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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

maybe i shouldn't ask for guns n roses songs on one of their many country music shows.   Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cfm is a local station serving a small community. it's local and it's fun and it's a lot better than nothing.
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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
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YYEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!!!
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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.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!!!
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2016 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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