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Southern Sound

Date Who Description MP3
1983 Russ Williams Pre-launch test transmission
1983 Various Opening of Southern Sound (First 90 minutes of the launch day in full) NEW
1983 David Arnold Main Themes and Travel Bed
1983 David Arnold Main Jingles (includes news/weather bed)
1983 David Arnold Acapellas etc. including original presenter IDs for Louis Robinson, Stewart Macintosh, Vince Geddes, John Mann, Sean Bolger, Chris Copsey and Russ Williams. See More NEW
1983 Bob James Air Check: Overnight announcement while off air
1984 David Arnold Programme Share Jingles (Southern Sound & Radio Mercury) NEW
1980's Andy Clark The Will to Win - Sometimes used on the Timbo show for the Weather before the news. The full version is on our LBC audio page.
1980's Nicholas Glennie-Smith & Trevor Spencer Programme Share Commercial Break Fill-in Music (FULL VERSION) - Track 1: Feel Alive. End of track used on Timbo show, Peter Young etc.
1980's Nicholas Glennie-Smith Programme Share Commercial Break Fill-in Music (FULL VERSION) - Track 2: Shakeout. End of track used on Timbo show, Peter Young etc.
1980's Richard Myhill Programme Share Commercial Break Fill-in Music (FULL VERSION) - Track 3: The Go Ahead. End of track used on Timbo show, Peter Young etc.
1980's Steve Power Air Check: Steve Power about to shut down the station for the night
1980's Various 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
1980's Various Air Checks: Commercials part 1
1980's Various Air Checks: Commercials part 2
1980's Back Room Boys/Var Timbo Jingles
1980's Back Room Boys Timbo Air Checks of The Back Room Boys guest appearance
1985 Timbo Click here for a recording of the Timbo show - thanks to Vectoraudio on Sound Cloud for posting this NEW
1985 David Arnold Additional "Sound of Success" jingles complete NEW
1985 David Arnold Air Checks including versions of the above jingles
Mid 80's Andy Ivy Overnight off air announcement
Mid 80's Various Air check of Sporting Sounds Extra with Tony Millard, Kevin Cotton, David Beckett, & Neil Crespin
Mid 80's Various Top 20 Re-run and Southern Sound Music machine overnight bits NEW
1986 Steve Power Steve Power Evening Show Bits from 1986
1980's Dick Walter Theatreland - The opening theme tune to the Tommy Boyd show NEW
1980's George Fenton & Kenneth Freeman Fanfare for Tomorrow - Nice piece of incidental music used on the Tommy Boyd show NEW
1980's Tommy Boyd MORE TOMMY BOYD AUDIO CAN BE FOUND HERE
1986? Tommy Boyd Crew Steve Lawrence with a collection of best bits of the Tommy Boyd show - includes last ever close down & the botty slapping song! NEW
1986 Steve Lawrence Barber Shop style News/Weather bed for Tommy Boyd's Sunday evening show
1987 Sean Bolger Air Checks of Last Sean On Saturday Show part 1
1987 Sean Bolger Air Checks of Last Sean On Saturday Show part 2
1987 Sean Bolger Air Checks of Last Sean Bolger Friday programme part 1
1987 Sean Bolger Air Checks of Last Sean Bolger Friday programme part 2
1987 Sean Bolger Air Checks of Last Sean Bolger Friday programme part 3
1987 David Arnold The full jingle package for 1987 (with sax news jingles) NEW
1987 Various New jingles promos with Chris Copsey & Ouse Valley relay promo
1987 Simon Blaxland Simon Blaxland's First Southern Sound Late Show NEW
1987 David Legge & Crew Clips of the Southern Sound Juke Box with David Legge & the Sunday night team. Tommy Boyd was away that week! Includes a short bit of Paul Evans After Mid night. NEW
1988 Steve Power Steve Power evening show air check from 1988 NEW
1989 David Arnold The 1st Classic Hits jingle to be heard just before the full change to package 4
1989 David Arnold Opening of Southern Sound's extra service for E.Sussex from Eastbourne P1
1989 David Arnold Opening of Southern Sound's extra service for E.Sussex from Eastbourne P2
1989 David Arnold Opening of Southern Sound's extra service for E.Sussex from Eastbourne P3
1989 David Arnold Classic Hits jingles (UK vocals)
1989 David Arnold News jingles for Classic Hits jingles
1989 Richard Gwynn Richard Gwynn show 1989 part 1
1989 Richard Gwynn Richard Gwynn show 1989 part 2
1989 Steve Power Last Steve Power Southern Dozen 7-8pm Sep 15th 1989
1989 Steve Power Last Steve Power evening show 930-10pm Sep 14th 1989
Various David Arnold/Various Classic Hits air checks
1990 TM Century Southern & Ocean Sound Classic Hits - full jingle package (US vocals) NEW
1992 Jam Southern FM Classic Hits - full jingle package

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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:


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