BBC London has always had an identity crisis since it launched. There was the LDN nonsense as part of the tri-media catastrophe,
It was a catastrophe? It's now how every newsroom works nowadays so it can't have been that bad.
With the pisspoor local radio station having as many rebrands over the last 49 years, it gives the impression the BBC at local level in London are clueless.
I make it 5 names in 49 years, two of them the same. Not that many when you compare it with LBC.... I make it 9 just on FM
The originally planned name of course was 'London Live', tying in with the short-lived name forthe radio station from 2000-01.
Wasn't there even a version of the generic regional titles with the flying maps produced for London Live that, obviously, was never used? I recall it popping up on here at one point.
Yes, it was produced at the same time as the other regional news titles in 2000, but then by the time the relaunch happened the name was changed and the superior BBC London titles were created instead.
Semi-interesting fact - the person who was in head of BBC London when London Live launched; Jane Mote, was also launch director of the channel called London Live
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