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Southern Sound

Package Who? Year Description
Stereo
MP3
1 Various 1983 Opening of Southern Sound
1 David Arnold 1983 Main Themes and Travel Bed
1 David Arnold 1983 Main Jingles
(includes news/weather bed)
1 David Arnold 1983

Additional Jingles (in-complete).
Includes some of the presenter IDs.
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1 ? 1984 Programme Share Commercial
break fill-in music
1 David Arnold 1984 Programme Share Jingle
(Mercury into Southern Sound)
1 Russ Williams 1983 Test Transmission
1 Bob James 1983 Air Check: Overnight announcement while off air
1 Steve Power 1980's Air Check: Steve Power about to shut down the station for the night
1 Various 1980's John Mann, Becky Manasseh, Dave Glasson, Johnny Muckslow, David Legge, Vince Geddes, Andy Ivy, Russ Williams, John Mann (again), Jeremy Scott, Sean Bolger, Clare Martin, Neil Crespin and Mark Chivers
1 Various 1980's Air Checks: Commercials part 1
1 Various 1980's Air Checks: Commercials part 2
1 Back Room Boys/Var 1980's Timbo Jingles
1 Back Room Boys 1980's Timbo Air Checks of The Back Room Boys guest appearence
2 David Arnold 1985 Additional Short Jingles
2 David Arnold 1985 Air Checks of alternative versions of the above
1/2 Steve Lawrence 1986 Barber Shop style News/Weather bed for Tommy Boyd's Sunday evening show
2 Sean Bolger 1987 Air Checks of Last Sean On Saturday Show part 1
2 Sean Bolger 1987 Air Checks of Last Sean On Saturday Show part 2
2 Sean Bolger 1987 Air Checks of Last Sean Bolger Friday programme part 1
2 Sean Bolger 1987 Air Checks of Last Sean Bolger Friday programme part 2
2 Sean Bolger 1987 Air Checks of Last Sean Bolger Friday programme part 3
3 David Arnold 1987 Demo of package 4 (with sax news jingles)
3 David Arnold 1987 Air Checks: More versions of the package 3 jingles
3/4 David Arnold 1989 The 1st Classic Hits jingle to be heard just before the full change to package 4
4 David Arnold 1989 Opening of Southern Sound's extra service for E.Sussex from Eastbourne P1
4 David Arnold 1989 Opening of Southern Sound's extra service for E.Sussex from Eastbourne P2
4 David Arnold 1989 Opening of Southern Sound's extra service for E.Sussex from Eastbourne P3
4 David Arnold 1989 Jingles for package 4 (the US vocal version will be added sometime in the future)
4 David Arnold 1989 News jingles for package 4
4/5 David Arnold Various Airchecks for package 4 & 5
5 Jam 1992 Classic Hits Southern FM jingles

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The first jingle package for Southern Sound was by David Arnold with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Like many other tunes by David Arnold, this is quite amazing. The full weather bed is included with the news jingles. This is probably the first time it's been heard without anyone talking over it! The travel bed is tagged on the end of the main themes.

Some shorter versions of the theme are now on production music CDs so you
may hear it again in the background of commercials on TV and radio stations.

The sound files of commercials include: Frosts Of Shoreham The Choice That's Right, Everley Kitchens, Mile Oak Garage (using a resing of a very old Picadilly Radio jingle), PDH, Russell Bourne Kitchens etc

Some of Timbo's jingles were by a group called the Backroom Boys. One night they were invited in to perform live on air at Mercury. This may have been on a rare occasion when Mercury and Southern were carrying different programmes for the evening. Their songs have been edited down to speed up the download time.

The original theme and news jingles were used along side some new "Sound of Success" cuts from 1985 - 1987. The demo for that package is included above which includes most of the cuts and a few that were never aired.

Sean Bolger left Southern Sound around 1987 to go and work in Gibralter. For the last Sean On Saturday programme, Sean invited fans along to Radio House in Portslade and presented the show from the foyer: