WikiWirral Share a Little Learn a Lot about your Wirral
Forum Statistics
Posts1,020,349
Topics75,173
Members13,105
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs7
Most Online13,060
Sep 14th, 2019
Who's Online Now
32 registered members (6 invisible), 1,335 guests, and251 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
World's Best Council Estate
by diggingdeeper. 28th Sep 2019 1:56pm
Funny Pics and Posts
by neddy. 2nd Feb 2013 4:21pm
Keep one, Lose one
by . 26th Apr 2006 9:28pm
ADD/TAKE AWAY game
by . 19th May 2004 9:35pm
New Wirral History
WHERE IS/WAS TONER ROAD, LISCARD
by moretonkiwi. 27th Sep 2019 4:25am
some downloadable pdfs from Cheshire Local History
by derekdwc. 26th Sep 2019 12:44pm
Where is/was this Station Hotel
by derekdwc. 13th Mar 2019 11:44am
Long-forgotten brook.
by Excoriator. 17th Sep 2017 7:37pm
St Werburgh's, Birkenhead
by Roslynmuse. 13th Aug 2014 7:19pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
663 Wellington now called "Dukes" Wallasey Road a
by daveybm. 13th Oct 2019 10:08am
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly. 13th Oct 2019 12:19am
Defend Democracy Protests
by granny. 12th Oct 2019 11:40pm
Lost river (Well, brook really)
by Excoriator. 12th Oct 2019 11:08pm
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 11th Oct 2019 3:59am
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smart Watch
by Catsick. 10th Oct 2019 6:48pm
Wanted consumer unit fuse box for a shed
by spider. 10th Oct 2019 4:45pm
For sale R/c Big Spitfire plane
by spider. 10th Oct 2019 4:43pm
Bidston Hill Underground Tunnels Part 2
by DHutch. 10th Oct 2019 12:21pm
October
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Question Time in Wallasey
by granny. 29th Sep 2019 9:51pm
Wirral Heritage Week
by locomotive. 14th Sep 2019 9:23pm
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Billy Butler Axed ? #1063471
24th Dec 2018 9:48pm
24th Dec 2018 9:48pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,965
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline OP
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline OP
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,965
Heswallish
Radio Merseysides Billy Butler not had his contract renewed and hes not too happy about it.His last show Friday 28th Dec. Have noticed over the last couple of years a slight decline in him (he is 77) but he was IMO still good enough for Radio . Certainly better than one of the guys they have on there in the daytime. . Was on his show quite a few years ago when he was interviewing me about 911 as I had something to do with 911forum.org.uk and the intended speaker couldnt make it from Bristol. He was doing a series on conspiracy theories..
One voice I will miss from the radio

Last edited by fish5133; 24th Dec 2018 9:49pm.
Google Ads
Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063472
24th Dec 2018 10:31pm
24th Dec 2018 10:31pm
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,555
Wirral
C
cools Offline
Forum Master
cools  Offline
Forum Master
C
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,555
Wirral
I think it's disgusting , after 47 years of really good service and entertainment he's effectively sacked!! He hasn't been on that much a couple if days for a couple of hours but I'd much rather listen to him than some if the waffle the younger ones give out. Think they should have left it for him to decide when enough is enough ,. most prob some new young boss come onto the scene wanting to make sweeping changes. He's a legend is Billy ,must be hard for him this..

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063485
25th Dec 2018 11:34am
25th Dec 2018 11:34am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 246
Wirral
Littlebear Offline
Addict
Littlebear  Offline
Addict
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 246
Wirral
Jenny Summers, then Paul Salt, followed by Sport (football) talk - ugh.
Crap.

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063487
25th Dec 2018 12:23pm
25th Dec 2018 12:23pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,855
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty

Wiki Veteran
Dilly  Online Shifty

Wiki Veteran
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,855
wallasey
Sorry but if you kept all us old farts in work there would be no room for new talent. Enjoy you retirement Mr Butler !

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063488
25th Dec 2018 12:25pm
25th Dec 2018 12:25pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,855
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty

Wiki Veteran
Dilly  Online Shifty

Wiki Veteran
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,855
wallasey
There's an old saying

he's a good act, but been on too long smile

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063500
25th Dec 2018 1:37pm
25th Dec 2018 1:37pm
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,639
wirral
M
missmahjong Offline
Wiki Guide
missmahjong  Offline
Wiki Guide
M
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,639
wirral
I would say they have let him go more than sacked ,, he is 77 years old...... time to retire...As dilly says new talent out there .

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063502
25th Dec 2018 5:40pm
25th Dec 2018 5:40pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 246
Wirral
Littlebear Offline
Addict
Littlebear  Offline
Addict
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 246
Wirral
Some of the things he does are ancient, especially segments like the do you remember the ... and various other things, but he’s still entertaining.

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: Littlebear] #1063504
25th Dec 2018 10:37pm
25th Dec 2018 10:37pm
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 38
Wirral
M
Mr1470 Offline
Newbeee
Mr1470  Offline
Newbeee
M
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 38
Wirral
Originally Posted by Littlebear
Some of the things he does are ancient, especially segments like the do you remember the ... and various other things, but he’s still entertaining.


To be fair, can see why the The Wiki Regulars are up in arms, based on your description.|:)

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063509
26th Dec 2018 11:49am
26th Dec 2018 11:49am
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,666
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,666
wirral
It's hardly a very challenging job is it! There must be thousands who are as good or better than him.

I hardly ever listen to local radio and prefer Radio 4 with the odd Radio 3 programme.

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063520
26th Dec 2018 5:58pm
26th Dec 2018 5:58pm
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 246
Wirral
Littlebear Offline
Addict
Littlebear  Offline
Addict
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 246
Wirral
You should apply!

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063531
27th Dec 2018 9:47am
27th Dec 2018 9:47am
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,666
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,666
wirral
Quote
You should apply!


Why? Only a fool would want such a pointless and boring job.

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063533
27th Dec 2018 10:13am
27th Dec 2018 10:13am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,621
Wirral
V
venice Offline

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,621
Wirral
No doubt it could be a door opening job if someone wanted it to be . Not everyone would see it as a boring job either . If you're not the academic type , you like music, having a laugh and meeting people , and get paid well, you might see it as the perfect job.

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063557
27th Dec 2018 10:58pm
27th Dec 2018 10:58pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,666
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,666
wirral
I take your point. It might well suit some people, but Littlebears' s assumption that I am automatically one of them is mistaken.

Re: Billy Butler Axed ? [Re: fish5133] #1063589
28th Dec 2018 8:48pm
28th Dec 2018 8:48pm
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,555
Wirral
C
cools Offline
Forum Master
cools  Offline
Forum Master
C
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,555
Wirral
Billy hinted today that he would like to do two hours maybe on a Sunday rerunning the old Hold your Plums shows, if another station took him up on it.
I think that's a great idea , they were hilarious. We could do with a good laugh amongst all the doom and gloom. I'd definitely be a listener and hope someone does it. Think it would be very popular with a great many people, obviously not all ....


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Extinction Rebellion
by granny. 7th Oct 2019 6:06pm
Question Time in Wallasey
by derekdwc. 29th Sep 2019 12:12pm
WHERE IS/WAS TONER ROAD, LISCARD
by moretonkiwi. 27th Sep 2019 4:25am
some downloadable pdfs from Cheshire Local History
by derekdwc. 26th Sep 2019 12:44pm
New Brighton Adventure Land
by cools. 25th Sep 2019 10:34pm
For Sale & Free
Computer Desk
by Catsick. 9th Oct 2019 11:49am
Computer Desk
by Catsick. 5th Oct 2019 9:35am
Laser Printer (USB / network)
by Gibbo. 3rd Oct 2019 11:11am
sewing machine
by lincle. 3rd Oct 2019 8:31am
Trampoline
by lincle. 1st Oct 2019 6:19pm
Member Spotlight
BandyCoot
BandyCoot
Birkenhead
Posts: 5,437
Joined: December 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
jpacker, Fazza, Mrs_Woods, S1mm0, spaceylala
13105 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Question Time in Wallasey
by derekdwc. 29th Sep 2019 12:12pm
Darley Dene, Breck Road, Wallasey
by NickWirral. 15th Sep 2019 7:01pm
Wirral Heritage Week
by locomotive. 14th Sep 2019 9:23pm
New Ferry, opinions?
by Natalie1989. 6th Sep 2019 9:56am
Recent road repairs
by Littlebear. 26th Aug 2019 11:21am
News : New Topics
Extinction Rebellion
by granny. 7th Oct 2019 6:06pm
New Brighton Adventure Land
by cools. 25th Sep 2019 10:34pm
New art ... by Dotmaster @ NewBrighton
by GaryFromWirral. 21st Sep 2019 3:20pm
Police, Rock ferry.
by diggingdeeper. 19th Sep 2019 8:52pm
Stanley School Sackings
by diggingdeeper. 18th Sep 2019 1:54am
New Enthusiast Forums
When Logins Become Redundant
by diggingdeeper. 24th Sep 2019 8:10am
Spark plugs
by Pete_M. 16th Sep 2019 8:14am
Kia Ceed Clutch
by TudorBlue. 14th Sep 2019 8:24pm
Downton Abbey Film
by cools. 13th Sep 2019 3:30pm
Hedgehog Street
by granny. 6th Sep 2019 10:39pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 7:37am
Sunset Mon 6:18pm
Local Time Mon 2:49am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1