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New BBC Local Radio jingles

Launched on Radio Leicester

DM
DeMarkay London London
Well, as it’s been produced by Reelworld who have created the sound of Heart for almost six years, I can almost hear a little bit of Global being rubbed off into the new package, which I think sounds good.
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
UTV is a good shout, reminds me of the Pulse 1 package. And the smart speaker reference in the TOTH is pure Global.
Write that down in your copybook now.
Spencer and DeMarkay gave kudos
DM
DeMarkay London London
UTV is a good shout, reminds me of the Pulse 1 package. And the smart speaker reference in the TOTH is pure Global.


Global
“On your radio, on Global Player, and... ‘Play (name of station) ’. This, is [Insert Station Name]... NEWS”

BBC Radio Leicester:
“On the BBC Sounds App, on your Smart Speaker, ‘Play BBC Radio Leicester’, and on your radio. The sound of Leicester is... BBC Radio Leicester”
Last edited by DeMarkay on 7 January 2020 1:08pm
SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
UTV is a good shout, reminds me of the Pulse 1 package. And the smart speaker reference in the TOTH is pure Global.


Yes - I can hear the similarity to Pulse 1's jingles. The melody is also quite close to that of Yorkshire Coast Radio.
MA
madmusician Central (West) Midlands Today
BBC Hereford and Worcester are the one station that are still on the old Mcasso package.


Not bloody surprised, they're right out in the sticks

If you think Worcester is in 'the sticks' you've never been to Carlisle or Truro!


I wonder why they never adopted it, reluctance to change or they just didn't like it? How does it work with licensing? The previous two packages came from the same company so having one straggler presumably didn't matter. Now they're moving to someone else does there have to be a quick transition as the Mcasso licenses are expiring?

Yes, ahem, I probably shouldn't post after I've had a drink...! As somebody who has lived in Worcester for 18 months now, I still often miss the bright lights of London, hence occasional outbursts such as the above!

(And I have visited both Carlisle and Truro - they are far more metropolitan cities than Worcester, with far more forward-thinking people working in the local media, I daresay!)
PA
Parker
JAS84 posted:
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
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
CO
commseng London London
Radio Homicide would be murder to listen to.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
JAS84 posted:
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.


Was it though? I'd assumed the BBC picked the name with nothing more than the same logic of Merseyside and Solent?

Perhaps the county was named after the radio station 😁

A friend of mine overhead a conversation between two teenagers in Sheffield who were looking a poster that mentioned The Bishop of Hallam: 'blimey, I didn't know the radio station had anyone religious working there!'
PA
Parker
JAS84 posted:
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.


Was it though? I'd assumed the BBC picked the name with nothing more than the same logic of Merseyside and Solent?

Perhaps the county was named after the radio station 😁

A friend of mine overhead a conversation between two teenagers in Sheffield who were looking a poster that mentioned The Bishop of Hallam: 'blimey, I didn't know the radio station had anyone religious working there!'

Not when you do the research, it was created to help save the then Labour government.
..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
AN
Anglialad Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Radio Homicide would be murder to listen to.

Laughing
commseng - "Radio Homicide would be murder to listen to".
WM
WMD Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Here’s the briefing document relating to the commissioning of the new BBC Local Radio audio imaging: https://downloads.bbc.co.uk/radio/commissioning/LocalRadioImaging-2019.pdf
JB
JexedBack South East Today
Quote:


You might be thinking of Radio York which did actually rebrand briefly as BBC North Yorkshire. The story goes that they did this without consulting anyone at a higher level in the BBC. Apparently the head of regions was driving in the area and wasn't best pleased when he tuned in to discover that the station name had been changed without his knowledge.


The whole station wasn’t rebranded, they launched a split breakfast show, with Radio York Breakfast covering mainly urban ‘Greater’ York and BBC North Yorkshire the more rural part of their big county patch.

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