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#1 Sheffield History

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:00 PM

RADIO HALLAM

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Does anyone remember Radio Hallam ?

The station was originally licenced by the IBA to cover the Sheffield and Rotherham areas, but coverage expanded to Doncaster and Barnsley in the mid-1980s.

The station went on air in October 1974. Keith Skues, a former presenter of BBC Radio's Saturday Clkhghhjub and Nightride, was Programme Director - a post he retained for more than ten years. Johnny Moran, formerly host of Radio 1's Scene and Heard, was breakfast presenter for more than a decade. Other early names on the station included Roger Moffat, Bill Crozier, Martin Kelner, Ray Stewart and Kelly Temple.

The studios/offices were in Hartshead at the back of the Old Blue Bell (now Cavells)




RADIO HALLAM RELATED PICTURES


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Radio Hallam - 1976 ID Card - Martin Kelner

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Pictured at Martin's leaving do from Sheffield's Radio Hallam in 1981 is colleague the late great Roger Moffat, who suggested on the morning after Elvis Presley's death that the late King of Rock 'n' Roll should be stuffed and placed in Radio Hallam reception.

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Martin Kelner Mobbed at a Roadshow...





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taken at the radio hallam reuinion party



DJ'S/PRESENTERS

Ray Stuart
Keith Skues
Kelly Temple
Colin Slade
Johnny Moran
Beverly Chubb
Bill Crozier
Roger Moffat
Martin Kelner
Tim Finlay




TIM FINLAY

Tim joined Radio Hallam at the end of the stations 'golden' era and he used to follow Ray Stewart in the evenings. Ray would finish at 2am and Tim Finlay would carry on till 6am when Johnny Moran would take over for breakfast.



KEITH SCUES

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Keith Skues was appointed programme director of Radio Hallam (South Yorkshire) in May, 1974 and became a full board member. In 1977 he won the National Hit Pickers award and in the following two years compèred the National Radio Awards in London. By 1980 he was the longest serving programme director in Independent Radio. In June, 1987 Radio Hallam merged with two other Yorkshire radio stations - Pennine and Viking - and he was made group programme consultant.


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Some information taken from - http://www.jeffcoope...ndexLander.html

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:33 PM

How's about Dave Kilner? He's a Radio Hallam legend isn't he?


I remember Radio Hallam was based in the City Centre when I was a kid, near the Sheffield Star building now?


It moved to just off Herries Road in the 90's? Along with Classic Gold (is that station still going? Renamed?).

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:34 PM

Yeah - The studios/offices were in Hartshead at the back of the Old Blue Bell (now Cavells)

I remember going in there a few times.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 10:49 AM

I used to listen to Hallam all the time when I was younger.

Who can forget the ads?

Roxy's - Is that all right for yers?

Mr. Hodgekiss, Mr Hodgekiss!

The moor the merrier, the moor the moor the merrier!

Fletchers Bread - Good for you, good for me. Don't wait till tomorrow better fetch a Fletchers loaf!

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 11:21 AM

I'd forgotten about the moor the merrier one !!

What about 'cantors.... turn your house into a home' !!

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 01:31 PM

Worked both with Johnny Moran ( Absolute Great Guy) and Kelly temple (ego only for himself and women) when I worked at samantha's. One night Radio Hallam had a party at sam's and it was raided by the police from Woodseats nick. Saw them all getting on a coach from the staion earlier on. I think Ray stuart was arrested and some others. Don't remember what for.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 10:52 PM

I remember listening to Martin Kelner's late night show when I was at School.

I sometimes listen to his show on radio Shefffield now, .again it is a late night show. !

Brilliant but sometimes it would not suite the P C Brigade, it is worth a listen very funny, plus he has a nice night time voice, -- very soothing !


And as far as Fletchers Bread was concerned, my mum used to call it sliced muck !!


so we never fetched a fletchers loaf. I wonder if we missed out ?

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 06:27 PM

James H Reeve was a legend to me (circa 92) with his late night phone-in Night Owls. It was nothing short of hilarious! You could talk about anything you liked which invited many crazy callers. Me and my friends loved the way he was sarcastic and he would often cut people off in their prime-the man didn't give two square ones!

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:05 PM

James H Reeve was a legend to me (circa 92) with his late night phone-in Night Owls. It was nothing short of hilarious! You could talk about anything you liked which invited many crazy callers. Me and my friends loved the way he was sarcastic and he would often cut people off in their prime-the man didn't give two square ones!


Remember some other guy called Roger Kirk doing Night Owls might have been before James H Reeve, but would say around 1991-92. There used to be a regular mad woman called Margaret that would always phone in every night causing mayhem and Roger Kirk was always pulling the plug on her.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:14 PM

I used to listen to Hallam all the time when I was younger.

Who can forget the ads?


Tip toe down to Towngate, down to Towngate...... motors ...... Tip toe down to Towngate today

Bramalls Gold Room....... Herries Road South ...... Hillsborough

With TC Harrison theres no Comparison.....

And not forgetting in later years those awful Coldseal (old macdonald's farm) Adverts

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:27 PM

For my sins I actually sang "tiptoe down to town gate motors, as I read it.

Please admin can we have more emotions like an embarrassed, hitting head against brick wall, or even the mad one where the eyes pop out ?

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:46 PM

I'm just listening through some Radio Hallam tapes, before ripping the ads / jingles for posting.

This thread has my first Radio Hallam sound clip:

http://www.sheffield...p?showtopic=723

On a slightly direct subject, does anyone remember the very first Hallam car?

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:09 AM

No - not the first one

What year and what was it ?

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 04:21 PM

No - not the first one

What year and what was it ?


It was a Ford Cortina mkIII estate... looked very smart in black with the orange/red details. The only time I ever saw a mkIII Cortina looking smart, having said that the Hallam 194 black, red & orange looks very smart even all these years later.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:09 PM

I think Radio Hallam used to have a black Bedford CF van with a high roof that had the round Radio Hallam badge stuck to the front, they must have used it for roadshows etc. Recall seeing it trundling around Sheffield years after Radio Hallam had disposed of it as you could see where the round Radio Hallam badge had been peeled off.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:34 PM

They certainly did have a CF van :) I recall seeing it a promotional events

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:22 PM

[quote name='ADMIN' date='Feb 12 2007, 09:01 PM' post='101']
RADIO HALLAM

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The station went on air in October 1974. Keith Skues, a former presenter of BBC Radio's Saturday Club and Nightride, was Programme Director - a post he retained for more than ten years.

I was present at the start of the very first broadcast- with an early version of a portable video camera and recorder. (and no, before you ask, I no longer have the recording.)
Kieth Skues was determined that the first output from the new station should be absolutely perfect and had the opening announcement and opening music pre-recorded on reel to reel audio tape. Sods Law struck when the first 10 seconds went out at half speed. His face was a picture as could be expected after all that careful planning! His language could best be described as "choice".

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:26 PM

The other key person at Radio Hallam who never seems to get a mention, but I'm sure we all remember (well us wearing anoraks ;) ) Derek Connelly (sp)

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 08:44 AM

The other key person at Radio Hallam who never seems to get a mention, but I'm sure we all remember (well us wearing anoraks ;) ) Derek Connelly (sp)


Haven't seen Gerry Kersey's name mentioned yet....

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:06 PM

Haven't seen Gerry Kersey's name mentioned yet....


Didn't he do a request show on sunday dinner time / afternoon, I was never too keen on his show thought he was quite boring

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:51 PM

Radio Hallam played a charity football match against Radio Sheffield at the football pitch in Middlewood Hospital in 1974. By some weird fluke, Roger Moffat scored a goal and insisted of doing a replay in 'slow motion' for those who missed it. In true Moffett style he missed the net on the replay.
(He looked like Spike Milligan's drawing of 'Bluebottle' in the Goon Show books.)
They raised a goodly sum for the patients Social Club.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:43 PM

Heres some Radio Hallam Vehicles, sadly I dont have a picture of a Hallam car or the CF Van

Hallam's mobile outside broadcast and recording unit

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mobile outside broadcast and recording unit interior

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Range Rover radio car complete with Hallam's swanky stripes lol

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:48 PM

Did anyone venture to Radio Hallam's studio's in Hartshead, well here's their rather bright reception

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:51 PM

Who remembers every Christmas Radio Hallam running "Money Mountain" raising monies for local charities.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:18 AM

Heres some Hallam people that may jog a few memories

Johnny_Moran.jpg Johnny Moran

Gerry_Kersey.jpg Gerry Kersey

Dean_Pepall_Sarah_Bridger.jpg Dean Pepall & Sarah Bridger

Dave_Kilner_Richard_Tandy.jpg Dave Kilner & Richard Tandy

Freddie_Allan_Beverley_Chubb.jpg Freddie Allen & Beverley Chubb

jim_greensmith_colin_slade.jpg Jim Greensmith & Colin Slade

Alan_Biggs.jpg Alan Biggs presenter of Saturday Afternoon "Sportacular"

ray_stuart_rodger_brooks.jpg Ray Stuart & Roger Brooks

Keith_Skues.jpg Keith Skues Programme Director

Derrick_Connolly.jpg Derrick Connolly Chief Engineer

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:24 AM

That's a fantastic set of posts - thanks hugely for posting them !

The Hallam van brings back loads of memories for me as does the reception desk where I used to go for badges and signed pictures !

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 10:58 AM

mega_monty thanks for posting pictures that thousands of words could never do.

One of the best posts on here so far... well for me at any rate.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:42 PM

On a sad note, for me, my old mate Jim Greensmith died of a brain tumor two years ago. He was then working for South Yorkshire Police as the Senior Press Officer.
On a lighter note, visiting the Hallam loo was a bit of a shock. They were unisex. Red face for me thinking I'd strolled into the ladies.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:45 PM

Remember some other guy called Roger Kirk doing Night Owls


Anyone remember 'Roger the imposter'?

A caller that used to call Roger Kirk up and was called 'Roger' and had everyone in the region going mad and calling in after his 'unusual' discussions.


;-)


lol

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:13 PM

Heres some Hallam people that may jog a few memories


The only name I don't recognise is Sarah Bridger

Anyone got any sound clips of her?

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 11:46 AM

If you fancy listening to some of the jingles from the Radio Hallam's first package from 1974, I've posted them on my webspace which can be accessed from the link below

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/mawlkw

Eventually I hope to get some more sound bites on, when I get round to lifting them off the cassettes. :rolleyes:

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Posted 16 August 2007 - 09:54 PM

If you fancy listening to some of the jingles from the Radio Hallam's first package from 1974, I've posted them on my webspace which can be accessed from the link below

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/mawlkw

Eventually I hope to get some more sound bites on, when I get round to lifting them off the cassettes. :rolleyes:

Welcome Markbaby, Thanks for your contribution, personally I'm still struggling with the new technology of cassette tapes !!! Those 8-Tracks were alright you know :rolleyes:

I suspect you have a little less on the clock, a little more hair left and a considerable less round the middle !!!

Again, Welcome !

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 06:28 PM

What about:

'Move over to Monty's'

'Look for the DC Cook sign'

'You'll be impressed in Presto'


They don't make the ad jingles like they used to.

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 08:04 AM

lol

Very true !

I remember the last two - the DC Cook one was very catchy

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 12:52 PM

Do I remember Radio Hallam?

Heck, I grew up with it!!

Some jingles and Ads I remember are:

"Fresh as tomorrow, good for you, good for me, can't wait 'til tomorrow, better fetch a Fletcher loaf."

"South Yorkshire Caravans the friendly road to freedom, think first South Yorkshire Caravans and you''' be glad you've seen them - South Yorkshire Caravans."

"Roger Moffat, only Moffat, he'll share all his feelings with you. Roger Moffat, oh think nothin' of it, we may even have a laugh or two."

I got Kelly Temple's autograph once at a club he was DJ'ing in - I was well proud!!

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 01:54 PM

"Fresh as tomorrow, good for you, good for me, can't wait 'til tomorrow, better fetch a Fletcher loaf."


Can't remember the first bit of that - but can remember the ending about 'better fetch..' etc

lol

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 06:15 PM

Radio Hallam

Any one remember Richard Searlings Soul Source, a brilliant show by a well now Northern Soul DJ, I still listen to the tape now, wish I could get it copied to a CD.

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:23 PM

Shouldn't be too difficult to get onto a cd - I'll see if I have a tape deck - if I have I'll do it for you

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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:41 PM

I've got a copy of "The Radio Hallam Radio Annual" from about 1983 lying around somewhere, which features loads of old photos, many of which appear in earlier posts. Takes me right back to the time I won a Radio Hallam key fob for doing an impression of Neil off "The Young Ones" on the roadshow at Halfway bus depot open day....

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:53 AM

OK Hallam fans feast your eyes on these pictures. I came across this souvenir programme celebrating the staitions one year anniversary. if you like what you see i will scan the entire thing and post it in stages.

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