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Posted By: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
04-Nov-04 - 02:02 PM
Thread Name: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Subject: RE: Bitching about the Mike Harding show
Muppet-I heard it as well, I reckon that "text in for your track to be played" thing, was a complete bloody con!
for them that don't know what were on about=
Last week Mike Harding gave a special text number for people to get their choice [out of 2 selections!] played on air, last week they played the wnner, this week they played the runner up [Martin Carthy].

I reckon the text lark was a money making scam, with the money raised from texts either going to Mike Harding, Smooth Operations or the BBC.

you see a lot of this nowadays, ie on the BBC car programme Top Gear, they asked a ridiculousy easy question, ie What is that hot yellow thing that shines in the sky, and rhymes with bun
A-The Sun
B-Tony Blair
or C-A cheese and onion sandwidge?

texts cost a pound each, complete bloody con.

Anyway, mike harding show is crap, he describes everything as "Fantastic!, plays the same stuff all the time, [Eliza Carthy, Kate Rusby, or Cara Dillon], and he talks over the records.