'Radio News: No. 11, 22 January 1993' by Grant Goddard


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Issue no. 11, dated 22 January 1993, of 'Radio News' weekly newsletter for the UK radio broadcasting industry, written and published by Grant Goddard in January 1993.

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'Radio News: No. 11, 22 January 1993' by Grant Goddard

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  2. 2. WATERMAN JOINS lFM DEBATE Participating in a lively debate about the future of the BBC, producer Pete Waterman argued that Radio 1 should be left as it is since it is already "ver:r very different" from ccmnercial radio. ''People think that they play the same [records]," Waterman told the audience at l.ondon's Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. ''They don't. Without Radio I, British talent wouldn't get the space that it deserves." Radio- 1 Controller Johnny Beerliog argued that the network was not a Top 40 station as sane people perceived. "Less than 25 of the station's output is top 40," he said and went on to argue the case for broadening the statioo's output. ''People who are interested in popular music are interested in fashion, the envi.ronneDt and in film. We see that epilOOsed in Steve Wright's progranme in the afternoon which i s bugely popular but has elements of speech rithin it which appeal to that audience." Radio 1 DJ John Peel said his children rarely listened to the radio because they thought it already broadcast too much talk. "On radio, as on televisioo, you always have to rlfl the risk of delighting and surprising people," argued Peel. '''nle option always seems to be to play safe, take the easy way out, to do thiDgs like the various gold radio stations you hear which are eoormou.sly popular. But you reach the point at which you're no longer creating oow RlUsic to go out on those gold stationS. One of the things Madia 1 has always done, which we're supremely good at .... is that we always give access to new bands. We've always given them radio time and persisted. with them." Frm the COIl1TIercial sector, Radio Clyde MD James Gonion c<nrnented: "Certain sections of the BBC have a sligbt guilt OODPlex about Radio 1 and feel that they must change it to .something that the coomercial sector couldn ' t do. The fact is that the coomercial sector could do Radio 1, and it coul d also do any variant on Radio 1 tnat the BBC cane up with." The two-hour denate, chaired by Hichael Buerk, was broadcast live on Radio 4 as an independent comn.i.ssion from Crux Productions. FESTIVAL WINS AWARD Restricted service licensee Festival Radio/Bdghton has won an award under the Business Sponsorship IncetlUve Scheme. Arnu.nistered by the Association for Business Sponso£sbip Of The Arts, the scheme acts as an incentive for businesses to sponsor arts i nitiatives. Btoodcasting during Brighton's annual International kts Festival, the station's lOOming arts features were sponsored by Gasoline Authentic Sportswear. Accepting the award frOD Heritage 5EM;:tetary Peter Brooke, Festival Radio Director Eugene Perera said ''We welcome the recognition this high profile award brings and hope that it will encourage IIIOre businesses to sponsor arts radio in the future. " The station makes its annual return to Br1qhtoo's airwaves in May. NEW REGIONAL LICENCE The Radio Authority has advertised the third of its five regional licences, reaching 1.9 million adults in Northeast England. Two FM transmitters will cover Tyne & Wear, Teesside, Durham, Cleveland and parts of south Northl.mlberland and North Yorkshire. Applications oostiDg £1475 will close on 4 May, with an award made within three months, though the service cannot coomence before September 1994. RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HA1 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 4 radio news 1993
  3. 3. TV-am's building in trendy Camden resembles a ghost factory whose inhabitants left in a hurry. The faTlOUS pink sofa that launched a thousand hleary-eyed mornings in households across the country has gone rrOOl the studio, soon destined to be a historical exbibit in the South Bank's KuselZll Of The Moving Image. In the entrance lobby, a circular reception desk now stands alone and fodorn, covered with a myriad of phones that never ring. Around it, huge blow-up photos of the station's larger-than-life presenters stare down fCOOl the walls at ~ty seats that wait for visitors who no longer cane. The only remaining signs of life are a couple of securitJ men and a removal crew carrying out some boxes. Inside the heart of the building, rows and rows of desks and canputers, silent and emptJ, are visible in the unlit gloom. "' huge, widescreen television lies silent, staring blankly at a hospitality suite where the fridge no longer needs to be refilled. Fron the staff ooticeboard hang menos about pension schemes and Xmas parties for the eyes of staff who left a fortnight ago when the station finally handed over its lioence to GMTV. It's eerie to see a TV station that always prided itself on bright and cheery mornings now gaping empty, unwanted and unloved, gasping its last breathes in solitary defeat. Upstairs, in a small suite of offices, are a few people packing files, photos, letters and cassettes into crates and boxes. It's Friday afternoon and this is the comer of H,e building that for the last few months has been home to Virgin Radio. But here too will be empt:' b:, Monday. The UK's first national commercial popular music station, launching 30 April, is moving shop to I Golden Square in the heart of London's West End over the weekend. In the midst of all the reooval preparations, the station's Joint Pro;JraJmle Directors, Richard Skinner and John Revell, are remarkably relaxed and chatty about their plans. They started work only two weeks ago, appointed after a VIRGIN RADIO sudden management re-shuffle that purged former ProgranlOO Controller Andrew J1arshall's plans to turn Virgin Radio into a cross between Radio One aoo an oldies station . Skinner and Revell are employed to bring to the statioo 's progranr.dng the distiDctiveness that Virgin lends to mast of its business ventures. ~ AS JOINT PRQGRAl9IE DIRECTORS IS "' NOVEL IDEA. HOW DOES IT I.QRK IN PRACITCE? Richard: We cane frOD different directions and. meet in the middle. I 'm in the vaguel:' traditional role of the bloke who is in charge of fotlllUlating the playlist and. the music [data] base, and in charge of the I)Js. That 's where I start oot frOD, and then John starts out of promotions and image•••... John: .......and also creating and. fOl11lUlating progranming ideas and various strands through the prograrrming. We do cross over but the roles will becane IOOte defined as time progresses. It will be Richard and me who decide on the playlist each week, and it will be Richard and. me who decide OD the presenters. Richard: He', Andpromotions. wingeing at gone wrong, I 00'" I'll me because suspect. image and have I)Js something 's IlHAT WILL BE VIRGIN RADIO 'S MUSIC POLICY? Richard: We are not just a rock station, because that would imply tbat it 's "'Cfoe and Boo Jovi all day. It 's going to be album music, quality alblZll music, distinct album music from about 1%7 onwards. But it is not a gold station. We're going to have a weekly playlist that will feature new tracks by established stars. It will also feature t racks b:, new artists and bands who sit ccmfortably alongSide, and who are the natural successors to, the major acts of the 70s and SOs. The only thing we can sa:, about not pl aying things is that we will not play hard rap music, urban dance music, the dub end of reggae, conmercial pop or gilllllick songs. 'nlat leaves an enormously large area of music still available to play. We' re not ruling out an:, individual artists. John: The industry were slightly concerned. that it was going to be an MORfAQR station - Steely Dan all day or Dire Straits back-ta-hack - but it 1S not. TIlough there will be a degree of that and a lot of those bands will fom the core of the music policy, there will be an edge as you 'd expect from Virgin. Richard: It's not going to be entirel:, predictable. If we said there were five genres of music, for example, all five would be represented at all times within the 24-hour cycle, but the percentages of each individual genre will vary. If, at a certain part of the daytime, we know there 's an audience that prefers it slightl:, softer, there will be a softer mix but you will still hear Nirvana. If there's another part of the da:, where the research shows that there's pr~tly an audience who want good aggressive contemporary music, the:,' 11 get it but the:' will also get an Eagles song. It 's just the percentages that will change throughout the day. We're not a radio station of individual shows. It's an ebb and flow . John: We look at each individual song on its individual merit, and we say this song is very ver:, good and we pot it on {the playlistj. Richard: We're not going to be singles led. One definite thing is that we are going to be albmo led. Obviously if a major star or a newcaner puts out a first single and there is no other material available, <le go with the single. But once the a.lbl.tn's there, I don ' t care what the company puts out as a single. We ' re going to pIa:, what we want to play off the albmo. In the time the:' are on our playlist, the alblZll cuts will be rotated as other stations rotate singles. SO THE PLAYLISTS OPERATE 24 HOURS A DAY, AND THERE ARE 110 SPECIALIST PROGRAMMES OF ANY SORT? RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HAl 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 f radio news 1993 page 3
  4. 4. John: You have to do that t o identifJ your station, so that when peopl e dip in they know theJ are listening to our statioo and know exactly what HleJ are listening to. And Jou have to do that to ~t your station identity. That's very important. Richard: The thing I'. ooncemed about is that I want Virgin Radio to have an edge. EquallJ, I'll aware that a lot of people are scared of really un(andl1ar music. SO we' ve got to have t hat degree of (Mlil1ar1ty, to say "there t here, its okay. Bear with us (or this one new SOIl9 that you odght like anyway, because you know in a llinute there r s going to be SQII!thing on that you w11] know and like." It's that fine balance. AND HCW wn.L THE PLA¥LIST SYSTD! -, Richard: There' ll be, say, twenty songs 00 the playlist, plus we've got our core of established material, recent recurrents and classic album tracks. We're going to be using a Selector CCGIpIlter, but that's oolr as good as what you put in it. It's lQy job to sit down there and put in a core of music that is right. I want the presenters to sit tbere with me and saJ ''We' ve really got to have wtnir by Led Zeppelin 00 that Selector." If we oet the right [data] base, the ccaputer will sinlply throw up tbe prograumiog. And inside that prograan.ing each individual presenter will have a degree of input. I don't want sanebody coming in without reference to me and s18lm1ing a CD on the air because it could be very wrong for what we want. I inteod to be very open-minded, and if a presenter is dedicated to saretbing and can convince we that it ' s right, then it 's on. ',r • . ... kHD WKl'l' YILL YOOR PRlStJriERS SOOII'D ['IKE? John: We felt we Deeded a couple of names to launch the station who have a large de9ree of musical credibility, but we can' t reveal those at the maaent . But the maiD criterion with all the presenters is tbeir dedication and their passion for the nrusic that theJ' re playing. 'l'be reason they ' re here is not because they ' re personality-led. Richard: They're not announcers. We' re not ert;IloyiHg good voices. John: TbeJ ' re passionate about the music. They still go and buy records, go t o gigs, read the Jl0g8.zines. Richard: I have this dream that we came i nto the radio station and, w1thin the camrunal area near the studios, t here are OJs sitting arowxl talking about records. I ' ve never !Det that at an}' radio station I've ever been to, but [here] we ' re talking to people who are camli.tted t o music. John: I think that's -xe realistic on this station because we are so targeted with our musi c. So they [OJs} will be saying ''Hey look, bere's a great new record, have a listen to this." And I know we cao do that. It will be very different (rom anr other radio station (or the presenters to work here. Richard: We' re looking at presenters not all of whan are majo[" established names. We're talldng to people who are 21 or 22 years old wbo seeGI to have tbe right attitude. John: We do think it 's ilDportant to bring sare new blood through. . ... . Richard: And they can work with some established peopl e who can t ead! them an awful lot about radio. WIlJ. TIlERE BE MUCH 0iAT? Richard: This is a music station first and (oremost and. we could, within the le[118 of our remit, just play back-to-back. records without anything else all day and all night. And, as ve can, ve will play an allful lot of nalSic, a hell o( a lot of IIlsic. It will be 90 lIIlSic, with three- or four-hour DJ shifts. WHAT WILL BE TIlE STATICH'S SLOGAN? Richard: The key slogan i s ''Much Kon Music". It 's not the newest thing in the world. 'l'bey said it in 1966 on KlU/Los Angeles. You will hear fIOre solid music on this radio station than anywhere else. WHEN WILL TIlE PUB[.lC GET TO HEAR 'nIE SOUND OF VIRGDf RADIO? Richard: We're on the air for at least six weeks [before 30 Apr launch] doing lest transmissions. We'll probably use then! to experiment " bit . You 118y find saoe days when it sounds very soft and scme days when it sounds very hard. It will be interesting to hear what reactions we oet to those . John: We Iligbt (or-mulate 8 COIIIpetitioo to stilllulate audience input (oe launch. So during the test lramais.sions we will be asldng people to write in . [ VIRGIN RADIO LAUNCHES 30 lPRIL ON 1215 Aft TO A P<1I'ENI'IAL NATIONAL AUDIENCE OF 41 MILLION] Ito be continued. ... ) RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HA! 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 , riMlio news 1993 "... 4 j
  5. 5. John Sirt says the SBC rs Progranme Strateyy Review ''will consider (witb their controllers) the ideal prograorne ndx of each of the radio channels" and will specifically examine youth, youth music, lDUSic and arts prograrmdog between April and June this year. Before April, new HO Network Radio Liz Forgan will lIake ~tioos "for rationalising t he programoo departments within radio.. ...in a way which lJIaXiroizes the opportunity for hi-media co-operation and collaroration." Radio staff nlGbers reporting to Forgan could be reduced frail 2100 to 1200. Birt says of Forgan's predecessor !)avid Hatch: ''He has been a splendid, inspirational leader in radio, and. a most effective IlI1lfager. lie leaves his SUCCE!SSOI: a dch legacy." "'***'" Dame Shirley Porter's son John Porter and busioossman Matthew Cartisser sign a provisional agreement for their COOJpany Chelverton Investments t o take majority control of LBC/London from Crown ~catiODS """"'- BBC Radio ~too' s progranme Over The GaJ:den Fence wins the National Garden Wdters ' Guild award for best gardening prograane. BBC Radio CMbri dge wins best gardening phone-in -",'II'/! Swinton Insurance is sponsodng four daily traffic bulletins on Atlantic 252 in a one-year Elm deal. There is also a one-roontb co-prClflJ)tion with The Daily & Sunday Expl:ess of their Plillionaires' Club. The station has joined the Radio Advertising Bureau ..."''''** A deal bet ween BBC World Service and Radio Nepal brings too former's Urdu and Hindi progranrnes to Nepal and North India 00 median wave ..."''''** Classic fill was sbortlisted, but fail ed to win, Canpaign magazine's Median Of The Year "''''''''''''' Crown co..unications retains 20 of French network RFR in its proposed sale t o a consortium led by magazine publisher Alain Ayache and including IRJ """"'*'" Spect.n. Radio/London's Gay London show is upped frcm two to five nights a week I-Jam "''''''''''''' A Daily Telegraph survey asked readers which BBC service should be axed. 15 , RADIO WAVES said Radio 5, 13 Radio 4, 11 Radio 3, 10 Radio I, 9 Radio 2, 51 BBC local radio, and 36 didn ' t know *",,,,,,,* New Advertising Associatioo figures show radio ad expenditure in 1992 up 8 year-on-year "'***'" Virgin Radio estimated to be spending E1.5m on a launch canpaign through Battle BogIe Hegarty. Head of Marketing Mike Bernard says: ''We won't be laWlching and running ourselves like other r adio stations" "''''''''''''' Bursaries froo t he Connonwealth Relations Trust enabled Bridget Osborne, producer on BBC Radio magazine shows, to spend three IOOnths in the Caribbean studying language; and JiJn Seaman, programne Organiser at BBC Radio Susaex, to visit rural areas in northwest India "'''''''''''''' Did BBC la/Hancbester really insist on script amenoiDents t o a mid-afternoon broadcast of the play Shakers, changing "silly cow" to "silly girl", "dirty bitch" to "dirt! devil", and "nipples" to ''boobs''? """'''''''''' John I'IacPherson presents BBC Radio Sheffield's new gospel s~ Sunday 9- lOJxn "'***'" Has Southern Radio really sold ~OM 1557/Tendring to ex-Mid Aoglia Sales Director David Cocks only IOOnths before its licence is re-advertised? No carment from both parties """"''''''' Classic FM's Xmas broadcast of HandeJ.'s Messiah raised E3l,SOO from listeners towards homeless charity Crisis """"""'''' Bidding for a licence? America's NAB publishes a oow book Predicting Radio Station & Market Revenue by George Nadel Rivin costing $30 members/$60 non-members (0101-202-775-4972) "'''''''*'''' Island Fll/Guernsey appoints MaureeD Street as Traffic ~ "''''''''''''' Move this man to daytime! Choice t1VBrixton weekend overnight DJ Jerry Bascanbe, replacing unwell Jenny Francis on weekday evenings last week, presented one of the best music shows heard in ages, combining classic soul and two-step faves with minimal chat and excellent phone- in technique .."'''''''''' Ex-Radio Luxe.bourg PO Jeff Graham takes the same position at Red Rose/Preston "''''''''''''' National radio or interna1 BBC bulletin board? Does Radio I newsreader Rod KcKenzie being off work ill for one day really Iffirrant SiJoon Bates talking to him live on-air at hcme? And do we care that Bates ' secretary has a new joh? "''''**''' Rewi.Dd Productioos is offering its studio to IARP members for E25/hour + VAT, including engineer and assistant (071-485-4810) """'**"" Asked about his radio listening, Big Breakfast TV presenter Chris Evans replies tbat "any station whose title ends in FM can PO. " Does that include lflll who gave Evans a job last year? """*** TV-AM sells its 17 share in ltetro Radio to eight institutional investors "'''''''''''''' And you t hought the technology was years away? Wey Valley l02/Altoo uses the on-air slogan " in digital quality FM stereo". It also has a sickly American chorus singing "the best variety in the Wey Valley". Only in a Dallas studio could "variety" rbyme with "valley", and anyway isn't it tbe only statioo in the Wey Valley? "'- Scottish COOIDercial radio is rebroadcast in London on 100.5 FM until 14 Feb as an RSL organised hy Soottisb Ii Irisb Radio Sales "''''-''' BBC Radio Sootland needs an Aberdeen-based Executive Producer (041-330-2345 x233l) """"''''''' Red Dragoo Radio/Cardiff needs a commercials Copywriter/Producer (0222-384041) """"''''''' Tim Humphrey is the BllC Radio SUssex presenter mentioned last week IOOving to BBC Radio Surrey """-'" BBC f.ssex needs a Chelmsford-based Sports Pl:oducer (0245-262393) """"""'" BBC World Service needs a Production Assistant in i ts Albanian section (071-240-3456 >(2872) ...""""'''' WNEW-t1I/New York releases a four-CD cali'ilation The Classic Rock Box whose 49 tracks chronicle the history of rock radio to mark the station's 25th birthday "''''''''''''' London seems to have more pirate radio than ever, including newcaner Buzz Ft'! programning excellent swingbeat and rap """,.""" Inmates at Durham Prison are setting up a radio station with a E3000 grant frocn Northern Arts "'**""" RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HA1 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 • radio news 1993 page 5
  6. 6. RADIO DIARY 15/26m JU KIIlf':M RADIO at Palais Des Festivals, Cannes, France. Info: International Exhibition Organisation, Metropolis House, 22 Percy Street, London WIP 9rF tel:071-528-0086 'I1 J AIl WHAT ruTUR£ FOR RELIGIOUS BROAOCASTIlfG? debate at Abbe, Centre, Loodoo SWl lO.3Oam-4.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener & Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent OA12 5BQ lel: 0414-352835 28 JU WAR first audience research figures (mu joint B8C/ILR syste.. releasf!d publicly 9 FEB LEEOO closill9 date for licence re-applications for AM & fH licences serving 1.23a & 170,000 adults rupectivelJ, sterling 1 Sep 1994. InCo: Radio Authority 9 FEll sotmfEND/CHEUlSFORD closing date for licence re-applications for AM & FK licences serving 1.530. and 770,000 MultS respectively, startiDg 12 Sep 1994. Info: Radio Authoritr 10 F'EII LICEHCE TO fIIJ. conference 00 applyinq for RlKiio Authorit, licences at The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington Higb Street, London W8 SED. £76.38 memhers/£88.13 non-members. InCo: The Radio Academy, PO Box 4SZ, London WIA 4SZ Tel: 071-323-3837 10 m WHAT fUTURE fOR REGIONAL BROADCASTING? debate at Conmittee Room, House of COIIIroDS 6-1.3OpD. Voice Of The Listener & ViE<wer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 15 FEll RADIO ACADEMY DDlNER in the company of John Drmr.ond ....ith introduction by !)avid MelIor at The Couocil Chambers, Broadcasting House, Londoo W1. 6.3Opn. £.35.25 members/£47 OOD-memberS. 1oIo: The Radio Academy, PO Box 4SZ, London Wll 4SZ Tel : 071-323-3837 16 FE8 FOCUS ON RADIO (1) debate on BBC Green Paper at RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WCZM 6EZ. £11.75. Into: The Radio Academy, PO Box 4SZ, London WIA 4SZ Tel: 071-323-3837 17 fEB WHAT Ftl'TURE FOR EDUCATIONAL PROOIWtIES? debate at Abbey Centre, London SW1 10.308III-4.3OpI. Voice Of The Listener" Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Graveseoo, Kent OAl2 580 tel : 0474-352835 2 MR LI1I'ON/BEDFORD closing date for licence t'1!-applications for AM & fJ'I services serving 1.03111 aDd 0.6&1 adults respectively. Info: Radio Authority 2 lIAR NORTHAHPTON closing date for licence re-applications for AM " fJ'I services serving S40,OOO and 320,000 adults respectively. InCo: Radio Authority 2 UR AYR clOSing date for licence re-applications for M &. FM ser'lices serving 510,000 and 22O,0IXl adults respectively. Into: Radio Authority 3 JWt RADIO ACADEMY MUSIC CONf'tRENCE at The Brewery, London ECl. £116.32. Info : 'The Radio Academy, PO Box 4SZ, London wa 4SZ. tol : 071-323-3837 3 lIAR WHAT FUTURE FOR LIVE MUSIC? debate at Camtittee ROOOI, House of Ccxrnoos 6-7.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener &. Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 9 fIAR SCARBOROUGH closing date for new licence serving 65,000 adults on AM or FM. Wo: R&dio Authority 10 lIAR WHAT F'OTURE POR FARKDfG & RURAL PROGRAMMES? debate at Abbey Centre, Loodoo SWI 2-4.3Opm. Voice Of '!be Listener" Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 580 tal : 0474-352835 16 fIAR NORTHWEST ENGLAND closing date for new regional FM licence serving 4.3 f!I1l1ion adults. I nCo: Radio Authority 18 fIAR rocus ON RADIO (2) debate on Speech Radio at BT Conferer.ce Centre, Newqate Street, London ECI. Info : The Radio Academy, PO Box 4SZ, London Wu. 4SZ reI: 071-323-3837 2/3/4 MlR WHAT nrnJRE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING? - AGLOBAL ENQUIRY FOR LISTENERS & VIEWERS conference in London. Voice Of The Listener & Viewer" 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend" Kent OA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 6 P.PR COVENTRY closing date for licence re-applications for AM & FM services serving 620,000 and 530,000 adults respectively. Info: Radio ~uthority 6 !PR OONDEE/PERTH closing date for l1cer.ce re-applications foe AM & FI! services serving 280,000 and 240,000 adults respectively. Info : Radio Authority .AIRMAIL PRINTED PAPER RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HA! 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 661 2694 f rctdio news 1993