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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 00:44
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Best thing about Jeremy Vine is the pisstake impressions done on Steve Wright's show in the afternoon.
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I guess with him in recent years having a C5 show literally minutes before his radio show, research is going to be limited. It’s the worst show on radio, second being Nick Ferrari’s manufactured culture war show.

As for WW1, of course we had the twenty minuters!

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It's not research though is it? A lot of the stuff he says just shows a total lack of common sense. I wish I could recall what it was that I heard him say, it rivalled the Private Eye stupid quiz contestant slot. E.g. Which British P.M. Signed the Treaty of Versailles? Answer - John Major.
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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 07:44
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Originally Posted by trim it out View Post
Best thing about Jeremy Vine is the pisstake impressions done on Steve Wright's show in the afternoon.
On that basis, Vine sets the precedent for a seamless transition from dire to abysmal. Quite how Wright has survived this long remains a mystery.

Radio 2 has long become a haven for well past their sell by day BBC luvvies happily being paid for having no discernible talent. Shame really, because the station used to provide a good balance of presenters and range of music.
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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 08:53
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Radio 2 has long become a haven for well past their sell by day BBC luvvies happily being paid for having no discernible talent. Shame really, because the station used to provide a good balance of presenters and range of music.
It's still not as bad as R1 though.
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Originally Posted by trim it out View Post
Best thing about Jeremy Vine is the pisstake impressions done on Steve Wright's show in the afternoon.
Absolutely!! I recall Steve Wright saying the impression, and those of Allan Bennett et al are provided by John Culshaw.

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On that basis, Vine sets the precedent for a seamless transition from dire to abysmal. Quite how Wright has survived this long remains a mystery.

Radio 2 has long become a haven for well past their sell by day BBC luvvies happily being paid for having no discernible talent. Shame really, because the station used to provide a good balance of presenters and range of music.
Radio 2, with regard to the breadth of music in its playlist is infinitely better than the narrow, repetitive, and hardly ever changing playlists of the Global Radio group's stations - notably Smooth Radio. You can pretty well guess which track is going to follow the one playing now if you listen to it for long enough. At least you get to hear new music on Radio 2.

Where I agree is on the overblown egos of some of the presenters, top of the list being Vine. I actually quite enjoy hearing Jonnie Walker on Sunday afternoons, he was / is a real pro and Ken Bruce is also good. Can't make my mind up about Steve Wright, he still sounds very "Smashie and Nicey".

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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 09:27
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Steve Weight, Ken Bruce, Johnnie Walker, Jo Whilley, Lisa Tarbuck, to name just five: all very good broadcasters, and safe pairs of hands - not at all past their sell by date - even Mr Bruce.
A crying shame that they ever let Simon Mayo go - he has reproduced his excellent drive-time show, complete with Matt, but sadly not Rebecca - on GHR, but to listen to it you have to put up with bloody adverts all the time.

One thing I would criticise about Radio 2, though, is their weekday, daytime playlist, which needs revamping. Not necessarily with modern music, but during the day they play too much "Radio 1 from the 80's with Horlicks" chart stuff that we have heard thousands of times, whereas Walker, Whilley and particularly Tarbuck play some really interesting music. Radio 2 listeners, being older and more discerning, would I am sure, appreciate a more interesting playlist.
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Originally Posted by trim it out View Post
It's still not as bad as R1 though.
Forgive the presumption, but I’m guessing you may not be one of Radio 1’s target demographic! I suspect that the number of people on here who also tick that box can be counted on the hand of a fingerless man!!
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
Steve Weight, Ken Bruce, Johnnie Walker, Jo Whilley, Lisa Tarbuck, to name just five: all very good broadcasters, and safe pairs of hands - not at all past their sell by date - even Mr Bruce.
A crying shame that they ever let Simon Mayo go - he has reproduced his excellent drive-time show, complete with Matt, but sadly not Rebecca - on GHR, but to listen to it you have to put up with bloody adverts all the time.

One thing I would criticise about Radio 2, though, is their weekday, daytime playlist, which needs revamping. Not necessarily with modern music, but during the day they play too much "Radio 1 from the 80's with Horlicks" chart stuff that we have heard thousands of times, whereas Walker, Whilley and Tarbuck play some really interesting music. Radio 2 listeners, being older and more discerning, would I am sure, appreciate a more interesting playlist.
On the other side of the coin you've got the dreadful Elaine Paige, Michael Ball who is so sickly it makes you want to puke, and Paul Gambacini who I have never rated. Don't get me started on Ryland Clarke-Neil; why he is employed by any radio or TV channel I really have yet to fathom!

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Forgive the presumption, but I’m guessing you may not be one of Radio 1’s target demographic! I suspect that the number of people on here who also tick that box can be counted on the hand of a fingerless man!!
I'm sure you're right there, but actually I was never a fan of R1 in my teens or twenties either. I was a big listener to commercial radio, when it first started out, the likes of BRMB and Beacon when commercial radio was really locally focussed rather than more the London centric dross that emanates from the big groups today. I also listened avidly to [email protected] 558 and Atlantic 252. The golden age of music radio I reckon.
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I agree, although Gambaccini (sp?) is OK; at least very knowledgeable and preferable to some others.

Radio 2 seem to have decided that they should "get down with the kidz" hence their daytime playlist and Ball, and Ryland et al, But, as I say, Radio 2 should play good music - not necessarily popular music - that we might never have heard but might really like.
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
I agree, although Gambaccini (sp?) is OK; at least very knowledgeable and preferable to some others.

Radio 2 seem to have decided that they should "get down with the kidz" hence their daytime playlist and Ball, and Ryland et al, But, as I say, Radio 2 should play good music - not necessarily popular music - that we might never have heard but might really like.
Gambaccini (definitely was a spelling mistake!) is so heavily scripted, though I do enjoy the content of the shows. Rylan presentation style leaves a lot to be desired, his one and only qualification for the job would appear to be that he was on one of the reality (self publicty) shows, and then there's Alan Carr......
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Originally Posted by trim it out View Post
It's still not as bad as R1 though.
R1 hits the audience it's aimed it, which probably isn't any of us - I wouldn't expect to enjoy the same station in my 50s as I did in my teens. Of course, the same argument could be made for R2, except some of us probably are the target audience, now ...
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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 11:54
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As a confirmed listener to the BBC Home Service, I know not of what you speak.
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I like Vine for being a champion for active travel and city cycling, which winds up the gammons and petrolheads, and that's good enough for me
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Originally Posted by Curious Pax View Post
Forgive the presumption, but I’m guessing you may not be one of Radio 1’s target demographic! I suspect that the number of people on here who also tick that box can be counted on the hand of a fingerless man!!
A fair point, I was an early convert to R2 though (mid 20s) but have listened less and less since Simon Mayo left. At work I like having LBC on in the background so I can listen to the daily moon fruits getting put back in their box until it gets too much and then Classic FM goes on. Basically anything that isn't BFBS...
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Originally Posted by mike current View Post
I like Vine for being a champion for active travel and city cycling, which winds up the gammons and petrolheads, and that's good enough for me
No problem with his promotion of cycling and accommodation for cycling in urban areas. It is his skills as a broadcaster I question (as a radio listener)

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IMO, JV showed what a totally arrogant [email protected] he really is when he stated that he didn't see anything wrong with cyclists riding up to 4 abreast along country roads as it's more sociable for them, it calms the traffic behind them and makes it harder for bad drivers to pass.
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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 17:06
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Can you think of anybody called Jeremy who isn't a bit of a plonker?

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Clarkson
Corbyn
etc etc

Dear Jeremy, the RAF was formed on 1st April 1918 by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service which gave them a force of over 20,000 aircraft and a staff of over 300,000 men and women.

When I was a wee LowNSlow my friend and I were playing fighter pilots running around on the street. The old gent who was my friend's neighbour came out with a pair of goggles and a leather flying helmet for us to play with. What a gent!! We duly returned them to him unbroken fortunately. Turned out he flew Sopwith Camels with No10 Squadron RNAS and I have a model of one of those very Camels on my bookshelf.
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Kyle is another obvious addition to that list.
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Old 2nd Dec 2021, 18:07
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Not to leave out Ball and Cox! Oo..er!

Both of them come across as talentless airheads.
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