A History of Piccadilly Radio Jingles (Part Two): The Nineties

Another nostalgic look at the former radio station’s jingles

The 1990s was a seminal decade for Piccadilly’s two radio stations. It opened with an upsurge in Key 103’s fortunes and the transformation of its AM service as a golden oldies station. By the end of the decade, Key 103 was top dog among Greater Manchester’s radio listeners. Piccadilly Gold became Piccadilly Magic 1152 – later Magic 1152 and Key 2 in the 21st Century.

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Ringing the Frequency Changes: AM to FM and DAB to DAB+

Personal musings on broadcast radio frequency changes

 

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Vintage radio image by Jeff Holt, 2012. (Creative Commons License: Attribution-Some Rights Reserved)

 

Before I went to bed, I learned about the possibility of more tasty radio stations coming my way. “Whoop whoop I thought,” thinking my erstwhile DAB receiver would benefit from a few new stations, using the DAB+ system. Then I realised the only one I would have been likely to listen to was Steve Penk’s Wind-Up channel. Chris Country was definitely out, so my opinions on the Manchester digital multiplex’s selection was met with a “meh”.
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Sangean ATS-909, Oona Raisanen (2006)

From the Heart of Manchester for 25 Years: Key 103

Music, not muzak…

Before September of 1988, Piccadilly Radio had all its programmes on both its MW and FM frequencies (1152kHz and 103.0MHz). You could listen to Umberto on Medium Wave, VHF, or by dialling ‘261’ anywhere in Greater Manchester.

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