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Parker38 posts since 16 May 2019
No one ever does well working on local radio Laughing
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..."at the first sign of danger my pussy's hairs stand on end" Betty Slocombe 27/05/1975
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Ne1L C993 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Considering the community radio offering in Sheffield is from the same people who provide the local TV offering I’m not sure that’s true in this case.


The station I have links with is going down a different route.
London Lite10,472 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
To all intensive purposes, the station will be the same. The 'local' breakfast presenters are staying, local ads will still be played out, along with the same mix of pop music and local promotional activities. The only thing will be that four hours a day will come from Sheffield with 20 hours from Manchester. (It's currently 16 from MCR).
Parker38 posts since 16 May 2019
Perhaps there should be a sweepstake: how long before they are all re-branded and become one national station?


A lot of the Viking originals are still around. I think Fewster runs a local station in Beverley which seems to employ most of the Classic Gold staff, Tim Jibson & Les Smith etal. Old Redgrave can be heard as TV continuity announcer for the Look North Levy show, John Harding seems to own a radio station called Great Yorkshire Gold (My auntie loves it) Embarassed
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Steve in Pudsey10,080 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
John Harding seems to own a radio station called Great Yorkshire Gold (My auntie loves it)


That was one of the brands Viking's medium wave oldies station went by for a long time (comparatively, by their standards) networked to Hallam and The Pulse. Notable for the genius idea of picking a name with the same number of syllables as "Radio 1" and getting JAM to reading old R1 jingles.

Hopefully the reincarnation will be more successful than the previous station John Harding ran with an appropriated heritage ILR name. Pennine FM, nee Home FM in Huddersfield which he was MD of under TLRC.

They were selling off a number of stations, Harding bought it and it went into adminstration about a year later, with the emergency CD at the transmitter playing on a loop for about a month until someone else came in to buy what was left of the station.
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Spencer For Hire5,854 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
John Harding seems to own a radio station called Great Yorkshire Gold (My auntie loves it)


That was one of the brands Viking's medium wave oldies station went by for a long time (comparatively, by their standards) networked to Hallam and The Pulse. Notable for the genius idea of picking a name with the same number of syllables as "Radio 1" and getting JAM to reading old R1 jingles.

Hopefully the reincarnation will be more successful than the previous station John Harding ran with an appropriated heritage ILR name. Pennine FM, nee Home FM in Huddersfield which he was MD of under TLRC.

They were selling off a number of stations, Harding bought it and it went into adminstration about a year later, with the emergency CD at the transmitter playing on a loop for about a month until someone else came in to buy what was left of the station.


Harding’s station is actually called Great Yorkshire Radio, rather than Great Yorkshire Gold.

It’s a bit of a strange listen - most of it seems to be pre-recorded with generic links. Even the travel news is pre-recorded, usually simply announcing, “It’s slow where you know,” no matter what’s going on.
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