So, this is what killed Real Radio:
THE HORRER OF COMPUTERS TAKING OVER FROM THE MAN AND HIS MACHINES IN A
RADIO STUDIO 2003. In my opinion, a radio station these days is no longer a unity like in the good old days. For instance, listening to one of the Classic Gold stations. In Holland the former Amber Radio on 1152 is now part of Classic Gold and sometimes called Classic Gold Amber. Listening to the breakfast show hosted by DLT and comparing this show with, for instance, a DLT Caroline South or North show from the mid-sixties it's clear that DLT has become part of a monstermachine without its own personality. < DLT is no longer with
Long gone are the days of a news reader next door, a fellow deejay and a friendly chat together, reading out live commercials on air, back-announcing every record and commercials being part of the programme. Apart from that, the hardware has changed. Instead of working a panel, turntables, cartridges etc. they are looking at computer screens and working the mouse. They no longer drive a programme but are driven. Every hour this so-called deejay show is cut into pieces: news from 200 miles away, traffic news from 50 miles up north and dreadful commercial breaks. On the half hour every local station, like Amber, adds 1 minute of local horror. In between all this, the deejay is allowed to play three songs back-to-back and read the liner card off screen.
So, what's left? In my opinion The Big L and Caroline RSLs. For 28 days you will find what you are looking for: radio stations programmed by radio people instead of computer-driven horror.
More on this subject: www.radiolondon.co.uk
Go for Roger day on their search machine and you'll find an interesting serie of articles on this subject.
SO, LETS BUILD OURSELVES A NEW RADIOSTATION WHERE
PRESENTERS AND LISTENERS FEEL THE MAGIC AGAIN OF RADIO THE WAY IT USED TO
BE IN THE 1960S. THE 60S PERSONALITY TOP 40 FORMAT STATIONS LIKE WABC, WMCA,
KLIF, KHJ, RADIO CAROLINE SOUTH & NORTH , SWINGING RADIO ENGLAND AND
WONDERFUL RADIO LONDON.
HERE'S THE SHOPPING LIST:
180 FEET WILL DO THE JOB
FOR SALE IN SOUTH AFRICA, MAKE THEM AN OFFER THEY CAN'T REFUSE
WILL STILL DO THE JOB
BUT PERHAPS YOU PREFER THIS ONE
AT LEAST 2 OF THESE BEAUTIES FROM GATES
AS MANY AS YOU CAN BUY ph hans knot
LET'S SAY 500 OF THESE
FOUR OF THESE SUPERB MACHINES
AT LEAST TWO, ONE FOR THE JOCK, ONE FOR THE NEWSREADER
THIS MIGHT BE THE RESULT
THIS IS WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE......DON'T FORGET THE PORTHOLES IN THE STUDIO
FOR THE UNIQUE MARINE BROADCASTING SOUND.
DON'T FORGET PROPER GENERATORS, AT LEAST 50000 WATTS OF MEDIUM WAVE POWER,
A NICE REVERB MACHINE AND AN OPTIMOD SOUND PROCESSOR.
WHILE YOUR OUT THERE SHOPPING BUY A SHIP BELL FOR THE DING DING OR DONG
DONG AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR....................TALKING ABOUT BELLS WHICH WE WERE,
DON'T FORGET TO SWITCH OF THE BELL OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK, YOU HAVE JUST
WOKEN UP......WASN'T THIS A NICE DREAM?
question: No cd players? Well, allright, but hide them, so they can't be seen!
question: What about Jethro Tull with Living in the past? Yes, what about it?
question: Should Tony Blackburn be allowed to do the breakfast show from this ship? Yes, why not,
he's grown up now!
question: Are Boss Jocks allowed to present programmes from this ship? Yes, as long as they drop the
question: Will there be Dutch programmes during daytime hours to cover the cost of running the
question: Where does the money come from to keep this station on air? From the aging deejays
working for the station, they became miljonairs while working for the Beeb Beeb Zee and
ILR stations and they can contribute with their pension.
question: Will there be a coffee break at eleven? There will be coffee break on the hour every hour!
We have got all the time in the world!
question: What about the format? Yes, what about it?
question: All oldies? Indeed!
question: Lets say about 500 on the playlist?
question: 500? Would you like to walk the plank?
question: It looks as if you are running out of questions?