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orkneycadian

Caithness FM

Did I just hear right?  

A "show" called "Pure Pop for Now People?"

With Barbara Bain?

Is that the hippest chick that Thursa can rustle up tonight?
Jax

Oh no, not our Babs

Have put it on for a giggle
Jax

Go on peeps text in a request, hear ring of fire is a good bet
orkneycadian

It must be really jumping in Skins when she plays her set in there on a Saturday night!
mrsbradey

Re: Caithness FM

orkneycadian wrote:
Did I just hear right?  

A "show" called "Pure Pop for Now People?"

With Barbara Bain?

Is that the hippest chick that Thursa can rustle up tonight?
she's great just put a request in for us on notorg, ring o fire or summik else . had hot Chile tonight!!
orkneycadian

Wonder if she has Zappa's "The Central Scrutiniser"?
Jax

There you go, well done Mrs B!
orkneycadian

Mr Bradey, Barbara has rumbled you....  Laughing
mrsbradey

orkneycadian wrote:
Wonder if she has Zappa's "The Central Scrutiniser"?


She might have if you ask 01847890000 ...

Had Mr Bradey text it in, his Arthur itis  is playing up, he's not that good with his fingers these days, which is a shame really, cos he does like to keep his hand in!!!
Jax

Just put you a request in Orc, see if she plays it for you  Wink
orkneycadian

Aw shucks.  Thank you.  I bet she won't have it though, as it aint Country!

Other tracks she could play;

Billy Bragg - "Who's side are you on?"
Tracey Chapman "Talking bout a revolution"
The Strawbs - "Part of the Union"
Pete Seeger - "Where have all e orgers gone?"
Mrvin Gaye - "Whats going on?"
Bob Dylan - "The times they are a changin"
orkneycadian

Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy

FFS, thats a near pissing myself!  Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
Jax

Your turn Orc, Im outa credit now.

Do me Dolly Parton Jolene
mrsbradey

Jax wrote:
Your turn Orc, Im outa credit now.

Do me Dolly Parton Jolene
Is that an invite jax??  Confused
orkneycadian

Nanna Babs says that Jolene is not "now" enough, so is off looking for Davy Sinclairs copy of The Fruit Bats - The Banishment Song.
ducati

I'd like to request the Batshits Fruit Song. But I don't think I'm now enough either. I don't think I ever was er..now. Confused
mrsbradey

ducati wrote:
I'd like to request the Batshits Fruit Song. But I don't think I'm now enough either. I don't think I ever was er..now. Confused
more then than now, perhaps!!!

Nice bit of Dylan on for you now!!!
mrsbradey

Enjoying Rockulus maximus just now!!

Interesting covers!!
PinkFloyd

Lynard Skynard Freebird..... the full version..... it will NEVER happen  Shocked
mrsbradey

PinkFloyd wrote:
Lynard Skynard Freebird..... the full version..... it will NEVER happen  Shocked
nice!! I have that some where, think it about 12 min
Long!!!
orkneycadian

Oh Lordy,

Shes back again this week....

Is a geriatric, country music loving granny really the most "now" person you can find over there?

And Hawkwind? On a programme caled "Pure Pop"?

Oh dear.....
mrsbradey

orkneycadian wrote:
Oh Lordy,

Shes back again this week....

Is a geriatric, country music loving granny really the most "now" person you can find over there?

And Hawkwind? On a programme caled "Pure Pop"?

Oh dear.....
not listening tonight, can imagine though, ..........I ride a sewing machine........ that famous ode to the modern sports bike with over baffled eegsorst !!!
mrsbradey

I'm far too busy watching  the eighties classic Ferris Buellers day off !! Totally eighties man!!! Laughing
orkneycadian

She must be doing it for a dare....

The theme from Van Der Valk, played by an orchestra in 1973?

Yep, thats pretty pop and pretty now!

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
mrsbradey

orkneycadian wrote:
She must be doing it for a dare....

The theme from Van Der Valk, played by an orchestra in 1973?

Yep, thats pretty pop and pretty now!

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing


It happening, man!!! Better on Saturday dude!!!
RagnarRocks

orkneycadian wrote:
She must be doing it for a dare....

The theme from Van Der Valk, played by an orchestra in 1973?

Yep, thats pretty pop and pretty now!

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing


No Rolf Harris though  Twisted Evil
Haggis Muncher

RagnarRocks wrote:
orkneycadian wrote:
She must be doing it for a dare....

The theme from Van Der Valk, played by an orchestra in 1973?

Yep, thats pretty pop and pretty now!

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing


No Rolf Harris though  Twisted Evil


Didn't Rolf Harris do two little boys around 1973? I heard the law finally caught up with him about the matter.
orkneycadian

Does that lassie on at the moment have the hots for Brandon McPhee or what?!

Anyhoo, how come "Pure pop for Now People" is hosted by a granny, whilst the granny music show is hosted by a teenager?
mrsbradey

orkneycadian wrote:
Does that lassie on at the moment have the hots for Brandon McPhee or what?!

Anyhoo, how come "Pure pop for Now People" is hosted by a granny, whilst the granny music show is hosted by a teenager?


Often wondered that mesen!!

We always put cfm on when we have visitors from out of the area, and its always a hoot!!!
orkneycadian

Right, thats us tuned in and ready to go.  Waiting with anticipation to see if we are getting Pure Pop for Now People tonight, or Pure Shite for Geriatric Rednecks
orkneycadian

Caithness FM must be e not org followers!

Tonights "Now DJ" is a little bit more "Now" than the one for the last couple of weeks!
mrsbradey

Gripping quiz on e night!!!!

Fantastic quiz master!!! Laughing
Jax

mrsbradey wrote:
Gripping quiz on e night!!!!

Fantastic quiz master!!! Laughing


Pile of pish bring on Barbara any day
orkneycadian

The one thing with auntie Babs on is that you can be assured of several instances each night of....

"Oh mercy me folks, thats not whats supposed to be playing - Hang on a minute and I'll see if I can sort it out for you - Um, eh, bang, clatter - Hmmmm, I don't really know whats wrong here, so let me play you a redneck track in the meantime...."
mrsbradey

TF its finished!!! Rolling Eyes
mrsbradey

What the f‼↪k did he just say? I swear he was speaking Klingon through a pillow!!!!
mrsbradey

mrsbradey wrote:
What the f‼↪k did he just say? I swear he was speaking Klingon through a pillow!!!!
Our favourite Klingon is back on e neet, its all from e forties, smashin!!  Rolling Eyes
ducati

LOL. Just how old is the old lady? Very Happy
orkneycadian

Too old!   Laughing
Haggis Muncher

ducati wrote:
LOL. Just how old is the old lady? Very Happy


I heard they employed her because CFM have such a vintage pile of crap muzak that she's the only one who actually knows what a "78" looks like and how to play it.

She thought she was applying for a spot on the "Antiques Roadshow" having been told that she would fit in perfectly but due to a flat battery in her hearing aid, she misheard the guy who actually said "Antiquated Radio Equipment".

And tonight ladies and gentlemen is going to be a "no talk" evening so let's get started! Next on is Marcel Marceau and the Mimes.
mrsbradey

Good ole Aunt Babs is on again, shit hot country!  

YEEHAW!
mrsbradey

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters Laughing
susie

Just to be clear.
I think your chatter about the radio show is tip top pure entertainment of the highest order. I have no idea what you are on about but get the gist from all your comments. Don't stop as it is hilarious and very much appreciated.
mrsbradey

Tonight it should be 'now music for now people', which is ironic as most of it will be from the 60's or 70's !! Rolling Eyes
mrsbradey

Tonight it should be 'now music for now people', which is ironic as most of it will be from the 60's or 70's !! Rolling Eyes
Mike

Well I feel somewhat deflated to be honest. All this speak of Caithness FM.

Then I see Terry Clarke is 'overdosing on oldies'. Cool but alas it seems the digital age has nothing more for me than MFR & Lord knows what this person is banging on about!
Jax

Think you're right there Mike, no digital broadcast for Caithness FM.

You've got to be in the county to experience its delights   Razz
cait

caithness fm is a wee local station run by volunteers we shouldn't expect it to compete with the well-funded pros. i like them - in small doses.  Very Happy
Jax

cait wrote:
caithness fm is a wee local station run by volunteers we shouldn't expect it to compete with the well-funded pros. i like them - in small doses.  Very Happy


I like Caithness FM too, its a true local radio station. I like the way you can text in or phone and they will happily play a request.

I also find that they play full uncut songs!  Very Happy
mrsbradey

cait wrote:
caithness fm is a wee local station run by volunteers we shouldn't expect it to compete with the well-funded pros. i like them - in small doses.  Very Happy


I don't know cait it should be fairly simple to broadcast to through the www, I think they'll give it a go when they finish upgrading the studio, hope they do! Very Happy
cait

does broadcasting to the web need much infrastructure? i imagine they would need a continuous upload feed at a decent speed. i don't know what speed you would need or if that speed is available reliably.

does anyone know?
Jax

No idea Cait? Im sure someone might know though Idea
mrsbradey

Not sure cait, but I do think they have considered it. with broadband speeds as poor as they are in caithness, it could be sometime before it happens, unfortunately.
cait

i know a forum with a similar name to this one where someone will know. i'm not asknig there though.  Wink
mrsbradey

No, I won't asking either!! Rolling Eyes
orkneycadian

Just think, if they streamed it on e web, "Natty Tunes for Batty Loons" would have a worldwide audience!  Very Happy
orkneycadian

You would think that they would notice that the intro tune that they always play at 7pm on a Sunday night has a jump in it near the end?  Any DJ worth their salt would surely notice that, and do something about it.  Or do they not have any DJ's worth their salt?
mrsbradey

Do they get paid, in salt or money, I think not!
cait

they do ok for volunteers with no budget to speak of. they play the music they like, not the music that their critics insist they play for no reason at all.
mrsbradey

I have made many requests to CFM, and they almost always play them.

I think it is the amateur nature of the station that attracts me to it.! Laughing
cait

maybe i shouldn't ask for guns n roses songs on one of their many country music shows.   Smile
mrsbradey

cait wrote:
maybe i shouldn't ask for guns n roses songs on one of their many country music shows.   Smile


That's the irony, they would play it!
orkneycadian

So, the "superstation" was Orkney and Caithness's only community radio station eh?

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2014/11/s...tation-orkney-stops-broadcasting/  Laughing

Like most other Orkneycadians, this chap wonders what was local about them too....

http://grahambrownorkney.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/super-station/

At least Auntie Barbara speaks with a Caithness accent and can pronounce "Week" correctly.  

And at least the local commercial station we have had since 1982 in the form of MFR still exists, even if we do lose the FM side of it to Davy Sinclair and the gang of an evening!
susie

I'm with you on this OC, I tuned in a few times to less-than-super station and didn't really 'get' it. It never seemed  though they were here and I doubt that they were. They didn't do much at all, in and around the Islands or here. Actually, I'm surprised that they lasted this long.
We don't listen to the radio much these days but when we do we like Caithness FM. Over the years it has provided us  some huge laughs and given tons of local info.
One memorable time was when the 2 Davy's were on and someone rang in with a request for our neighbours. They were 40 years married and the requestee predicted that the mannie would not have even thought about it. So we gathered 2 bottles of blackberry wine that had been laced with Courvosier, a tin of chocolates that we had hoarded away and round we went. Sure enough there he sat, totally oblivious and herself all stony faced and sulky! She was soon laughing with a glass of good wine and all the poking of fun at hubby. We rang in for another song and she was singing like a robin. It was lovely and wouldn't have happened if not for the folk at CFM. Great crowd, great times.
mrsbradey

We had a family member from glasgow staying, he found CFM most entertaining. We spent quite a few evenings playing cards listening in. It was good fun texting in requests, and getting them played, even when we started asking for dedications for made up names such as 'Phil McCraken' etc, which they read out of course.

CFM, Long may it reign!!
cait

cfm is a local station serving a small community. it's local and it's fun and it's a lot better than nothing.
cait

mind you, i've never understood the caithness 'media' affection for country music. where did this come from? we're the north of scotland, not in the middle of a dust bowl in america.  Confused
orkneycadian

At least with Caithness FM, they have music policies that cover a wide spectrum.  You know when you tune in and its Auntie Babs, that there will be some yee haa music, and that there is probably at least her, and one other that like it.

Then theres the teuchter shows on Sunday and Monday, the rock show on Fridays and the wittering old fart on Saturday afternoons.  At least you what times to avoid, and there is a fair chance that there is something for everyone, which is what community radio is about.

With the defunct "super" station, there was no music policy whatsoever, and the computer seemed to pick most of it by itself, following a randon number generator.  As such, very few folk liked it, and it certainly couldn't be called "community" - Commercial, yes, community, no chance!
MI16

However the music served up was considerably better than that utter, utter tripe served by CFM.
It makes amature radio look unprofessional

did you see what I did there?
susie

MI16 wrote:
However the music served up was considerably better than that utter, utter tripe served by CFM.
It makes amature radio look unprofessional

did you see what I did there?

Yeeeeeees?
mrsbradey

susie wrote:
MI16 wrote:
However the music served up was considerably better than that utter, utter tripe served by CFM.
It makes amature radio look unprofessional

did you see what I did there?

Yeeeeeees?


I like the unprofessionality of  CFM  even the 'wittering old fart' is amusing, when he eventually shuts up and puts a record on!!! Laughing
mrsbradey

YYEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!
Mike

Often the case that stations such as this seem to have a certain charm, I imagine it may be something like Trax FM, a station relatively local to me  http://www.traxfm.co.uk/

Sometimes it's ok, sometimes it's utter shite and I'm sure they too have a thing for 'country music'.

They also have an app!!!
RagnarRocks

Always amuses me when I see the guy who wears a Stetson and boots up here not quite national dress for Scotland or what you'd expect from the far north.
mrsbradey

Mike wrote:
Often the case that stations such as this seem to have a certain charm, I imagine it may be something like Trax FM, a station relatively local to me  http://www.traxfm.co.uk/

Sometimes it's ok, sometimes it's utter shite and I'm sure they too have a thing for 'country music'.

They also have an app!!!


I'll bet you that CFM is like nothing you have ever heard, EVER!!!
orkneycadian

Utter class last night.  Barbara Bain doing the Friday Night Rock Show! Laughing

Wondered how long it would be before she slipped a country track in.  

Guess that this station is on the slippery slope, with no-one else willing to present, and Auntie Babs having to step in all the time?  Sounds like its will go "Superstation" shortly, and then we can get MFR in the evenings back again!

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