fish heads wrote:With all due respect to Dave, he's been off the radio for over half a decade and I don't think the reason he's been missing is that he's been waiting for a mega bucks offer. It's highly likely he'll be the lowest paid out of the three presenters.
I'd be very surprised by that. Gethin will be definitely on less than Dave, Gemma maybe different as she has raised her profile with SCD and was the only one to be brought over from the old show. But still Dave would have to have a reasonable wad of cash to get out of bed for 6 every morning, in Manchester, and have to endure chart music and two enthusiastic kids.
Not sure why exactly anyone would come to the conclusion Dave is some kind of A-list figure who would demand vast sums of money to appear on the radio. He is recognisable to people who used to listen to Chris Moyles, and that's about it. Those same die hard people who loved listening to Chris Moyles, will now be listening to Chris Moyles, so him alone isn't a star draw - otherwise it would be called the Comedy Dave Breakfast Show, rather than Dave being third billed in pretty much all the promo material - he's blink and you'll miss him in the video ads running in Manchester City Center at the moment.
Gethin is more recognisable (not saying A-list) as he's been on tv doing bits and bats for nearly 15 years. Dave has done nothing in the public eye for 6 years. The young mum market The Hits is going for is more likely to give the show a go as it's that nice bloke who fills in on the Strictly Spin Off or reports on The One Show/This Morning/Whatever. That's how a lot of commercial radio works, regardless of how talented/experienced these celebs are or aren't in doing radio
Don't get me wrong, Dave is a good get for Hits especially when attempting to retaining an audience, but I don't think radio stations have been bashing his door down since he left Radio 1. I'm sure he wants a good wad of cash to get up in Manchester every morning, but then I'm sure the other two presenters do as well...! (Gethin is not from Manchester either as far as I'm aware).