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DAVE LINCOLN

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Dave has returned to the microphone and can be heard on 100.4 Smooth Radio.

Audio - Dave Lincoln

Photo and Audio courtesy of Smooth Radio

CHRIS JONES

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Chris worked for BBC Radio Mersyside after leaving Radio City, and went on to join BBC Radio Lincolnshire on its launch. He stayed for 19 years. Following that Chris freelanced for Real Radio and Smooth Radio and was also a radio consultant. Sadly Chris died in November 2012.

Audio - Chris Jones

Photo courtesy of Kyle Evans-Real Radio-Yorkshire

MARK JONES

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Mark is one of the most sought-after and experienced MC's in the Country. Mark hosts hundreds of high-profile black tie events, from Aberdeen to Plymouth, Hull to Dublin (and recently in Champaign, Illinois). He hosts numerous prestigious award ceremonies, sporting events, Q&A’s, and charity fundraisers. He's also a Director of Altitude Productions Limited, a PA hire rental company.

CAROLYN BROWN

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Carolyn is working at BBC Radio 4 in continuity and news reading.

Audio - Carolyn Brown

Photo and Audio courtesy of BBC Radio

NORMAN THOMAS

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We are really sorry to report that the death of Uncle Norm Thomas was announced on 18th May 2011. Little NT was with Radio City for 15 years and built up a very loyal fanbase. Our thoughts are with his family and City colleagues.

JOE BUTLER

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Sadly Joe passed away on Friday 4th May 2007 after an illness. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and everyone who knew him. Our thoughts are with his family.

BILL BINGHAM

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Bill is still in radio, acting, television and doing voice-over work.

Photo courtesy of RW Management.

BILLY BUTLER

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Billy is working at BBC Radio Merseyside.

Audio - Billy Butler

Photo/Audio courtesy of BBC Radio Merseyside

PHIL EASTON

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Phil sadly passed away in February 2009, our thoughts are with his family, friends and work colleagues.

Audio - Phil Easton

Photo courtesy of Radio City and Magic 1548, Audio courtesy of John Russell.

PETER PRICE

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Peter presents the late night phone in, Sunday - Thursday on both Radio City and City Talk.

Audio - Peter Price

Photo/Audio courtesy of Radio City.

GILLIAN REYNOLDS MBE

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Gillian is the Guardian newspaper media critic and works on BBC Radio 2.

Audio - Gillian Reynolds

Photo courtesy of Channel 4, Audio courtesy of BBC Radio 2

JOHN STOREY

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John is working at Dune Fm.

Audio - John Storey

Photo courtesy of Southport gb.com, audio courtesy of Dune Fm.

BRIAN CULLEN

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Brian is working at Wrecsam college. Brian is also still broadcasting on Radio Maldwyn-The magic 756.

Audio - Brian Cullen

RICHARD JARDINE

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TERRY LENNAINE

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Terry continues to run his successful mobile disco business.

Audio - Terry Lennaine

NIGEL WILLIAMS

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Nigel is presenting his cuddle on the couch programme on BBC Beds, Herts and Bucks.

Photo courtesy James McCormick

TONY SNELL

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Tony is working at BBC Radio Merseyside.

Audio - Tony Snell

Photo courtesy BBC Radio Merseyside

ALLAN BESWICK

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Allan is working at BBC Radio Manchester.

Audio - Allan Beswick

Photo/Audio courtesy of BBC GMR.

BRIAN FORD

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Brian is working at Clyde 2 and in continuity at Scottish TV.

Audio - Brian Ford

Audio courtesy of Clyde 2, Photo courtesy of Brian Ford

SIMON TATE

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TONY NEWMAN

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ROB JONES

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Rob owns a leading digital content provider -USP.

Photo courtesy USP

JON JESSOP

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Jon has recently been working at Southport Community Radio, an RSL and also at KCR FM.

Photo courtesy of Southport Community Radio

ROGER PHILLIPS

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Roger is working at BBC Radio Merseyside.

Audio - Roger Phillips

Photo/Audio courtesy BBC Radio Merseyside.

NICK BROWN

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Nick has his own PR company.

Photo courtesy Dave Porter.

TERRY UNDERHILL

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Terry is currently the Programme Director of Real Radio-Yorkshire.

Photo courtesy Real Radio-Yorkshire

JOHN PIERCE

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Birkenhead born John is working back in teaching.

Photo courtesy John Pierce

LAURA PENN

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Laura is working in alternative therapies.

Photo courtesy The Angels guide

MIKE FLYNN

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Mike started at Radio City in 1976 and did the Nightowl programme until 1978, when the call of Radio Wales came which meant a daily show for 10 years. During his time at City (and right up to now) Mike had a property company and which now looks after him in his retirement. Mike’s big love is flying, both fixed wing and helicopters. Mike still remembers one of the adverts he used to play at City “Unbeatable on Merseyside....Skellys Ford World”, oh and don’t get him started on the Canadian Talent Library music!!!!!!!!

GRAHAM DENE

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Graham was at Radio City from very early on and is now presenting drivetime at Magic in London.

Photo courtesy of Magic Radio-London

MARK WILLIAMS

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Mark worked on the night owl show,then left in 1976 to go to Beacon Radio. Mark was replaced by another Mark.........Mark Joenz. Mark Williams where are you now?

Photo courtesy of the John Evington website

ROY SAATCHI

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Roy runs his own consultancy business, specialising in broadcast journalism training. Roy is still an active television producer, working with students at Salford University to make television current affairs programmes for Channel M, Manchester's city TV station. Roy is a trustee of the National Library for the Blind and on the Board of Governors of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is honorary Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Liverpool John Moores University.

Photo courtesy of Saatchi Associates

JOHN O HARA

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After Radio City, John went onto become programme Director at Great Yorkshire Gold, Great North Radio in the North East and Radio Aire in Leeds. He then became Managing Director of atlantic 252, before moving to London's Capital Radio where he ran the FM Network of stations in Scotland, Birmingham, Oxford, South Wales, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. John left the UK a few years ago to follow up his passion for sailing. He now lives and sails in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

RUBY WILLIAMS

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I was with City from 78 until 91 and was deputy News Editor when I left. Stayed at the BBC for 13 years as News Editor at BBC Radio Merseyside. I am now heading up the North Wales
office of October Communications. Yes, I have moved into PR....and I am back home in Llandudno.

JOHN JASON

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John is now working at the BBC World service reading the news and voicing the on the hour news jingle.

Audio - John Jason

Photo /Audio courtesy BBC Radio

JOHNNY KENNEDY AND WALLY SCOTT

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Johnny and Wally have teamed up again from their days at City on Dune Fm on sunday mornings between 09.00-12.00.

Photo courtesy Dune Fm

HOWARD HUGHES

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Howard worked in the Radio City Newsroom, and will always be remembered for his individual vocal style. Howard is now working at Smooth radio Newsreading and also has a thriving career in voice-over work.

Photo courtesy Talksport

GRAHAM BEECROFT (BEECY)

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Graham is now working at Talksport.

Audio - Graham Beecroft

Photo/Audio courtesy Talksport

BEN BROWN

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Ben is working for BBC News both in reporting and presenting.

Audio - Ben Brown

Audio/ Photos courtesy BBC.

DAVE COLLINS

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I am Dave Collins and I was on City 1992-1993. I did overnights 6 nights a week for about a year on FM and AM. I now present Drivetime on Wire FM.

Photo courtesy of Wire Fm

SCOTTIE McCLUE

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Scottie is currently on Scotland's Talk 107Fm.

Photo courtesy Scottie McClue megawebsite

SUSAN BOOKBINDER

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Susan worked at Radio City from December 1985 to March 1987 as a senior journalist, she has also worked at Granada, ITN, BBC radio 5 Live and is currently working on "The Morning News" LBCs half hour news show which was created by Richard Park for her. Susan also reads the news for Nick Ferrari's breakfast show.

JEFF COOPER

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Jeff runs internet Radio 2XS and continues his career-long interest in New Music and unsigned bands and also features exclusive live sessions (The 'Barn Sessions'). These are recorded in the station's 32-track Barn Studio near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, at Sheffield's Red Tape studios and at Host's studios in Leeds.This audio is from when Jeff was presenting Afternoon Delight in 1985.

Audio - Jeff Cooper

Photo/Audio courtesy Jeff Cooper

BILL MITCHELL

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Although Bill never worked at Radio City, his voice could be heard everyday. He was the deep voice behind the Big City radio and 111199994444 jingles. Sadly Bill passed away in 1996.

Audio - Bill Mitchell

Photo courtesy of Capital604, Audio courtesy Radio City

SUE JAMESON

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I was Sue Davis when on Radio City. I am now GMTV's New York Correspondent having worked for the company since it started in the early 90s.
I left Radio City to present the evening drivetime show on LBC, and became the Arts Editor. I then went to Moscow from 1989 to 96 working for LBC, IRN, the Evening Standard and freelanced for many other stations and papers.
I began as GMTV's Moscow Correspondent when the channel launched and since then have also been the political correspondent and covered a huge range of stories around the world.

EMISON

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EMISON was the jingle division of EMI, they produced the 1977 jingle package through their in-house
composer Jeremy Rose. Again with the relaxation
of the rules with the IBA and the musicians union, EMISON went the same way as other British jingle houses.

Logo courtesy Iain Johnston

STANDARD SOUND PRODUCTIONS LIMITED

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After coming off the fence about which jingle package was the best, I now admit that this jingle package introduced on the 26th March 1983 is Radio City's best package. although the name 'Standard' is now defunct, Muff (John) Murfin, the owner is still producing jingles with Tom Merriman, and Muff also owns 6 radio stations. There is more about The Standard Sound Jingles within this website.

Photo courtesy Standard Sound Productions Limited.

THE SUE MANNING JINGLE COMPANY

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This jingle company is now defunct, as many British jingle companies became in the 1980s when the IBA and the musicians union made amendments to, and relaxed their agreement which meant that the US jingle companies could make in-roads into the British Radio market.
Sue Manning jingles produced the 1979 jingle package.

Logo courtesy Sue Manning Music

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