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Rinse FM

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by DJWrongspeed, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Oh Craptain My Craptain

    now don't turn into kiss
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  2. i can only think that the boss, who comes across very psoh (not sure of his real background), knew jsut what to say, and what boxes to tick.
    or choice...

    ...based on history it seems impossible to stem the tide of changes - advertisers come in, put pressure on shows and djs, money goes to peoples heads, the worst case that the 'brand' gets sold on to some 'communications' cartel. Again, I dont know the boss personally, so cant comment too much, but he's business minded for sure...

    When the campaign was on to get listeners to sign the petition lots of listeners refused saying they liked the station as it was. What is to be gained by the licence? They get ads, and i guess djs get paid - thats good. But i have little faith that RInse will be as good as it was - i Really Hope to be proven Wrong.

    Anyhow, here's wishing Rinse all the best
  3. are these different from the license that say choice or kiss has? or maybe choice has a community one and kiss a different type?
  4. i do like chef though... still listen in... but they really need to get a stereo signal
  5. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros


    Very different. They have to serve their community. These are the kind of question Ofcom will ask each year >

    Sarah 'Soulja' Lockhart seems to be the licensee from Ammunition so big her up. Dubstep wouldn't have kicked through without the commitment of people like her.

    Costs can be kept down because they don't have to pay the same rates for PRS and licenses as commercial stations. Realistically they ought to be able to run it on costs of 100K a year.

    I imagine they just want to keep to their formula without all the hassles of illegal broadcasting.
  6. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah! Ty Holden, Huckleberry Finn, Luke Solomon :cool:

    Not sure if you saw this OU, but pinkychukkles posted up links to some Girls FM sets a little while ago :)
  7. sounds all good. i think sarah was involved in Dubplate Drama too - not that dubstep wouldnt be on the map without DD - just saying
  8. Is Rinse off air at the mo? Could someone with a radio check... website is effectively blank, and the stream is down - maybe it the going legit process means no pirating for a bit?
  9. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

    I was wondering this myself - tried tuning in to 100.4FM this afternoon and nowt there but crackling and hissing. Just checked the stream and that's down to.
    but on their twitter they are still plugging their schedule
  10. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Skratcha Breakfast show is on this morning (although I've been surprised they've been broadcasting still on FM whilst applying for the license, thought Ofcom would have issues about that? :hmm:)
  11. From what i hear there will be a new freq announced within a month, with a promise that ads will be between sets (as now), and no news weather etc. essentially unchanged just on a new frequency. Ive missed it since its been off air post license win...
  12. tarannau

    tarannau Mongolian eyed

    Ah, sweet memories indeed. Colin Dale's still around and a bit of a regular at mate's birthdays - he's played some fantastic retro and acid sets for the Batch boys fairly recently for example. You should come out.

    Genuinely lovely guy too

    Anyway, quite like Rinse. Too much funky (ie non-funky) stuff on there to my tastes, but it's better than most. Sadly agree about Kool - the rarity of getting a good signal or set is just a bit too much
  13. colin dale, catering for all birthdays, weddings and barmitzvahs :D
  14. pk

    pk RIP Sam

    89 was the year they all popped up, IIRC!
  15. pk

    pk RIP Sam

    Colin Dale's just announced he's returning to FM and internet radio with his Abstract Dance show, which included the Outer Limits section.

    Which is the best news for anyone who remembers the original shows!
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  16. pk

    pk RIP Sam

    And my favourite pirate from late eighties early 90's was "Jock's Café".

    To add authenticity to the café element, they'd play sounds of dishes being washed up and plates being stacked in the background whenever the DJ was speaking.

    It was so crap it was genius, and they played decent tunes.
  17. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    A year on from broadcasting legally, what's everyone thinking of Rinse then?

    Listened to it pretty heavily when it first came back on 106.8, then drifted a bit as it always seemed to be playing funky, but recently been locked again full-on. Always sounding pretty good though. They don't seem to have compromised much since they were pirate.


    Stumbled upon this blog with some nice pics from pirate-day Rinse on there (also follow the link on the page to the photographers own website) - http://www.getlowblog.com/2011/03/rinse-fm-circa-2006-by-georgina-cook.html
  18. I'm dead impressed - first case ever of a pirate going legal and not selling out in a flash - you would never know it was a legal station. Ad break every two hours, and then its mainly for Rinse dances. Most pirates have more ads than that. Even if you're not into all the music you have to give them 10 out of 10 for that. I have faith that no one is going to let it become a cash cow, or sell it to Emap or any of those radio butchers

    Slightly mixed up the DJ roster to broaden out the selection without diluting the overall sound. Id prefer it go a little bit wider still, but its not up to me!

    Biggest grumble is the 64kbps net stream - I know lots of RInse listeners are probably listening on phones or whatnot, but a high quality stream would be great.
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  19. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they've managed to retain their pirate sound but with better technicals! :D Fallen foul a few times from swear words being broadcast in the daytime but what ya supposed to do when you're a grime/urban station?!

    Agree that they've manage to broaden the music policy whilst still keeping it balanced and true to Rinse as a pirate. Good to hear Uncle Dugs on there :cool:

    Didn't realise until staying with my parents the last few months and listening to the stream instead of FM that it was only 64k - expected 128 tbh although at least the downloads are.
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    Looks like they were one of those stations you had to pay to play on (subs note)

    I thought the podcasted shows are 64 too Steph...unless someone has ripped themselves. Have to double check that.

    I dont know how that pans out to what's broadcast on FM. I was once in touch with someone called Spice at Kool about 3 years back, talking about the sound quality at that time (it was pretty poor for a spell) and IIRC he said they broadcast in mono at 128kbps so there was no point having a better quality net stream
  21. porno thieving gypsy

    porno thieving gypsy Bustin' out

    I love rinse, my first love was touchdown back in the 90's but Rinse reignighted my intrest. standout shows for me are uncle duggs on a Friday afternoon and Heatwave on Sunday nights.
  22. *ive diligently downloaded all the Uncle Dugs shows from the Rinse site - just checked and they're a combo of 96 and 128kbps ;)

    With you on those PTG - other top shows are Anti-Social dubstep 5pm Saturdays, followed by MA1 at 7 - great swinging party tunes (heard someone describe similar tunes as Gully House the other day - first new genre name of 2012?), the one DnB show on Wednesdays rotating D-Bridge, Flight, SHy FX, Shogun Audio and also Alexander Nuts future hiphop type show on a Saturday lunch time.
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  23. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Aaah ok. They were certainly 64 for yonks, but the recent ones I downloaded were all 128.
  24. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Yeah dBridge and Flight are great - never ever understood why 1-Xtra axed her show. Only just recently listened to Alexander Nut for the first time and thats top notch.

    The show on right now is pretty wicked btw.
  25. Just checked the timetable and it looks like Distance has left the building :( I liked his shows when I caught them.

    The Rinse FM choirboy jingle wins top radio jingle too!
  26. DId you hear that little breakbeat garage tune 3 mins back Steph?
  27. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I did!
  28. Loved that - more of that please :)

    ETA: In an old post on this thread i mentioned some kind of posh boss of Rinse - that wasnt a reference to Geeneus! I saw someone else representing Rinse in the media once, and could've sworn they were a behind the scenes boss.
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  29. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Yeah... my fave Rinse show bitd - must have some recordings somewhere I'll have to take a look when I get back to London.
  30. nogojones

    nogojones Well-Known Member

    He Loves me?

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