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Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Posted: Wed 12 May, 2021 22.38
by robschneider
The DS radio forum hasn't half gone downhill, some of the discussion is really inane and the obsession with Boom Radio bordering on the mildly disturbing.

Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Posted: Sat 15 May, 2021 18.52
by Martin Phillp
robschneider wrote: ↑Wed 12 May, 2021 22.38 The DS radio forum hasn't half gone downhill, some of the discussion is really inane and the obsession with Boom Radio bordering on the mildly disturbing.
The Boom thread which I started just to announce the station opening has turned into another LBC style thread where it's loosely based around radio.

The problem with the radio section of DS is that it's the last bastion of mainstream radio discussion outside of social media, so it attracts everyone from old anoraks who don't move with the times when it comes to debating modern radio to industry people who either want to big up their side project from their bedroom or those who have worked in the industry still sniping that radio has reformed that doesn't involve them.

You can post factual posts and still get slammed by A N O'rak.

Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Posted: Sat 15 May, 2021 19.04
by Jonwo
Martin Phillp wrote: ↑Sat 15 May, 2021 18.52 The Boom thread which I started just to announce the station opening has turned into another LBC style thread where it's loosely based around radio.

The problem with the radio section of DS is that it's the last bastion of mainstream radio discussion outside of social media, so it attracts everyone from old anoraks who don't move with the times when it comes to debating modern radio to industry people who either want to big up their side project from their bedroom or those who have worked in the industry still sniping that radio has reformed that doesn't involve them.

You can post factual posts and still get slammed by A N O'rak.
I wonder how these people would have coped with the Radio 1 cull of the 90s!

Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Posted: Mon 17 May, 2021 00.53
by Martin Phillp
Jonwo wrote: ↑Sat 15 May, 2021 19.04
Martin Phillp wrote: ↑Sat 15 May, 2021 18.52 The Boom thread which I started just to announce the station opening has turned into another LBC style thread where it's loosely based around radio.

The problem with the radio section of DS is that it's the last bastion of mainstream radio discussion outside of social media, so it attracts everyone from old anoraks who don't move with the times when it comes to debating modern radio to industry people who either want to big up their side project from their bedroom or those who have worked in the industry still sniping that radio has reformed that doesn't involve them.

You can post factual posts and still get slammed by A N O'rak.
I wonder how these people would have coped with the Radio 1 cull of the 90s!
The same as now, It'd be posts like radio is dead, Bannister has destroyed Radio 1 along with long winded posts about how it was all so much better on the pirate ships in the sixties.

Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Posted: Sun 30 May, 2021 17.18
by robschneider
Well this is a slightly different way of trotting out the usual "Global & Bauer evil, Boom Radio forever 💕💕💕" bile the anoraks usually spout.

More here...

Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Posted: Sun 30 May, 2021 23.50
by Martin Phillp
robschneider wrote: ↑Sun 30 May, 2021 17.18 Well this is a slightly different way of trotting out the usual "Global & Bauer evil, Boom Radio forever 💕💕💕" bile the anoraks usually spout.

More here...
It's very sneery of commercial radio, despite the fact Global and Bauer have millions of listeners to their brands. It's very easy to ignore the premium rate content which has increased since the pandemic as those stations are largely audio wallpaper.

Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Posted: Sun 30 May, 2021 23.56
by robschneider
They've got to earn revenue somehow.

Re: Digital Spy Watch News and Information Board

Posted: Sun 10 Sep, 2023 10.33
by GhostFromTVF
The forum is now restricted to users only, and an account is needed to read posts, otherwise it just says “No categories were found.”