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Jonwo
Jon posted:
Well, this is tedious.

Each to their own. While I didn’t mean for it to be an invitation for other people to post their own lists, I certainly find those three posts a lot less tedious than some other recent threads on here.


Give me radio frequencies over GB News any day!
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
I'm just pleased that I could have been someone's phone a friend on that - it's the first time that I have seen a question about frequencies pop up on a quiz show.
I will refrain from posting on here all those that I know.
In case it sets anyone else off (Markymark).


LOL, no don't worry, I can still remember all main analogue TV and FM sites, and an unhealthy amount of DTT, (but you do have my phone number for any possible future WWTBAM appearances) 😎
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

The original temporary frequency from Crystal Palace was perhaps more unusual - 104.8


It was was wonderfully clear of anything else in South East England in 1988, and consequently the signal travelled way beyond the official limits, (basically the same as the three then London locals)


In my area (Reigate), the North Downs do a good job of blocking radio and television signals coming from London, so I could only get a listenable mono signal on 104.8 by extending the telescopic aerial on my radio all the way up - it was a relief it was replaced 98.8 from Wrotham went on air just before Christmas 1989 that I could finally get a strong signal!


Although it got R1 from Guildford pushed up the list, as Wrotham reception in parts of the town is worse than the CP/Croydon FM stations.
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Richard Granada North West Today
I agree that frequencies aren’t that important. I could still tell you the FM frequencies for Greater Belfast, where I grew up, but not in the North West of England where I’ve lived for nearly two decades .

Without looking them up, here are the frequencies I know off the top of my head growing up in Liverpool…

Classic FM - 101.1 (never listen to it but have somehow remembered the frequency?!)
Century/Real (now Heart) - 105.4
City Talk (now GHR) - 105.9
Radio City - 96.7
Juice FM (now Capital) - 107.6
Radio Merseyside - 95.8


As an aside, Juice FM was a great station in the 2000s. Felt like everyone had it on, probably like what Radio City was in the 80s.


To be honest, I probably could have told you most of those, it was the BBC National stations and Classic FM I wouldn’t have been able to recall exactly.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
I agree that frequencies aren’t that important. I could still tell you the FM frequencies for Greater Belfast, where I grew up, but not in the North West of England where I’ve lived for nearly two decades .

Without looking them up, here are the frequencies I know off the top of my head growing up in Liverpool…

Classic FM - 101.1 (never listen to it but have somehow remembered the frequency?!)
Century/Real (now Heart) - 105.4
City Talk (now GHR) - 105.9
Radio City - 96.7
Juice FM (now Capital) - 107.6
Radio Merseyside - 95.8


As an aside, Juice FM was a great station in the 2000s. Felt like everyone had it on, probably like what Radio City was in the 80s.


To be honest, I probably could have told you most of those, it was the BBC National stations and Classic FM I wouldn’t have been able to recall exactly.


Top tip, you only need to remember the R2 frequency, then add 2.2 MHz for R3, 4.4 MHz for R4 (but only in England), add 9.6 for R1, and 11.8 for Classic FM. There are some exceptions however, so the real skill is to remember those 😎
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Jon posted:
Well, this is tedious.

Each to their own. While I didn’t mean for it to be an invitation for other people to post their own lists, I certainly find those three posts a lot less tedious than some other recent threads on here.

To be fair it wasn’t so much your initial tangential post, but I think it would have got a bit much of every TV Forumer did a similar list to London Lite!
Last edited by Jon on 16 February 2021 7:41pm
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Johnr
Crikey have there really been 6 episodes already? (It has upon checking!)...I had it my head it was something like Episode 4 tonight!
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IanJRedman Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
One of tonight's contestants got into some bother during Phone a Friend. He seemed to struggle to read out the question - possibly nerves?

The same question then went to Ask the Host, and Jeremy got into a slight muddle with his answer. He briefly clarified himself straight after giving his Final Answer, which - technically - I'm not sure he's really supposed to do!
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Emily Moore Granada North West Today
As an aside, Juice FM was a great station in the 2000s. Felt like everyone had it on, probably like what Radio City was in the 80s.


Have you heard the local DAB channel In Demand Radio? It is, to all intents and purposes, a radio station for people who remember the City and Juice output in the 2000s, particularly the dance output. Lee Butler (ex City) does breakfast, Baz Todd (ex Juice) on drive. It's a good listen.

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