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BBC Radio London and Medway jingles
  • Which company produced the BBC Radio London ('All for you') and BBC Radio Medway ('On the Medway band') jingle packages that were used in the mid to late 1970s? I know that each station's jingles were made by the same company as the music bed for the 'Medway timecheck 290' jingle was the same as that used for the 'Happy Christmas 206' jingle. I would also be interested to know if any packages were produced for any other BBC Local Radio stations during this period of time by this company. I do remember hearing Radio London's 'Competition Time' jingle being used by other BBC Local stations in the South East and have a vague recollection of hearing one of Radio London's '206 traffic news' jingles being used on BBC Radio Birmingham, but was wondering if any other stations had their own complete packages.

    One thing which was rather bizarre about the package made for BBC Radio London was that they had at least six nightime jingles even though they only very rarely broadcast through the night, usually when David Carter was doing one of his marathon broadcasts for charity.
  • To assist my enquiry, I have attached the main BBC Radio London theme from the mid 1970s to this message.
  • Sorry, I'm new to this and it doesn't seem to have worked!
  • I've just realised that the reason my file didn't attach was that it is a Windows Media Audio file which is not an allowed file type on this website.

    As I have no idea how to convert it to one of the allowed file types, if anyone wishes to hear it, just send me an email and I will email you back with it attached (and you can put it on the website if you can convert it!)
  • Cuckmere Haven wrote:
    As I have no idea how to convert it to one of the allowed file types


    download and install free program AUDACITY here:
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    import your file (file>open),and you'll be able to export in mp3 format.
    then upload.

    exporting file help here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/onlinehelp-1.2/menu_file.htm
    audacity table of contents: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/onlinehelp-1.2/contents.htm
  • Hopefully I will have successfully attached the BBC Radio London theme from the late 1970s this time!

    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1245001207_13886_FT72247_radio_london_206_theme_1.mp3 filename:radio_london_206_theme_1.mp3
  • If someone could just confirm that the jingle on my previous message plays OK as I can't get it to play (probably something to do with me being a new member)
  • The Radio London theme sounds like "Amphonic Music". Google them and you should find more info. Hope that helps.
  • I can see how this might be compared with Amphonic, but to me, this sounds a little bit more like the material produced in-house by bands such as the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra and the Radio Leicester Big Band, although with added electric piano.
  • wixy1360wixy1360 June 2009
    On hearing this running, definately a hint of "This!...Is Radio Manchester, Radio Manchester..." in the brass and the rhythm bed - but was that Emison, or maybe at least associated with them?

    Absolutely excellent audio quality by the way Robert! What source media have you got there? And any more of the cuts perhaps?
  • InfernoInferno June 2009
    Cuckmere Haven wrote:
    Hopefully I will have successfully attached the BBC Radio London theme from the late 1970s this time!

    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1245001207_13886_FT72247_radio_london_206_theme_1.mp3 filename:radio_london_206_theme_1.mp3



    Pete Wilson had these jingles on his website. A nice package that ran for a few years till the Alfasound jingles I believe.
  • InfernoInferno June 2009
    Wixy1360 wrote:
    And any more of the cuts perhaps?



    These are from Pete Wilson's Jingle site.



    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1245103238_844_FT72247_bbc_radio_london_1976.mp3 filename:bbc_radio_london_1976.mp3
  • Many thanks to gameswizard for pointing me in the right direction regarding converting my sound file to MP3.

    If I get hold of any more Radio London cuts from this package, I will put them on the website.
  • wixy1360wixy1360 June 2009
    For comparison, "This...is (the) Radio Manchester" cut I mentioned above.


    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1245152539_75_FT72247_bbc-radiomanchester-1972.mp3 filename:bbc-radiomanchester-1972.mp3

    And I'd swear that they sang the entire middle-section vocals without actually taking a breath! (Doubt if IQBeats, Reelworld, and others of "today's cutting edge jingle producers" could keep up with that!)

    (Credits for finding that audio again after all these years goes to Mr Barras! - my tape of that package and the Merseyside one sadly went west 20-odd years ago).
  • Attached below is another cut from BBC Radio London's 1976 package. This was for Saturday Scene which was a weekly programme on a Saturday morning that featured music, competitions and what's on news for the capital and had various presenters over the years.

    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1245854188_13886_FT72247_saturday_scene_206.mp3 filename:saturday_scene_206.mp3
  • Inferno wrote:

    And any more of the cuts perhaps?



    These are from Pete Wilson's Jingle site.



    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1245103238_844_FT72247_bbc_radio_london_1976.mp3 filename:bbc_radio_london_1976.mp3



    Great to hear this again I remember 1st hearing some some of the cuts on late night London which was "Robie Vincent's " first ever Radio Gig
  • Attached below is Paul Owen's jingle from BBC Radio London's 1976 package. Paul presented 206 Showcase for around 6 years in the mid to late 1970s which was a music based programme on Monday to Fridays from 2 until 4pm. He often used to play the 'Remember this golden classic' edited version of the Radio England jingle prior to playing a record from the sixties during his show. After leaving BBC Radio London around 1979, he was involved in the launch of Devonair Radio in Exeter, County Sound Radio in Guildford, Star FM in Slough, EASY Radio London and TIME 106.6.

    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1247748946_13886_FT72247_rl_206_paul_owens.mp3 filename:rl_206_paul_owens.mp3
  • The jingle below is a bit of an oddity from BBC Radio London's 1976 package. Although I can remember hearing 206 Slimming Tips as a brief item included in various programmes in the late 1970s, I don't recall ever actually hearing this jingle played on air (a bit too embarrassing perhaps?). However an edited version did appear in a top-up package that the station received about a year later which was basically an all purpose jingle lasting about 5 or 6 seconds with just the musical intro, '206' and the end of the music bed left intact.

    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1249818905_13886_FT72247_206_slimming_tips.mp3 filename:206_slimming_tips.mp3
  • josh0109josh0109 October 2010



    These are from Pete Wilson's Jingle site.



    http://jinglemad.com/e107_files/public/1245103238_844_FT72247_bbc_radio_london_1976.mp3 filename:bbc_radio_london_1976.mp3



    Great to hear this again I remember 1st hearing some some of the cuts on late night London which was "Robie Vincent's " first ever Radio Gig






    Brilliant! Brings back good memories. Has anybody got a copy of Radio London's Swag jingle theme. They used to play it whenever they had a long announcements, to make.
  • telboy60telboy60 November 2010
    I believe these were created by Jam Productions
  • wixy1360wixy1360 November 2010
    "I believe these were created by Jam Productions"
    ?????? !!!!!
  • OnyxPaulOnyxPaul November 2010
    "I believe these were created by Jam Productions"

    Erm... I think not!

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