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Community Radio For Derby and home of Music Variety from the 50's to the best of today. PRIDE-FM returned for it's 6th broadcast to Derby from July 7th-August 3rd 2002 on 87.9 as the city's OFFICIAL Jubilee Radio Station. to provide real local radio and coverage of the Derby Jubilee Festival 2002. Click the link which follows or click on the station's logo above. (www.pridefm.co.uk) For Great Moments From Pride FM's previous broadcast from May/June 2001, click the other link alongside.
There's now a new website on line that offers some advice on producing great radio. www.rad10.com is targeted at all lower levels of the radio industry, i.e. hospital, student and RSL licenced stations. There are features on presentation, production and music selection, management, and in particular, the financing of non-profit stations. Budding presenters of the future can also pick up tips on how to get a decent demo-tape put together and how to get some work experience, the latter being particularly difficult to do with full time pro-radio stations.
The site has been created by a former Student Radio Association development officer, and a Radio Academy training committee member, Oliver Benson. He graduated in July 2000, spent six months at Radio 1, a short freelancing period at Five Live and some work at BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Three Counties Radio. His site uses his experience in all sides of the radio world including student, hospital and community radio and non-radio work carried out prior to this. Visit at www.rad10.com. If decent radio is the end result of studying this site, then the AIRCHECK team could think of at least one radio group that could benefit from actually taking some tips from this site, and that's before we've even looked at it fully ourselves!
THE ANORAKS GUIDE TO RADIO IN NORTH YORKSHIRE
A comprehensive and informative website about all aspects of radio in England's biggest county. Read up on the stations, check out reception reports, transmitter information, transmission logs, and get involved in site discussions. As with most good radio sites, there's also some interesting links to visit via the site's links page. AIRCHECK thanks the site editor for including it in the links page - and is now delighted to repay the favour.
DAVID HALL'S CITY FM TRIBUTE SITE
Joining a 'plethora' of links on this page, we welcome David Hall and his site which focuses on the late 1980s and early 1990s era of the Liverpool based ILR commercial radio station. Here's a site quote from the home page to give you more information: 'I'm excited to welcome you to my new website on the history of Radio City, from late 80's to early 90's and also pleased to say there's tons of jingles and audio air checks from this great station, all at the touch of a button. If you are a current City listener and perhaps too young to really recall the earlier years of City, this site should interest you, and there are pages that look at where radio has been in terms of presentation and production, and where it's going which will interest you. This site joins the few sites out there dedicated to Britain's 2nd oldest independent local radio station which began life as 194 Radio City, and who can forget the famous 194 Radio Cityyy news jingle sung 24 hours around the clock? On this site I've packed as much archive material as I can to recapture the sound of City as it was during the late 80's and early 90's with names you can never forget, John Storey, Tony Johnson, Tony Snelle, Paul Jordan, John O'hara, Cousin Matty and many more, so sit back, and 'pump up the volume!'.' THE SITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER SOME DEVELOPMENT!
Nope...not mine! His! Confused? The amount of people who e-mail me here at AIRCHECK to ask if I'm the same Ian Perry that was on Beacon until it was GWR'd - in short - NO! I'm not. So, go on, amuse yourself with the other wonderful world of Perry. We're taking over the world you know! His site brings 'culture to the great unwashed'...... and AIRCHECK brings...perhaps it's best I stop there and let you just visit his site as well as mine!
Another new edition to our ever-expanding LINKS page - this is an ideal place to listen to a select band of stations on-line while you surf. There's also other interesting non-radio and radio links, a focus on classic offshore radio stations, there's special pages on Irish and Australian Radio, you can get radio screensavers, jingles and more. Nice site - we like it and that's why we recommend it to you.
A warm welcome to AIRCHECK's LINKS pages to Sean Brady, whose site's name bears more than a passing tribute to that great 80's offshore station Laser 558. On this site, Sean has features a special salute to Radio Caroline, a general offshore radio section and, with the site originating over in Ireland, there's a feature on Irish pirate radio There's an interesting set of links, a special country music and radio page, with links to country based television and music sites. The site has been awarded a Golden Web Award for 2003-2004. Well worth a visit
They were so impressed by our Tracker & Legends page, they added AIRCHECK to their links page. We didn't know until we were tipped off. The name says it all - another of the great offshore radio sites that really does have to be seen. Packed to the motherboard with photographs, news and links galore. Regularly updated, this is another ideal site for you to visit if you're interested. Let your mouse do the walking....
TIM DISNEY'S MURKY PAST
A presenter moves on, but the memories, and often, the recordings, are retained. For Tim Disney - he's discovered a whole mass of great stuff from his days at Radio Trent in Nottingham and Derby. Who knows what will appear in time on this new internet golden nugget? The only way to find out is to make regular visits!
A brand new site for Liverpool radio fans, coming soon: Paul Faulker is working on this new site, which currently has it's introduction page on line for viewing whilst the rest of the site is under development. Here's a small part of the page's text
Very shortly, this webpage is going to become the home of all things City FM, that legendary station which was created in 1989, when the original Radio City split into two services, and came to an end when the FM service changed format and reverted to its original name in 1997. This new site is going to be the only one of its kind, so I can quite confidently claim that it's going to be the biggest and the best. Planned features include:-
Similar to the above site, but this one concentrates on the earlier days of City from it's beginnings in 1974 - now up and running and more content coming on line all the time. Site quote: This site is dedicated to the memory of 194 Radio City which used to broadcast from Stanley Street in Liverpool, Merseyside across many areas of the North West and Wirral. It used to be on 194m medium wave (remember medium wave?), 1548am and 96.7vhf. This site will concentrate mainly on the early years of Radio City since it first began at 6am on 21st October 1974 but we will choose to be self indulgent (and let's face it, that's what this site is all about anyway) and include other items from the likes of Radio City Gold, Magic 1548 and Radio City 96.7, the stations that have followed on from 194 Radio City.
The unofficial history of Radio 1 is charted from the early days of nostalgia & memories through to the new names as they begin to establish themselves. There are heritage photographs, archive mementos and a great deal more including presenter profiles. If you ever want to remind your youngsters and other fans how great Radio 1 used to be - if they'd appreciate that sort of thing, then, dedicated to the one station, this is the main focal point on the net for everything Radio 1.
A truly smart looking site, well put together with plenty of material submitted about all aspects of broadcasting and communications. You'll find heritage throwbacks to things you may have forgotten - there are dedicated sections to television, radio, incidental music, printed archives, and a whole lot more. Thanks to them for some of the editorial material as posted on our AIRCHECK UK Wiltshire page, and in particular to Andrew Rogers who was behind the article for www.transdiffusion.org
Our latest edition to the LINKS page here on AIRCHECK! This really is another truly great site, with particular reference to the pre-GWR days of Mercia Sound / FM and Leicester's Centre Radio. There's ample amounts of sound bites, radio jingles, presenter photos, even more recommended radio links and the opportunity to take advantage of the site's other internet services.
Andrew Skyrme presents one of the latest additions to our new look LINKS page - the site looks at broadcasting legends such as the offshore stations plus Radio 1, Luxy and more. Click on the picture above or here > www.radiolegends.co.uk <
A 'must see' site for more pure radio nostalgia, memories, and more - with an explosive jingle opening page and the chance to visit different pages covering a select group of radio stations past and present. Born on the 6th July 2001 and dedicated to old jingles, idents, programme excerpts, bloopers and adverts. You'll even find a forum to join to air your views on topics posted for discussion. The links page has several options for Jingle production companies, other TV and radio related sites and even non-broadcast sites that may be of interest to you.
www.dianaluke.net / www.dianaluke.com
It is with thanks to Diana that information about her radio career appears on AIRCHECK. But she's not just a broadcaster! Visit her site for an interesting insight into her life and career to date. (www.dianaluke.net offers information about Diana's radio work whilst www.dianaluke.com is in relation to her personal development / therapy work)
Visit cubwolf.co.uk for loads of jingles from Radio Trent (Nottm/Derby) & Leicester Sound and even Gem-AM, all in Stereo and not off-air.
JEFF'S RADIO GOLD
Now back on-line with fresh updates, additional features and pictures, Jeff's Radio Gold is one of the most recommended radio web sites of it's kind on the net, with particular focus on pirate radio from the likes of Caroline, BIG L and Radio Northsea International. There's also a chance to check out Jeff's considerable broadcasting archive. Click on the name above or here > Jeff's Radio Gold to visit this superb site!
DERBY, NOTTINGHAM & LEICESTER RADIO
Revamped, relaunched, operated by Daniel Martin. Daniel has been busy on further updates to his site featuring new pages, pictures, links and graphics. And with his initials being DJFM, this site must be worth a visit to see how the young radio fans see the radio world.
THE MUSEUM OF COMMERCIAL RADIO
(Site quote) "Share in the excitement of the offshore "pirate" stations of the 60s and 70s. Read all about the stations and see the pictures. Follow the progression of offshore radio into the 80s and 90s. Hear the superb professional sounds of a totally illegal and unauthorised commercial broadcasting industry which developed in Ireland in the 80s taking advantage of a loophole in the Irish law. Sample world-wide commercial radio. Listen to in-depth documentaries taking you behind the scenes with the people involved in the stations. Witness the birth of brand new stations from the test transmissions to the opening ceremonies and first programmes. Sadly, many station closures are also featured. Satellite-delivered stations, hospital radio stations, community radio, special productions, hilarious bloopers and magnificent jingles - it's all there in The Museum of Commercial Radio, and comes to you every month on our own station "Golden Radio International" WOW! This site really is superb, and probably one of the best if not THE BEST on the net. Check it out! www.themcr.freeserve.co.uk
SOMETHING IN THE AIR
It's not a radio site - but it's for you if you like the music and bands of the 1960s - the site's name is taken from Thunderclap Newman's classic of the same name. Keep track on the bands histories, line-up, activities today, how to contact their agents and book them for gigs, where you can see them and a great deal more. Brand new, launched for July 2003, and set for regular updates - SOMETHING IN THE AIR ...where 60's music...LIVES!
Discussion forums for every conceivable radio subject, databases, radio news, the chance to receive regular radio news bulletins via e-mail and a great deal more. Click on the name above or here > www.ukradio.com to visit.
Simon has been kind enough to start corresponding with Aircheck with information for this site's presenter tracker. Living in Leicester, Simon has built up a local radio archive - his site includes a focus on Leicesteer radio from the days of Centre Radio through to the creation of Leicester Sound. Visit the site to find out more!
RADIO 1XX - NEW ZEALAND
Aaron Anderson writes: 1XX started on 30th June 1971 on 1240kHz and is still going strong 30 years later. I have a page dedicated to Radio 1 Double X (One Double X) in Whakatane, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand. Click here> www.wave.co.nz/pages/azza/retro1xx.htm There's a link on this site about a CD regarding the widely acclaimed RADIO HAURAKI, the first pirate radio station in New Zealand and the world to receive a private broadcasting licence. RADIO HAURAKI is based in Auckland and is STILL going today but has expanded to network into other parts of the North Island.
And why not visit the official 1XX
website at www.1xx.co.nz.? A
full station history is on the this site.
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