Pete & Geoff
1-4 Leona
4-7 HMV Album Chart
7- onwards as now with Kelly on Late Show
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Old 17-07-2005, 08:31
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Is it a permanant fixture that Martin is on Drive-time. I reckon come september more changes will happen.

I can remember last year that when the Summer arrived and they had to get leona to covering all shows. So know doubt Kelly is on the late show though the summer and Martin maybe covering shows alongside leona. So it's easy to keep Martin on Day work.
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Old 17-07-2005, 12:20
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I'm not sure Pete & Geoff will go to Drive time, because that is where they came from (Chris Evans days).
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Old 17-07-2005, 12:44
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I see them doing Drive or the evening show, maybe 6pm to 9pm or something.

The show has changed alot since they moved to breakfast - hopefully this'll take the pressure off a little bit and they'll be allowed to talk a bit more and do a few more features.
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Old 17-07-2005, 16:17
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I can't see Foxy joining Virgin.
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Old 17-07-2005, 16:27
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Originally Posted by Martin Phillp
I can't see Foxy joining Virgin.
Any ideas Martin? I'm sure he's coming back to Radio.
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Old 17-07-2005, 16:46
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The first thing I thought when I heard Neil Fox was leaving Capital was that he was either being put on gardening leave or deliberately taking a break from radio so he could join his mate Collins at Virgin without listeners thinking of Capital every time he spoke.

As an aside, I tuned in to Virgin this afternoon and notice they've had Dr Frankenstein knock 'em up a radio edit of Won't Get Fooled Again.

I suppose Sweet Child o' Mine is next...
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Old 17-07-2005, 16:51
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I suppose Sweet Child o' Mine is next...
Leona played it this morning at around 10/11am.

I've heard some good tracks on there this morning, especially around 10am. I really expected Razorlight or Keane to pop up but they didn't.

Pete and Geoff haven't held back from taking the mic out of Dr Fox, and Daryl Denham did his fair share of parodies about him - would be odd if he joined there, and I can't say I'd listen to his show if he did. All of the DJs now have a real interest in rock and indie music, where as Foxy (to my knowledge) has only done pop and chart shows.
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Old 17-07-2005, 17:30
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Originally Posted by cmd
What would weekends be?

Friday

as weekday's but 7:00pm-10:00pm Virgin Radio Classick Rock

Saturday

6:00am-9:00am Robin Burke
9:00am-12:00pm Pete & Geoff
12:00pm-2:00pm Album Chart
2:00pm-6:00pm Rock & Roll Football
6:00pm-10:00pm Suggs Party Classics
10:00pm-1:00am The Edge with Steve Harris

Sunday

6:00am-9:00am Robin Burke
9:00am-1:00pm Leona Graham
1:00pm-4:00pm Smells Like the 90's
4:00pm-6:00pm Attack of the 80's
6:00pm-7:00pm Superstars
7:00pm-10:00pm Razor Cuts
10:00pm-1:00am Martin Collins
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Old 17-07-2005, 17:35
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Originally Posted by JasonB@lcfc
Saturday

6:00am-9:00am Robin Burke
9:00am-12:00pm Pete & Geoff
12:00pm-2:00pm Album Chart
2:00pm-6:00pm Rock & Roll Football
6:00pm-10:00pm Suggs Party Classics
10:00pm-1:00am The Edge with Steve Harris

Sunday

6:00am-9:00am Robin Burke
9:00am-1:00pm Leona Graham
1:00pm-4:00pm Smells Like the 90's
4:00pm-6:00pm Attack of the 80's
6:00pm-7:00pm Superstars
7:00pm-10:00pm Razor Cuts
10:00pm-1:00am Martin Collins
Bringing The Edge forwards, making Razor Cuts 3 hours back at 7pm and the 80s and 90s shows would really make the weekends better. That's a good w/end schedule to have.
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Old 17-07-2005, 17:42
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Originally Posted by Jim Phonics
Bringing The Edge forwards, making Razor Cuts 3 hours back at 7pm and the 80s and 90s shows would really make the weekends better. That's a good w/end schedule to have.
Agreed. I can't cope with Suggs - it's all forced and nasty. The 80s and 90s stuff used to be much better.

Oh, and Razor Cuts - there's a hidden gem. Can we have at least one or two trailers for this in the day?
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Old 17-07-2005, 17:44
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Originally Posted by Jim Phonics
Leona played it this morning at around 10/11am
Yes, but was it butchered too? I've only heard Virgin play the full length version of WGFA before today. In fact, the only station I know that still plays a seriously cut down radio edit is Radio 2. They do the same for Sweet Child and I can't listen to them!


Originally Posted by Jim Phonics
Pete and Geoff haven't held back from taking the mic out of Dr Fox, and Daryl Denham did his fair share of parodies about him - would be odd if he joined there
There have been plenty of hosts who made fun of other stations/presenters and then went to work there, especially if it was a rival station. Mike Mendoza was hardly complimentary about TalkSport when he was on LBC, but he's hardly been complimentary about LBC since starting on TalkSport

Christian O'Connel has slagged Virgin off something rotten over the last couple of years and even did a parody jingle making fun of them suggesting that ending up on Virgin was where all the bad DJs go to die.

And then there was Steve Penk who made fun of Virgin when he was on Capital, then went there and slagged off "the last place" before going back to Capital to say how great it was and how useless "the last place" was. No idea what he says about Capital now he's on an Emap station


Originally Posted by Jim Phonics
Foxy (to my knowledge) has only done pop and chart shows.
Actually I only started to go off him when he sold his soul to Pepsi and "became" Dr Fox. Before that he did an evening show where he was usually called 'Neil' and spend most evenings playing 12" versions of Guns 'n' Roses, Eagles, Robert Palmer, Don Henley, Thin Lizzy, Nirvana, Meat Loaf and other proper rock tracks. He even lightly made fun of pop music and had a few parody jingles of rave songs of the time.

I suppose it's fair enough to take the money if it's offered to you but he's not on a pop station anymore, doing chart shows or owned by Pepsi so if he went back to his original style then I wouldn't mind him going to Virgin. Martin Collins' late show on Virgin is a perfect clone of his late show on Capital in the early 90s, even down to the Mellow Madness Pt 1 & 2 feature and playing the 12-inch "In Hollywood tonight" version of Desire by U2. The first time I tuned in it was like a time warp!

But... most people are like you and either don't know or have forgotten he used to be a real rock fan so they might think it odd if he suddenly appeared on a rock station playing grown ups music. Maybe that's why he wants to take a sabatical and do a few TV quiz shows with adults instead of screaming wannabes. I have to say the sadest thing I've ever seen him do was one of those top-100 shows on Channel 4 with Simon Cowel. They tried to show the 11pm audience that they were real men by calling each other ******* and doing the hand shake to the camera. So contrived.
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Old 17-07-2005, 17:54
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Ooh I see - thanks for that Toshiba.

I only started to hear Dr Fox when I started listening to Essex FM in 2000. Before then I'd only ever listened to Virgin and Radio 1.

I've been listening to Virgin almost every day since April 1993 when they launched, and I think it's gone a little down hill in the last few years.

I have only ever heard one Christian O'Connell show and it was when he had Tenacious D on, back in 2002/2003. It sounded good, and it sounded like he had more space to breathe than the DJs do on Virgin, so it'll be interesting to see what happens.

I was hoping the new Cheif Exec (coming from Yahoo!) would make some changes, but sadly I don't see that happening.
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Old 17-07-2005, 19:28
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6 - 10 Russ and Jono
10 - 1 Richard Skinner
1 - 4 Kevin Greening
4 - 7 Nicky Horne
7 - 10 Mitch Johnson
10 -2 Nick Abbott
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Old 17-07-2005, 22:55
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I fail to see the point in putting that up, sir. It's hardly realistic. But it would be a good schedule none the less. I would be interested to see other people's favourite ever Virgin presenters/shows.

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Old 18-07-2005, 00:25
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I can't believe anybody still listens to Virgin. Their DJ's are all clones of Smashie and Nicey and it's become a parody of Capital Gold as it resorts to more and more dadrock from 30 years ago.
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Old 18-07-2005, 06:10
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I can't believe anybody still listens to Virgin. Their DJ's are all clones of Smashie and Nicey and it's become a parody of Capital Gold as it resorts to more and more dadrock from 30 years ago.
I'd like to listen to Virgin Classic Rock, but can't unless it's at home on the TV or in front of a computer.

Besides, Russ Williams and Pete & Geoff are excellent DJs. I'd rather listen to Virgin all day than someone like Chris Moyles for an hour.
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