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Presenters need to work hard to be fresh inventive and interesting. If all we are going to do is rehash the same thing again and again and not fill the spots..........I fear the worst!
Posted by Spike Hammond on Aug 04, 2012 at 12:20 UK.
I agree on the Audition process at least being suspended but Tim won't have time to make sure previously banned DJ's don't creep back in. So we basically need someone who can veto any applicants we don't want back.
Posted by DJ Ceejay on Aug 04, 2012 at 19:15 UK.
Quality over quantity I say, the audition needs to stay. As for uniqueness, who else plays Italo and Hi-nrg, or JP's 90s dance? APIke, you're still drunk
Posted by Will on Aug 04, 2012 at 20:14 UK.
Fair points both. And something I've already been thinking about and preparing for.
More info coming soon.
Posted by 1Radio Admin on Aug 04, 2012 at 20:14 UK.
I can see what you are say Spike. Personally I have taken the decision that 'The Sawyer Show' will soon come to the end of it's run. This is to allow me to think up new ideas for a new show and to ultimately allow me to do something different!
As for the way we get new Presenters/DJs I feel that the audition process need to be modified. Yes we want a certain level of competency, but we also need to accept that some may not be 100% sure of what they are doing. And, hey, we are all amateurs here! We strive to sound professional as possible but there is room for errors! I make enough!
Posted by Jonathan Sawyer on Aug 04, 2012 at 20:51 UK.
Good point Spike, although I have to admit not just Rhodders. I would say Espy too. I see mostly epsy on 1Radio than anyone else, mostly during the night too. Wouldn't moderators vet the applicants to stop the 'bad' ones coming in?
Posted by Kieran on Aug 04, 2012 at 22:21 UK.
unique ,, is a word i have seen alot reading these posts , my shows get very few 1 radio djs listening for what ever reason and i dont know of anyone on 1 radio who does live mixing without the help of virtual dj or computerised help while live mixing also concentrating at the same time being a sound engineer also interacting with the shout box takes a bit of doing ,, to me this is a unique show but dont think many presenters understand this and some of the comments over the last few months by others who pop in and out of my shows can be very dishearting at times,, Watty
Posted by DJ Sherlock Holmes on Aug 06, 2012 at 07:50 UK.
I agree Watty, it is a complex skill jugeling live mixing, the shout box and so on, i certainly appreciate the hard work you have to do for it mate.
It's one of hte reasons I have my wife in teh shoutbox on her machine, as I have so many things to concentrate on - the decks, the shout box, typing in the track name, checkin my emails etc, I'm paranoid I will miss an important shout box message.
Posted by DJ Ghost on Aug 06, 2012 at 21:37 UK.
I've waited a little while to respond to some of the points raised here. As I always say I have no hidden digs at anyone! Let me clarify what I mean by unique. Unique to me is something I don't hear anywhere else. And I base it on format, Chart show is a chart show, mixing show is a mixing show, talk show is a talk show. What makes them unique in my eyes, or ears if you like, is the format in which they are put across! We have alot of similar Dj's on the 1. Take the music out and you got vox Jingle tune...and repeat....... Regardless of the equipment used the art of this thing we do is to entertain..I like to be entertained, so I want to listen to something that is different...thats what entertains me and keeps my one brain cell happy. I mentioned Rhodders cause he doesn't just link song title and artists, he talks to me about the world (understanding him is different) Thats what is unique! But remember this is just MY opinion. Just thought I would clarify my screwy thought process.
Posted by Spike Hammond on Aug 07, 2012 at 14:23 UK.
@Watty - I don't bother listening to your shows because you don't bother listening to mine. Simple as that. It's nothing personal, as I measure all other presenters by the exact same standard.
Might this play some role in explaining why many presenters don't check out your shows? I don't know. I guess it depends on (1) how much time you spend listening to other presenters and (2) how many other presenters adhere to the same principles of reciprocity that I do.
There are 3 or 4 presenters on 1Radio who I listen to religiously. These guys turn up for my shows whenever they can so I turn up for theirs whenever I can. Or maybe it started the other way around. Hard to say, really. I don't always like everything I hear them play, but that's no big deal. What's important to me is the camaraderie, the friendship, the mutual support and respect.
I really don't know if any other presenters feel the same. Maybe a lot. Maybe none.
Anyway, I thought it was worth mentioning at least.
Posted by Espy on Aug 11, 2012 at 13:56 UK.
I used to try and support other presenters whenever possible but like ESPY I now listen in to people who frequently tune in to me. I appreciate people have families and work commitments but my one main show is Sunday evening and I have noticed very few presenters tune in to my shows. I have also got into the habit of tuning out from presenters that only show up 10 / 15 minutes before I finish when they are following me. These presenters never show any other times, not only on my shows but on most others, except their friends. I like most music genres and so do like the presenters music I do listen in to.
Posted by DJ Ceejay on Aug 11, 2012 at 15:57 UK.
I'm one of those that should be listening to a lot more presenters but since my mind is literally falling to pieces atm, I'm not listening to people's shows... I remember the times though when I used to religiously listen to 1Radio, but I seem to have stopped. I don't have an excuse for not tuning in... TuneIn Radio on phone, TuneIn Radio Pro on my tablet... so, I'm one of the ones that shouldn't be receiving any listeners at all. Of course, I haven't presented a show in a while, so I haven't had any listeners whatsoever but that's a different story.
Posted by DJ Paladinleeds on Aug 11, 2012 at 16:10 UK.
That and the fact that my past few shows have basically been autoDJ controlled by a human. You could say my last few shows have proven that I am THE LEAST unique presenter here. I daresay they've proved that even the damned AutoDJ of all things is more unique than me.
Posted by DJ Paladinleeds on Aug 11, 2012 at 16:13 UK.
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