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Heart Network - 2019
  • rakrak June 13
    Heart's latest Reelworld package is online, with various mixouts. A few funky mixes, and tons of reverb, but just think of the stations we've lost on the road to this point. A large percentage in this list don't even have studios in the patch.

    http://reelworld.com/jingles/packages/heart-2019

    List copied from the Heart website:
    LONDON
    BATH
    BEDS - BEDFORD
    BEDS - LUTON
    BERKSHIRE
    BRISTOL
    CAMBRIDGESHIRE
    CORNWALL
    CRAWLEY
    DEVON - BARNSTAPLE
    DEVON - EXETER
    DEVON - PLYMOUTH
    DEVON - SOUTH HAMS
    DEVON - TORBAY
    DORSET
    ESSEX - CHELMSFORD
    ESSEX - COLCHESTER
    ESSEX - HARLOW
    GLOUCESTERSHIRE
    HAMPSHIRE
    HERTFORDSHIRE
    KENT
    MILTON KEYNES
    NORFOLK
    NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
    NORTH LANCASHIRE & CUMBRIA
    NORTH WEST
    PETERBOROUGH
    OXFORDSHIRE
    SCOTLAND - EAST
    SCOTLAND - WEST
    SOMERSET
    SUFFOLK
    SUSSEX
    TEESSIDE
    TYNE & WEAR
    WALES - NORTH
    WALES - SOUTH
    WALES - WEST
    WEST MIDLANDS
    WILTSHIRE
    YORKSHIRE
  • PKPK June 14
    And all the presenter and possibly other jobs lost over the last few weeks as well very sadly.
  • Sad news indeed.

    How many of these original nineteen ILR broadcasting companies still exist, making local radio for their TSA ?

    LBC
    CAPITAL RADIO
    RADIO CLYDE
    BRMB
    PICCADILLY RADIO
    METRO RADIO
    SWANSEA SOUND
    RADIO HALLAM
    RADIO CITY
    RADIO FORTH
    PLYMOUTH SOUND
    RADIO TEES
    RADIO TRENT
    PENNINE RADIO
    RADIO VICTORY
    RADIO ORWELL
    RADIO 210
    DOWNTOWN RADIO
    BEACON RADIO

  • PKPK June 14
    In some form or other only 9 of the original station names still around and on air; LBC, Capital, Clyde, Metro, Swansea Sound, Hallam, City, Forth & Downtown.

    But how many of those really are local anymore?
  • rakrak June 14
    Metro Radio have just announced the end of Night Owls. This show has been running since Len bought the PAMS cut for James Whale in 1975.

    Being replaced with chillout music, apparently.

    Feels like it's just one step away from maximum networking and Hits Radio rollout. So, to answer Graham's question - there can't be much original ilr left
  • mbmb June 15
    LBC is national now it has no London focussed programming or content
    / Ditto Capital other than a drivetime opt out
    Rumor is the Bauer stations are close to becoming Hits Radio
  • "can't be much original ilr left"

    From the Bloo Toon...:^)
    http://wavesfm.com/
  • WAVAWAVA June 15
    These jingles are smokin'.
    Get them on KTU.
  • rakrak June 15
    WAVA said:

    These jingles are smokin'.
    Get them on KTU.


    They'd fit KTU really well. Almost worth producing a demo for the American 3 call letter market.

  • nleibonleibo June 15
    <<"They'd fit KTU really well. Almost worth producing a demo for the American 3 call letter market.">>

    Isn't KTU actually WKTU (4 Call Letters) ?
  • mjb1124mjb1124 June 15
    That's correct, they just drop the "W" from their on-air branding as a lot of stations do. (When they use call letters outside of the legal ID at all, that is).
  • rakrak June 15
    mjb1124 said:

    That's correct, they just drop the "W" from their on-air branding as a lot of stations do. (When they use call letters outside of the legal ID at all, that is).


    That's what I meant - they just say KTU, fitting "This is Heart"
  • "That's what I meant - they just say KTU, fitting "This is Heart" "

    So now we've finally reached that point of ad absurdum full-circle or whatever...

    The dull "this is x" lyrics of one-syllabl UK station names is because for years the producers
    they needed to "fill up" the "station name / call chord pads - which were usually designed
    as THREE pads to "support" longer station names or 4-5 or -6 sylabll call-letters etc
    to have any chance of syndication, with two extra "words" for pads one and two, with
    the dull boring monotone "name" on pad three at the end.

    Hence all those "This is..." "Your On..." etc by UK stations/producers/station managements
    with no imagination.

    And for years that has become the de facto "standard" in the UK, since it seems to
    have been forgotten by the newbies why all the pointless "This is"'s etc were put
    into the jingles here in the first place!

    So, for this to now go "backwards" across the Pond to "fit" any US station's
    call/name would be very ironic!

    PS - at least the old Radio West jingles circa 1982 (84?) with a 6-note "American"
    sounding logo had the imagination to have "Rad-i-o-West-For You" to "fit" the
    logo melody!
  • rakrak June 15
    Unless I'm mistaken, the Heart jingles sing "This is Heart" to match the "London's Heart" jingles.

    There are split ID players, so that London gets its own branding, and all the regional stations get a "This is Heart" Network feed from the London studio.
  • There are/were "Scotland's Heart" variations - no doubt Mr Park behind that!
  • Oh Bugger...All these years I thought they were "Singing" THIS IS FART and THIS IS MOULD and even FEEBLE RADIO...…;-)
  • mbmb June 15

    There are/were "Scotland's Heart" variations - no doubt Mr Park behind that!



    He's pretty much out the picture - went off sick before all the big changed were announced