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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject: New Radio 2 Jingles Heard Reply with quote

I heard Steve Wright playing some new Radio 2 ID jingles on his Wednesday show.. Did anyone hear one just after 3pm?
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope. No surprise really because I avoid Steve Wright in the afternoons.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with the current crop of jingles. There are so many of the old Groove era ones being played alongside the Wise buddah, The lady called Carman Squire who ID some jingles for some of the broadcasters and Steve Wrights AJ productions ones. There is so many different ones aired on the station they don't seem to have a set package.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't get fired up about jingles Mark. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't say it excites me either, Minx!

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who gives a monkey's?
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me neither.

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jingles are so "sixties" anyhow. They sounded great on BigL and Caroline simply because they were a new concept here in the UK but now it's all very dated. And the Radio 2 jingles have always been pretty lame, imo.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio 2 jingles are very well made better than some of the commercial radio ones and fit into the shows very well.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Radio 2 jingles are very well made better than some of the commercial radio ones and fit into the shows very well.


Better than commercial ones? In what way? On those commercial stations I do listen to (and there aren't many of them) the jingles all the sound much the same as Radio 2's (eg: they're all bland and boring).
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why can't they get groups to do some every now and then, just to add a bit of variety.
I always remember Madness doing a jingle for Terry Wogan.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think some of the artists who appear on Dermot's show do record jingles for him. I seem to recall something by the Ting Tings for instance.

Not that I listen to him. Well, not very much. Well, it's more like a background kind of thing. And I need to get a life..... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they Minx, I'll have to check his show out a bit more?
Jingles must be quite popular as there is a site selling CDs of all the pirate and other popular radio jingles.
http://www.pirateradiosales.co.uk/acatalog/jinglescd.html
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
I'll have to check his show out a bit more?


I wouldn't bother, terrible show which is a pity as it should be a good one with 'live' music etc Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Janice Long has one. Check them out at Jingle mad.

http://jinglemad.com/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?79919
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gazmando wrote:
Do they Minx, I'll have to check his show out a bit more?
Jingles must be quite popular as there is a site selling CDs of all the pirate and other popular radio jingles.
http://www.pirateradiosales.co.uk/acatalog/jinglescd.html


I need some pirate radio jingles for a Sixties Weekend we are having (at work) soon. Does anyone know if this site is okay to order from please?
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Artists themselves (as opposed to jingle firms) have made jingles for Bob Harris' weekend show. Marrillion & The Storys to name the two currently used. There have been others in the past.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Angela W wrote:
I need some pirate radio jingles for a Sixties Weekend we are having (at work) soon. Does anyone know if this site is okay to order from please?


I'm sure they're OK. It's very much a niche market now although there are several sites that sell Pirate Radio memorabilia, especially CD packages.

Another popular vendor is http://www.offshoreechos.com

I've bought stuff from them over the years.

I have lots of offshore radio material, but most of it is on tape and vinyl disc which still needs digitising. I keep putting off what is a massive job!
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the jingles on Talksport which often make me laugh.
A lot of them take a famous song and change the words to take the mickey out of the presenters.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can listen to some here.

http://www.groovejingles.com/player.html
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll wait until the next time I'm listening to R2 (which won't be until I hear SOTS on iPlayer, probably Monday during the Breakfast "show"). I'm sure they'll leap out and grab my attention due to the brilliance of their conceptualisation, Mark!
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Graham Norton one will wake you up... blimey...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone heard the new refreshed traffic jingle? Just resung with a different music bed.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:26 am    Post subject: New Radio 2 jingles heard Reply with quote

Lord Elpus, I was going to say Marillion did a jingle for the Bob Harris show!

I also like Farrah's 'He's coming from the West End...Bob Harris on the weekend' jingle.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Radio Shuttleworth had the best jingles! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Has anyone heard the new refreshed traffic jingle? Just resung with a different music bed.


In other words, "Same Old Naff Product in New Shiny Packaging"!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeremy Vine uses some slightly different jingles
I quite like the one done by Rolf Harris
Think he must have had that Churchill dog helping him move house at the time of recording
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new traffic news jingle is atrocious..................

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The News jingle has been updated. Take a listen. The Traffic jingle has an ending like the old one.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't dissected it Mark but the start is too 'in your face' for my liking.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me the new jingles sound like inferior versions of the originals. Were they created by the same people who used to make those TOTP albums, that I used to buy from Woolies back in the 70's? (I only bought them for the pictures on the front!)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
The News jingle has been updated. Take a listen. The Traffic jingle has an ending like the old one.


Like I said above, same old naff content in new packaging. Rolling Eyes

All the Radio 2 jingles are naff and boring - but maybe the concept of radio jingles itself is boring in the year 2010.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Groove addicts, now called Groove Worx makes the jingles for the station.

It's interesting Chris and Ken were talking about them today. It shows they do read some of the message boards, and trying to interact with us talking about them.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark I don't see much sign of it
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course, my station of choice - KYA San Francisco, plays jingles sounding exactly the same as the old Radio 1 jingles! and very nice they are too.
( Excellent "Breakfast with the Beatles" show yesterday from KYA celebrating John's birthday throughout the show including much material I hadn't heard before... of course, I'd had missed out of all Radio 2's coverage of the big event... wouldn't I? Razz )
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
Of course, my station of choice - KYA San Francisco, plays jingles sounding exactly the same as the old Radio 1 jingles! and very nice they are too.


Which in turn were copies of the original PAMS jingle package made in Dallas for BigL Radio London (and even those were based on standardised packages which were used by radio stations across the USA in the 60s). I don't there have ever been better radio station jingles than those from PAMS.
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