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To think Jo Whiley should stop repeating her name?

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vexedfoxy Wed 26-Mar-14 05:54:17

Is it me or does Jo Whiley...that is Jo Whiley tell us who she is every 30 seconds? 'I am Jo Whiley...join me later..cos I a Jo Whiley...............

ihatethecold Wed 26-Mar-14 06:14:52

Maybe she forgets. grin

Bluestocking Wed 26-Mar-14 06:57:21

I have it on good authority that she has the attention span of a goldfish. Her producer writes JO WHILEY in big letters on post-it notes and sticks them all round the studio. Then whenever her eye alights on one of the post-it notes she's reminded of her identity and reminds her listeners too.

jetsetlil Wed 26-Mar-14 08:19:00

She has always kind of annoyed me so changed station. 6 music is the way forward!!

slartybartfast Wed 26-Mar-14 08:20:30

i like jo whiley.

slartybartfast Wed 26-Mar-14 08:21:00

i like her on the radio that is. her music.

HesterShaw Wed 26-Mar-14 08:50:51

There is one major reason why I can't stand listening to her: she uses "track" as a synonym for "song". It makes me grind my teeth.

ephemeralfairy Wed 26-Mar-14 10:59:09

Oh my lord she gives me the rage! I think she's inarticulate and a terrible interviewer. Does anyone remember that weird music chat show she hosted in the late 90s? All she really did was simper and flirt desultorily with members of minor indie bands of the day.

flipchart Wed 26-Mar-14 11:05:34

I like her show.
hester. I found mot people I know, even prehistoric DH, use the word track these days.

Sallyingforth Wed 26-Mar-14 11:11:01

I'm sure she will be glad that you've mentioned her name too smile

<never heard of her before>

ResponsibleAdult Wed 26-Mar-14 11:15:48

Gives me the rage too angry. I find she always come across as just a little bit too smug about herself. Ephemeral, I think it was that late night music show can't remember name as too old that put me right off her. Couldn't possibly listen to her radio show without shooting myself. Probably perfectly innocuous in person, so totally irrational.

HillyHolbrook Wed 26-Mar-14 11:31:44

I did radio as part of a media degree hester- song is not industry terminology wink

I'm not a Jo Whiley fan though, she grates on me big style. She does say her name an awful lot, doesn't she? I hate that, like I hate when people use mine every other sentence when talking to me, but it's worse when you keep saying your own!

jonicomelately Wed 26-Mar-14 11:33:57

I want to like her, but I can't.

HesterShaw Wed 26-Mar-14 11:38:47

I don't care <obstinate> It's the way she says it.

Glitterspy Wed 26-Mar-14 13:18:36

Oh my goodness Jo Whiley! Soooo bloody annoying and smug and hugely pleased with herself. And why, please? hmm

DollyParsnip Wed 26-Mar-14 14:12:40

I used to like Jo Whiley but find her self-referential stuff really irritating. Not sure if it's a Radio 2 thing but she does come over quite badly, not just on radio but also on the telly when she does all the live music coverage.

I think she introduced the "big sister" approach to broadcasting, but Lauren Laverne on 6 Music has taken Jo Whiley's approach and run with it, managing to be warm, funny and insightful without being smug.

That said (without being tokenistic) there are still far to few women in radio and I would still take a day of Jo Whiley than Steve Wright and Jeremy Vine!

UterusUterusGhali Wed 26-Mar-14 14:16:20

I like her.

I wish she'd replace Steve wright.

sittingatmydeskagain Wed 26-Mar-14 14:20:41

I used to go swimming with her, when I was a toddler.

HesterShaw Wed 26-Mar-14 14:26:23

Oh God, Jeremy Vine <disgusted>

I do like Ken Bruce though. Like a nice cup of tea and biscuit.

MotleyCroup Wed 26-Mar-14 14:59:02

I don't mind Jo Whiley, she always looks upbeat.

My favourite DJ is Sara Cox, love her. Always makes me chuckle.

Springheeled Wed 26-Mar-14 15:15:53

Cerys Matthews' show is GREAT

squoosh Wed 26-Mar-14 15:17:30

I like Cerys. Much more than Whiley or Cox.

ephemeralfairy Wed 26-Mar-14 15:45:21

Having had my rant I realise that I've never listened to her R2 show, I'm just rememebering her on R1 and the telly.
6 Music is my radio station of choice. And Radio 4 of course. I've been too old for R1 since I was about 17... grin

HesterShaw Wed 26-Mar-14 15:48:29

I love Cerys. She is my total girlcrush. If I'd ever had a daughter, she would have been called Cerys.

dammitsue Wed 26-Mar-14 15:52:59

But she does that horrible gasping thing!? How can anyone bear to listen to her bleating on untill her voice is a guttering wheeze..then Whooooosh! Great big gasp.

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