WCR airs tribute programmes to Beacon Radio
WCR airs tribute programmes to Beacon Radio
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WCR airs tribute programmes to Beacon Radio

Community radio station WCR has created a full weekend schedule of programmes to mark the launch of Beacon 303 40 years ago.

Kris Kennedy Jnr,(KKJ), Chris Harper, Munro Jack, Dick Fisher, Gordon Astley, Phil Brice, Tony Paul, Mick Wright, Bob Davies, Ian ‘Porky’Jones, Myatt & Perry, Fresh & Jo, Andy Wint, Neil Jackson, Pete Clements, Mike Wyer and others are part of the celebration on 101.8FM in Wolverhampton.

Station Manager Andy Walters told RadioToday: “We are extremely fortunate that there is such love for our radio heritage, especially Beacon Radio and we have presenters from as far afield as Alberta and Los Angeles who are taking part in this special weekend.”

Here’s the schedule for this weekend, which is available to listen to online via the station’s website:

Saturday April 9

7am – Chris Harper Breakfast Show
8am – Fresh & Jo (Fresh was Beacon’s longest serving DJ at 24 yrs)
10am – Stu Haycock – Beacon Sport
11am – Andy Swift & Debbi Massey
Noon – Stuart Hickman
2pm – Myatt & Perry
4pm – Alan Nicklin
6pm – Northern Soul
8pm – Niel Jackson with the Saturday Night Dance Party
10pm to Midnight – KKJ’s Disco Spectacular

Sunday April 10

4am – Mike Baker’s First Breakfast Show
7am – Bob Davies
8am – Andy Wint
9am – Mike Wyer
11am – Gordon Astley
1pm – Dick Fisher
2pm – Mick Wright – Supergold Sunday 1976
4pm – Chuck Street – Nightschool
5pm – Inside Tracks – an interview with Mike Baker
6pm – Jim Duncan – Beacon Country
7pm – Tony Paul from California
8pm – Pete Clements – The Cats Whisker
10pm – Munro Jack

Photo: The Nightschool team from Beacon Radio in the 90s. Martin Childs, Chuck Street and Lee Bannister with an original Beacon 303 t-shirt.

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