"They had to tape the show in hour-long segments and then drive them to the station and put them on the air," WMMR
DJ Ed Sciaky recalled in a 2005 interview with Backstreets magazine.
Rocking the Midlands (from left) back row: Jasper Carrott, director of WMMR
, Paul Smith, director of WMMR
and chairman of Complete Communications the company behind Celador/Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?, Bev Bevan, ELO, Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath.
From left, Kelvin MacKenzie from Newstalk 105.2, Stephen Dover from WMMR
, Adam Driscoll from The Storm, Ronnie Bowker who chaired the event from Birmingham Forward, John Myers from 105.2 Jazz FM, Julie Fair from Jump FM, and Pat Geary from 3C Digital Radio.
Then WMMR chairman Sir Michael explained he had had an extraordinarily good week.
Jasper admitted he had only just understood what WMMR stood for.
Swings: + 0.8 Rock WMMR
, + 0.5 A/C WBEB, + 0.5 CHR WZMP; -- 1.0 ModRock WRFF, -- 0.7 Country WXTU, -- 0.7 RhymOldies WPHI
+ 0.5; 4.3-4.6-4.8, #3 Rocker trails Gtr.Media WMMR
4.9, WMGK 6.0.
+ 0.1; 4.5-4.3-4.6, #3 Greater Media Rocker, WMGX 5.9; WMMR
Greater Media Rock WMMR
also gains + 0.3 and moves nicely 4.9-4.3-5.2.
Greater Media Classic Rock WMGK 5.0-5.1-4.9 has an identical tie with Co-Owned Rock WMMR
Greater Media ClassicRock WMGK 5.1-5.5-5.0 ties co-owned Rock WMMR
5.1-5.1-5.0 while ClassicHits WBEN/F slips 3.6-3.2-2.9.
Notes: Greater Media's cluster is led by their own 5 tie between Classic Rock WMGX and Rock WMMR
both going 5.4-5.1 for a second tie in a row.