I listen to this station a bit in the car as it's better than the other commercial local radio stations (slip trip fall adverts etc).
I found it was good in the 80s when it was on in my parents house, but found it hasn't changed at all in 30 years.
Billy Butler is OK but so unbelievably out of date. He has a stream of dull and unadventurous cabaret and cover bands on, such as Mona Lisa Twins and others. How is listening to another cabaret singer covering popular music from the 70s good radio? I could go into any working class Pub
on a weeknight and hear the same rubbish?
I think he has a great radio persona but the show is a mess and was only relevant in 1970s. We have Magic or Radio City 2, so why is radio merseyside dedicated to playing only the most well known music from the 50's to the 70's?
Billy Marr is awful - how many 90 year olds are up listening to his 12 o'clock show I wonder? He plays his own banjo based songs. Ugh. How is he still broadcasting on the most listened to local radio station in th UK?
Linda McDermott is pretty good on her own, but her clutch of permanent ancient co-hosts are unbearable. I know it's local radio and is supposed to promote Liverpool, but I don't want to constantly hear on how Liverpool are leaders in every aspect of everything in the world - it's not, and the Beatles split up in the 70s. It's embarrassing.
I like Roger Philips but the people who phone in are clueless and their arguments are unresearched and wrong, and renders the program pointless.
I think Tony Snell in the morning is really good though, he's one of the best presenters I've heard.
Who controls radio Merseyside? It feels ungoverned and a waste as it could be so much better.