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Roddy Forsyth

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Message 1 - posted by Stewart Henry (U1375435) , Apr 13, 2006

It was interesting to hear Five Live's Scottish football reporter and Daily Telegraph columnist presenting a documentary yesterday on Radio Scotland on the subject of how science is being used to perceive the risk of natural disasters.

I thought that Roddy handled the subject quite well, and if he is considering branching into news and current affairs, would be quite suitable to on Five Live perhaps as a cover for news presenters during the football pre-season.
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Message 2 - posted by David Shield - Listener Number: (U1249220) , Apr 13, 2006

I'm not keen Stewart. He might lose him.

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Message 3 - posted by Stewart Henry (U1375435) , Apr 14, 2006

I share your fears David, but Roddy is under used now that Five Live only cover a handful of Scottish games live each season, four so far this season.

Now, if he were to be offered the Sportsweek job, full time, what would you say? smiley

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Message 4 - posted by The Great Gildersleeve (U1650602) , Apr 14, 2006

Hi Stewart...
I've just heard that winkeye This very second...I can access Radio Scotland on Satellite where the AM feed is carried in stereo in clear sound...

It was pretty interesting...I can also get Radio Wales and(yes...)Radio Ulster but the websites are so very different around the BBC regions and local radio.

They all use different designs and as I have just said to Curmy regarding the schedules of their programmes....

What amuses me is that though many of the BBC local websites have a link to give you the schedule and make it easy, as the facility is not uniform some make it so difficult to find out what's on, you could swear that they did not want you to listen or were trying to hide what they are broadcasting.

and you would be amazed all the different comedians and/or ex Pirate/Radio 2 presenters that are alive and well on local radio.

Ted Robbins, Eddie Large(that's two to start with)I heard that one of the old singing group The Batchelors has a daily programme, Danny Kelly(who sometimes appears on Anita's R5 show)is on a BBC local station...Bill Reynolds and his wife, Colin Berry, Richard Allinson, Dave Lee Travis ex R1/R2(On Prime Time you have David Hamilton ex R1/R2, Don Durbridge, Dave Cash and David Allen Ex Radio 1/R2 and Pirate)and yet the last two are also on BBC local radio. On various Saga radio stations you have people like Roger "Twiggy" Day. And the other day on Satellite on a station using Radio London(Pirate of the 60's)jingles, playing 60's music and based in Frinton On Sea Essex was Mike Read(ex Radio 1/Classic FM)

I found a couple of specials airing over Easter and all available live or on play again...one about Eddie Cochran and Neil Innes(whether I'll hear them is another matter)

BBC Radio York 6pm Easter Monday has a programme with Nick Park(Wallace and Gromit)
BBC Radio Merseyside 8pm Easter Monday Programme on Sid James

BBC Radio Lincolnshire Easter Sunday 9pm Keith Skues

Some stations carrying an alternative schedule overnight to relaying Radio 5 or World Service by doing something called The Nightshift which could be a re-broadcasting of some of the day's output or specials. So it might be that your local BBC station will follow suit.

By the way Happy Easter everyone!

Gildy

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Message 5 - posted by Stewart Henry (U1375435) , Apr 14, 2006

And a very happy Easter to you too, Gildy. I hope that the Easter bunny is generous to you on Sunday.

That's quite varied choice of listening, and I always thought that Twiggy was a woman!

There are quite a few forgotten stars on local radio nowadays, and then there's Stephen Nolan on Radio Ulster........a star in the making of course.

You are right about the schedules too, some are quite difficult to follow. I listen regulary to Radio Ulster Scotland, and Radio Leeds, but I would like to sample more of the local radio stations online, if time allowed it.

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Message 6 - posted by David Shield - Listener Number: (U1249220) , Apr 14, 2006

Maybe Roddy could commentate on Newcastle matches like Pay Nevin covers the odd Premierhsip match?
I share your fears David, but Roddy is under used now that Five Live only cover a handful of Scottish games live each season, four so far this season.

Now, if he were to be offered the Sportsweek job, full time, what would you say? smiley

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Message 7 - posted by Stewart Henry (U1375435) , Apr 14, 2006

David, do you think that Roddy will be used for the World Cup, it would be a great waste if he wasn't.

Maybe he will be covering Hibs in the Intertoto Cup for Five Live all summer instead.

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Message 8 - posted by dunkreid (U1656214) , Apr 14, 2006

I share your fears David, but Roddy is under used now that Five Live only cover a handful of Scottish games live each season, four so far this season.

Now, if he were to be offered the Sportsweek job, full time, what would you say? smiley

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Well, there are some on these boards who would complain about yet another "sweaty sock" on R5L, despite Roddy being an engaging and witty broadcaster.

That aside, if he were to secure more work with R5L then the station may be seen as operating some form of meritocracy, and that just won't do!

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Message 9 - posted by David Shield - Listener Number: (U1249220) , Apr 16, 2006

I don't think that Five Live will use Roddy for the World Cup but he would be an excellent choice, I think they should.
David, do you think that Roddy will be used for the World Cup, it would be a great waste if he wasn't.

Maybe he will be covering Hibs in the Intertoto Cup for Five Live all summer instead.

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Message 10 - posted by Baldinio (U2012448) , Apr 16, 2006

I don't mind him commentating but I find his apperances on Fighting Talk deeply uncomfortable listening.

Considering how he went on and on about Graham Rix prison sentence when the ex-Arsenal player got the Hearts job his comments about Gabriella Sabitini made me feel sick.

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Message 11 - posted by The Great Gildersleeve (U1650602) , Apr 16, 2006

I was telling Rupe, Raisins and Curmy
that Aasmah Mir has a programme running on Radio Scotland during their Nighshift sequence but it may be an archive show not a recent commission. Its all about Scots doing well in...London!laugh

Included on the first programme one who is in an important position in the Education Department of Government, the next is a weather person think he is called Alex(forget his last name)think he wore glasses and had a beard and did ITV weather for a bit but as he has not done so for a year or two...that's why I think it could be a bit of an old show.

On the other hand a couple of weeks ago a Radio Scotland presenter was on holiday or something so filling in on a Sunday afternoon for a few weeks they had R2's Ken Bruce.

So they did not use a local presenter(so unless he gave up his own R2 show at that time)he must've been using modern technology and recording or doing a live feed upto Scotland.

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Message 12 - posted by Stewart Henry (U1375435) , Apr 19, 2006

I was telling Rupe, Raisins and Curmy
that Aasmah Mir has a programme running on Radio Scotland during their Nighshift sequence but it may be an archive show not a recent commission. Its all about Scots doing well in...London!laugh

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Gildy,

The programme is also on Thursdays at 11am on Radio Scotland;

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Message 13 - posted by Stewart Henry (U1375435) , Apr 19, 2006

Roddy Fans!!!!!!!!


Roddy Forsyth is the special guest on Radio Scotland's '90 minutes' show tonight at 6.05pm. It is always great to hear Roddy discussing Scottish football in an informal style, so tonight's show should be entertaining.

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