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Old 28th Feb 2019, 18:43
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Try listening to BBC Radio Scotland! I tune in to BBC Radio 4 or BBC Radio 4 Extra.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 19:41
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Internet Radio.......brilliant ! although 90 % of the time I have it on Radio Caroline
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 07:00
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Triple J, Aussie station.....best music by far ! (If you like it a little Alternative, that is !)
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 07:42
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Back in the zero's I regularly had to drive from Hull to Preston twice a week for work. There were usually three or four of us in the car and we would leave while cat lady (sorry Sarah Kennedy} was on, got the whole of Wogan and arrived around the time the first round of the music quiz was on Ken Bruce. In fact, we were known to detour slightly to ensure we arrived after the music quiz had finished and the competition within the car was rather fierce at times.

One day we had a young grad in the car. He was allowed to sit in the front passenger seat and after turning the first corner he cheerfully reached for the radio and announced he was tired of the old folks music and wanted to listen to radio 1. The collective "harrumph"ing from the rest of the occupants informed him that this was not a good idea so he sulked all the way along the M62.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 20:01
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Like everything else with the BBC they never learn, just look at the One Show more babble!!
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 02:37
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There are two separate issues here. The first is the presentational style which is a very personal choice. I have always liked Steve Wright, he operates a split level show that gently mocks whilst inviting part of the audience to join in with the joke. His observation comedy I have always found wistful and charming. Even the mid Atlantic presentation is definitely tongue in cheek.

Musically we we have another split. For those of us raised on stuff like Dark side of the Moon, I'm Not in Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Lennon and Macartney and Bacharach we are pretty unlikely to be enamoured with people such as a George Ezra whose latest ditty consists of the repetition of "I'll be riding shotgun, underneath the hot sun" thirty or forty times over. Likewise these hip hop influenced pieces that utilise the same repetitive beats.

While some of the commercial stations playing older music are quite good from a non interference by the DJ point of view there is a limit to the number of times that you want to listen to Baker Street and Band if Gold.

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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 06:15
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Liked Wogan and Pauli but not Chris Evans so moved to Radio 4 for start of Day, and I do not like Zoe Ball,s style, so will be sticking with Radio 4. Ken Bruce fine, Jeremy Vine terrible truly terrible - , Steve Wright ok but not great. Johnny Walker and Mayo were both excellent and I miss both of them, Sarah Cox seems a bit like Mums net so back to Radio 4 comedy.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 12:08
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Only ever listen to radio in the car and can't bear pop music and banal chatter first thing in the morning so listen to R4. I switch to R2 for the drive home from the dog walk and try to catch the Popmaster quiz on Ken Bruce and that's my radio listening for the day

Haven't had any time for Sara Cox since I heard her announce that she had received an email from a listener in Palmerston, North New Zealand!
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 13:23
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Best summed up as : "Its an age thing".
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 20:18
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Originally Posted by Blink182 View Post
Internet Radio.......brilliant ! although 90 % of the time I have it on Radio Caroline
As you say - Internet Radio - Brilliant
As an occasional change from Power FM we sometimes also listen to Caroline Flashback,a wide spread of musical taste and not much chat
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 21:03
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My car doesn't do internet radio....
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 21:48
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Cox, Ball, Wiley, oh, and Tarbuck's daughter. Arguably the four worst 'DJs', I've ever heard. All in love with the sound of their own voices. Words tumble from their lips like sh*t coming out the rear-end of a cow.

Way back, there was Alan Freeman, DLT, Johnny Walker and Noel. I still have sheets of paper scribbled out during their shows, of music I wanted to investigate.

Radio Luxembourg, with Dave Christian, Mark Wesley, Bob Stewart, Paul Burnett and Kid Jensen.

Jazz FM, on 100.4MHz, was awesome when it started, sadly it became 'Smooth FM', and more recently Sh*te FM'.

And don't even get me started on 'The Big Show'.

A lot of this rubbish started with Blair, and 'Britpop'.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 07:19
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
My car doesn't do internet radio....
Neither do ours LOL
Our only internet radio is at home unfortunately !
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 07:25
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Originally Posted by pilotmike View Post
Best summed up as : "Its an age thing".
Not sure that it is that simple - R1 and R2 used to have a totally different 'feel'/presenting style/musical range.
Now much of the time it sounds very much like R1 with irritating presenters and sometimes similar music to R1.
As I said previously - the only time we listen to R2 now is when we feel the need for potentially 'extra' traffic info.
Chris Evans was bad enough as a presenter but at least played a good cross section of music.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 07:27
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My car doesn't do internet radio....
Depends on your car radio system. If yours can bluetooth from your phone then you can have internet radio.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 07:52
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Originally Posted by crewmeal View Post
Depends on your car radio system. If yours can bluetooth from your phone then you can have internet radio.
Yes, I know that.

My car doesn't do internet radio because it's nearly 20 years old.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 07:57
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Yes, I know that.

My car doesn't do internet radio because it's nearly 20 years old.
You can buy a DAB radio which will fit in a standard 1 or 2 DIN opening or keep your radio and fit a DAB unit in the boot which re-broadcasts on an FM channel that your radio can pick up. About 100, self-install. Gives a much wider range of stations. If your car has an owners' club have a look and see what they recommend. As an example the Rover 75 and MGZT club sourced double DIN units from China with sat nav and DAB for peanuts and will help with fitting.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 08:08
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Originally Posted by Blackfriar View Post
You can buy a DAB radio which will fit in a standard 1 or 2 DIN opening or keep your radio and fit a DAB unit in the boot which re-broadcasts on an FM channel that your radio can pick up. About 100, self-install. Gives a much wider range of stations. If your car has an owners' club have a look and see what they recommend. As an example the Rover 75 and MGZT club sourced double DIN units from China with sat nav and DAB for peanuts and will help with fitting.
Not sure about "double DIN". At 100 I think you've just come up with an idea that might double the value of the car (a sub one litre Jap hatchback ...).

Thanks for the suggestion anyway. I'll stick with Smooth FM.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 08:26
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It must be an age thing.
Being below the median of the JB contributor.
I find R2 absolutely awful. Most of the presenters like the sound of their own voice too much with stupid inane links that best resemble local radio.
(Anyone who listens to local radio like Heart must have a lower IQ).
The pinnacle of rubbish is Steve Wright. His shows are awful and just when I thought it couldn't get any worse...he has started 'serious jockin'.'
What on earth does that mean?

I get my radio listening from 6Music, R4 and Spotify.

I look forward to the day Steve Wright retires...
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 08:34
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Originally Posted by Spunky Monkey View Post
It must be an age thing.
I look forward to the day Steve Wright retires...
Mind out, we might get someone even worse - such as another dropout from "I'm not a celebrity - get me in there"...

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