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What Radio Station do you prefer?

Radio Clyde
2
6%
Q96
2
6%
Saga
5
15%
Real
2
6%
Other Commercial
4
12%
BBC Stations
18
55%
 
Total votes : 33

Radio Stations

Postby Flyingscot » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:27 pm

Just spent some time down south and it made me apprciate how many Radio sations we have in Glasgow, quite amazing really!

Just wondering what everyone listens to on here...
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:29 pm

Acording to RAJAR in Glasgow

It's Real Radio, Clyde 1, Clyde 2 , Radio 2, Radio 1, Radio Scotland , Radio 4,

Beat 106 and Saga.

Personally I listen to the specialist shows and SOTS on radio 2, peterson on Radio 1, Tom Morton and the Arts Cafe on Radio Scotland, The Soul and Rock'n'roll shows on Saga and the soul shows on radiomagnetic.com and Mary Fox on BBC radio stoke and Kev Roberts on Solar radio.
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Postby Flyingscot » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:39 pm

Yes, wasn't aware Real had climbed above Clyde, I thought real was still lower although it's audience is higher due to the fact it has a bigger ptential audience.

I like Radio 1 and 2 for general listening, if I am in the car Q96 is the best for travel as it's detailed and accurate unlike Clyde where I have been driving normally through 'solid' traffic!

I got sick of Clyde a while back, as did a few it seems, audience has nearly halfed since 99. Real radio bores me too- too mainstream, too anonymous, and is too promoted- apparently it's got the biggest advertising budget £1 for every potential listener! The Tesco of the radio world.
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Postby Caltonboy » Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:53 pm

I tried real radio but decided it was an insult to human intelligence, I mean, it seems like a contest to see how many times they can cram the word "real" into every sentence 8O


mind numbing stuff. :roll:


as for saga? reminds me of the barras and the "briggit" in the 70's -same "music"


radio scotland ya bass :twisted:
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Postby gap74 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:24 am

I can't stand local commercial radio, especially Clyde - the local ads annoy the piss out of me, and the choice of music is the blandest, most commercial shite around - take some risks, people, for Christ's sake!

That's before we get to the annoying DJs, who seem to think it's hilarious simply to say stuff in a local accent...

Nah, much as I hate Chris Moyles, give me ad and sponsorship-free Radio 1 anyday!
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Postby Alycidon » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:22 am

Real radio must have one of the shortest playlists of any radio station. They play it over the tannoy at Work and it is the same records played over and over. Worse still is the inane football phone in, bunch of morons bleating about why their teams aren't winning everything and all of the time
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Postby JayKay » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:01 pm

Alycidon wrote:Real radio must have one of the shortest playlists of any radio station. They play it over the tannoy at Work and it is the same records played over and over.


Too true. I thought for a while their library consisted of just a few "Now that's what..." type compilations and the half-dozen recent promo cds they had received sonce they opened. Apparently they've increased their play list, which I suspect just means that one of their staff has bought an Ipod.
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Postby engineer » Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:03 pm

what i really hate is breakfast radio, radio1 clyde and real are all rank rotten. in fact , i just did a wee bit on them for my site.
quite like radio scotland, tom morton has some good music, and mark radcliffe on radio2
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Postby dazza » Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:38 pm

BBC Scotland and Radio 4 for me.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:38 pm

Rajar do break down by city so CLyde (1 and 2 combined) can claim a bigger listenership in Glasgow. In reality Clyde 1 and Real are neck and neck. Real Radio rules Edinburgh.


I'll keep the Rajar mag next time it comes in.

Here's the last quarter

http://www.ukradio.com/RAJAR/
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Postby Apollo » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:22 am

Got to add my support to gap74's comments about Radiio Clyde and commercial radio. I can't think of a radio station I have detested for the reasons given almost since the day it came on air.

Ever wished it was possible to turn your ears off like you can shut your eyes?

Purgatory for me is working somewhere the owner of the communal radio has blank staring eyes, and the radio is super-glued on Clyde.

You can't even get away from it by going down south either. Driving along the A69 from the M74 to Newcastle, conditions are such that Radio Clyde will come blaring through on 102.5 if your radio is on and is set to seek, as there's few others for it to find in that deserted area.
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Postby Paper Hankie » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:39 pm

Proper local radio stations (as opposed to media superwhores like Clyde) are governed by a charter which states what genre of music gets played when and what level of talk and local issues are required.
There is some leeway at evenings and weekends when specialist music gets an airing.
(I saw the charter hanging on the wall at Your Radio in Dumbarton)
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Postby Vladimir » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:52 pm

My favourite one is lemouv http://www.radiofrance.fr/chaines/lemou ... _flash.php
but its not from Glasgow :)
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Postby Flyingscot » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:08 pm

Paper Hankie wrote:Proper local radio stations (as opposed to media superwhores like Clyde) are governed by a charter which states what genre of music gets played when and what level of talk and local issues are required.
There is some leeway at evenings and weekends when specialist music gets an airing.
(I saw the charter hanging on the wall at Your Radio in Dumbarton)


Q96, must air Renfrewshire material as part of it's licence
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Postby My Kitten » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:16 pm

Paper Hankie wrote:Proper local radio stations (as opposed to media superwhores like Clyde) are governed by a charter which states what genre of music gets played when and what level of talk and local issues are required.
There is some leeway at evenings and weekends when specialist music gets an airing.
(I saw the charter hanging on the wall at Your Radio in Dumbarton)


So thats why the read the news out the lennox then and play so much crap music, although saying that it may be crap but at least its not radio clyde.
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