'Radio News: No. 8, 27 November 1992' by Grant Goddard


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Issue no. 8, dated 27 November 1992, of 'Radio News' weekly newsletter for the UK radio broadcasting industry, written and published by Grant Goddard in November 1992.

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'Radio News: No. 8, 27 November 1992' by Grant Goddard

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I<RRRRRRRR AAAAAAAAA DDDDDD III OOOOOOOOO NNN NNN EEEEEEEEE oIWW oIWW oIWW SSSSSSSSS RRRRRRRRR AAAAAAAAA DDDDDDD III OOOOOOOOO "... - -. - ~-, NNN NNN EEEEEEEEE oIWW oIWW oIWW SSSSSSSSS RRR RRR AAA AAA DDD DDD HI 000 000 NNNN NNN EEE oIWW oIWW oIWW SSS No. 8 RRRRRRRRR AAA AAA DDD DDD IH 000 000 NNNNN NNN EEE oIWW oIWW oIWW SSS RRRRRRRRR AAAAAAAAA DDD DDD III 000 000 NNNNNNNNN EEEEEEEEE oIWW oIWW oIWW SSSSSSSSS RRRRR AAAAAAAAA DDD DDD HI 000 000 NNNNNNNNN EEEEEEEEE oIWW oIWW oIWW SSSSSSSSS RRRRRR AAA AAA DDD DDD III 000 000 NNN NNNNN EEE oIWW oIWW oIWW sss 27 NOV 92 RRR RRR AAA AAA DDD DDD III 000 000 NNN NNNN EEE WWW WWW oIWW -SSS RRR RRR AAA AAA DDDDDD III OOOOOOOOO NNN NNN EEEEEEEEE ~ SSSSSSSSS RRR RRR AAA AAA DDDDD HI OOOOOOOOO NNN NNN EEEEEEEEE ~ SSSSSSSSS 'rHE WEEKLY UPDATE ON THE UK RADIO INDUSTRY GR.EEN PAPER ON BBC·S FUTURE The government's Green Paper on the future of the BBC suggests that its national radio networks use more recorded music to save money, and that "further rationalisation" might result in the closure of stations such as Radios One and Two. The 43-page consultative document notes that BBC Radio currently uses less recorded music than its commercial counterparts and suggests "it would be possible to reduce the costs of radio services by relying more on records and reducing the output of current affairs, drama, features and documentaries." Though the Paper makes no rec~~ndation to cut specific radio services, it does emphasise that "there could be changes to the BBC's radio output" and details savings that could be made: "Local radio services cost the BBC over £5Om a year; so does Radio Three; Radio Two costs £47m a year. Removing any of these services would save about 4% of the BBC's income from the licence fee." Statistics in the document demonstrate that Radio One, the BBC network with the heaviest reliance on recorded music and tbe largest listening share, is also the cheapest, costing £4000 per output hour. By comparison, Radio Three, with its financial commitment to BBC Orchestras, costs twice as much as Radio One but attracts only a twelfth of its listening. The Green Paper records how the expansion of commercial radio has steadily eroded the BBC's audience, from an 80% share of listening in 1981, when half the UK's local stations were BBC, to 62% in 1991 when only a quarter of the 160 local outlets belonged to the BBC. The government accepts that the loss of Radio One, Two and Three's AM frequencies to commercial radio has forced the BBC to make "difficult decisions" about its programming (such as the creation of Radio Five). But it warns that "some further rationalisation may be necessary" and argues that "BBC Radio should no longer try to broadcast such a wide range of prograrrmes", and could axe some of its services. Ominously, the example the Green Paper uses to illustrate the argument envisages the closure of Radios One and Two: "If the BBC is not expected to broadcast popular music, then it might have three national radio channels, rather than five." But no direct threat to these stations' livelihoods occurs elsewhere in the document. The idea to privatise Radios One and Two, first recoarnended by the 1986 Peacock Committee, is reiterated, though the Green Paper predicts that their sell-off would only reduce the TV licence (which pays for BBC Radio) by £4. The document also queries whether there would be sufficient advertising revenue to support Radios One and Two as commercial stations, and estimates that £14Om per annura would have to be earned by the two networks and local radio, were they to depend upon advertising. But the government also accepts that new technologies, such as satellite radio and Digital Audio Broadcasting [DAB], will provide the BBC with opportunities to expand into new, highly specialised radio services, as well as to improve reception of existing national networks which, the Paper says, one million people presently have difficulty receiving OD FM. In other recommendations affecting BBC Radio, the Green Paper suggests: * more services for minority groups, including ethnic minorities * special channels for children, elderly people, news and education * more autonomy for BBC services covering Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland * the World Service to consider whether it needs to be heard worldwide * the proportion of independent productions to be increased * BBC transmission networks be privatised * the Corporation become a more flexible organisation and reduce bureaucracy. In the document's foreword, Secretary of State For National Heritage Peter Brooke is emphatic that "the BBC cannot remain unchanged in a changing world" but says "the government will listen to the arguments and weigh them", before making its final decisions. Asked in a TV interview whether the BBC will be forced to reduce its radio services, Brooke replied: "I don't think they're likely to have it imposed upon them, but I think it is still a sensible question for the BBC and its audience to ask in the context of this process." In his initial response to the Green Paper, BBC Director General Kichael Checkland said he was "pleased that it's a start of what I think is going to be a genuine and important public debate" and admitted that maintaining the status quo at the BBC is "not an option." He said the document's suggestion to axe some radio stations would not affect the planned launch of a BBC all-news service on Radio Four's longwave channel. RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HAl 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 f radio news 1992 page 1
  2. 2. BBC RESPONSE TO GREEN PAPER The BBC is proposing radical changes to its pop music radio stations that would spell the end of Top 40 music prograrrrning on Radios One and Two and introduce significantly more speech-orientated output and specialist music shows. The Corporation's 88-page response to thegovernrnent Green Paper, entitled "Extending Choice", recognises that commercial radio now focuses almost exclusively on pop music, and argues that the BBC "should withdraw from programne areas or types in which it is no longer able or needed to make an original contribution." An increased emphasis on speech within Radios One and Two would "have profound implications for the BBC's radio services" and would "leave little or no room for radio programnes which consist of non-stop Top 40 music." Instead, Radios One and Two would introduce "recognisably distinctive and innovative" prograrrrning that: * emphasises range, diversity and innovation, with in-depth coverage of specialist music genres * emphasises live performance, new work and ideas * has more speech content than commercial radio, with increased news, information, humour, drama and social action * uses "clearly informative and intelligent" presenters. The BBC argues that these radical changes would transform the music stations into "services which are unlikely ever to be matched in the commercial marketplace," much like Radios Three and Four. But they would also increase the networks' costs substantially because, as the Green Paper points out, speech programming and live music is far more expensive than playing records. The BBC recoDIIIeIIdations represent a serious blow for the top management of Radios One and Two, who had argued internally that such a shift in emphasis towards the "higher ground" of speech programming and specialist interests will automatically lose the stations their mass audiences. They predict that the resultant shift of listeners to commercial radio for unadulterated pop music will only make Radios One and Two more vulnerable to future cutbacks, and argue that such action ignores the stations' existing commitment to breaking new acts which already differentiates them sufficiently from coomercial competitors. THE FUTURE FOR RADIO ONE Coomenting on the BBC document, Radio One Controller Johnny Beerling staunchly denied any suggestion that an axe was hanging over the station in its present form. "I don't feel under threat at all," he said. "1 have a view of great confidence and clarity about the future. We understand exactly what we have to do. We've been working towards it and I'm sure we will deliver a service that will survive." Addressing a London conference organised by the Voice Of Listeners & Viewers, Beerling was in uncharacteristically downbeat and defensive mood, emphasising the networks's popularity, that it was "not a Top 40 station", and that significant changes had already been achieved under his leadership. "1 believe there is a very strong and viable future for the way in which we present popular music," argued Beerling. "Radio One is currently the UK's favourite radio station. It is the brand leader despite twenty years of competition from coomercial radio. In all major cities and conurbations, except three, Radio One is the first choice with young British people. We are already considerably distinctive -and different from rivals operating in the coomercially funded sector." He mentioned the BBC's internal argument as to whether Radio One should move towards "the high ground of public service" or should aim to maintain its large audience, and suggested that Steve Wright's show, by combining bath music and public service information, was "a model for the way ahead." "I don't want anyone to be alarmed at stories that Radio One is going to become a predominantly speech-based channel - it isn't," said Beerling, contradicting the BBC's own recoomendations. "This doesn't mean half an hour of worthy programming baIted onto the middle of the Steve wright show or the breakfast show." And he announced that Radio One had a new "mission statement" for the future "to serve the music, information and entertainment needs of the young adult audience by providing them with a distinctive, quality radio service." But Beerling admitted that large audiences will no longer be the "be all and end all of Radio One's existence" and that the network would instead provide "a quality, public service for the largest number of young people." He catalogued the network's successes and innovations in recent years, including the comedy and social action content the Corporation now seeks to increase, and concluded that "Radio One will survive in the new broadcasting environment." » --,-, i. 'stY .. RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HA1 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 , radio news 1992 page 2
  3. 3. A TOUCH OF JAZZ A survey of Jazz FM/London's output shows less than 6% of its daytime music to comprise mainstream jazz recordings. Soul/R&B accounts for almost two fifths of music played, making the station similar to the black music formats of the capital's KISS FM, Choice FM and WNK. Despite its D8IIIe, Jazz FM's peak progranrning has moved away from the jazz genre since the station was purchased by Golden Rose last year, and towards popularist music played by existing stations in the market. The survey found almost a quarter of daytime music to be jazz/soul fusion, the vast majority instrumental. A further 18% was devoted to blues, and 12% featured rock/pop acts such as Simply Red, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and Steely Dan. Jazz FM's 1989 licence application promised 72- plays per day of "jazz classics and standards drawn from the great performers of the past, such as Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Ray Charles....•.Also the famous Big Bands such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller and others". But only one of these artists (Charles) was heard during the survey's sample period. Hancy Wilson was the only other "great performer" noted, but in a collaboration with fusion artist Grover Washington Jr rather than performing a "jazz classic". No big band music was heard. Soul music was featured extensively in all daytime progranIlleS, including five songs back-to-back by Eddie Kendricks, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Arthur Conley and Anita Baker. Records by Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye each accounted for 2% of the day's output sampled, and the breakfast show additionally included two instrumental versions of the Gaye song What's Going On within an 8O-minute period. But Jazz FM ProgranIlle Director Graeme Moreland refutes suggestions that the majority of the station's daytime output is not jazz. "Jazz, in daytime from 6am to 6pm, is still the most exposed category," he asserts. "It is followed by blues, and then by soul/R&B. Jazz is still the most dominant." Moreland admits that the mainstream jazz mentioned in the licence application is little heard outside FM of evening and weekend progranIlles. "Traditional jazz artists," he says, "we wouldn't play a lot during the daytime, because that's when the station [would] become less focused." Responding to criticism that a surfeit of instrumental fusion tracks in daytime makes Jazz FM resemble a muzak station, Moreland laughs: "Don't say that about us, for god's sake" and then asks rhetorically: "Does [fusion] have a natural appeal to the jazz person or someone who's into the funk thing? Probably not. But I think it's something they may pick up on and may get to enjoy. Moreland confirms that Golden Rose will re-apply for the station's licence, advertised next March, with the same name and format. 75 listeners' complaints to licensor The Radio Authority about the revamped music format were rejected on the grounds that the station is "attempting to become more attractive to listeners and advertisers by adopting a wider, more familiar playlist". [The survey, by Radio Hews, covered all 153 tracks played on Jazz FM 6am and 6pm one Monday in November.] AUTHORITY SETS INR. PAYMENTS The Radio Authority has announced the principles on which it will levy annual charges on national commercial stations' income. Classic FM and Virgin Radio will each pay 4% of their "Qualifying Revenue" to the Authority, who then forwards the monies to the Treasury. No fees have yet been set for the third speech-based national service to be launched in 1995. The calculation of Qualifying Revenue comprises advertising revenue (less a maximum 15% agency commission), sponsorship and co-funding income, and costs of commercial production. Non-broadcasting related revenue, progranIlle sales, merchandising, concert promotions, 0898 phonelines, facilities hire and investment income are all exempt from the figures. NEW SCARBOROUGH LICENCE A new commercial radio licence for Scarborough and Filey has been advertised by the Radio Authority, serving 70,000 adults on the North Yorkshire coast. It is the first new local area to be offered since August, representing a slowdown of the Radio Authority's expansion policy since the one licence per month achieved during the first half-year. The area advertised is currently unserved by ILR, although fringed by Metro Radio Group's Hull stations Viking FM and Great Yorkshire Radio. Applicants are offered a choice of AM or FM, since cleared frequencies are available on both, though the Authority has "no plans in the foreseeable future to advertise a second ILR licence in the Scarborough area" on whichever channel remains unused. Applicants' closing date is 9 Mar 1993 and a decision is expected within two months. RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HA1 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 f radio news 1992 page 3
  4. 4. MELODY" "-SAVES TFIE CHILDREN An ingenious Melody Radio promotion is appealing to listeners' charitable sympathies to help raise funds and the station's ratings in the current RAJAR audience survey period. Using the slogan "Introduce A Friend To Melody Radio", the station is promising a £1 contribution to the Save The Children charity for each "friend" an existing listener introduces to the London easy listening station. Promotional postcards, distributed in Radio/TV Times, local papers and from London retailers, feature a photo of children who have been helped by the charity, alongside the plea: ".....we want you to introduce more people to Melody Radio on 104.9 FM. So tell a friend and you can help Save the Children." The card explains that participants in the promotion "will help raise £50,000 for the Fund's vital work in London," half of which has already been guaranteed by Melody. The listener and their friend each have to list three consecutive records played on Melody Radio on different occasions, and then mail the postcard for inclusion in a daily on-air draw to win £100 Selfridges vouchers. The three records' duration alone would qualify each participant to be included in Melody's weekly reach, were they one of 3000 adults whose radio listening is being monitored by RAJAR. "We've always been looking for new ways of using the radio that haven't been tried before," explains Melody Radio MD Sheila Porritt. "In these stringent economic times, it's RADIO DIARY difficult to ask people to contribute funds to worthy causes. So we're trying to make a simple way that they could feel they were doing something." In the most recent London JICRAR survey, Melody Radio tumbled from sixth to ninth place in six months, with a 43% fall in hours listened. Until then, the station had been lauded as the most successful incremental launch to attract listeners. ''We try to be first and innovative with various ideas," says Porritt. "I'm interested in the way everybody bas copied our advertising since we launched. Suddenly everybody is using big posters and bus-sides, and we were the first radio station to do that." 28 JOV RADIO CRACKER 85 local stations start one month of FM broadcasting to raise funds for Third World charities. Info: Oasis (West Midlands), Cornerstone House, 5 Ethel Street, Birmingham B2 4BG Tel: 021-633-0873 3 OEC WHAT FUTURE FOR CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMES? debate at Committee Room, House of Commons 6-7.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener & Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 7 OEC INDEPENDENT RADIO ADVERTISING AWARDS at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London tel:071-799-1565 8 DEC WOOLWICH YOUNG RADIO PLAYWRIGHTS COMPETITION (LBC/IRDP) Presentation of Finalists at The Purcell Room, South Bank, London. Info: Woolwich Building Society, Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7RR tel: 081-298-5488 9 DEe WHAT FUTURE FOR SPEECH AND DRAMA? debate at Committee Room, House of Commons 6-7.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener & Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 10 OEe RADIO ACADEMY 10th Anniversary Patron Lunch at The Savoy, London. Individual place £47, table for ten £423. Info: Radio Academy, PO Box 4SZ, London W1A 4SZ tel: 071-323-3837 14 OEC RADIO CEREDIGION new Aberystwyth commercial station starts broadcasting on 96.6/103.3 FM. Info: Unit 6E, Science Park, Cefnllan, Aberystwyth tel: 0970-626626 16/17/18 OEe VIVE LA RADIO conference in Paris of Association Nationale des Radio 1 JAM RADIO AUTHORITY new tariff rates for licences come into force. Info: Radio Authority 5 JAM SEVERN ESTUARY closing date for licence applications for first regional FM station serving 1.6 million adults in Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, Bath, Somerset &West Wiltshire. Info: Radio Authority. 12 JAM ABERDEEN closing date for re-applications for AM &FM licences serving 230,000 adults, starting 29 Jul 1994. Info: Radio Authority 24/15/26/27/28 JAIl MIDEM RADIO at Palais Des Festivals, Cannes, France. Info: International Exhibition Organisation, Metropolis House, 22 Percy Street, London W1P 9FF tel:071-528-oo86 25 JAIl RAJAR first audience research figures from joint BBC/ILR system released publicly 27 JAIl WHAT FUTURE FOR RELIGIOUS BROADCASTING? debate at Abbey Centre, London SW1 10.30am-4.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener & Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent OA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 9 FEB LEEDS closing date for licence re-applications for AM &FM licences serving 1.23m &770,000 adults respectively, starting 1 Sep 1994. Info: Radio Authority 9 FEB SOUTHEND/CHELMSFORD closing date for licence re-applications for AM &FM licences serving 1.53m and 770,000 adults respectively, starting 12 Sep 1994. Info: Radio Authority 10 FEB WHAT FUTURE FOR REGIONAL BROADCASTING? debate at Committee Room, House of Commons 6-7.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener & Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 17 FEB WHAT FUTURE FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES? debate at Abbey Centre, London SW1 1O.30am-4.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener & Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 3 MAR WHAT FUTURE FOR LIVE MUSIC? debate at Committee Room, House of Commons 6-7.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener &Viewer, 101· Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 9 MAR SCARBOROUGH closing date for new licence serving 65,000 adults on AM or FM. Info: Radio Authority 10 MAR WHAT FUTURE FOR FARMING &RURAL PROGRAMMES? debate at Abbey Centre, London SW1 2-4.3Opm. Voice Of The Listener & Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 2/3/4 !PR WHAT FUTURE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING? - A GLOBAL ENQUIRY FOR LISTENERS &VIEWERS conference in London. Voice Of The Listener &Viewer, 101 Kings Drive, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5BQ tel: 0474-352835 19/20/21/22 !PR NAB 93 organised by the National Association of Broadcasters at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Info: 202-429-5350 25 JUli APRS 93 at Olympia 2, London 13/14 JUt RADIO FESTIVAL at International Convention Centre, Birmingham. Info: Radio Academy, PO Box 4SZ, London W1A 4SZ tel:071-323-3837 RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HAl 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 f radio news 1992 page 4
  5. 5. 1 24-page Classic FM supplement, ljsting music critic Edward Greenfield's 100 best classical CDs and celebrities' favourite classical pieces, is inserted in The Guardian's 3 Dec issue ***** Virgin Radio has appointed John Crowley as Head of Research &Planning and is talking to prospective ad agencies about its launch campaign ***** LBC presenter Mike Carlton hosts this year's Independent Radio Advertising Awards at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on 7 Dec (071-799-1565) ***** Mid-Anglia Radio/Peterborough MD Stewart Francis is the AIRC's first Chairman to be elected for a third consecutive year. Lines FM/Lincoln MD Michael Betton is new Chairman of AIRC's Technical Committee ***** Was that really a taxi driver shouting "I'm at Broadcasting House" into his two-way radio interrupting Jakki Brambles' live IFM interview with Mick Hucknall? ***** BBC WM/Birmingham's coverage of this year's Motor Show wins an award from the Society Of Motor Manufacturers ***** Choice FM gospel DJ Benny King is organising a December listeners' trip to Israel (071-738-7969) ***** Radio 3 is increasing its opera coverage to eleven this season, starting with Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore on 5 Dec and ending with Wagner's Ring cycle next April ***** The Best Of From Our Own Correspondent Volume 3 is published this week in paperback (BBC World Service, £10.95) ***** Ex-KISS FR DJ Nick Power is now on London rave pirate Pulse FM mercilessly plugging his Music Power record shop ***** The new Shanghai Doogfang Broadcasting statim wants to forge links overseas to introduce popular foreign music to China ***** BBC World Service launches a new series of business training programmes in January for broadcast on Russian radio, including a topical business magazine, a documentary series on free market societies and a R.ADIO WAVES daily soap, the £3m cost raised SO/SO from Government and sponsorship ***** Studio G has a new catalogue of 800 production music library CDs (0604-770511) ***** Eleven radio categories figure in this year's Radio Times Comedy & Drama Awards at London's May Fair Theatre on 1 Dec in the presence of Prince Edward ***** Ebenezer Geode's drug references are under fire, but regular airplay on Jazz FM of Eric Clapton's Cocaine seems to have attracted no complaints, despite its opening lines "If you wanna hang out, you've got to get her out - cocaine. If you warma get down, down on the ground cocaine" ***** In Czechoslovakia, Prague's twelfth FM station KISS 98FR was opened by former Irish Deputy PM Brian Lenihan whose son Conor is a reporter there. 98FM/Dublin is behind the 60s/70s oldies station targeting 25-50 year olds ***** BBC GLR needs Producer/Presenters for its major daytime speech-based shows (071-224-2424) ***** BBC Bortbern Ireland needs a Belfast-based (classical) Music Librarian (0232-338000 x38291) ***** DJs with "strong presence and zany personality" are required to work in American nightclubs, playing Top 40, country, rock and dance (0101-615-259-3978) ***** Production Assistants are needed by BBC Radio Hews & Current Affairs (071-580-4468 x2678) and BBC Radio Bedfordshire (0582-459111) ***** Excuses? What excuses? In the Pacific, Cook Islands PM Sir Geoffrey Henry warns state radio station CIBC it will be sacked for contravening a law that requires it to broadcast full parliamentary proceedings. ClBe had cited "technical failures" ***** Radio Cracker 101.4/Harrow presents a gala charity premiere of the film Home Alone 2 on Thu 10 at Harrow Cannon for £12.SO (0753-647209) ***** John Dunn interviews Larry Adler for Radio 2's two-part biography The Long Playing 78 (Tue l/Wed 2 9-1Opm) ***** IFR marks World AIDS Day with a weekly youth discussion series Talk About Sex (Wed 2 8.30-9pm) that probably can't resist using Salt'n'Pepa as its theme song ***** Radio 2' s Folk On Two (Wed 2 8-9pm) features artists from August's Cropredy Folk Festival, the annual Fairport Convention reunion, including Julianne Regan of All About Eve ***** Radio 4's Woman's Hour (Thu 3 10.30-11am) talks to jazz diva Elizabeth Welch ***** Faith No More play live for 1FM's Jakki Brambles (Fri 4 12.45-3pm) ***** Lucy Duran presents Radio 3's new three-part series on The Music Of Central America (Fri 4 4.30-5pm) highlighting Cuba, Dominica, Columbia and Paraguay ***** Radio 5's Euromix (Fri 8.30-9pm) launches a competition for budding young travel writers to win a free trip across Europe ***** On the 25th anniversary of otis Redding's death, IFM's Johnnie Walker pays Tribute To A King (Sat 5 2-3pm) ***** Petula Clark's Bristol Hippodrome concert is Radio 2's Nightride (Sat 5 night 2-3am) ***** Radio 3 has Carla Bley recorded at the Glasgow Jazz Festival (Sat 5 10.30-12.30am) ***** Radio 5's Afropop Worldwide (Sat 5 9-10.15pm) visits a reggae dancehall session ***** Having successfully programmed classical music in the city's underground system for seven years, WNCIjPittsburgh is producing 100 one-hour CDs for play in the newly opened local airport ***** Networked American shock-jock Howard Stern is in more trouble! Not only has the Fce authority fined KLSX/Los Angeles $105,000 for indecencies in his shows, but the Congress Of Filipino-American Citizens has sued Stern for $65m, over on-air remarks that Filipinos "eat their young" and Filipino fathers "sell their daughters for sex" ***** 31« 'n' JiI RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HAl 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 f radio news 1992 page 5
  6. 6. National National AM 47m AM ADVERTISED CLOSED BIDS AWARD WINNER NATIONAL LICENCES 4 Feb 92 5 13 May 92 VlRGIH RADIO REGIONAL LICENCES rock speech FREQUENCY Mar 93 1197/1215AM Spring 95 1053/1089AM Severn Estuary FM 1,600,000 30 Sep 92 5 Jan 93 1 Sep 94 Aberdeen AM Aberdeen FM Leeds AM Leeds FM Southend/Chlmsfd AM Southend/Chlmsfd FM 230,000 230,000 1,230,000 no,000 1,530,000 770,000 Scarborough AM/FM 70,000 High Wycombe AM ? Pembrokeshire FM 85,000 Weymouth FM 80,000 North Wales AM/FM 130,000 Carlisle FM 150,000 Glenrothes FM 260,000 Colchester FM 120,000 Alton FM 25,000 Slough/Windsor FM 390,000 Harlow FM 100,000 Morecambe Bay FM 180,000 Montgomeryshire AM ? Cheltenham AM ? Ceredigion FM 45,000 RE-ADVERTISED LOCAL LICENCES 8 Oct 92 8 Oct 92 4 Nov 92 4 Nov 92 6 Nov 92 6 Nov 92 Z1 Nov 92 7 Aug 92 1 Jul 92 8 Jun 92 12 May 92 27 Apr 92 7 Apr 92 7 Feb 92 22 Jan 92 12 Jan 93 12 Jan 93 9 Feb 93 9 Feb 93 9 Feb 93 9 Feb 93 29 Jul 94 1035 AM 29 Jul 94 96.9 FM 1 Sep 94 828 AM 1 Sep 94 96.3 FM 12 Sep 94 1431/1359AM 12 Sep 94 96.3/102.6FM NEW LOCAL LICENCES 9 Mar 93 17 Nov 92 4 1170 AM 20 Oct 92 1 8 Sep 92 5 6 Nov 92 Regent Radio/Orchard FM 25 Aug 92 3 1 Oct 92 Marcher Coast FM/Marcher Sound 28 Jul 92 4 7 Sep 92 CRFM 21 Jul 92 3 7 Sep 92 [no award] 19 May 92 6 2 Jul 92 Colchester FM/SGR-FM 28 Apr 92 1 4 Jun 92 Wey Valley Radio 31 Mar 92 9 2 Jul 92 Tristar Bdcstng 24 Mar 92 1 7 Sep 92 Harlow Radio/Essex Radio 10 Mar 92 2 14 May 92 Bay Radio 18 Feb 92 1 4 Jun 92 RADIO MAImYR community spring 93 756 AM 14 Jan 92 5 6 Mar 92 rn 603 AC Mar 93 603 AM 10 Dec 91 2 7 Feb 92 RADIO CEREDIGIOII community 14 Dec 92 96.6/103.3FM AIRMAIL PR.INTED PAPER. RADIO NEWS PO BOX 514 HARROW MIDDLESEX HA1 4SP tel 081 427 6062 fax 081 861 2694 f radio news 1992 page 6