New Years resolutions for me were, lose weight, read more books, spend more time with the family and watch more films.
So I was straight back at the Happy Gym this week trying to work off the excesses of Christmas and our holiday. On the book front I read one on holiday which is my normal quota but aiming to read more. Autobiographies are my favourite although this one was about the 20 years of Talksport. When I’m not listening to Radio One Mallorca then Talksport is my go to for sports talk and coverage. It’s now for me taken over from 5Live as the premier sports radio channel. They’ve taken a lot of sports events from what you might call the establishment in the BBC but I’m all for it. Football, Cricket, Rugby have all been featured and I think they do a great job. 5Live have also been criticised lately after Mark Pougatch, Jonathon Overend and Cornelius Lysaght were removed from their duties. It’s the beebs way of trying to appeal to the under 35’s. In the World of Music they have Radio 1,2,3 and 4 so all ages are catered for. But in sport there’s mainly only one and it’s 5Live. It’s smacks of ageism to me but in a media where you can only hear what they’re saying surely their expertise and not what they look like matters more. Particularly Mark Pougatch, I can’t think of a better person than him to present Saturday afternoonsport followed by sports report. It’s funny how they’ve never changed that introductory music on Sports Report, it’s been going since 1948 and yet the guys that are totally suited to what they do are kicked out. Now the spend more time with family is actually linked into radio for me. Just before Christmas we sold the Radio Station. The last few years have been quite a ride with a lot to be proud of and we would all like to thank you whether you are a listener, advertiser or supporter of our charity events, its your help that has got us to where we are today – the islands number one English speaking music station. Our audiences continue to grow across our platforms – 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online at on mobile through our free App for iPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers and we have lots of exciting plans for 2020.
To help us continue to grow and provide some of the very best music, news and entertainment, we decided to bring in some new faces and fresh ideas to the station.  We are absolutely delighted to announce that the station was acquired in December 2019 by Tony Stanton and his business partner Neil Utley, who are both very experienced in media, music and broadcasting. This is brilliant news for the future of the station and we know that with their input of ideas, resources and contacts, the station will continue to thrive as the number one choice for English speakers on our amazing island and around the World. All of the team you know and love will still be with the station, providing the same great music, news, interviews, competitions and events.
Thank you for all of your support so far, and here’s to an awesome 2020 and bright future!
Whilst I will still be presenting the Breakfast show and my work at Pirates carries on unabated I’m hoping that this gives me a little more opportunity to enjoy my family life too.
Watching more films was a definite for me. After seeing the new Star Wars movie and finally seeing Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman. I was alerted to the fact that Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winner 1917 was on in Palma. It’s an amazing film and I urge you to go and see it.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers– Blake’s own brother among them.
It’s already had some great reviews.
Associated Press: Sam Mendes, has similarly taken top technology – and the best cinematography – to give us a different, equally compelling look at that cruel war, through the eyes of two ordinary soldiers asked to perform an extraordinary task.
Rolling Stone: In one of the best war films of all time, director Sam Mendes brilliantly delivers a story of two WWI soldiers on a mission that’s a stunning technical accomplishment that unfurls as one single take – and a deeply felt tale of heroism under fire.
Continuing on the film front, Frozen 2 has become the highest-grossing animated film ever after taking £1billion at the box office.
The Disney film, a sequel to the 2013 original, has proved to be a roaring success since its premiere on November 7th.
The figures mean Frozen 2 is the third biggest film of 2019 following two more Disney films: Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame (£2.12billion) and The Lion King (£1.26billion)
Billie Eilish has been confirmed as the artist to provide the theme song for 25thJames Bond movie No Time to Die.
The 18-year-old is the youngest artist to ever provide music for the epic 007 franchise.
The news was revealed on the 007 Twitter page on Tuesday and it was told that Billie worked on the music with her brother Finneas O’Connell.
The tweet read: “The #NoTimeToDie title song will be performed by @billieeilish . Billie has written the song with her brother @finneas and is the youngest artist in history to write and record a James Bond theme song.”
The announcement comes after Hans Zimmer has been confirmed as the new composer for the film.
The legendary composer has previously scored iconic films such as The Lion King, Gladiator, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louis, and Dunkirk….AND Going for Gold! One for the teenagers.
With no league games last weekend Real Mallorca made it through to the last 32 of the Copa Del Rey beating Zamora by 1-0. The next round they face a tricky visit to Real Zaragoza who currently lie in 3rd place in La Liga 123. One of the lowest ranked teams left in the competition is UD Ibiza. Founded in 2015, they play in Segunda B Group 1, the same as Atletico Baleares, playing their home matches at Estadi Municipal de Can Misses(I’d change the name)with a capacity of 5,000. They drew the small matter of Barcelona in the next round. An unbelievable opportunity and definitely the biggest game of football to take place in Ibiza ever. It’s a shame only 5,000 will get to see it. Personally I would have switched it back to the Nou Camp if it was possible but I’m told it’s not. Surely that’s more sensible, I know it spoils the romance but an opportunity for the players and fans to go there would for me be a better option.
Real Mallorca play Valencia at home at 12 midday on Sunday which in all honesty is a must win game. Atlético Baleares won last weekend and are joint top of Segunda B Group 1 with Atlético Madrid B. They are away this week in Gran Canaria playing Las Palmas Athletico. Sam Shashoua their former player who was on loan from Tottenham last season has returned to the club on loan from Tenerife where he was transferred to last summer. Hopefully he can help them gain promotion this season.
My two returned to action last weekend with a 7-0 victory for Jacobs team and a 1-1 draw for Judes team. They both playon Saturday afternoon this weekend so a bit of running around for Dad Taxi.
Enjoy your weekend!
Richie presents the Radio One Mallorca Breakfast show Monday to Friday07.30-11.00am on 93.8fm in Mallorca and 102fm in Calvià, online on mobile through their free App for IPhone & Android, The Tunein Radio App, iTunes, the Spanish TDT TV service and all smart speakers. If you can’t hear him on the radio then you’ll find him working at Pirates Adventure the islands number one night out and every now and again he may make an understudy appearance!
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One thought on “Resolutions

  1. Change is the only constant. I hope R1M continues as it is but in keeping with the needs of the community it serves both domestic and as a draw to the island (and it really can be that). The future is as bright as everyone wants it to be.

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