Len Groat

@LenGroat

♦'radio guru' from days before radio gurus ♦Clarice Cliff author ♦jingleologist ♦SolidGoldGem.am for ♦'The 60s Cafe' at noon & ♦'Beatles Cafe' at midnight

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An 'infographic' for Solid Gold Gem AM using the original 1961 'Sonosational' logo of PAMS Series 18 jingles which the station airs in 2014 !

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Two 'masters' of Sonovox! Steve England (Alfasound/STBlue) pictured doing sonovox on the Trent 1 Alfasound jingle package recorded in Autumn 1980. Jon Wolfert (PAMS and JAM) doing sonovox on Trent and GEM-AM jingles in 1990 at Jam Creative Productions, Dallas, Texas. (Image copyright 2014 Len Groat)

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Original sheet music for PAMS 'Regal Logos' by the legendary writer and arranger Bob Piper

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Original sheet music for PAMS 'Regal Logos' by the legendary writer and arranger Bob Piper

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BBC Radio Shropshire 'Listening share' in Rajar research

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!Expose! "How 'Sonic Logos' are really made!"

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Your chance to do a CarEoke with a NEW "Cheesy Song" for 2014 - find a version on YouTube then sing along!

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A NEW Cheesy Song for 2014! Just find a version on YouTube then do a CarEoke over it! #radiomoments

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SolidGoldGem AM 'visual' jingle!

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Letter Johnny Beerling to Bill Meeks October 1974 (Courtesy of Norman Barrington archive)

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An Alfasound Christmas card (1985-86?)

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An Alfasound Christmas card

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With David Hamilton at a 'society wedding' in 2006 !

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The first studio of Alfasound jingles in 1981, a small converted garage in the Manchester home of Alan Fawkes, their composer and co-founder

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At 11.30pm the SolidGoldGem team were still listening to new jingles on the magnificent Swiss-made jingle player

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In 'Step Aside Weekly" this week: get your chums to help you hide those pesky notes you forgot you wrote!

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Will this new book for "radio professionals" outsell 'Team It's Only Radio'? #radiomoment

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I have not seen this note detailing programme plans for Tuesday Oh hang on, I just remembered, I helped write it!

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Radio Trent started 38 yrs ago today but for me it 'began' with my Sunday morning ratings in '78 #radiodinosaur !?

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Awkwardly, Andy insisted on real Cow Bells on his jingle so it had to be recorded in less than ideal surroundings

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