|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)
Additional Jingles (in-complete).
break fill-in music
(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: