Salute to American Radio, BBC Radio 1 London | July 4 1976

In the mid 1960s, there was nowhere easy for British youngsters to listen to rock ‘n’ rollers like The Beatles, The Who and The Rolling Stones. Commercial radio wasn’t yet an option, and the guardians of the publicly-owned British Broadcasting Corporation considered […]

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Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode, BBC Radio One FM | July 1994

Since 1967, BBC Radio One has been the BBC’s Top 40 offering, for England, Scotland, Wales, & Northern Island. The station started on AM (or Medium Wave as the Brits refer to it) and eventually was broadcast on FM. It broadcasts on […]

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Leona Graham, 1215 AM Virgin Radio UK London | June 24 1999

  The 1990 Broadcasting Act allowed for the launch of independent national radio stations in the United Kingdom. Richard Branson of Virgin Record bid on & won one of those licenses, and the station launched as Virgin 1215 at 12.15 pm on 30 April […]

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Claire Sturgess, BBC Radio 1 FM London| July 1994

  In the UK, The British Broadcasting Corporation has several national stations offering Adult Contemporary music, Classical, News/Talk, & Sports. One of the most popular stations  is CHR formatted BBC Radio 1, or as it was branded at the time of this […]

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Launch of Capital Radio 539 London | October 16 1973

      The launch of Capital Radio in London, was a big deal. It was the first of the UK general entertainment stations. Until the 1970s, British radio waves were the exclusive domain of BBC Radio, which usually lagged behind the […]

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Keith Fordyce, Radio Luxembourg | December 24, 1966

You’ve been listening to the Good Times and their record, “Powder Your Face With Sunshine” and it’s on Decca American Radio in the 1960s had it’s own sound. DJs who were funny, Newscasts every hour and tons of commercials. Some stations had […]

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Peter Young, Capital Radio London (UK) | March, 1990

Contributor Bob Jones writes: Listened to the Capital Radio aircheck. Unreal how clean it is, isn’t it? Hard to believe I recorded it in the newsroom at KCEE in Tucson! I went ballistic when I found that feed and started rolling 12 […]

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John Sachs, Capitol Radio 95.8 London (U.K.) | April, 1989

Bobby Brown‘s “Prerogative“, in at the chart at number 6 on Capitol. It’s half past two… From Contributor Bob Jones comes this high-quality, fantastic listen to one of the UK’s few independent radio stations. This one is GOOD, The jock in charge […]

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Bob Stewart, Capital Gold 1548 AM London | January 21, 1996

Bob Stewart (left) and friends, legends of U.K. Broadcasting Courtesy of Contributor Russ Horton, we have a unique recording of a DJ whose voice sounds quite similar to “The Duke of Louisville”. It’s not him, of course, but Bob Stewart definitely has […]

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Tony Prince, 1520 (199 Meters) Radio Caroline North | March 1, 1966

Here is a slightly restored (to remove noise and enhance the fidelity) aircheck of Tony Prince, donated to us by Russ Horton. There is a huge connection here, in that, Tony Prince is still very active in radio and in 2018, launched […]

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