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Old Codger Fan

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  1. Clara has taken to the evening slot ('the evening session', as I still think of it!) like a duck to water. Dare I say it - I prefer her to Annie Mac.
  2. Looks good to me - I'd give The Rock Show 7pm-8pm on a Saturday (or an edited repeat at that time) - but apart from that, all gravy ...
  3. ^ Found this for ya - 33 minutes in ... It was quite an ingenious feature -- ^
  4. Wait - You mean you've never heard 'Snooker on the radio'?!
  5. I can see why you'd say that, in terms of sheer staying power. Stylistically however, Dave Lee Travis might be a closer parallel !
  6. I did a general search the other day, out of idle curiosity, on most annoying dj's, and this came up as a link. It then struck me just how long (off and on) I'd been TRYING to like her! ...
  7. Well folks, it's now 2021, and to paraphrase Paul Simon, 'Still annoying .. after all these years'. I've tried to like her - I really have. Fundamentally, it's to do with striking a pose whereby she wants to be mainstream, and yet somehow 'above' the mainstream, at the very same time. She just about pulls that off on telly, because she still looks kind of cute in a pair of wellies. Back on the wireless, however, it's insufferable. Thank goodness for Janice Long on Radio Wales ...
  8. A little off-topic, as it relates to a different station, but didn't want to open up a whole new thread just for this, so .... Well done, Craig Charles - and well-deserved too ,,, Craig Charles to host new BBC Radio 6 Music weekday afternoon show - Media Centre
  9. All we need now is DLT dressed as a chicken ,,,
  10. Well, apart from the 'Prince Philip' interlude - but let's not rake over that ground again ,,,
  11. Indeed. Extending my previous idea - Could then throw-in an 'In Concert' hour on 6Music, 9pm Saturdays. So then there would be a run of three hours altogether, of various shades of Rock, over three stations ... Caters amply for the leather-trousered amongst us, without making serious disruptions to any particular schedule - How's that for joined-up thinking?
  12. I still think there's a place for a Rock Show - just not on Sundays! - Neatest solution would be to give it 7pm-8pm on Saturdays. That would just shave the first hour off the '1Xtra Takeover', and dedicated head-bangers could continue their adventure at 8pm with the R2 Rock Show ...
  13. The Rock Show is all wrong on a Sunday, that's for sure.
  14. Consensus on these pages is that R1 is in pretty good shape right now - And I have no quibble with that. HOWEVER! - What's the one* thing that you would fix? If you had the power? - The one thing that is obviously wrong, or not quite working? It could be a matter of presentation, mix of music & speech, scheduling, whatever. Just try to home in on one* thing, cheers ? *Ok - maybe two things -- three at an absolute push ....
  15. Wow, you've got DECADES of turbulence ahead of you ?
  16. Well, for the old farts amongst us, the early 90's was hard to beat, but yes, the station is certainly in good health at the moment.
  17. Moyles was at his most compelling when you had to accidentally 'discover' him, in the very early morning.
  18. Not particularly. I've always listened to a mixture, since I was a kid. Never really understood why there isn't more 'channel hopping', like there is with TV. The 50th birthday of R1 did re-kindle my innate love for that station though ...
  19. Each to their own. She's not for me - not at that time-slot, at any rate. I now give Matt & Mollie an hour at 1pm, then Paul Gambaccini an hour at 2pm, on R2 ...
  20. For the record, I miss her Saturday show ?
  21. All in all (with a handful of exceptions), BBC4 is what BBC2 should be --- BBC2 is what BBC1 should be --- Ergo: BBC1 is pointless (sometimes literally 'Pointless').
  22. Kind of - but to make that more plausible, a '2 Extra' would need to re-adopt some of the 'pre-rock' material that R2 has been quietly abandoning for years ....
  23. Interesting concept, although I'd still want to keep the traditional '1,2,3' etc on the actual stations, mixing it up a bit on BBC Sounds could encourage more adventurous listening, for those who are a little stuck in their ways ... That said, and going off-piste again for a moment - I would have kept BBC3 on television, but re-named it 'BBC Fun & Games' - making it the home of all sport and quiz shows ...
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