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formerly known as This is ILR

formerly known as This is ILR

Essex Radio

Date Who Description MP3
1981 Various Opening of Essex Radio featuring Jon Scragg & Steve Wood. First hour and a half in high quality audio. NEW
1981 Various Opening day of Essex Radio. 11am until lunch time in high quality audio featuring Paul Lee, then Jon Scragg, Dave Gregory, Lindsay King & Suzi Quatro at the Grays outside broadcast. NEW
1981 David Arnold Main Theme including short versions, news in, march & waltz variations (high quality audio)
1981 David Arnold Main Jingles (high quality audio) See More
1981 Various General Air Checks part 1
1981 Various General Air Checks part 2
1980's David Arnold Christmas Carousel record with the RPO
1981 Various New Years Eve Party Air Checks part 1
1981 Various New Years Eve Party Air Checks part 2
1981 Various New Years Eve Party Air Checks part 3
1982 Various/Paul Lee Paul Lee (The Hairy Eyeball) Air Check - 1h 25mins!
1982 Various 1982 Blooper tape
Early 80s Timbo Various Timbo bits from the early 80's. Thanks to Sean Cuthbert NEW
Early 80s Timbo Timbo Saturday Watnot clips from the early 80's. Thanks to Sean Cuthbert NEW
1983 Timbo Timbo Show from 1983 - Complete Show. Thanks to Sean Cuthbert NEW
1983 David Arnold The second set of jingles for Essex Radio (We've more for You, Somewhere Special) in high quality NEW
1983 Various/D. Arnold Air Checks
Apr 1983 Paul Lee Long recording of Paul Lee's Saturday Supergold (good quality audio). Thanks to Paul Lee for sending this over. NEW
1983? Paul Lee Paul Lee covering the Timbo Show NEW
1983 Paul Lee A long air Check of Paul Lee covering the Timbo Roadshow in Grays NEW
23/09/83 Paul Lee Air Check of Paul Lee on Drive Time - 2 hours long!
28/10/83 Paul Lee Clips of Paul Lee's last Rock Show of 1983 NEW
17/08/84 Paul Lee Good quality 2 hour Air Check of Paul Lee on Drive Time. A lot of great adverts on there too. NEW
07/11/85 Paul Lee Paul Lee Rock Show (the night before the FM frequency changes) NEW
14/11/85 Paul Lee A short clip of the last Paul Lee Rock Show in 1985 NEW
1980's Various Air Checks
Various Various Air Checks
Late 1980's AirForce Greatest Memories Latest Hits (Golden Oldies/Gold for the 90's) Jingles
Early 1990's AirForce Greatest Memories Latest Hits Jingles

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The first jingle package for Essex Radio was by David Arnold with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. These were recorded at CTS studios in Wembley.

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.

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