Radio 2 Again

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Once Steve Wright has left the building they should flamethrower R2 completely.

It is utter shite.
Virgin radio used to have a pretty good breakfast show, with the presenters actively encouraging loonies to ring in to demonstrate their party piece.
One twat almost made me crash...
"And whats your party piece mate ?"

"Celebrity sneezing starring Humphrey Bogart".

"OK, off you go".

"Heres looking atchoo kid".


I suppose you had to be there...
 

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Christ on a bike. It's an elephant grave yard of talentless nerks....

Yes indeed.

But targeted at the 60+ audience BBC has decided are not wanted so pulling in a lot of Radio 2 refugees.

For a start up low cost digital station with all DJ's operating from garden sheds and spare bedrooms, doing well
 
Well, he was found guilty today on four of the eight counts.

He's always struck me as being a strange, obsessive and rather unpleasant character. Nobody could ever accuse him of lacking in self-belief. He seemed to consider that when, in reality, he was the defendant facing serious charges at Crown Court, it was really an opportunity for him to take the Nottinghamshire police, the BBC and everyone else to task for bullying, corruption, and dishonesty. He was smugly confident (to a wearying degree) of taking them all down. It seems that the jury took a different view and things haven't worked out as he anticipated.

During this process he managed to persuade more than a few willing mugs to part with their money to fund his defence for this case as well as future private litigation he intended bringing, while all the time popping up on YouTube with vlogs of his latest expensive foreign holidays.

Sentencing next month, I think.
Shame that. It appears that the "Voice of Reason" isn't.
 
That wording suggests to me that he might well end up with a suspended sentence. When a judge says a custodial sentence is 'likely' or 'probable', that is very often the outcome. If I was Belfield, I'd be clinging on to 'possible'.

Nevertheless, he'd be quite justified in shitting himself in anticipation.
Well he might have a career in the prison radio station. Here's to all the guys in cell 214 - The Prisoners song
 
Well he might have a career in the prison radio station. Here's to all the guys in cell 214 - The Prisoners song
Well it won't be the "green, green, grass of home"...
 
Yes indeed.

But targeted at the 60+ audience BBC has decided are not wanted so pulling in a lot of Radio 2 refugees.

For a start up low cost digital station with all DJ's operating from garden sheds and spare bedrooms, doing well
The same business plan works pretty well for Talking Pictures tv.
Eldest son works for netflix, and the former is often used as an example of how a love of the genre can be successful, and how valuable niche markets are.
 
The same business plan works pretty well for Talking Pictures tv.
Eldest son works for netflix, and the former is often used as an example of how a love of the genre can be successful, and how valuable niche markets are.

There’s a tv app called classix
Mostly BW with colour content

 
Virgin radio used to have a pretty good breakfast show, with the presenters actively encouraging loonies to ring in to demonstrate their party piece.
One twat almost made me crash...
"And whats your party piece mate ?"

"Celebrity sneezing starring Humphrey Bogart".

"OK, off you go".

"Heres looking atchoo kid".


I suppose you had to be there...
Slight thread drift, but reminds me of Danny Baker when he was on BBC London or whatever it was called several years back.

He had a call in where you could state which dead celebrity you would like to have dated.

A chap rung in and said he would love to take take Doris Day out and wine and dine her.

'Thanks Steve, but there's a flaw in your plan. Doris Day isn't dead yet!'

'Yeah I know, but I'm prepared to wait'.
 
They should be jailed for the damage they've done to R2 - b'stards !
I haven’t tuned in for at least two years now.
I still miss Jimmy Young’s programme, great interviewer easy to listen too knew what his subject was and then that Cnut Vine took over :threaten: and that was the beginning of the end for Radio 2.
 

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"Whispering" Bob Harris is good value. He keeps the chat to the minimum and when he does open his mouth it is about the music and the artist, not what he had for breakfast. Bring back TOGWT on the telly and I'll happily (well almost) pay the licence fee.

The inane "banter" of Ball, the one with the fringe, Wright, Feltz and the rest of them, coupled with the phone-ins, shout-outs and all the other fcukwittery gets R2 switched over immediately as it is bad enough facing another day at the salt mines without them squalking while I'm eating my breakfast gruel or dealing with a hangover on the weekend. I don't care whether the milk or the tea/coffe should go in the cup first (it's milk), I don't want to know what Barry from Macclesfield is doing on his day out or who Sandra from Sidcup wants to say hello to. It gets switched to R4 for the news and the ensuing domestic is a small price to pay.

Elaine "Dirty Laugh" Paige on a Sunday followed by Paul O'Grady are about the only R2 presenters 'er Indoors and can listen to together, while at work Ken Bruce is acceptable to most and gets switched over as soon as Vine makes an appearance. Apart from that, for me it is mainly R4, although I am increasingly losing patience with that for its woke, white male hating, political bias and unfunny "comedies", then onto R3 which gets switched over when it starts playing obscure "world music", to Classic FM.*

*"Tweet of the Day", "Farming Today", the weather, "The Shipping Forecast", some plays, "Ed Reardon", "Claire in the Community" and the news are what keeps me tuning in to R4.

Ed. grammar
 
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