Does anybody know why the Oxford region counts as South Today? It looks closer to Points West or Midlands Today! When you see the weather map on South Today you can’t help but wonder why Oxford is on there as it is so high up.
Well, now, the Oxford transmitter has changed regions for both the BBC and ITV more times than any other.
Started off in the 60s, serving just the city on VHF with BBC 1 Midlands, then in the UHF colour era BBC London and SE, but ATV/Central for ITV. Then from 1988 Central South. The BBC split their London and SE region up in 2000, and a sub opt from BBC South was formed. Meanwhile with ITV's mergers etc, it's ended up in the Meridian Thames Valley sub region.
Take your pick as to where it really belongs