The Radio Academy's excellent Summer Pub Quiz - won incidentally by the team I was on, Folder Media United - had a fun round for us anoraks, identifying radio station mugs.
(By the way, Bealey - this was the one you couldn't remember:
It's based the distinctive grille of a 1930's radio made by Pye - who were based in Cambridge. See what they did there?
Anyway, the round was to identify the mugs from the Radio Academy's fine collection, with the actual station name blurred out. It set me thinking about the ones I used to have - and a trip back to Seaford to see Ol' Pa Jackson gave me an opportunity to head up to his loft to see what I could find. While I didn't turn up any mugs, buried underneath three or four boxes of cassettes of 80's radio shows that I MUST get round to dubbing at some stage, I found a Lowenbrau ashtray (clearly stolen at some stage from a university bar) full of random radio station badges.
So, for your further anorak enjoyment, here's that collection in full. Bring back any anorak memories? I'm especially proud of the "I Beat Beadle" badge - his show on LBC is one of the reasons I'm in radio. And also just for the aforementioned Bealey, there's even a Radio Thamesmead badge!
PS: Did I mention - we WON the quiz?