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18 minutes ago, WKRP said:

What did Manx Radio director Charles Guard have to say about Mr Peters show/performance in that MTV interview last year ? It clearly was not nice and has never addressed that criticism!

Stu Peters was on MTV? Please tell me it was in a celebrity deathmatch. (Is that still a thing?)

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On 2/9/2019 at 12:31 AM, Stu Peters said:

Not an admission, it's an established fact - look at any of the Annual Reports and you'll see what is expected of the station in terms of news, current affairs, sport, community stuff, culture, music etc.

Still the biggest overall audience in the Isle of Man, albeit after a disappointing quarter. The station was convinced/forced* by government to drop the young audience weekend station KikFM, no doubt designed to address the problem of an ageing listenership in return for an increased subvention and 'clearer' PSB remit. I don't suppose Those Who Must Be Obeyed actually used the words 'and to create an audience for young Juan's niche station'. We all know what happened to THAT experiment. I got my start on Kik FM, as did many of the presenters working for MR and the other stations.

I suspect there ARE things wrong with MR - if I owned the station there are a number of changes I'd make. But they'd be based on personal taste (as are most of the comments in this thread) and not necessarily in the interests of a broad church audience. I still stand by my personal opinion that MR is a national treasure and stands comparison with any other similar organisation anywhere. I'm amazed that some people on here hate it so much, rather than celebrate it. The occasional mistakes are irksome, but at least prove the place is full of fallible humans, broadcasting from Douglas, using local people paying local taxes, and not a robot station voice-tracked from a radio factory in the UK. We all know how to save money, but at times you have to realise that the things you want cost money to achieve.

* I wasn't privy to the discussion but seem to remember it being one of the main conditional recommendations of the Darwin Report. But as you suggest, I'm an old man and my memory is unreliable.

I listen to Talking Heads most days Stu because I like your style (some of the time!), but can't stand the constant flow of fatuous texts you read out from Gary From Ramsey and Frank the Fact.  My listening experience would be so much better if you limited both of them to one text per programme and try not to encourage them by sniggering at their childish sexist comments :) 

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I've considered that Snaipyr, but it's a step towards censorship which I've always resisted (apart from outrageous comments which I've edited/ignored).

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I see the likes of Frank the Fact being a bit of theme for the show just now, a stooge sort of thing. The comments are usually in context and tongue in touch. 

What would Mannin Line have been without the likes of Marge Joughin, Dorothy from Peel or Roy Gough? Not always everyone's cup of tea but that is what makes good discussion.

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1 hour ago, gettafa said:

I see the likes of Frank the Fact being a bit of theme for the show just now, a stooge sort of thing. The comments are usually in context and tongue in touch. 

What would Mannin Line have been without the likes of Marge Joughin, Dorothy from Peel or Roy Gough? Not always everyone's cup of tea but that is what makes good discussion.

Remember Count Lorenzo ?

 

What was that all about?

 

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6 hours ago, gettafa said:

What would Mannin Line have been without the likes of Marge Joughin, Dorothy from Peel or Roy Gough? 

Dead air most days.

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9 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

Remember Count Lorenzo ?

 

What was that all about?

 

Count Morenze ( sp ) was is not ?

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Count Lorenze I think it was, hypnotist extraordinaire and a seasonal regular at the Villa in the 70s and early 80s. Actually lived in Ramsey. Latterly famous for his Mannin Line contributions.

Including, IIRC, that sex offenders should be castrated with a rusty tin lid :lol:

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4 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Count Lorenze I think it was, hypnotist extraordinaire and a seasonal regular at the Villa in the 70s and early 80s. Actually lived in Ramsey. Latterly famous for his Mannin Line contributions.

Including, IIRC, that sex offenders should be castrated with a rusty tin lid :lol:

You may be mixing him up with Ronreco ( sp ) or even Joseph Karma

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Count Morenze, I can't  recall his real name presently did the one man band act. I don't remember him doing any hypnosis?

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14 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

You may be mixing him up with Ronreco ( sp ) or even Joseph Karma

No....he lived just round the corner from me for a few years...might be wrong on the hypnosis bit but he had an act of some sort.

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1 minute ago, Non-Believer said:

No....he lived just round the corner from me for a few years...might be wrong on the hypnosis bit but he had an act of some sort.

and some rare opinions too :thumbsup:. just another of life's characters and we used to have loads of them.

We have none now they have all passed away. Looking back a couple of decades just shows up how boring society and local "life" has become these days.

I hope that isn't just me getting older, but I remember so many real charismatic people then, but can't name any now. That is sad.

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11 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

No....he lived just round the corner from me for a few years...might be wrong on the hypnosis bit but he had an act of some sort.

His real name just came to me in a flash of inspiration it was Maurice Carter, he was still driving right up till his passing whilst almost totally blind!

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1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

Count Lorenze I think it was, hypnotist extraordinaire and a seasonal regular at the Villa in the 70s and early 80s. Actually lived in Ramsey. Latterly famous for his Mannin Line contributions.

Including, IIRC, that sex offenders should be castrated with a rusty tin lid :lol:

I remember him on the Mannin Line. He was brilliant. 

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