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Old 02-03-2008, 10:22
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If, like me, you heard the brief conversation between Dermot O'Leary & Paul Gambacinni yesterday at 6.30pm Paul asked Dermot if they'd (assumingly being Radio 2 bosses) announced the new schedules yet. Dermot didn't know and Paul's reply was to congratulate Dermot and said that he'd "see him in April".

I can only assume we are going to get a new look Saturday schedule to coincide with the new Sunday line-up to mark Michael Ball's new show which starts next month.

Any ideas anyone ?
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:43
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If, like me, you heard the brief conversation between Dermot O'Leary & Paul Gambacinni yesterday at 6.30pm Paul asked Dermot if they'd (assumingly being Radio 2 bosses) announced the new schedules yet. Dermot didn't know and Paul's reply was to congratulate Dermot and said that he'd "see him in April".I can only assume we are going to get a new look Saturday schedule to coincide with the new Sunday line-up to mark Michael Ball's new show which starts next month.

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Why not return it to what it was set up for in the first place in 1967. That being a lighter array of tunes, and leave the pop to Radio One. Hell BBC have two other modern stations sort of connected to Radio One at present. Give the listener over 55 a chance to here some great 1950's, and some Sinatra, Ellia, matched with the best easy listening hits.
Radio Two should look at Aussie's 2CH in Sydney,NSW.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:11
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Radio Two should look at Aussie's 2CH in Sydney,NSW.

Yeah, because it's not as if Radio 2 isn't successful at the moment isn't it?

If they did as you suggest where would the millions of people from 30-50 go because I can't see any other BBC station that caters for us.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:18
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Yeah, because it's not as if Radio 2 isn't successful at the moment isn't it?

If they did as you suggest where would the millions of people from 30-50 go because I can't see any other BBC station that caters for us.
Radio 2 is hugely successful in it's current format and it's not going to change, however in this day & age I don't see why we can have a Radio 2 Extra to cater for the older generation musical tastes.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:37
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I hope that the awful George Lamb isn't given a Saturday slot!

Personally, I reckon Stuart Maconie will lost his Saturday show for Lauren Laverne, whose clearly being groomed for a slot on the network.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:45
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Yeah, because it's not as if Radio 2 isn't successful at the moment isn't it?

If they did as you suggest where would the millions of people from 30-50 go because I can't see any other BBC station that caters for us.
Precisely! The last thing Radio 2 will do is haul itself back to the 1970s!

The days of Frances Line are well and truly over!
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:53
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I hope that the awful George Lamb isn't given a Saturday slot!

Personally, I reckon Stuart Maconie will lost his Saturday show for Lauren Laverne, whose clearly being groomed for a slot on the network.
I can't see George being given a slot on Radio 2 just yet, he hasn't been doing his current 6Music slot for very long and I think it's too soon.

If you listen again to Paul's show from last night he actually congratulates Dermot, to me that sounds like a promotion to a better timeslot than his current one, maybe he'll get 2-5pm Saturdays ?

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Old 02-03-2008, 12:02
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Radio 2 is hugely successful in it's current format and it's not going to change, however in this day & age I don't see why we can have a Radio 2 Extra to cater for the older generation musical tastes.
In my opinion, 6 Music should be relaunched into "6 Light". The BBC would then have a station that caters for the over 50s. Radio 2 could then transfer the following onto 6 Light:

Sarah Kennedy, Desmond Carrington, Humphrey Lyttleton, Big Band Special, The Organist Entertains, Friday Night is Music Night, Listen to the Band, Elaine Paige, Alan Titchmarsh (Melodies for You), Sunday Half Hour, Russell Davies, Malcolm Laycock and David Jacobs.

These grim, boring, out-of-date (in their presentation and style), prehistoric progammes and presenters drag Radio 2 back to the grim Light Programme and France Line days. Most of the time Radio 2 sounds cool, yet at certain times of the week, notably weekday mornings at 6am, Tuesday nights at 7pm, and Friday and Sunday nights, Radio 2 sounds dull and boring.

It's about time this problem was resolved. In return of the granny programmes being moved to 6 Light, most of the 6 Music programming could be trasnsferred onto Radio 2. Presenters such as Marc Riley, Chris Hawkins, Gideon Coe, Shaun Keaveny, The Freak Zone, Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show, Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, and Liz Kershaw would be an asset to Radio 2. However, presenters such as George Lamb, Jon Holmes, Queens of Noise and Russell Howard, for example, would be much better on Radio 1.

I really hope (and pray) that Lesley Douglas never brings George Lamb to Radio 2, although knowing her, nothing would surprise me. She's totally disregarded the complaints listeners have raised about him.

Let's be honest now. What would you much rather be broadcast on Friday night Radio 2? Marc Riley's Brain Surgery or the clapped-out, boring Friday Night is Music Night? Bruce Dickinson's Rock Show or the dire Matthew Wright on The Weekender?

How about Sunday nights on Radio 2? This is the most grim and boring part of the Radio 2 schedule. Sunday night Radio 2 is awful. Therefore, what would you prefer? Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone or the tiresome Alan Titchmarsh playing boring records that simply drag the station back 300 years? The Johnnie Walker-Alan Titchmarsh handover at 6.30pm Sundays is so premature. Walker signs-off playing a Bruce Springsteen track, then suddenly Titchmarsh comes on playing sewing machine music!

Would you prefer to hear, say, Bob Harris on Sunday night Radio 2, or the dire Russell Davies, Malcolm Laycock and David Jacobs? In my opinion David Jacobs is the most depressing presenter on Radio 2. The music he plays reminds me of horror film music.

Many listeners who tune into Steve Wright, Chris Evans, Russell Brand, Bob Harris, Dermot O' Leary, Johnnie Walker, and Radcliffe and Maconie, aren't necessarily going to tune into Friday Night is Music Night, Desmond Carrington, Melodies for You and David Jacobs. I don't like the way some parts of the Radio 2 schedule are cool, yet other parts are boring and depressing.

Get your act together Lesley Douglas and sort it out. Oh, and get rid of George Lamb while you're at it!
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:03
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Knowing them they'll probably give O'Dreary more hours and get rid of Whispering Bob
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:07
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I can't see George being given a slot on Radio 2 just yet, he hasn't been doing his current 6Music slot for very long and I think it's too soon.

If you listen again to Paul's show from last night he actually congratulates Dermot, to me that sounds like a promotion to a better timeslot than his current one, maybe he'll get 2-5pm Saturdays ?

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What worries me is Russell Brand joined 6 Music in April 2006; in November 2006 he was promoted to Radio 2. Now, I like Brand in small doeses although his constant prattle gives me a headache within 20 minutes. Therefore, nothing would surprise me if Douglas did the unthinkable and moved George Lamb to Radio 2!

As for Dermot's promotion, maybe he's being moved back to his original time slot i.e. 2.00 - 4.00pm? He's been moved all over the Saturday schedule which makes me wonder why.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:08
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Knowing them they'll probably give O'Dreary more hours and get rid of Whispering Bob
Please don't give Lesley Douglas any bright ideas!
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:11
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My idea is fair, I also do not feel that the millons that do like Radio 2's current programmes should not lose them. But do feel the is a need for more easy listening light music station. On normal radio sets.
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Old 02-03-2008, 19:12
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What worries me is Russell Brand joined 6 Music in April 2006; in November 2006 he was promoted to Radio 2. Now, I like Brand in small doeses although his constant prattle gives me a headache within 20 minutes. Therefore, nothing would surprise me if Douglas did the unthinkable and moved George Lamb to Radio 2!

As for Dermot's promotion, maybe he's being moved back to his original time slot i.e. 2.00 - 4.00pm? He's been moved all over the Saturday schedule which makes me wonder why.
Having checked the handover Gambo refers to 2 happy DJs. That suggests he has a longer and, probably, earlier slot. It might just be that he has got his old Radio 1 2.00pm slot with Dermot following at 4.00?
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Old 02-03-2008, 19:16
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Having checked the handover Gambo refers to 2 happy DJs. That suggests he has a longer and, probably, earlier slot. It might just be that he has got his old Radio 1 2.00pm slot with Dermot following at 4.00?
I am more inclined to think 2pm-5pm Dermot followed by Gambo at 5pm-7pm. I would think that Lesley Douglas will take into consideration that Dermot will be lost to X Factor from October to December so moving him to an earlier slot makes sense.

"See you in April" Gambo says, so Dermot having a break for a few weeks and then I would guess a new schedule starts from first weekend in April.
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Old 02-03-2008, 20:07
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I am more inclined to think 2pm-5pm Dermot followed by Gambo at 5pm-7pm. I would think that Lesley Douglas will take into consideration that Dermot will be lost to X Factor from October to December so moving him to an earlier slot makes sense.

"See you in April" Gambo says, so Dermot having a break for a few weeks and then I would guess a new schedule starts from first weekend in April.
Yes, that would make more sense. It could be that one or both is pre-recorded for the rest of March.
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Old 02-03-2008, 20:24
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Having checked the handover Gambo refers to 2 happy DJs. That suggests he has a longer and, probably, earlier slot. It might just be that he has got his old Radio 1 2.00pm slot with Dermot following at 4.00?
In my opinion, Paul Gambaccini should be moved to 2.00pm, followed by Dermot O'Leary at 3.30, then, perhaps Stuart Maconie from 5.30 - 8.00pm?
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Old 02-03-2008, 21:09
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Why not return it to what it was set up for in the first place in 1967. That being a lighter array of tunes, and leave the pop to Radio One. Hell BBC have two other modern stations sort of connected to Radio One at present. Give the listener over 55 a chance to here some great 1950's, and some Sinatra, Ellia, matched with the best easy listening hits.

Why do you assume that over 55s want to hear 1950's music?
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Old 02-03-2008, 21:28
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Why do you assume that over 55s want to hear 1950's music?
Precisely. Look at Annie Nightingale; she's 66 this year yet no way near over-the-hill!
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Old 02-03-2008, 21:33
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Precisely. Look at Annie Nightingale; she's 66 this year yet no way near over-the-hill!
Is she really ? And STILL on Radio 1 !!
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Old 02-03-2008, 21:38
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Annie Nightingale is a Radio 1 legend!
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Old 02-03-2008, 22:23
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Lamb for Breakfast!

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Old 02-03-2008, 23:38
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You can enjoy Lamb for breakfast on Radio 1 (where he belongs). I'll supply the mint sauce
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Old 03-03-2008, 21:08
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Well, somebody I chat to who works in the "industry" has heard that this could well be the new-look weekend schedule from Saturday, April 5th (the changes are highlighted in bold):

Saturday

3.00am Mo Dutta
6.00 Aled Jones
8.00 Sounds of the Sixties
10.00 Jonathan Ross
1.00pm Comedy Hour
2.00 Dermot O'Leary
4.30 Pete Mitchell
7.00 Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits
9.00 Documentary
10.00 Russell Brand
1.00am Bob Harris
4.00 - 7.00am Mo Dutta

Sunday

7.00am Aled Jones with Good Morning Sunday
9.00 Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs
11.00 Michael Ball
1.00pm Elaine Paige
2.30 Pick of the Pops
4.30 Johnnie Walker
7.00 Alan Titchmarsh with Melodies for You
8.30 Sunday Half Hour
9.00 Russell Davies
10.00 Malcolm Laycock
11.00 David Jacobs
12.00 Janice Long
3.00 - 6.00am Alex Lester
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Old 03-03-2008, 21:56
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Well, somebody I chat to who works in the "industry" has heard that this could well be the new-look weekend schedule from Saturday, April 5th (the changes are highlighted in bold):

Saturday

3.00am Mo Dutta
6.00 Aled Jones
8.00 Sounds of the Sixties
10.00 Jonathan Ross
1.00pm Comedy Hour
2.00 Dermot O'Leary
4.30 Pete Mitchell
7.00 Paul Gambaccini with America's Greatest Hits
9.00 Documentary
10.00 Russell Brand
1.00am Bob Harris
4.00 - 7.00am Mo Dutta

Sunday

7.00am Aled Jones with Good Morning Sunday
9.00 Steve Wright's Sunday Love Songs
11.00 Michael Ball
1.00pm Elaine Paige
2.30 Pick of the Pops
4.30 Johnnie Walker
7.00 Alan Titchmarsh with Melodies for You
8.30 Sunday Half Hour
9.00 Russell Davies
10.00 Malcolm Laycock
11.00 David Jacobs
12.00 Janice Long
3.00 - 6.00am Alex Lester
Not too much change on Sunday except Michael Ball's arriving and JW getting 30 minutes longer.

Saturday's look good until we get to 10pm. I ceertainly hope that we aren't going to get an extra hour of Brand and Bob gets thru' the night - the other way round would be preferable.
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Old 03-03-2008, 22:09
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Well, it's not official although the schedule changes seem plausible. Shame if Bob Harris has been pushed further into the night; perhaps he should be moved to Sunday nights at 10pm instead?

I hope it's true regarding Johnnie Walker's show being extended to 7.00pm; Melodies for You should not be broadcast at 6.30pm. It is such a bad idea. I also loathe the Walker-Titchmarsh handover.

I dread to think the masses of people who must switch Radio 2 off at 6.30pm Sundays.
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