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1 hour ago, DerbyTup said:

I occasionally listen to Radio Sheffield.  I think their coverage of local sport, particularly football, is excellent.  That's the main reason I listen to it.  I like Andy Giddings and think he does a great job of holding that show together - especially considering all the changes he's had to put up with over recent years with the loss of some very good sports presenters.  

 

Sometimes I catch a bit of Toby Foster in the mornings.  Now, I realise Toby has been granted celebrity status on Radio Sheffield and that the station is all about him.  They've even got jingles that interfere with other programmes, reminding us that Radio Sheffield is "the home of Toby Foster", which I find quite bizarre actually, considering he is just one of many presenters that work there.  I think when he does some of his more serious stuff he's very good.  I like the fact he gets into the ribs of local politicians and gives it them straight.  I'm not terribly amused by his sense of humour though - I know many are.  I just find it a bit...I don't know...basic/childish?  I think he also overplays this "Northern Socialist man" bit, but I suppose that's part of his appeal to most folks around here.

 

There are far worse than him though.  That guy Howard Pressman must be the DJ that "Alan Partridge" modelled himself on - surely?  I just find him incredibly banal and totally unfunny.  And Rony Robinson...my God...what a lecherous old so and so he sounds like, with his constant innuendo, filthy laugh and smoky voice.  Speaking of "smoky voices" - I can't say I miss the '40 Woodbines a day' voice of Georgey Spanswick either.

 

Then we have Pauline Edwards - who prides herself on pretending she's local and thick.  She carries it off very well I must say.  And as for Kat Cowans - she  always sounds like someone or something is offending her, permanently "narked" for some reason.   I was so fascinated by her "narky" personality,  that I just had to see what she looked like, because I fully expected her to have a permanent scowl.  Quite the opposite actually - she's rather happy looking and attractive too.  How deceiving radio can be!

 

Oh yes and then there's Gerry Kersey - a presenter you must listen to before you die - just before you die ideally.

 

Credit though to Phil Butler, who plays some great music on his show and has a nice manner about him.

 

They must be doing something right though.  The fact I only listen "occasionally" yet have registered all these presenters for reasons good or bad, they've obviously made some impression on me.

 

 

 

 

IMO, "Howie" is cringeworthy,  and as for that Clueless quiz 😴😴😴!.

You mention smokey voices, most of the women on bbc radio 5 live seem to have husky (smokey) voices, must be the producer  has a thing about it

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I listened to Radio Sheffield earlier this week one afternoon and the topic was ‘Latin’

I think Rony Robinson - King Edward’s and Oxford- who’d had a classical education had to bite his tongue a few times at the level of ignorance shown by one or two of the contributors. For instance there was one woman who’d been to Lady Manners School and said she didn’t know what the school crest motto meant in either Latin or English. The joke here, of course, is that it’s actually in French.

Also a chap rang in and said that although he’d studied Latin until he was 14 or 15 didn’t know what Fid Def, Ind Imp, D G Rex etc meant on Victorian coins. He was 73 so presumably had had a grammar school education, I think we learned this info at Primary School (I’m about the same age)

Apart from that, quite an interesting programme - I think there’s only one State School in Sheffield which offers Latin as a subject. 

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16 hours ago, DerbyTup said:

I occasionally listen to Radio Sheffield.  I think their coverage of local sport, particularly football, is excellent.  That's the main reason I listen to it.  I like Andy Giddings and think he does a great job of holding that show together - especially considering all the changes he's had to put up with over recent years with the loss of some very good sports presenters.  

 

Sometimes I catch a bit of Toby Foster in the mornings.  Now, I realise Toby has been granted celebrity status on Radio Sheffield and that the station is all about him.  They've even got jingles that interfere with other programmes, reminding us that Radio Sheffield is "the home of Toby Foster", which I find quite bizarre actually, considering he is just one of many presenters that work there.  I think when he does some of his more serious stuff he's very good.  I like the fact he gets into the ribs of local politicians and gives it them straight.  I'm not terribly amused by his sense of humour though - I know many are.  I just find it a bit...I don't know...basic/childish?  I think he also overplays this "Northern Socialist man" bit, but I suppose that's part of his appeal to most folks around here.

 

There are far worse than him though.  That guy Howard Pressman must be the DJ that "Alan Partridge" modelled himself on - surely?  I just find him incredibly banal and totally unfunny.  And Rony Robinson...my God...what a lecherous old so and so he sounds like, with his constant innuendo, filthy laugh and smoky voice.  Speaking of "smoky voices" - I can't say I miss the '40 Woodbines a day' voice of Georgey Spanswick either.

 

Then we have Pauline Edwards - who prides herself on pretending she's local and thick.  She carries it off very well I must say.  And as for Kat Cowans - she  always sounds like someone or something is offending her, permanently "narked" for some reason.   I was so fascinated by her "narky" personality,  that I just had to see what she looked like, because I fully expected her to have a permanent scowl.  Quite the opposite actually - she's rather happy looking and attractive too.  How deceiving radio can be!

 

Oh yes and then there's Gerry Kersey - a presenter you must listen to before you die - just before you die ideally.

 

Credit though to Phil Butler, who plays some great music on his show and has a nice manner about him.

 

They must be doing something right though.  The fact I only listen "occasionally" yet have registered all these presenters for reasons good or bad, they've obviously made some impression on me.

 

 

 

 

I can agree with most of that except saying Toby Foster is a socialist - he's as true blue a Tory as they make em.

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1 hour ago, Brooker11 said:

I can agree with most of that except saying Toby Foster is a socialist - he's as true blue a Tory as they make em.

I just wish he would slow down a bit when talking! 

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On 20/06/2019 at 22:17, Brooker11 said:

I can agree with most of that except saying Toby Foster is a socialist - he's as true blue a Tory as they make em.

I didn't say he was a socialist. I've no idea what he is.  

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Toby Foster in the morning is the ONLY reason I listen to radio Sheffield on the morning commute. When he is on holiday or someone else is standing in, I can’t listen to it at all. Boring without Foster. He’s a great host, funny and there is always something unexpected.

 

He’s one of the only reason’s I used to go to the comedy club at the Memorial Hall too. The compère was funnier than all the acts, every week.

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8 hours ago, DerbyTup said:

I didn't say he was a socialist. I've no idea what he is.  

You said he was a northern socialist. 

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Jemson,

 

Are you having a laugh....

 

The sauce or source show is absolutely shocking there's one on there who works with the youth in the community so I've been told and certain word terminology he uses are shocking and who cares about "BACK IN THE DAY" like I have said before no wonder there is so much crime with the youth today when they have mentors like that....

 

People on here are only saying that certain presenters need replacing due to their own unprofessionalism not all of them I'm sure some of them can cut the mustard and act accordingly over the airwaves.....

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On 22/06/2019 at 07:39, Happ said:

Toby Foster in the morning is the ONLY reason I listen to radio Sheffield on the morning commute. When he is on holiday or someone else is standing in, I can’t listen to it at all. Boring without Foster. He’s a great host, funny and there is always something unexpected.

 

He’s one of the only reason’s I used to go to the comedy club at the Memorial Hall too. The compère was funnier than all the acts, every week.

Nice to see his family read this forum too...

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On 20/06/2019 at 22:17, Brooker11 said:

I can agree with most of that except saying Toby Foster is a socialist - he's as true blue a Tory as they make em.

Are you having a laugh?

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8 minutes ago, philyyy said:

Are you having a laugh?

No not at all.

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Rony Robinson is a bit of a pervert, only this week one of his topics was "When did you first tongue when kissing" come on what's wrong with the man, asking female presenters then asking listeners to phone in.

He claims he's a Sheffielder but pronounces Tongue, as TUNGUE , that's by the way, but he's full of sexual innuendos, anyone else would be told about it. 

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