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Kc12344 posts since 5 Apr 2018
UTV Newsline
I really wish BBC Radio Ulster would give their jingles a refresh. I know they have given some of their shows new jingles but they haven't updated the news jingles in years.
Robert Williams755 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
Absolutely loving the new BBC Solent jingles but hope BBC Devon don't adopt this new package.


I'm sure somebody said earlier in this thread that the new packages will be rolled out to all BBC Local Radio stations by some time in April.

Yes, it says as much in this document: https://downloads.bbc.co.uk/radio/commissioning/LocalRadioImaging-2019.pdf

Quote:
We intend to roll out the package across a 3 month period, we would like a number of our stations to have delivery by December 2019 to launch January 2020 and the remainder to be on air Winter 2020.
Philheybrookbay13 posts since 5 Aug 2019
Westcountry Spotlight
Absolutely loving the new BBC Solent jingles but hope BBC Devon don't adopt this new package. Imagine the uproar it would cause...cue listeners switching off and letters of protest to MP's. Devon folk are a nice bunch, don't get me wrong, but so backward in so many ways...


Errrrrr- think you'll find as home to 2 cities, we're not as backward as youd stereotype us.

However Radio Devon does need a refresh. But listening to Radio Kernow, the current package fits in well. But with the impact coming Pirate FM later this year, I'd guess that's the time Cornwall and Devon will get the refresh
Inspector Sands14,278 posts since 25 Aug 2004
The current package sounds great on most stations, even London.

I think Devon was the first to get the jingle package last time round, it coincided with their big refit. They're probably glad of a new sound, it's not as good for those who have only recently got it
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cityprod2,051 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
Absolutely loving the new BBC Solent jingles but hope BBC Devon don't adopt this new package. Imagine the uproar it would cause...cue listeners switching off and letters of protest to MP's. Devon folk are a nice bunch, don't get me wrong, but so backward in so many ways...


Errrrrr- think you'll find as home to 2 cities, we're not as backward as youd stereotype us.

However Radio Devon does need a refresh. But listening to Radio Kernow, the current package fits in well. But with the impact coming Pirate FM later this year, I'd guess that's the time Cornwall and Devon will get the refresh


Depends which part of Devon you're looking at. Some parts definitely are a bit backward, but others like Plymouth and Exeter are definitely way more metropolitan.

Radio Devon needs some wholesale change if it is to justify its continued existence. It's down to 164,000 reach in a market that's over a million strong, and they really are losing ground badly, especially when compared to their neighbour Radio Cornwall who have a 25% reach in their market compared to just 16%.
Spencer (previously Spencer For Hire) 6,072 posts since 13 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Wasn't "Radio Tees" the heritage ILR brand, latterly TFM, hence why they went for BBC Tees when they rebranded from BBC Radio Cleveland?


That's right. Maybe after 32 years, they think enough time has passed since the original Radio Tees name disappeared that it's now no longer a problem.

Although this is curious... The IPO website shows that the BBC applied to register Radio Tees as a trademark in July 2018, but after someone opposed it, they withdrew their application.
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Robert Williams755 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
Wasn't "Radio Tees" the heritage ILR brand, latterly TFM, hence why they went for BBC Tees when they rebranded from BBC Radio Cleveland?

It's not the first time a BBC radio station has latterly used the same name as a commercial station, albeit in different parts of the country - there was a Three Counties Radio in the Gloucestershire area in the early 90s which became Severn Sound Supergold in 1992. Just one year later, the BBC renamed Radio Bedfordshire as BBC Three Counties Radio.
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London Lite11,155 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Wasn't "Radio Tees" the heritage ILR brand, latterly TFM, hence why they went for BBC Tees when they rebranded from BBC Radio Cleveland?

It's not the first time a BBC radio station has latterly used the same name as a commercial station, albeit in different parts of the country - there was a Three Counties Radio in the Gloucestershire area in the early 90s which became Severn Sound Supergold in 1992. Just one year later, the BBC renamed Radio Bedfordshire as BBC Three Counties Radio.


Wasn't there another silly temporary brand called Radio Bedfordshire with Herts and Bucks pre the 3CR relaunch?
Robert Williams755 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
Wasn't "Radio Tees" the heritage ILR brand, latterly TFM, hence why they went for BBC Tees when they rebranded from BBC Radio Cleveland?

It's not the first time a BBC radio station has latterly used the same name as a commercial station, albeit in different parts of the country - there was a Three Counties Radio in the Gloucestershire area in the early 90s which became Severn Sound Supergold in 1992. Just one year later, the BBC renamed Radio Bedfordshire as BBC Three Counties Radio.


Wasn't there another silly temporary brand called Radio Bedfordshire with Herts and Bucks pre the 3CR relaunch?

Yes, that's correct, it went under that name from September 1992 up until the change to 3CR in April 1993.
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