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Old 04-03-2007, 15:01
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I have found additional posts from Google's cache and they shall be added to the website. Adam's valuable post on the ownership/management has now been found:

Here's some data compiled for you and others who are interested in the changes at LBC over the years! Data from various sources including IBA, Radio Authority, Radio Centre and MediaUK.

Ch = Chairperson
MD = Managing/Station Director
PC = Programme Controller/Director
Ed Dir = Editorial Director
Ed = Editor


1973 - (8th October) Launch of LBC


Can't find much between launch and 1979.


1979 - LBC Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company Ltd, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Sir Geoffrey Cox, MD: Patrick Gallagher, Ed Dir: Ron Onions

1980 - LBC Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company Ltd, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Sir Geoffrey Cox, MD: George Ffitch, Ed Dir: Ron Onions

1981 - LBC Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company Ltd, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Sir Geoffrey Cox, MD: George Ffitch, Ed Dir: Ron Onions

1982 - LBC News Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company, Communications House, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Rt Hon Christopher Chataway, MD: George Ffitch, Ed Dir: Ron Onions

1983 - LBC News Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company, Communications House, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Rt Hon Christopher Chataway, MD: George Ffitch, Ed Dir: Ron Onions

1984 - LBC News Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company, Communications House, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Rt Hon Christopher Chataway, MD: George Ffitch, Ed Dir: Peter Thornton, Managing Ed: John Perkins

1985 - LBC News Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company, Communications House, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Rt Hon Christopher Chataway, MD: George Ffitch, Ed Dir: Peter Thornton, Managing Ed: John Perkins

1986 - LBC News Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company, Communications House, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Rt Hon Christopher Chataway, MD: Bill Coppen-Gardner, Ed Dir: Peter Thornton, Managing Ed: John Perkins

1987 - LBC News Radio
Address: London Broadcasting Company, Communications House, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Rt Hon Christopher Chataway, MD: Bill Coppen-Gardner, Ed Dir: Peter Thornton, Managing Ed: John Perkins

1988 - LBC
Address: London Broadcasting Company, Communications House, Gough Square, London. EC4P 4LP.
Ch: Rt Hon Christopher Chataway, MD: Bill Coppen-Gardner, Ed Dir: Peter Thornton, News Ed: John Perkins


...until late 1989. The station moved to new studios in Hammersmith Road, W14 and LBC split into two different stations, one on FM and one on AM.


1989 - LBC Crown FM | London Talkback Radio [AM]
Address: Crown House, 72 Hammersmith Road, London. W14 8YE.
Owner: Crown Communications


After a disasterous 6 months as LBC Crown FM the name of the FM service is changed to LBC Newstalk.


1990/1991 - LBC Newstalk [FM] | London Talkback Radio [AM]
Address: 72 Hammersmith Road, London. W14 8YE.

1992 - LBC Newstalk [FM] | London Talkback Radio [AM]
Address: 72 Hammersmith Road, London. W14 8YE.
Ch: Rt Hon Christopher Chataway, MD: Charlie Cox, PC [FM]: Michael Lawrence, PC [AM]: Robin Malcolm

1993 - LBC Newstalk (FM) | London Talkback Radio [AM]
Address: 72 Hammersmith Road, London. W14 8YE.
Owner: Chelverton Investments (Shirley Porter)
Ch: Dame Shirley Porter DBE, MD: Matthew Cartisser, PC [FM]: John Allen (see John's website about LBC), PC [AM]: Robin Malcolm

1994 - LBC Newstalk (FM) | London Talkback Radio [AM]
Address: 72 Hammersmith Road, London. W14 8YE.
Owner: Chelverton Investments (Shirley Porter)
Ch: Dame Shirley Porter DBE, Acting MD: Michael Franklin, PC [FM and AM]: Robin Malcolm


until 5th October 1994 then... the LBC name seemingly disappears forever...


1994 - London News Radio [FM] | London Newstalk Radio [AM]
Address: 72 Hammersmith Road, London. W14 8YE.
Group: London Radio Sevices Ltd
Ch: David Rogers, MD: Rory McLeod, PC [FM and AM]: Peter Thornton


During 1994 the station's names were changed to London News 97.3 FM and London News Talk 1152 AM


1995 - London News 97.3 FM and London News Talk 1152 AM
Address: 72 Hammersmith Road, London. W14 8YE.
Group: London Radio Sevices Ltd
Ch: David Rogers, MD: Rory McLeod, PC [FM and AM]: Nigel Charters


In Mid 1995 the station's names were shortened to News 97.3 FM and News Talk 1152 AM. These name changes lasted until 1st July 1996 then the LBC name reappeared...

[NB: London News Radio Ltd is now owned jointly by ITN, Daily Mail & General Trust, Reuters and GWR Group. Station moves to ITN headquarters in Gray's Inn Road.]


1996 - News 97.3 FM | LBC 1152 [AM]
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road, London. WC1X 8XZ.
Group: London News Radio Ltd
Ch: Ralph Bernard, MD: (None listed), Ed [FM]: Nicholas Wheeler, PC [AM]: Charles Golding

1997 - News Direct 97.3 FM |LBC 1152 AM
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road, London. WC1X 8XZ.
Group: London News Radio Ltd
Ch: Ralph Bernard, MD: Nigel Reeve, Ed [FM]: (None listed), PC [AM]: Charles Golding

1998 - News Direct 97.3 FM | LBC 1152 AM
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road, London. WC1X 8XZ.
Group: London News Radio Ltd
Ch: Ralph Bernard, MD: Nigel Reeve, PC [FM]: Chris Mann, PC [AM]: (None listed)

1999 - News Direct 97.3 FM | LBC 1152 AM
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road, London. WC1X 8XZ.
Group: London News Radio Ltd
Ch: Ralph Bernard, MD: Nigel Reeve, PC [FM and AM]: (None listed)

2000 - ITN News Direct 97.3 FM | LBC 1152 AM
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road, London. WC1X 8XZ.
Group: London News Radio Ltd
Ch: Ralph Bernard, MD: M J Olaore, Chief Ed: Nicholas Wheeler, Ed [FM]: Steve Holt, Ed [AM]: Stuart Thomas

2001 - ITN News Direct 97.3 FM | LBC 1152 AM
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road, London. WC1X 8XZ.
Group: (None listed)
Ch: Ralph Bernard, MD: M J Olaore, Chief Ed: Nicholas Wheeler, Ed [FM and AM]: Stuart Thomas

2002 - ITN News Direct 97.3 FM | LBC 1152 AM
Address: 200 Gray's Inn Road, London. WC1X 8XZ.
Group: (None listed)
Ch: Ralph Bernard, MD: M J Olaore, Chief Ed: Nicholas Wheeler, Ed [FM and AM]: Rob Hooker


The stations were sold to Chrysalis in Autumn 2002. A move to Bramley Road in West London this time - on-air described as North Kensington but more like Shepherd's Bush! The stations relaunched in January 2003.


2003 - LBC 97.3 FM | LBC News 1152 AM
Address: The Chrysalis Building, Bramley Road, London. W10 6SP.
Group: Chrysalis Radio Ltd
Ch: (None listed), MD: Mark Flanagan, PC [FM]: Steve Kyte, Ed Dir [AM]: Jonathan Richards

2004 - LBC 97.3 FM | LBC News 1152 AM
Address: The Chrysalis Building, Bramley Road, London. W10 6SP.
Group: Chrysalis Radio Ltd
Ch: (None listed), MD: Mark Flanagan, PC [FM]: Steve Kyte, Ed Dir [AM]: Jonathan Richards, News Ed: Tom Bateman

2005 - LBC 97.3 FM | LBC News 1152 AM
Address: The Chrysalis Building, Bramley Road, London. W10 6SP.
Group: Chrysalis Radio Ltd
Ch: (None listed), MD: Mark Flanagan, PC [FM]: Scott Solder, Ed Dir [AM]: Jonathan Richards, News Ed: Tom Bateman

2006 - LBC 97.3 FM | LBC News 1152 AM
Address: The Chrysalis Building, Bramley Road, London. W10 6SP.
Group: Chrysalis Radio Ltd
Ch: (None listed), MD: David Lloyd, PC [FM]: Scott Solder, Ed Dir [AM]: Jonathan Richards, News Ed: Tom Bateman

2007 - LBC 97.3 FM | LBC News 1152 AM
Address: The Chrysalis Building, Bramley Road, London. W10 6SP.
Group: Chrysalis Radio Ltd
Ch: (None listed), MD: David Lloyd, PC [FM]: Scott Solder, Ed Dir [AM]: Jonathan Richards, News Ed: Tom Bateman (but not for much longer)


NB: Rob Hooker (FM/AM Editor in 2002) still works for the station. Today - he's LBC's Operations and Compliance Manager.

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Old 04-03-2007, 17:29
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Originally Posted by radamfi
BBC London 94.9 I think.
Thanks Radamfi,

Have you ever tried Googling Tom Bateman? It's worse than John Smith ! Sorry, if there is a John Smith out there !
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Old 04-03-2007, 19:05
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I don't think Barry has been in Malta like he said.

I just caught him moonlighting on BBC 7 (The Laxian Key - can be heard on listen again tomorrow)
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Old 04-03-2007, 19:38
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Originally Posted by Fizzbin
I don't think Barry has been in Malta like he said.

I just caught him moonlighting on BBC 7 (The Laxian Key - can be heard on listen again tomorrow)
Blimey!...Do you think he was telling porky pies? lol

Slightly different subject, well actually alot...I was thinking about the Big Quiz this afternoon. I really use to like listening when it was on during the week...possibly the time was a factor, it was normally when I was cooking, so was a bit of entertainment in the background. I don't listen anymore which is a bit of a shame because I do like Gary King.
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Old 04-03-2007, 19:51
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Originally Posted by topdoris
WTF is Steve Allen whittering on about this morning? Now, in normal circumstances I love Steve, but I do not wish to listen to a whole hour dedicated to his personal modem problems. I find this an abuse of his position. I've actually had to switch him off this morning, as I got so utterly bored by the constant stream of 'remedy' messages.

Rubbish, LBC!
As you know I love Steve Allen's programme...But the early Sunday programme I more often than not miss. I'm up early for the week days and the later show on a Sunday use to suit me...Sunday Roast etc.. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed an hour of modem problems. Naughty Steve!...He knows what he's better at, can only assume celeb news was slow on the ground!!
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Old 04-03-2007, 20:23
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Originally Posted by Stargate 1
As you know I love Steve Allen's programme...But the early Sunday programme I more often than not miss. I'm up early for the week days and the later show on a Sunday use to suit me...Sunday Roast etc.. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed an hour of modem problems. Naughty Steve!...He knows what he's better at, can only assume celeb news was slow on the ground!!

I think moving Steve Allen to the early slot on Sunday is probably the most annoying change with the new schedule!

I'm not the earliest of risers, so very often miss Steve during the week, but Sunday was one of the best days on LBC and a must listen day! Paul Ross, followed by Carol McGiffen, followed by Steve Allen, followed bt TRM, followed by Best of Nick Ferrari (for the bits I missed), followed by Cream (sometimes a bit hit and miss). All superb radio, IMO

All as traditional as your Sunday roast, now all I get is a bacon butty with Carol
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Old 04-03-2007, 20:25
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Sorry, forgot to add, surely the king of gadgets, well perhaps queen of gadgets can't be on a modem still, surely he is on broadband
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Old 04-03-2007, 21:03
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Originally Posted by scullyfancier
I think moving Steve Allen to the early slot on Sunday is probably the most annoying change with the new schedule!
I am afraid I have to disagree with you. I enjoy Steve on Sunday mornings (I am still zzzzzz ing during the week!), and then Carol McGiffen. I find it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings!
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Old 04-03-2007, 21:18
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I am afraid I have to disagree with you. I enjoy Steve on Sunday mornings (I am still zzzzzz ing during the week!), and then Carol McGiffen. I find it difficult to get out of bed in the mornings!
But that's my point Martin, my ineptitude at early morning rising, particularily after a Saturday night, means I miss him all week now!

Previously, it didn't matter what time on Sunday I arose it was quality radio. Sunday, Sunday roast, radio and family, what were Sundays made for !
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Old 04-03-2007, 21:26
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Yes, I also nearly always miss Steve's Sunday show now, due to me having a late Saturday bedtime. It used to be great to have a (very) late brekkie with Steve's show. Now, if I do hear him, it is only in dribs and drabs through a sleepy haze.
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Old 04-03-2007, 21:37
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Originally Posted by scullyfancier
Sorry, forgot to add, surely the king of gadgets, well perhaps queen of gadgets can't be on a modem still, surely he is on broadband
It was his broadband modem, the light was flashing (not connecting to the exchange).
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Old 04-03-2007, 22:48
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In the current Radio Times (p57), it says that, after the 'failure of RI:SE', Iain is a 'DJ on a London radio station'.
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Old 04-03-2007, 23:52
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Here is a thought. Does not having a connection to the www preclude you from entering the "how-low auction" (and other competitions)? If they refer to t&c on the web, and you can't access them, you may think they may do something you would rather they didn't !
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:23
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Originally Posted by radamfi
In the current Radio Times (p57), it says that, after the 'failure of RI:SE', Iain is a 'DJ on a London radio station'.
'.... Chris Morris wannabee'. Ouch! The article implies that he's one of the subsequently less successful of the RI:SE presenters.
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Originally Posted by gurney-slade
'.... Chris Morris wannabee'. Ouch! The article implies that he's one of the subsequently less successful of the RI:SE presenters.
Blimey!...That must hurt. lol
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:58
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Does anyone know how tall John Cushing is? I heard SA taking the micky this morning out of John's height so just wondered.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:08
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Does anyone know how tall John Cushing is? I heard SA taking the micky this morning out of John's height so just wondered.
Don't know exactly but I don't think it's any secret that he's a bit of a Hobbit!
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:12
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Originally Posted by gurney-slade
Don't know exactly but I don't think it's any secret that he's a bit of a Hobbit!
LMAO...

Awww bless!...Bet he was sorry when platform shoes went out the window.
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Old 05-03-2007, 08:56
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You Triple M critics will love this clip (but it could just be a joke of course, although someone commented on this a few weeks ago on the Yahoo group):

www.adamfi.co.uk/Triple_M_0020_5_Mar_07.mp3
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:57
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Originally Posted by stephen170
As everyone seems to be here now I am sending this post which I first sent to Yahoo. No one replied to it there, wonder if anyone will reply here.

I record his programme when he has a studio guest or guests and notice
I have to forward the tape what seems to be every few minutes when he
goes off to ads, news on the hour, headlines every 15 minutes and
travel. This morning I decided to put a stop watch on what I call the
actual content of the programme. I included the irritating how low
auction and a competition announcements as well. Out of 120 minutes,
only 77 minutes is what I would call actual content. In percentage
terms that's 64%. I know I could subscribe and podcast but don't
wish to
i used to record his show on my sky plus, but the ads/news do get in the way. podcasting gets you the bits you actually WANT to hear. i did find the news/travel/ads a good time to top up the water in the bath though - now i have to turn the sound up all the time.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:43
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From today's Telegraph. It's rather long (I've subbed quite a lot out!) but it contains some interesting points about something we've discussed her - the age of target audiences - and there is a brief mention of Chrysalis.

A new network of radio stations aimed at the cash- and time-rich over-fifties is about to provide stiff competition for the BBC. Gillian Reynolds reports
John Myers, chief executive of GMG Radio, says he's going to give Radio 2 a run for its money. He says it with a broad smile. A self-confessed admirer of Radio 2 and Terry Wogan's biggest fan, he's convinced he can challenge the BBC with his mini-network of Smooth stations.
On March 26, they launch in London, the North-West, Glasgow, and the East and West Midlands, with the North-East to come in the autumn.
Myers is aiming Smooth at a new audience, one commercial radio hasn't really engaged with nationally and no longer speaks to locally. This audience is aged 49 and upwards. They like a wide range of music, some (but not all) of it pre-1967, and prefer the people talking to them to know the locality.
Myers has gone about this carefully. He founded the radio division of the Guardian Media Group in 1999 and has shrewdly grown it, acquiring existing stations and applying for new ones.
Buying Jazz FM gave him footholds in Manchester and London and, with Ofcom's permission to change the format and the name to Smooth, the opportunity to try a new music mix. When GMG bought the Saga stations last December, it also got a loyal, mature and affluent audience, fitting in with both its existing listeners and its new strategy.
Yet the mature audience is, traditionally, radio anathema. Commercial radio has mostly avoided it, and the BBC increasingly seems impatient with it. Radio 2 has been going as fast as it can to bypass older listeners.
Radio 4 is trying hard to extend to a newer, less conservative, more ethnically mixed audience. Radio 3 is now sequenced, homogenised and chatty, unrecognisable to long-standing listeners. And remember that BBC local station manager who last year instructed phone-in presenters deliberately to exclude older callers?
"There are three million over-fifties in London alone," he says. "Commercial radio has never targeted this key demographic. In our view, Saga was aiming slightly too old. I have a feeling Saga, like the old Radio 2, had more people listening than ever admitted it, because they didn't want to be classed as old. But that over-40 audience, cash- and time-rich, was part of Saga's success story."
But will the advertising world, inhabited by twentysomethings, buy it? "They've never had a network to sell before," says Myers. What about Classic FM? "That's an ABC1 audience. We're aiming wider. The agencies like GMG. They're looking for different things from commercial radio."
What about the presenters? Graham Dene (once Diana, Princess of Wales's favourite DJ) has been coaxed over from Magic, London's successful middle-of-the-road commercial station, to do the London breakfast show. Dave Lincoln, a DJ who rose to Emap's executive heights, has returned brilliantly to his mid-morning, on-air roots in the North-West. Martin Collins, latterly a ratings winner at Virgin Radio, is another recruit. Myers's ideal newsreaders, James Rea and Howard Hughes, already work for him in the North-West and Manchester.
Yet, generally, there is much misery around in commercial radio at the moment. The internet is swallowing advertising. Small stations are handing back their licences. Of the big groups at the top of the league, GCap is going through hard times, there's talk of a management buyout at Chrysalis, and at Emap rumours swirl around which branch of the business might be sold. GMG, comfortingly, is protected by belonging to the Scott Trust. Even so, a tranche of shares in the company behind GMG's best earner, Auto Trader, is currently up for bids.

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Old 05-03-2007, 11:15
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Originally Posted by Stargate 1
Does anyone know how tall John Cushing is? I heard SA taking the micky this morning out of John's height so just wondered.
On Saturday have a look at the LBC News 1152 studio webcam and you will see he just peers over the desk !
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:27
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Originally Posted by gurney-slade
GMG, comfortingly, is protected by belonging to the Scott Trust.
That is the key. GMG can afford to take risks and can cross subsidise across their growing media empire. You would have thought they would be well placed to take over LBC.
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:31
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Thanks for posting the article gurney-slade. I wonder if the new look Smooth Radio will pick up some listening hours from the older LBC listeners who don't like all of the modernising that has taken place as Smooth is going to have a minimum 25% of the output as speech during daytime hours.
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I notice that James Max is moving to a 5pm-7pm slot from next Sunday, how does that effect the rest of the Sunday lineup? Does anyone know? A new show in the evening or just a re-jigging of the repeats?
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