BBC Radio Lancashire is entering into the spirit of the National Heritage weekend by bringing back Radio Blackburn.
Radio Blackburn is the former name of Radio Lancashire, having expanded to a county-wide service in 1981. And for two hours each day this weekend, it will return with live shows on medium wave – 351 and 193 meters – 855 and 1557 KHz from 11am till 1pm.
Gerald Jackson, who has been at the station since it launched in 1971, told RadioToday: “We’ll celebrate the early days on Radio Blackburn on Saturday and then the change to BBC Radio Lancashire on Sunday. I am the host for both days with theatre guests including some of our early broadcasters and lots of archive clips.
“There’s live music too on both days with the “Houghton Weavers” in the Radio Theatre and a studio audience.”
Gerald talked about the special flash-back with Glen Hunt on-air this week and played some of the old jingles: