steve Wright - is it time for a change?

(50 Posts)
bacon Mon 10-Sep-12 17:47:42

Its the same format, same middle of the road rubbish and now playing songs followed by the same song in a different language.

I cring when some tunes come on especially if a friend is here I feel strangly embrassed by how old he makes me feel!

fivegomadindorset Mon 10-Sep-12 17:49:42

Oh please, I hate the afternoon slot on Radio 2.

germyrabbit Mon 10-Sep-12 17:50:58

i was listening to that god awful love songs yesterday morning and it made me sunday doubly depressing that usual. also he seem to like to sing over alot of the songs which is incredibly annoying. radio 2 is generally crap though imo

jetstar Mon 10-Sep-12 17:51:26

yes surely they could do better

ISeeThreadPeople Mon 10-Sep-12 17:51:37

Steve Love The Bleeding Show Wright needs to be put out to pasture. His self-termed Big Show, screeching over songs, stupid factoids, ridiculous Old Woman, annoying friend and pathetic interview technique makes me rage like nobody has ever raged before.

MrsPnut Mon 10-Sep-12 17:51:38

I can't bear him, he should be put out to pasture preferably on the most remote regional station possible.

He makes me cringe, like the audition rounds on X factor.

PuppyMonkey Mon 10-Sep-12 17:52:50

There's a thread about Steve Wright every few weeks on MN. Must be doing something right grin

MooncupsAndSaucers Mon 10-Sep-12 17:53:29

Way past his sell by date and I can't stand the sycophantic tone he adopts when interviewing 'stars'.

bacon Mon 10-Sep-12 17:54:50

I love the mornings but 2 to 5 deadful. Whats even worse is Saturday am - Brian Matthews and Graham Norton, the other stuff and improves when Dermot raises his head. Shame Alan Carr has left I loved it so much fun and cheesy pop.

Agree Sunday morning love songs...pityful!

ggirl Mon 10-Sep-12 17:55:13

I don't listen to him anymore, haven't done for ages.
He needs to go.

member Mon 10-Sep-12 17:56:04

Yes! Same old patter "turn around & let me look at you - you're looking good today"; repeated factoids; the singing along/over tracks, very jaded!

He seems to have a lot of time off (thankfully) & I wonder if he has some kind of illness that has Radio 2 pitying/accommodating him.

He should be put onto a once a week evening show playing Northern Soul-type stuff imo.

bacon Mon 10-Sep-12 17:56:15

who should we replace him with?

member Mon 10-Sep-12 17:59:07

Oh, & Sunday Love Songs hmm. Why the hell people can't tell their "gorgeous wife" they love them in person instead of contributing to that dross, I'll never know.

bacon Mon 10-Sep-12 18:00:52

Zoe Ball??? She is so jolly but unsure whether day after day, year after year the same joyfulness can continue.

member Mon 10-Sep-12 18:01:07

I don't mind Patrick Keilty when he stands in tbh but I think he's basically moved to the USA to be with Cat Deeley.

ToothyMcTooth Mon 10-Sep-12 18:02:06

Yes he is awful. I find radio 2 goes
Good (Chris Evans)
Bad (Ken Bruce)
Good (Jeremy Vine)
Bad (Steve Wright)
Good (Simon Mayo)

My radio is constantly being retuned.....

I love Zoe Ball, Claudia Winkleman and even (whisper) Matthew Wright (I still miss the weekender he used to do on a Friday evening)

bacon Mon 10-Sep-12 18:03:45

I love Ken Bruce the music is superb and hi-light being popmaster. It is refreshing.

member Mon 10-Sep-12 18:04:35

I also quite like the thing Chris Tarrant does where two people submit their fave playlist & have to argue why CT should choose theirs to play. (Other than that tho', his "flirty" chat with Sally Traffic reinforces my belief that he's a sleazeball)

Startailoforangeandgold Mon 10-Sep-12 18:06:41

I like Ken Bruce, miss Wogan and switch off Steve Wright

ISeeThreadPeople Mon 10-Sep-12 18:09:04

Sally Traffic always sounds like she hates Tarrant.

I can't bear EP's cackle or Wogan either. They should all be locked in a room together. Wogan, Wright and EP cackling.

I love Graham Norton, Chris Evans and Ken Bruce. Oh and Aled on a Sunday.

blondieminx Mon 10-Sep-12 18:10:16

Def time for a change - sub with Ball, Kielty or Winkleman. Boot out the dreadful Jeremy Vine too <<shudder>>.

WerthersUnOriginal Mon 10-Sep-12 18:11:16

If ever there was a candidate for a transfer to the 'mumblin around midnight slot' it's Steve Wright.

I did used to like ask Elvis thoughblush Don't listen now though so no idea if it's still on.

SloeFarSloeGood Mon 10-Sep-12 18:11:16

Hell, yeah.

EnjoyGOLDResponsibly Mon 10-Sep-12 18:16:06

Zoe Ball or Alan Carr-his Saturday evening slot was hilarious. Had to stop the car once when he was talking about his jeggings.

And change the format completely.

No, no, no to sucky air in over the teeth Tarrant.
No, no, no to Liza Turbuck.

Steve wright has been doing the same old since before he left R1!

cakebot Mon 10-Sep-12 18:24:16

I used to listen to him when I was a teenager on R1 many , many years ago, and it was the same cringemaking show then. I hate those stupid characters that come on, I hate his voice. I really resent it when I have to go and find some other station for 3 whole hours every day! I love it when he's on holiday and some guest presenter (anyone) comes on. Alan Carr and Graham Norton both hilarious on the radio, but not sure if they are too busy/famous to do every day.

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