I'd like to see them fit BBC radio Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset in to a jingle!!!! Reason enough to bring the County of Avon back.
Of course the two stations named after defunct counties kept their names when their counties were disbanded.
To be fair, Radio Humberside launched BEFORE the county existed. Besides, what else would you call a station serving East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire?
The BBC are obsessed with the fact that Radio Bumbleside (or Fireside as I heard it once called), was created before the county. Unfortunately thats a lot of smoke and mirrors to divert attention that the station was created for political reasons.
There is clear evidence of political posturing at the time to create the idea of the ex-county by the government of the time. The county was created to pay for the bridge which Barbara Castle promised in order to get Kevin MacNamara elected to save the then Labour Government.
The BBC cling to this falsehood simply because A,they want to avoid being exposed as being politically vulnerable, B. (and probably most importantly no one gives a stuff in London & C, it has quite good listening figures.
The fact that East Yorkshire was in existence for hundreds of years before and came back into existence in 1976, Hu@@@@side lasting only 21 years seems a unfortunate truth they wish to avoid.
If you've ever heard the thing its Radio Hull with a bit of Grimsby & Scunny thrown in now and again.
No one can say the name properly, its always pronounced out as Hummerside or Homicide
Last edited by Parker on 7 January 2020 6:02pm
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