BBC Radio Ulster celebrates 40th anniversary

Staff old and new gathered at BBC Radio Ulster this week to celebrate the station’s 40th birthday.

And as a birthday promotion, a number of presenters will be travelling around Northern Ireland over the next six months to meet listeners.

Presenters such as Hugo Duncan, Anne-Marie McAleese, Ralph McLean and Cherrie McIlwaine will be leaving their studios and heading out, travelling across all six counties.

The station will visit a number of events including the Tall Ships Festival in Belfast today and tomorrow (2nd and 3rd July), the Omagh Show on Saturday, the Seven Hills Blues Festival in Armagh from 6 to 9 August, and Londonderry for the annual Halloween celebrations from 30 and 31 October.

The year concludes with a gala concert in Belfast in mid-December with a chance for listeners to be part of the audience.

In addition, as part of the 40th birthday year, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle has teamed up with the BBC Radio 4 Listening Project on Tour, which will be visiting Northern Ireland with its brand-new mobile recording booth from 20 July to 3 August.

Fergus Keeling, Head of Radio for BBC Northern Ireland, says: “This 40th year marks a very special time for everyone here at BBC Radio Ulster, as we join with our listeners to look back over some memorable moments in the story of the station and forward to a great future together.

“Beyond the programmes and presenters, we are celebrating the special contribution listeners make to keep BBC Radio Ulster the unique and distinct station it is here in Northern Ireland. We look forward to meeting our listeners over the coming weeks and months.”

Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 9:47 am by RadioToday

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