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LO
Londoner Recently warned London London
Gough Square was LBC’s home from launch in 1973 till the late 80s
623058 posted:
boogy men new stuff is coming to get us
TVMan and London Lite gave kudos
RA
radiolistener
They've gone to a lot of effort with this Westminster setup
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It's a far cry from the days of Pete Murray, Douglas Cameron and the 'Fix It Phone in'


Funnily enough it was a much better station then, away from its ridiculously tight restrictive format for it's presenters.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
They've gone to a lot of effort with this Westminster setup
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It's a far cry from the days of Pete Murray, Douglas Cameron and the 'Fix It Phone in'


Funnily enough it was a much better station then, away from its ridiculously tight restrictive format for it's presenters.


Who was the expert in the 80s, who did the Saturday morning Car Mechanics phone in ?

And who remembers Steve Jones ( not the Steve Jones who does C4 F1) on the weekend breakfast show ?

And Jeremy Beadle's Sunday night show ?
LO
Londoner Recently warned London London
Gerard Sauer?

Steve Jones's weekend breakfast was great - just the right mix of serious and light-hearted.
623058 posted:
boogy men new stuff is coming to get us
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Gerard Sauer?

That was him ! Thumbs up

Edit: Here he is on Top Gear (in that show's previous <cough> format

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19P9zzxI878


Steve Jones's weekend breakfast was great - just the right mix of serious and light-hearted.


Yep, couldn't agree more
Last edited by Markymark on 8 September 2020 2:45pm
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Confirmed as being in Millbank Tower




As presumably, the nominated disaster recovery/back-up studio for LBC, should 30LSq be incapacitated for any period of time for whatever reason.
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WH
what West Country (East) Points West
Where would their backup have been before? I know the other Global brands’ backups would have been at one of the regional studios, but LBC is obviously national from London.
NL
Ne1L C Recently warned Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Hmm good question
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Hmm good question


Based on, and continuing how radio stations got through lock-down, I'd be considering a virtualised de-centralised solution for disaster recovery, rather than decamping everybody to an alternative building?
OV
Orry Verducci Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
Bristol is the DR backup for Leicester Square.

It's still fully equipped to run the radio networks as it was from the GWR/early GCap days when it was the network hub. It has a lot of studios and office space, formally full of life, now sitting empty solely for this purpose.

As well as serving as a backup network hub via the local sites, it also has the capability to dial in to the transmitters and take over their output if needed, which would be required for the London stations if Leicester Square is evacuated.
IS
Inspector Sands
In the Chrysalis days I seem to remember that LBC's DR studio was at TalkSport and vice versa. Certainly one morning both breakfast shows were coming from adjacent studios due to lack of power in one
SP
Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Certainly happened in 2008 due to a fire at TalkSport

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2008/10/fire-leaves-talksport-off-air/
Write that down in your copybook now.

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