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1 hour ago, Liverpool Rover said:

I'm about to start another week at work where I'll be subjected to the delights of heart radio while everyone will have the nerve to say that my taste in music is "horrendous". I usually switch the station to Absolute as that just requires a flicking of the fm/am switch and they do play some good stuff but most of the tome I have to put up with what is probably the worst radio station in the UK. It really is the epitome of naff.

Absolute are part of Bauer Media, who recently had this DJ guide leaked. That deserves a rant of its own.

Especially: "It's your job to share your music passion with your audience."
followed by
"Talk about your log as though you've hand-picked it yourself"

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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21 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Absolute are part of Bauer Media, who recently had this DJ guide leaked. That deserves a rant of its own.

Especially: "It's your job to share your music passion with your audience."
followed by
"Talk about your log as though you've hand-picked it yourself"

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Just about all commercial radio is a stain on humanity. Hateful stuff. All the major ones seem to survive on a 10 song playlist.

"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

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1 hour ago, Griff9of13 said:

Just about all commercial radio is a stain on humanity. Hateful stuff. All the major ones seem to survive on a 10 song playlist.

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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4 hours ago, Liverpool Rover said:
1 hour ago, Griff9of13 said:

Just about all commercial radio is a stain on humanity. Hateful stuff. All the major ones seem to survive on a 10 song playlist.

Went on youtube recently and found a record that I would have thought was perfect for the mind numbing cack they play on modern stations. But they don't even choose all the sh##e.

Learn to listen without distortion and learn to look without imagination.

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2 hours ago, Futtocks said:

Absolute are part of Bauer Media, who recently had this DJ guide leaked. That deserves a rant of its own.

Especially: "It's your job to share your music passion with your audience."
followed by
"Talk about your log as though you've hand-picked it yourself"

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Thankfully that doesn't apply to Absolute and I don't listen to Radio City so I don't have to put up with this.

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8 hours ago, getdownmonkeyman said:

Atlantic 252 still rankles, doesn't it?

Commercial radio is a fraud. You can listen to Heart FM for an hour and hear 2 songs. Too many ads and inane 'banter', which I assumed is so cover up the lack of songs.

 

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Went to Morrisons cafe with daughter who is vegetarian.

Daughter:  Omelette meal please

Cashier:  Sorry we haven't got any omelettes today

D:  Oh err what other vege options are there?

C:  Salad, jacket potato, egg, chips and beans?

D:  What?  Wait you have eggs then?!

C:  Yes

D:  So why can't I have an omelette?

C:  We don't have any omelettes. 

D:  So I'll have eggs, chips and beans and can the eggs be mixed up in a bowl before they are cooked?

C:  No the chef is not allowed to do that.  The omelettes are brought in from an outside company.  You can only have fried egg.

:unsure:  WTAF

In the blink of an eye it could all be taken away.  Be grateful always.

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7 minutes ago, heartofGold said:

Went to Morrisons cafe with daughter who is vegetarian.

Daughter:  Omelette meal please

Cashier:  Sorry we haven't got any omelettes today

D:  Oh err what other vege options are there?

C:  Salad, jacket potato, egg, chips and beans?

D:  What?  Wait you have eggs then?!

C:  Yes

D:  So why can't I have an omelette?

C:  We don't have any omelettes. 

D:  So I'll have eggs, chips and beans and can the eggs be mixed up in a bowl before they are cooked?

C:  No the chef is not allowed to do that.  The omelettes are brought in from an outside company.  You can only have fried egg.

:unsure:  WTAF

I think "chef" is bigging up his job title somewhat if he's not up to being allowed to make an omelette. 

"it is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it."

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I'm looking forward to seeing how the anti-SJW, pro-free speech, anti-Cultural Marxist community on YT handles the crashing and burning of Milo Yiannopoulos. I've only seen a couple of them attempt it thus far. It's one of those dilemmas like the classic SJW dilemma - what if Harambe had grabbed an AR15 and shot a lesbian Muslim couple and their disabled adopted black child? It would take forever to tally up the final victim points in that situation.

 

One of the first problems for the YT community of which I spoke - I can't think of a good name for them, Sargonistas? - is that, despite the general left hatred of Milo, they didn't bring him down. It was, allegedly, Glen Beck and the GOP establishment types who were looking for a way to get at the God Emperor ahead of his performance this week at CPAC. There are still no leftist, "Ding dong, the witch is dead," videos up on YT. In fact the most frequent commenter has been a fellow Breitbarter who may have his eye on Milo's job.

 

My 2 cents worth: Milo is/was an opportunist troll who didn't care who he offended as long as it advanced his career. Most of his more credible talking points were coming from people around him like Christina Hoff Summers but Milo was the one who could pull a crowd, or more accurately, an angry rioting mob, which played straight into the hands of the Trumpist alternative media and their "Sargonista" running dogs.

 

Ever since the Trump coronation I have been waiting for the God Emperor to do something so egregious that even his redneck fanboys would have to question it. I thought it would take 6 months and I never thought it would be Milo who played a role. I know this doesn't hurt Trump directly. What it does is require some bizarre mental gymnastics on the part of his YT hordes to decide what to do with Milo. If he's a pedophile, he must be shunned. If he attended a pedophile event in California and said nothing, then he's an enabler and must be shunned, particularly in light of the Pizzagater component of the Donald's Golden Shower. (oops! I meant Golden Horde, Golden Horde)

 

The preferred current narrative is that Milo is a victim of pedophilia who hasn't been dealing with it well. But hang on! Trumpists hate victims! Well, yes but only liberal victims so Milo is an acceptable victim. But hang on, if there are acceptable victims, who is sorting the piles? and since the Trumpistas hate the Hollywood elites, how can Milo be allowed to get away with continuing to cover up the events he allegedly saw at that party in California?

 

For shut-ins like me, with no personal lives and even fewer ambitions, YT promises an interesting week. (or 2 days, given the average YT attention span. I wish YT didn't have that feature to see your engagement time on your own vids. Visitors to my vids spend, on average, less than 30 seconds.)

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15 hours ago, Johnoco said:

I'll listen to a local 'oldies' station on the way home from work in the morning as it's very handy for traffic news and have avoided many a jam thanks to it.

But I don't really listen to any mainstream stations now, not even 6 Music really. The odd thing perhaps (On iPlayer maybe) but generally its online or various community stations that have shows of stuff I want to listen to. 'All hits all day' sounds like hell to me.

Classic FM? Jazz FM?

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1 hour ago, JohnM said:

Classic FM? Jazz FM?

aka Radio Grandad.

And I am a grandad.

I think Radio 2 would be okay for me if it wasn't for the fact that I can't stand Vanessa Feltz, Chris Evans, Simon Mayo, Zoe Ball and that other woman who's got a voice like a chainsaw.

I listen to Radio Leeds except when Liz Green is on.

The absolute pits is the fact that the cd-player in my van doesn't work until the engine gets hot (!!!:() and first thing in the morning is when Liz Green and Chris Evans are both on. So I listen to Heart, which is dire.

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1 hour ago, Farmduck said:

I'm looking forward to seeing how the anti-SJW, pro-free speech, anti-Cultural Marxist community on YT handles the crashing and burning of Milo Yiannopoulos. I've only seen a couple of them attempt it thus far. It's one of those dilemmas like the classic SJW dilemma - what if Harambe had grabbed an AR15 and shot a lesbian Muslim couple and their disabled adopted black child? It would take forever to tally up the final victim points in that situation.

 

One of the first problems for the YT community of which I spoke - I can't think of a good name for them, Sargonistas? - is that, despite the general left hatred of Milo, they didn't bring him down. It was, allegedly, Glen Beck and the GOP establishment types who were looking for a way to get at the God Emperor ahead of his performance this week at CPAC. There are still no leftist, "Ding dong, the witch is dead," videos up on YT. In fact the most frequent commenter has been a fellow Breitbarter who may have his eye on Milo's job.

 

My 2 cents worth: Milo is/was an opportunist troll who didn't care who he offended as long as it advanced his career. Most of his more credible talking points were coming from people around him like Christina Hoff Summers but Milo was the one who could pull a crowd, or more accurately, an angry rioting mob, which played straight into the hands of the Trumpist alternative media and their "Sargonista" running dogs.

 

Ever since the Trump coronation I have been waiting for the God Emperor to do something so egregious that even his redneck fanboys would have to question it. I thought it would take 6 months and I never thought it would be Milo who played a role. I know this doesn't hurt Trump directly. What it does is require some bizarre mental gymnastics on the part of his YT hordes to decide what to do with Milo. If he's a pedophile, he must be shunned. If he attended a pedophile event in California and said nothing, then he's an enabler and must be shunned, particularly in light of the Pizzagater component of the Donald's Golden Shower. (oops! I meant Golden Horde, Golden Horde)

 

The preferred current narrative is that Milo is a victim of pedophilia who hasn't been dealing with it well. But hang on! Trumpists hate victims! Well, yes but only liberal victims so Milo is an acceptable victim. But hang on, if there are acceptable victims, who is sorting the piles? and since the Trumpistas hate the Hollywood elites, how can Milo be allowed to get away with continuing to cover up the events he allegedly saw at that party in California?

 

For shut-ins like me, with no personal lives and even fewer ambitions, YT promises an interesting week. (or 2 days, given the average YT attention span. I wish YT didn't have that feature to see your engagement time on your own vids. Visitors to my vids spend, on average, less than 30 seconds.)

How about, Milo speaks from experience and is not being a victim.  It proves the power of our convictions.  The whining libtards are upset about being refuted?

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27 minutes ago, Bob8 said:

How about, Milo speaks from experience and is not being a victim.  It proves the power of our convictions.  The whining libtards are upset about being refuted?

My preferred reality is that Milo embellished a story to make it sound better as part of his self-promotion. He just didn't think it through.

Live by the troll, die by the records of your trolling.

His biggest fault was misreading his audience. In France nobody would care about consensual sex especially when there's no "victim." The USA is a different kettle of fish. Apparently his book is already written so he can take it to another publisher and, given his obvious talent for self-promotion, he'll come out well in front.

 

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1 hour ago, Wolford6 said:

aka Radio Grandad.

And I am a grandad.

I think Radio 2 would be okay for me if it wasn't for the fact that I can't stand Vanessa Feltz, Chris Evans, Simon Mayo, Zoe Ball and that other woman who's got a voice like a chainsaw.

I listen to Radio Leeds except when Liz Green is on.

The absolute pits is the fact that the cd-player in my van doesn't work until the engine gets hot (!!!:() and first thing in the morning is when Liz Green and Chris Evans are both on. So I listen to Heart, which is dire.

Presumably you have heard Gayle Lofthouse on Radio Leeds. I though I was listening to a comedy sketch about a gormless radio presenter when I first heard her. She makes Alan Partridge sound like a towering intellect. Her programme is unintentionally funny for a few minutes but is then just depressing. I wonder which genius producer at Radio Leeds decided to get rid of a broadcaster with the range of Martin Kelner and also give a slot to Gayle Lofthouse... 

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Actually, I feel a bit sorry for Gayle. First thing in the morning, the producers must identify all the points of interest in the day's papers then divvy them out for phone-ins on each presenter's programme. By the time poor Gayle comes on, all the topics that might have been interesting at 6am have been grabbed and done to death by the earlier shows. She's left to tread water with riveting things like "have you ever had a hole in your socks?" or "have you ever forgotten someone's birthday?".

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47 minutes ago, Wolford6 said:

Actually, I feel a bit sorry for Gayle. First thing in the morning, the producers must identify all the points of interest in the day's papers then divvy them out for phone-ins on each presenter's programme. By the time poor Gayle comes on, all the topics that might have been interesting at 6am have been grabbed and done to death by the earlier shows. She's left to tread water with riveting things like "have you ever had a hole in your socks?" or "have you ever forgotten someone's birthday?".

Those examples would count as some of the more interesting topics on her programme.

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Chris Evans would be much better if he wasn't so obsessed ensuring no one is offended. He has become a typical Radio 2 safe pair of hands.

I am in my late 30s and have started to listen to radio 4 on a morning, it's pretty good considering it biased towards the Tories.

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15 minutes ago, Mark S said:

Chris Evans would be much better if he wasn't so obsessed ensuring no one is offended. He has become a typical Radio 2 safe pair of hands.

I am in my late 30s and have started to listen to radio 4 on a morning, it's pretty good considering it biased towards the Tories.

Evans' show is quite harmless commuting music with occasionally quite good guests.  It's not commercial radio so no need to get "Joe Bloggs' Double Glazing, our pricing is as transparent as our windows" or "Give us £2 or we'll blame you for the slaughter of innocent children" adverts.

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