On TV: BBC local radio at 40
Posted by
On TV: BBC local radio at 40

Radio people will be making a date in front of the television tonight as Nation on Film: Local Radio at 40 is broadcast on BBC Four. Kate Adie and Desmond Lynam, who got their first break at the launch of the new local radio stations, recall the chaos and excitement of those early days.

The programme, part of the Nation on Film series is narrated by Michael Buerk and will be shown at 10pm. It will feature the launch of Radio Leicester, which was the first to open – going on air on November 9, 1967.

It all started with Frank Gillard who made his name as a war reporter. By the 1960s, he was head of BBC Radio and ready to help launch stations in Leicester, Nottingham, Stoke, Sheffield, Leeds, Brighton, Merseyside, and Durham.

Click [link=http://www.bbc.co.uk/nationonfilm/topics/local-radio/background.shtml]here[/link] for more info.

Hear more radio industry news like this at the top of the hour on inRadio - the radio industry's very own radio station. Listen now in a new window whilst you continue reading RadioToday or press play below.

0 0 400 08 November, 2007 Industry News 12:30 pm 200711 Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Leave a Reply

Looking for something else?


Subscribe to our emails to stay informed about the latest radio news and products delivered straight to your inbox.

Related Posts

No related posts were found
WorldDAB General Assembly 2016 - November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ()
Student Radio Awards - November 10, 2016 at 6:00 pm (The O₂ 10 Entertainment Avenue, London, SE10 0DY, England)
BBC Gillard Awards - November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Newcastle)
Audio Production Awards - November 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm (BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London)
Radio TechCon 2016 - November 28, 2016 at 10:00 am (The Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB)
Salon de la Radio - January 29, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 30, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
Salon de la Radio - January 31, 2017 at 10:00 am (Paris)
More events