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27 minutes ago, onlyME said:

Will this ever happen? Commercial radio want it stopped. Can it bring people back to the BBC? 

I don’t know it would be stupid and rather foolish doing a big presser around it that the internal news organisation went to put it in news bulletins all for it to fail to happen. I think had they focused on something of a exclusive new music service that promotes new talent with continuing supporting up and coming new bands and artists here in the U.K and abroad almost akin to flagship shows across the network like New Music Fix and Future Sounds and championing the ‘introducing’ scheme would’ve been something the BBC could’ve made a credible case that might’ve seen less competitive than the launch of Radio 1 Dance on DAB+ and nostalgia driven stations that could from the press release draw comparisons to existing commercial stations. I think it could encourage elder listeners to share listening time between Boom and its sister stations and Greatest Hits and Smooth radio but doubt that it could bring back any elder listeners who may have become disillusioned with the current state of Radio 2 as becoming their primary station of choice again. I think Radio 1 Dance if passes to launch on DAB+ could garner a decent audience and assuming by this announcement that the clicks of the BBC Sounds feed has been very successful unlike Radio 1 Relax with this populist move of the BBC had it retained a strong audience they might’ve not decommissioned it and why alternatively they seem to be going for what sounds like an ‘Anthems’ station.

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I've said for years the BBC need a direct rival to smooth. Bringing about this may finally get the old un's off've Radio 2's back for playing music this side of the millennium. Word is they are going to even be playing music from the 40's and 50's, is anyone still even around who remembers those days!?

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2 minutes ago, DC said:

I've said for years the BBC need a direct rival to smooth. Bringing about this may finally get the old un's off've Radio 2's back for playing music this side of the millennium. Word is they are going to even be playing music from the 40's and 50's, is anyone still even around who remembers those days!?

See no reference to the 40s considering its 64 years since the end of 50s there’s still a living audience for that as plenty of people like the music of the year they were born in there is an audience as they probably have people who’d listen to the rock & roll, jazz and blues stuff from the decade but it’s an audience that they are targeting is reaching the generation of the figure of optimal natural life expectancy. It’s a demographic that might only use the service for a decade or such but with our ageing population and elder population making up the users of traditional forms of medium. It wont be a massive audience but for a smaller station it would likely get a modest audience.

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Just now, BBCAaron said:

See no reference to the 40s considering its 64 years since the end of 50s there’s still a living audience for that as plenty of people like the music of the year they were born in there is an audience as they probably have people who’d listen to the rock & roll, jazz and blues stuff from the decade but it’s an audience that they are targeting is reaching the generation of the figure of optimal natural life expectancy. It’s a demographic that might only use the service for a decade or such but with our ageing population and elder population making up the users of traditional forms of medium. It wont be a massive audience but for a smaller station it would likely get a modest audience.

Gutted if there's no 1940's. I was gonna request George Formby When I'm Cleaning Windows, and dedicate it to all the 1970's whippersnappers. Telling them this is real music, not your T-Rex nonsense or Garry Glitter.

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8 minutes ago, DC said:

Gutted if there's no 1940's. I was gonna request George Formby When I'm Cleaning Windows, and dedicate it to all the 1970's whippersnappers. Telling them this is real music, not your T-Rex nonsense or Garry Glitter.

I can’t imagine that the BBC would have Garry Glitter back on their stations playlists.

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11 hours ago, DC said:

Gutted if there's no 1940's. I was gonna request George Formby When I'm Cleaning Windows, and dedicate it to all the 1970's whippersnappers. Telling them this is real music, not your T-Rex nonsense or Garry Glitter.

I've always wanted to do a show called 'From the Forties To The Noughties' ,,,

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2 hours ago, Old Codger Fan said:

Correct! - There's got to be a market for that, right?? - Or - just me??

Got to be. I’d like to see there be a station that was any songs that has charted in the top 40 since 1952 on shuffle with no order or theme to what tracks are being played.

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