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  • Fed up with 6 music?
  • Premier Icon wait4me
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    I don’t care what colour Gemma Cairney is, I’d just rather she didn’t talk to me like I was a 5 year old.

    Paul. White male. Aged 53 1/2.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    That said, I’m a bit confused by the OP – why not just put your itunes on shuffle or make a playlist?

    Because I always want to hear new stuff even if it’s old.
    I’d never heard this til yesterday. Imagine if I’d missed it.

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    I don’t care what colour Gemma Cairney is, I’d just rather she didn’t talk to me like I was a 5 year old.

    Paul. White male. Aged 53 1/2.

    That is satire? Isn’t it?

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    I can’t help feeling a bit sorry for Keaveny, if it’s not his choice to be going. I feel he’s been culled for being middle aged (and maybe a little past it) and will likely be replaced by ‘cool dj name generator’ Jamz Supernova to bring in more of the yoof audience. He seems to get a lot of stick on here but at least he doesn’t take himself seriously and as a fellow past-it middle aged bloke he usually manages to raise at least half a chuckle from time to time.

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    I’m enjoying her in place of Lauren which I didn’t immediately think I would – it’s hard sometimes for white middle aged men to engage with brilliant black women in their mid 30’s, but it’s great to have your eyes and ears opened a bit.

    Had no idea what colour her skin is (funny this radio thing with the hearing but not the seeing isn’t it) but it doesn’t change my opinion of her broadcasting, funnily enough.

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    Well this shakes things up a bit.. Craig Charles taking over from Keaveny in afternoons, Iggy moving to the weekends, BUT 2 hours less RadMac…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/2021/craig-charles-6-music-weekday-afternoon-show?fbclid=IwAR2CZ64JJi0urQiMuBdNvK98hbpP1gKiRLnwslTIr3XiR_o6rUpZpL2LlvY

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    Weekday afternoons is a bit of a weird time for Craig Charles IMO, but maybe I struggle associating him with anything other than his party sets. I enjoyed it when he sat in for Keaveny (? – or was it the morning show) a while back. Thankfully the F&S show is staying, had me worried for a second.

    Iggy on Sunday afternoon is weird too, definitely better on Friday evening.

    Weekday RadMac is a big miss for me. Less weekend RadMac is not good.

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    Hang on, better check with @brant whether Craig Charles is black enough given he’s not even female…

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    Weekday afternoons is a bit of a weird time for Craig Charles IMO, but maybe I struggle associating him with anything other than his party sets. I enjoyed it when he sat in for Keaveny (? – or was it the morning show) a while back

    He sat in for Lamacq during first lockdown. It worked well and he genuinely seemed to be enjoying himself the whole time, unlike Keveney whose schtick seems to be that he’d rather be anywhere else (or perhaps he’d just rather be anywhere else). Most DJs have a mainstream radio best before date. It’s not unusual. The ones that stay sounding fresh for decades are a rarity.

    Iggy’s show will work equally well on a Sunday afternoon (its a pre record anyway and it’s on Sounds so nothing to stop you listening a week later on Friday night if that’s what floats your boat)

    Don’t understand what’s going on with RadMac, but perhaps the love for them here isn’t reflected in audience figures. I can understand them not wanting an early start on weekends but I still rate them as probably the best, and most knowledgable, broadcasters on the station = a shame they couldn’t have kept going until 11 each day.

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    I love the CC F&S Show, and like CC generally, but six days a week?

    I hope he manages to stay fresh and focused for his Saturday evening belters.

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    I wonder with RadMac if it by their request? Radcliffe had his cancer diagnosis and recovery and in current times, maybe they want to scale back.

    Premier Icon derek_starship
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    If sex and colour don’t matter a jot, why are the BBC prioritising both of those over ability and experience?

    And it’s not just the BBC.

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    … middle-aged middle class white guys being such a discriminated against and disempowered group? Bait, Shirley?

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    He sat in for Lamacq during first lockdown

    That was what I was thinking of. Yeah, I thought he was really good. Wasn’t sure how well his personality would translate from party set to drivetime DJ, but worked really well.

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    Craig Charles has stood in for Steve Wright on R2 a number of times, he was good. I’m not sure 5 days a week and twice on a Saturday will be a good thing though.

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    Just switched 6 on for the first time this week.

    Second song to come on- Chez Longue

    Back to Spotify..

    Premier Icon b33k34
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    Just switched 6 on for the first time this week.

    Second song to come on- Chez Longue

    Why do people still act surprised about hearing songs on the playlist a lot?
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5JDPyPdDGs3yCLdtPhGgWM7/bbc-radio-6-music-playlist

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/radio/entries/df07a250-5626-37a8-b374-57c15f0f6f31

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    I’m well aware of the playlist. Even before I was aware of how explicitly it’s defined, I could tell which times of day were subject to it. Maybe I’m imagining it, but sometimes I think you can hear a note of frustration in some DJs’ voices at having to play a playlist track, again.

    Interesting to read that blog about it. I still can’t see the point in it, and don’t think it really offers any strong arguments in favour of it TBH. When I hear a new track I like on the radio, it more often than not gets ruined by being completely overplayed.

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    Why do people still act surprised about hearing songs on the playlist a lot?

    I’m not surprised I’m just bored and disappointed by it. Even if you like a song on Monday morning you’ll be bloody sick of it by Friday afternoon.

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    Well I hope at least we get a daily trunk of punk.

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    I’m finding the best way to listen at the moment is on Sounds on delay. I usually start listening to Chris Hawkins’ 5 am show at 7 and carry on through the morning. Gives me the option of fast forwarding anything I don’t want to hear.

    Won’t work for everyone though I know.

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    I was very 6 Music until a few years ago, it’s mostly Radcliffes fault for introducing me to WFMU (Great station in a very random way) once ween’d off R6 I found NTS, love this station, Weatherall’s monthly residency was my highlight, I still listen back to his old shows on Mixcloud now, David Holmes, Fourtet, Erol Alkan do a decent job of filling the space left

    Charlie Bones in the morning has pretty much got me through WFH lockdown, and has also introduced me to Limmy ‘shes turned the we’ans against me!’

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    I lasted about 10 minutes of Cairney this morning. It has to be pretty bad for me to actively turn the radio off, but I find her annoying beyond belief. And she’s on for FOUR HOURS this morning. Will investigate some of the other recommendations after my meeting this morning.

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    Maybe I’m imagining it, but sometimes I think you can hear a note of frustration in some DJs’ voices at having to play a playlist track, again.

    Huey in particular. He dislikes the new Sault track so much he played the instrumental last weekend

    Fully agree on getting tired of stuff too but every station with a playlist is the same. Though not a problem if you’re in the majority who listen less frequently/ for less time.

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    I listened to NTS earlier and the scouse presenter (MAKKKA?) said FFS live on air / line. I was horrified and now feel sullied.

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    Huey in particular. He dislikes the new Sault track so much he played the instrumental last weekend

    Hmm. I thought Sault were great when I first came across them, but now I get the feeling they’re just playing the same track over and over and just changing the words.

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    I listened to NTS earlier and the scouse presenter (MAKKKA?) said FFS live on air / line. I was horrified and now feel sullied.

    Yeah, they don’t have too many rules, at times the one DJ will just play on in the hope the next person arrives in the next 15-20 minutes…the swearings not big or clever but it’s mostly run by under 30s and half the time it’s just like them speaking to their mates, there’s no cut off. The contents usually ok though and I’m not playing it out to granny in the living room

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    Giles Peterson’s Worldwide radio is my other go to when NTS gets a bit too grime.

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    If Keaveney’s gone then I’ve gone.
    Don’t understand the hate…. he was the best thing on six.

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    I’ve found it unlistenable today, Gemma cairney is really annoying and the music in particular has been toss

    I’ve nothing to turn it over to so just turned it down.

    I’m too much of a miserable middle aged man to not be annoyed when the DJ whoops about people going to latitude festival or plays a PJ Harvey song and goes ‘sing it PJ!!!!’

    I might just have it put whale music or headspace on instead, might get some work done then

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    TBF the fact that latitude is happening is quite exciting, in normal times I would not be seen dead there, but at the moment I am rather jealous.

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    Yeah latitude going ahead is great and I hope it all goes well, it’s more the DJ being so giddy about that and other stuff. But that’s DJing I guess

    That’s why SK was such a breath of stale air

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    Just playing ‘sugar kane’ so all is forgiven

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    Switched the radio on in the kitchen this morning as per, even though it was just gone 7.30, so into the Cairney zone. Heard about 5 seconds of Chaise Longue, switched it off again. Too much for Monday morning. I’m now on WFMU again – had it on last week and the early morning show (8-11 our time) was great. All got a bit weird when the DJ came on at 11 and I felt like I was in Grand Theft Auto.

    Laziness is the basic problem. I want to just switch the radio on and have something to listen to, not find a device, find a stream to listen to, and plug it into a speaker of some sort.

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    Chooooooon.
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