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Radio 1's Most Insulting Jingle?
  • Nickpledge1Nickpledge1 February 28
    Hey Guys!!

    Long time no see, so glad ive found you all again!
    I often love going through my collection of R1 jingles through the ages and came across this..... How on earth did they think this was an acceptable jingle to play for the likes of Whitney Houston. hahaha.

    https://soundcloud.com/nick-pledge/90-r1-whitney
  • Hey Guys!!

    Long time no see, so glad ive found you all again!
    I often love going through my collection of R1 jingles through the ages and came across this..... How on earth did they think this was an acceptable jingle to play for the likes of Whitney Houston. hahaha.

    https://soundcloud.com/nick-pledge/90-r1-whitney



    Erm... woops? Who had the idea for that one?
  • Er, "political correctness" values (?) tend to change over time.
  • I remember the original singing "Funky Chunky, Sexy, Soulful..... Music Radio, 1FM." me thinks some editing has taken place. lol
  • This was an ALT cut to that very Jingle. Just thought i would share it for those that haven't heard it. Its 100% from JAM... just an awful cut.
  • mjb1124mjb1124 March 1
    "Sexy" and "Soulful" certainly would have fit Whitney better. Even aside from it being insulting/non-PC, I don't see how anyone would have thought of Whitney in her prime as "chunky". Just a bizarre lyrical choice.

    EDIT: looking back, I see this was for when Whitney was a guest presenter. I guess as long as she had a sense of humor about it...
  • I remember about 5 years ago whilst working on the Isle of Man, and listening to Energy FM (one of the commercial stations on the Island) and thinking "I've heard that Jingle before somewhere!" Don't know if the owner of Energy was a Radio 1 fan, but they had loads of Radio 1 90's JAM resings. The JAM jingles kept me tuned to the station for the best part of a year anyway!

    Here's the cut...

    https://soundcloud.com/tony-mullins-1/bbc-radio-1-uk-energy-fm-isle-of-man