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BBC 'The Record Collectors' Mike Adams & Chris Savory

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Hello everyone, I hope it's ok to post this here, but I did a google search on 'Chris Savory' 'Mike Adams' and it brought me here.  I'm not a Soul music fan per-say, but I was an listener to the Record Collectors programme on BBC Radio Shropshire from around 1991 onwards.  I saw the RIP Chris Savory thread here from many years ago, I read through it and was touched by the tributes to him.  He was obviously held in very high regard by the Soul lovers community - its only when people like Chris leave us that we REALLY appreciate their contributions and their lasting impact and influence on the rest of us.  I was lucky enough to be a guest on the programme back in the day, so it was real privilege to meet Mike and Chris. 

Cutting the chase.  In this lock-down period I have been listening again to the recordings I made of some of The Record Collectors radio programmes on BBC Radio Shropshire - and they are such a joy to hear again after all these years so I thought I'd share them online.  They have inspired me to create a webpage in tribute to the "Gruesome Twosome" via http://www.blocksdvds.com/, and also a facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1252561531802224/ where people can join and post their memories of the programme and hopefully an area where recordings of the show can be posted 🙂

Hopefully, this place is a good start - so little, if anything, is online about The Record Collectors show, so this is my small effort to keep those memories alive.

Cheers

Block

https://www.facebook.com/groups/therecordcollectors

 

 

 

 

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Why's it a private group though?

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I tried to set it up as a Public group but unable to.  I troubleshooted the issue and apparently other people are having the same issue.  I'll carry on and see what I can do to change that setting but not hopeful.  Any advice would be appreciated. 

 

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48 minutes ago, blockbuster said:

I tried to set it up as a Public group but unable to.  I troubleshooted the issue and apparently other people are having the same issue.  I'll carry on and see what I can do to change that setting but not hopeful.  Any advice would be appreciated. 

 

Not a clue, that seems very odd, I know they've recently changed the privacy rules though? I run a few FB groups and very few people bother with private ones unless they are really particularly interested, so it won't get the traffic a public one would.  

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10 hours ago, blockbuster said:

I tried to set it up as a Public group but unable to.  I troubleshooted the issue and apparently other people are having the same issue.  I'll carry on and see what I can do to change that setting but not hopeful.  Any advice would be appreciated. 

 

 

From Facebook: “Private groups can't be changed to public to protect the privacy of group members.“

If you want the two groups to be public, the only thing to do is start them afresh. As you’ve only just started them, now is the perfect time to do that.

That said, I run a couple of FB groups and deliberately have them set to private to keep out spammers.

A great initative on your part, by the way. Good luck with them. 👍

 

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That must be the change, I seem to remember something about that. 

I guess it depends on your intended audience, mine all look to attract people who may only have a passing interest so making them private wouldn't work. Years ago we got loads of spammers selling sunglasses and bitcoin and all that crap, now it's actually incredibly rare, can't think we've had one for a couple of years. Mind you we set some automatic membership questions and that seems to have done the trick.

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I used to listen to Mike and Chris(record collectors),the only trouble was,in deepest,darkest South Oxfordshire(Wantage),the signal used to Ebb and Flow terribly,so you used to miss a lot of it,but could just about piece it together, and I think that was tuned into BMRB,think it was in the late 80’s,days before online and DAB...:thumbsup:..

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I used to go to Chris Savoury's record fairs when they where in our town, even when on holiday in Rhyl. I never lived close enough to hear the radio show, so I'm interested.

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Thanks for all advice on setting up the Facebook Page as Public.  It is now up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/therecordcollectorsBBC/

Cheers

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12 minutes ago, blockbuster said:

Thanks for all advice on setting up the Facebook Page as Public.  It is now up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/therecordcollectorsBBC/

Cheers

Good luck with it. 👍

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