Analysis & comment on topics in the radio media
"Sound of the 70's"
Relaxing Sunday evening 30th January 2011 I felt sorry for Johnnie Walker the better half has Radio 2 on as background
Johnnie's a good broadcaster & a nice fella & can be found hosting two hours from 15.00-17.00 hours on a tagged 'The Sound of the 70's' something of a throw back you'll remember to earlier days of Radio 1
Pity, produced by Wise Buddah, Mark Goodies Company the musical content was at best pretty dire. On a National station you're more or less guaranteed calls and mails, irrespective of quality. But all respondents suggestions for songs that might be played to the Taxman were ignored (lots of people listening were preparing their tax returns) in favour of a song said by Johnnie that's played every week!
Quite obvious ditching the suggestions was at the bequest of his producer, shoddy
Quite why competent presenters need Producers has always been a mystery to me ever since I first worked at the Beeb in the 70's. I recall several occasions when said producer wasn't even in the same building, but I digress
JW then had a conversation with his producer Natasha Costa Correa, off mic' before reverting to more mediocrity from the 70's. Aside from an interview with Peter Frampton, recorded just before Christmas celebrating the 35th anniversary of the album 'Frampton Come Alive', the programme in my opinion is a waste of airtime & talented presenter
Quite a relief when Paul O'Grady produced by Malcolm Prince came on at 17.00 and that's saying something!
Footnote: The programme of the 6th February was much better, perhaps someone had a word?
Please feel free to make constructive comments by email for inclusion
comments, & contributions are always welcome at www.bobleroi.co.uk