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    So, I was listening to the radio this weekend and it was all pleasant enough, but nothing moves me these days like listening to John Peel or Mike Allen when I was a kid. I tried to think about radio DJs who were massively influential over the years, but my limited knowledge stalled at Wolfman Jack.

    Any offers for most influential radio DJ?
    Back and to the left... back and to the left... back and to the left

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    Well a programme I really miss is 'Mixing It', which used to be on Radio 3. It was hosted by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall in the 90s.They played all kinds of stuff, a lot of it of a, vaguely, experimental type. I know this was revamped on Resonance but I generally only use the wireless for listening. It was unstuffy; that's what I liked about it. I also liked Brian Morton presenting 'Impressions', the jazz show also on Radio 3. It had a fairly serious bent to it. I'm sure there are similar programmes about on internet radio but, as I say, I just flick the radio on. A friend gave me a box of tapes of 'Mr Finewine', though. He's great. If I were listening online I'd definitely tune in to him and his 'scratchy' 45s. It must be John Peel, though. Who else was like him.
    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    • #3
      While we're at it I miss Radio 3. It's still good but I can't be doing with all these guests, and quizzes etc. I think this should probably be a 'disgusted of East Anglia' letter to 'Radio Times', rather than a VG+ post, though.
      "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jahshabby View Post
        So, I was listening to the radio this weekend and it was all pleasant enough, but nothing moves me these days like listening to John Peel or Mike Allen when I was a kid. I tried to think about radio DJs who were massively influential over the years, but my limited knowledge stalled at Wolfman Jack.

        Any offers for most influential radio DJ?
        http://www.verygoodplus.co.uk/showth...radio-stations

        A similar but not quite the same past thread.



        By influential - do you mean on the listener or to other radio DJs?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SirSlim View Post
          http://www.verygoodplus.co.uk/showth...radio-stations

          A similar but not quite the same past thread.



          By influential - do you mean on the listener or to other radio DJs?
          Interesting distinction. I had thought only in terms of the effect on the listener, but the other line would be just as interesting I guess.
          Back and to the left... back and to the left... back and to the left

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          • #6
            I miss Humph.
            You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rich Hero View Post
              I miss Humph.
              Me too but I discovered a downloadable motherlode of ISIHACs which i still dip into.

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              • #8
                Robbie Vincent and Miss P were two that I would listen to alongside Peel, Vincent for his Soul/Jazz/Disco/Boogie coverage and Miss P for the more in depth Reggae.
                I think they were both Capitol radio in the 'old days'. That pretty much used to cover all musical bases for me.

                Don't get much time to check the radio these days but used to like Radio 3 and a bit of 4 thrown in as well.
                Fleas the size of rats suck on a rat the size of a cat....



                Not As Great As His Very Best, But Pretty Much As Great As Most Anyone Else's.

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                  Edit- it was 'Ranking' Miss P, my bad.

                  And both were at Radio one as well, although Robbie Vincent I remember was at Capitol for a while.
                  Fleas the size of rats suck on a rat the size of a cat....



                  Not As Great As His Very Best, But Pretty Much As Great As Most Anyone Else's.

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                  • #10
                    Mid 70s, Alan Freeman on a Saturday afternoon was progtastic. I'd actually love to hear one of those shows again, even at the time they were a bit pompous.
                    Joey Jay used to do a brill Reggae show on London, Sunday afternoons I recall, lots of Channel One, Freedom Sounds etc.
                    There was a Hawkwind fanatic on Caroline for a while named Ed Foster, one day when I should have been in school, I heard the whole of Space Ritual on the radio!
                    Peely was the one for me though.
                    Anyone else heard Chris Evans playing Sugarman this week? The story gets stranger.
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                    That keeps you from being a part of it all
                    Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                    You've just got to be close to it all

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Shere Khan View Post
                      Well a programme I really miss is 'Mixing It', which used to be on Radio 3. It was hosted by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall in the 90s.They played all kinds of stuff, a lot of it of a, vaguely, experimental type.


                      Oh yeah, that was a great program, I used to make a point of tuning in. I vividly remember hearing Morton Subotnick 'Silver Apples Of The Moon' and reacting with a very excited WTF??!?. They were up for about anything, it was the audio equivalent of The Wire magazine.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Sonovox View Post


                        Oh yeah, that was a great program, I used to make a point of tuning in. I vividly remember hearing Morton Subotnick 'Silver Apples Of The Moon' and reacting with a very excited WTF??!?. They were up for about anything, it was the audio equivalent of The Wire magazine.
                        I do enjoy listening when my friend Nick Luscombe does Late Junction on Radio 3 for similar reasons - very eclectic playlists.

                        Here's a few recent playlists..... can't find the one with the shouty sweary punk track on though.... which was nice.

                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b040098n
                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b040098l
                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b040098j
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mondays Child View Post
                          Miss P for the more in depth Reggae.
                          Used to listen to Miss P when she was on the pirate DBC (when I could get a signal that is).

                          http://www.thepiratearchive.net/dbc/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sonovox View Post


                            They were up for about anything, it was the audio equivalent of The Wire magazine.
                            That's right. Also they could be quite disparaging about what the other liked "You really thought that had merit? I thought it was hopeless". "Well, I can't agree Mark" and suchlike.
                            "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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                            • #15
                              Mixing It was cool. Used to have some cassette recordings knocking about, including the show with Negativland's "Jolly Green Giant".

                              When I was a young'un, as well as Peel and Kid Jensen, who was the first I heard play The Ruts, it was the Radio Scotland rock show on a Wednesday night (overlapping with Aberdeen's remorseless march to Euro glory at one stage). Fire Engines, Cuban Heels etc.

                              Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge on Kiss FM for Jazz stuff, and latterly WFMU. My wife swears by Trouble. Lost count of the "Have you got XXX? - Where did you hear that? - Trouble's show on WFMU" conversations we've had over the past year or so.
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