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The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby Zosherooney » January 8th, 2017, 12:00 pm

We really used to enjoy Pick of the Pops on a Saturday with TB and was astounded when he 'disappeared'. He is now back doing Golden Oldies on a Friday night at 7pm. Not quite the same but at least he is back. I wanted to contact him and welcome his return. There appears to be no way other than to complain to the BBC about this ???? They appear to be a law unto themselves.......
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby Suelle » January 8th, 2017, 12:53 pm

There's an email address on this link:

http://uk.thenet24h.com/132536/06012017 ... dio-2.html

Given the reasons why he 'disappeared', and his age, I guess he's lucky the BBC brought him back at all!
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby Zosherooney » January 8th, 2017, 1:27 pm

Well thank god they did and thanks for the link, I must have looked for an hour !!!

The 'reasons' were not proved to be true....
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby earthmaiden » January 8th, 2017, 1:46 pm

If they had been proven he wouldn't be back! He was always Mr Nice Guy in a good way wasn't he. I would have been very sad if he too had joined 'the list'. I loved Desmond Carrington but am pleased that Tony B. is the replacement. That said, I don't listen to the radio much at that time but must make an effort to hear what he has to offer. I am so hoping it will be like Desmond Carrington's with a real mix of stuff you don't hear much any more.
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby earthmaiden » January 8th, 2017, 6:20 pm

Oh dear, nothing you can't hear on Gold stations and old chart shows. Radio 2 is finally weeding out all the lovely 30's and 40's and even 50's stuff. How very sad, there are still people who have very happy memories of those times. I doubt I will be listening to Tony Blackburn much. :(
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby Zosherooney » January 8th, 2017, 6:34 pm

We like his silly humour EM..... aren't we sad........ :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby Pepper Pig » January 8th, 2017, 6:55 pm

You can follow and communicate with Tony Blackburn on Twitter.

I remember Desmond Carrington when he was in Emergency Ward 10. :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby earthmaiden » January 10th, 2017, 10:21 am

Zosherooney wrote:We like his silly humour EM..... aren't we sad........ :lol: :lol: :lol:


I don't dislike him, am just disappointed with the new format.

I don't remember Desmond Carrington anywhere until he appeared on Radio 2, but I grew up without TV or the Light programme :rolleyes: .

Johnnie Walker was, is and always will be my favourite radio voice. Anyone who has been under your pillow through your early teen years always has a place in your heart :luv: :luv:
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby suffolk » January 10th, 2017, 10:24 am

JW was under my pillow too :luv: :luv:
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby Pepper Pig » January 10th, 2017, 12:15 pm

Oddly enough I cannot stick Johnnie Walker. :o :o I find him faintly creepy.

But then again I didn't listen to that sort of music in my teens. If you were a classical girl you just didn't.
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby StokeySue » January 10th, 2017, 1:09 pm

Another JW fan here; I also quite like Simon Mayo, they both went to Solihull school, maybe that's the voice I like!
The sounds of my youth were whoever was on really, but JW and Mike Raven (R & B but not as we know them now - real delta blues sometimes) John Peel was a bit of a love hate

Looked up Mike Raven
Not appreciated quite what an interesting life he led; when I first got the Dr John albums I knew all the old songs he covered, Mike had played them
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Raven


I keep looking at this thread and "seeing" Return of Tony Blair - :o :scared:
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 10th, 2017, 7:50 pm

suffolk wrote:JW was under my pillow too :luv: :luv:


He is under my pillow these days .. when I can't sleep on Monday night/Tuesday morning, they repeat his Sunday programme at 3.00 am ;)
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby PatsyMFagan » January 10th, 2017, 7:53 pm

StokeySue wrote:and Mike Raven (R & B but not as we know them now - real delta blues sometimes)


It's Paul Jones these days who plays the older style R&B .. :bounce: :tu:
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Re: The Return of Tony Blackburn

Postby earthmaiden » January 11th, 2017, 9:32 am

PatsyMFagan wrote: He is under my pillow these days .. when I can't sleep on Monday night/Tuesday morning, they repeat his Sunday programme at 3.00 am ;)

Awwww! Not quite the same as crackling across the airwaves from a boat in the North Sea though ;).
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