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Steve Wright dies aged 69


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Agreed, I was to young to hear him and whilst I heard him for minutes at a time previously his programme didn’t appeal to me but as you said cant deny his impact and respect what had achieved over his radio career@DC

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On 2/13/2024 at 5:34 PM, DC said:

I assume Sara must have broken the news. Have Radio 1 even given it a mention. Tbh I hope they do, it's just plain wrong if they don't if I'm truthful.

 

the newsreader did Sara’s just playing music basically

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On 2/13/2024 at 5:34 PM, DC said:

I assume Sara must have broken the news. Have Radio 1 even given it a mention. Tbh I hope they do, it's just plain wrong if they don't if I'm truthful.

yes Jordan mentioned Steve Wright a little earlier in the show.

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On 2/13/2024 at 5:38 PM, shippp said:

Yeah even if he wasn't your exact preference its just sad anyway

And had a big impact especially with brining zoo format to the UK in the 80s

Yes, which influenced an era of British radio and many successful shows someone that imagine Scott Mills, Chris Moyles, Chris Evans and many others seemed to have been influenced by that style brought something that really worked over decades.

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Oh no doubt the ones who deny the world exists past 1990 will use it as an excuse to have a go at Scott. Talking of whom, has posted a very warming tribute on social media. I imagine he's upset as are the rest of the Radio 2 DJ's. Steve wasn't just a radio legend, they worked with him day to day.

on the grid.

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On 2/13/2024 at 6:42 PM, Old Codger Fan said:

Much enjoyed Scott on R1 - But sounds all wrong on R2, especially in light of who he replaced.

I miss the features, but the music is better. I don't miss hearing Stormzy and Dave all the time tbh. So kind of balances back out for me.

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On 2/13/2024 at 6:46 PM, DC said:

I miss the features, but the music is better. I don't miss hearing Stormzy and Dave all the time tbh. So kind of balances back out for me.

I’m of the age that I quite like Dave & Stormzy. I find it seems like theres too much of the 90s and 00s played so much pop on the station for me to listen.

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On 2/13/2024 at 6:46 PM, DC said:

I miss the features, but the music is better. I don't miss hearing Stormzy and Dave all the time tbh. So kind of balances back out for me.

Even Dave and Stormzy seem old music to me, DC 🤣

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On 2/14/2024 at 12:30 AM, Jono said:

Even Dave and Stormzy seem old music to me, DC 🤣

It's all this drill "I'll stab ya nan if you say hello to me" type stuff I can't put up with. Was creeping into the playlists heavily in Scott's final years on Radio 1. Some of the dance stuff they play is OK nowdays though.

The 90s (95ish upwards) and 00s radio 2 play I don't mind tbh. That's their job nowdays though as Roy Keane would say. Scott played a lot of that and lived through those eras when they were all new, makes sense he does it now on Radio 2 for the audience that's moved over there.

Sadly though. Lewis Capaldi's depressing durge is on both stations, can't get away from that anywhere.

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On 2/14/2024 at 7:02 AM, 1_tw said:

Greg James opening with Steve’s jingle this morning, very fitting.

And a joke about loving the show, haha. 

So sad to lose Annie and Steve in such a small amount of time.

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What is clear is the admiration that the current generation of Radio 1 DJs had for him as well as his Radio 2 colleagues and other presenters across the industry. Dean just gave a nice little tribute at the start of the show.

The 'Non Stop Oldies' is returning this afternoon during Scott's show (I assume at 3pm like it used to be) in tribute to Steve Wright.

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