I really agree with this. But like Zuroph stated its a marketing thing. I worked with spin briefly, I was going to do comedy on the morning show. I eventually realised that it was impossible to do anything creative or original as a result of all the rules that the radio station has on what it can and cant broadcast, Im talking about some seriously pedantic sh*t. As in, if I was writing a sketch, the fictional characters had to be between 18 and 25 or else the audience which is of that age group "wont get the joke". Essentially what they were looking for was an imitation of the comedy show on spin in Dublin, which just simply inst funny at all. Not all Radio stations are that constrictive though, at the moment Im working with Beat 103 which is basically spin fm for the south east in terms of demographics. I can write whatever I like for them, within reason and they believe in taking risks, so my faith in Irish radio is restored somewhat.
That's good to hear
Will that be available on-line?
Spin is made up of mostly former wired fm people, and by god they were anal when it came to rules and regs.
True,I didnt realise Fianna Fail changed their name to "Cowen and Co"
Unfortunately I cant post any of them for contractual reasons and Im not sure if beat fm have any intention of podcasting them. Its a shame, I did about 5 pranks for them recently and they are proving to be my most popular yet with anyone I have shown them to. As regards the squids comment above, yes there is a wired connection in Spin. One Person In particular who moved from wired was very, very creatively stifling.
i did a slot on Wired for 30 mins once a week back in 98 when I was in LIT
Was allowed to say whatever i wanted
Much has changed in those 10 years!
I've been doing a show for the past year. Unfortunately I'll have to give it up (other commitments) but the rules and regulations are extremely strict.
Everybody is terrified of libel cases, so one must choose every word carefully.
Yet, they are quite happy to use slang in their news section...how odd. I dont know. I just think there is something very unprofessional about that irrrespective of who their target audiance is. Is their website written in text speak too?
Sorry, I think you misunderstood me, I do a show for Wired and not for Spin.
I despise everything about Spin FM, so much so that I even made a thread about it 6 months or so ago.
Worst radio stations for me!
1.Spin - reasons stated on this thread
2.Limerick 95 fm - just tries too hard, plays crap music over and over again, they must have the same playlist!