WikiWirral 16yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,027,123
Topics75,510
Members13,442
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs5
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
30 registered members (8 invisible), 1,210 guests, and208 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Masks and gloves
by cools. 7th Jul 2020 9:35am
White House UK
by casper. 3rd Jul 2020 9:37am
Portable bogs blown over
by mikeeb. 30th Jun 2020 1:02pm
To Denmark
by diggingdeeper. 21st Jun 2020 2:47pm
New Wirral History
The new 4 bridges.
by mikeeb. 7th Jul 2020 4:10pm
Ron Gittins Stories ?
by DaDoRon. 2nd Jul 2020 9:59pm
Outdoor swimming pools
by mikeeb. 30th Jun 2020 4:26pm
1888-1913 map overlay
by mikeeb. 19th Jun 2020 2:04pm
Satellite images 1971-73
by mikeeb. 11th Jun 2020 5:45pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Complaint
by BultacoAstro. 13th Jul 2020 9:02am
Nintendo Switch Console plus accessories/games
by MisterSmiff. 12th Jul 2020 4:20pm
Team Xecuter Dual Nand Xbox 360 for sale PLUS
by TudorBlue. 12th Jul 2020 12:53am
Brexit Transition
by granny. 11th Jul 2020 11:39pm
Ipad Mini 5th Gen
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 1:58pm
Computer Desk
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 9:37am
5 Dapol Plastic Locomotive OO Gauge Kits
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 9:37am
HP Envy 13" laptop I5-7200U 8gb MX150 240gb ssd
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 9:37am
Writing Desk/Bureau
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 9:36am
July
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 ?
walking group
by lincle. 18th Jun 2020 7:59pm
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: 4,032
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline OP
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline OP
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,032
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: 2,830
Wirral
C
cools Offline
Forum Master
cools  Offline
Forum Master
C
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,830
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: 254
Wirral
Littlebear Offline
Addict
Littlebear  Offline
Addict
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 254
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: 8,963
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty

Wiki Guardian
Dilly  Online Shifty

Wiki Guardian
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,963
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: 8,963
wallasey
Dilly Online shifty

Wiki Guardian
Dilly  Online Shifty

Wiki Guardian
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,963
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: 6,647
wirral
M
missmahjong Online content
Wiki Guide
missmahjong  Online Content
Wiki Guide
M
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,647
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: 254
Wirral
Littlebear Offline
Addict
Littlebear  Offline
Addict
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 254
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: 1,721
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,721
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: 254
Wirral
Littlebear Offline
Addict
Littlebear  Offline
Addict
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 254
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: 1,721
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,721
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: 1,721
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,721
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: 2,830
Wirral
C
cools Offline
Forum Master
cools  Offline
Forum Master
C
Joined: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,830
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
Eastham Train Station
by BultacoAstro. 11th Jul 2020 8:26am
Wirral rocks
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Jul 2020 6:35pm
What is sitting on roof
by BultacoAstro. 9th Jul 2020 11:03am
The new 4 bridges.
by mikeeb. 7th Jul 2020 4:10pm
Incident in the Rods
by mikeeb. 6th Jul 2020 7:30pm
For Sale & Free
Ipad Mini 5th Gen
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 1:58pm
Nintendo Switch Console plus accessories/games
by Catsick. 11th Jul 2020 8:38am
VHS TAPES FREE
by Reno37. 28th Jun 2020 2:48pm
Small woodcutting bandsaw
by gerrymoore. 26th Jun 2020 5:44pm
samsung s10e
by stumpyduck. 22nd Jun 2020 12:10pm
Member Spotlight
Dilly
Dilly
wallasey
Posts: 8,963
Joined: July 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
DW1980, Mazzy01, StephenMurray, Rosehearty, CCorish
13442 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
lasherlal (46)
New Wirral Info
Wirral rocks
by GaryFromWirral. 9th Jul 2020 6:35pm
hairdressers
by lincle. 5th Jul 2020 8:52am
Buying a PUB
by BultacoAstro. 3rd Jul 2020 11:24am
Complaint
by BultacoAstro. 25th Jun 2020 11:02am
Telephone cable repair
by vampy1977. 15th Jun 2020 11:14am
News : New Topics
Eastham Train Station
by BultacoAstro. 11th Jul 2020 8:26am
Incident in the Rods
by mikeeb. 6th Jul 2020 7:30pm
Possible delays to bin collections
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 1:55pm
New Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool
by mikeeb. 29th Jun 2020 12:19pm
Armed forces day
by cools. 27th Jun 2020 10:26am
New Enthusiast Forums
What is sitting on roof
by BultacoAstro. 9th Jul 2020 11:03am
SAE 140
by Pete_M. 27th Jun 2020 10:36pm
Let Lucy Go !
by granny. 20th Jun 2020 6:02pm
Willaston
by Erainn. 19th Jun 2020 3:48pm
Staffie missing
by lincle. 19th Jun 2020 11:13am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Mon 5:01am
Sunset Mon 9:35pm
Local Time Mon 9:35am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1