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Ronan Collins show 10am to 1pm weekdays on RTE Gold

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭RINO87


    Mr. Mister 😎.....I don't think Ronan is in control of the playlist!

    Edit: Here's Cliff Richard, normal service is resumed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,431 ✭✭✭cml387


    The dead giveaway will be if he plays "In a monsatery Garden", the theme from Reilly Ace of Spies or that bloody song about the cows with guns.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I don't think this format suits him, he'd be better off doing a version of his old R1 lunchtime show for 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,689 ✭✭✭Red Fred


    I tuned earlier but tuned out after a short while. The show doesn't have the same momentum/feeling as his old show and is probably too long. The novelty will soon wear off both for the listener and Ronan.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭RINO87


    Definitely a different show, and sounds to be setting up for voice tracking/ automation with very little in the way of listener interaction. Still, good to hear Ronan again and some good tunes in there.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,689 ✭✭✭Red Fred


    I heard Ronan say near the start of his show that he wouldn't be mentioning everyone who contacts him, which is different to his R1 show, but certainly it would seem that voicetracking is on the cards.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,529 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    I think a better idea would've been to have Rick on 9 to 12 and Ronan on from 12 to 1 (similar to his ol R1 show)

    3 hours is too long and the music that is being played is very different to Rick



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,047 ✭✭✭rolling boh


    Has Ronan played any Linda Ronstadt yet ?



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    His playlist seems to be a pretty standard RTE gold classic hits playlist. No big Tom or Red Herley in sight



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭RINO87


    We did get Lee Marvin tho 😂



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,529 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    It is actually a lot different than the current and very broad RTE Gold playlist !!

    It is quite like the RTE Gold playlist from back in 2007 where they played bog standard Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s that you'd find on such compilation CDs



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I wonder will Dave Fanning's show be daily? Fanning is well used to voice tracking as he was doing a Sunday night Vted show on 2fm almost 20 years ago and then did it 5 nighs a week in the early 2010s. Voice tracking is completely new to Ronan Collins tho and I didn't think he'd be interested in doing it.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Is Collins Voice tracked already? His show is now doing a "guess the year" classic 10 at 10. It's a surprise that he agreed to do RTE Gold, it's likely this format will appeal to none of his former R1 listeners.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,011 ✭✭✭Expunge


    He wants to get out of the house from time to time and not drive to Donnybrook every day. Keep his hand in as it were and keep the golf handicap down. It doesn't really matter who likes it or not. This is RTE we're talking about. We can pay for it, though.

    RTE Gold - the not a radio station with a mid-table Premier League wage bill.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,529 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    Ronan is heavily scripted and sounds defo voicetracked - he is not giving out contact numbers for listener requests.

    The 10 at 10 was 1992 yesterday and today's year is 1963.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    The late Larry Gogan also wasn't able to do voicetracking without sounding extremely heavily scripted



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭RINO87


    Voice tracked for sure. Ronan often let the intro to a song play as a bed while he introduced it. None of that happening.


    Funny you mentioned Larry Gogan's voice tracking or recorded shows, they were terrible!!! I don't know why, but for some reason when he was doing a recorded show, he ended up sounding like Robbie Irwin reading a sports report 😂



  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭ZaK23-54


    Any one know which shows on RTÉ Gold are not voicetracked?



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Will Leahy is normally live for the first 2 hours and Rick O'Shea is live most of the time but the entire weekend is voice traced/pre recorded



  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭ZaK23-54


    Much of BBC Radio 2 is recorded at the weekend. I have no problem with a pre recorded show - but voice tracking is an insult to the listener.

    My biggest problem with RTÉ Gold is there are very few shows that specialise on types and decades of music..



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    It's most likely that RTE Gold's wage bill is now bigger than that of Sunshine 106.8 (Dublin's most listened to music station for over 35s) Will Leahy, Rick O'Shea and Adian Leonard are on at least 100k given their years served in RTE.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,529 ✭✭✭ford fiesta




  • Registered Users Posts: 3,529 ✭✭✭ford fiesta


    Todays 10 at 10 is from 2000 - Ronan would not have played many of these chart songs on the radio before.... such as Brittney Spears, Eminem and All Saints



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Yes, In 2000 Ronan was playing Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald on R1 & Gareth O'Callaghan was playing 70s and 80s, easy listening music on 2fm. Thankfully the youth of rural Ireland had "The New Atlantic 252".



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭SPDUB


    He hasn't given out contact numbers from day one though he did say messages came in so that's no proof of voicetracking



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,609 ✭✭✭channelsurfer2


    just catching up on it now. it does seem like its pre-recorded. how does voice tracking work? do they do the links all at once and they someone in the studio plays them as the music goes out?



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Yes they do the inks all at once but nowadays you don't even need a human in the studio to play them as the computer does most of the work.



  • Registered Users Posts: 819 ✭✭✭alzer100


    I have not listened to his slot very much since it began but I do agree, what I have heard so far doesn't really sound natural. It does sound voice tracked. I don't like that, it's an extremely lazy way of doing radio. When you hear Will Leahy and Rick O'Shea the presentation sounds natural. Voice tracking is appropriate when putting together a specialist recorded program but not for live radio. A comment has been made about salaries, if Ronan Collins is been paid a salary by RTE then my basic expectation is that he should be doing the program live.



  • Registered Users Posts: 87 ✭✭ZaK23-54


    is Living in the 70’s voice tracked - it sounds like a radio program - worth a listen - good variety of music?


    I would love Gareth O Callaghan to

    get a similar type show



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  • Registered Users Posts: 819 ✭✭✭alzer100


    Most of the weekend programming shows on RTE Gold including Living in the 70s are actually prerecorded. If voice tracking is used, it is utilized in the same way as in syndicated radio programs i.e The presenter records their links and then a producer or engineer mixes those links with the music audio track. The end result is a recorded program which can sound very professional and polished. For example US syndicated radio programs use this model.

    However, live voice tracking through a software program as in the case of Ronan Collins on RTE Gold can sound unnatural, extremely scripted and kind of theatrical. It basically attempts to fool the listener into thinking that the presenter is really "playing" the music and doing the show "live". It's a really bad way of doing radio.



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