Lincs FM creates 1940s radio station on DAB

Lincs FM is turning back the clock this weekend with a radio station dedicated to the 1940s.

Broadcasting on DAB across Lincolnshire and Newark, Lincs FM 1940s will be how the station might have sounded, had it been around back then.

The three-day pop-up radio station will be on air to coincide with Lincoln’s big 1940s Weekend, which is also this year marking the centenary of the RAF.

Regular Lincs FM presenters Joseph Begley, John Marshall, Rob Hammond, Andy Fenton and Steve Orchard will all be presenting, while reporters will be out around the city bringing a flavour of the weekend to listeners.

Lincs FM’s Director of Programme Sean Dunderdale told RadioToday: “Lincolnshire is known as bomber county and has a long history with the RAF, stretching back 100 years. Indeed, Lincs FM’s studio are located in the actual building where the first RAF aircraft were built a century ago. We therefore wanted to do something a little different to mark the occasion and thought launching a 1940s station for the weekend would be the perfect opportunity to honour the occasion and do something different for visitors to Lincoln during the event.

“There’ll be plenty of 1940s favourites, along with interviews, features and additional travel news for visitors to the event.”

The station will be on air from 7am on Friday (August 10th) to 10pm on Sunday (August 12th).

Lincs FM has previously operated pop-up stations for the annual Lincolnshire Show and for both the RAF Waddington and Scampton Airshows.

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  1. J Peter Wilson says

    Just tuned into LINCS 1940s, here in East Yorkshire, and it makes a change from so much of what else is on the radio. Radio should be able to include such a variety of music on the dial. Alongside JAZZ FM, MAGIC SOUL, PREMIER PRAISE and YORKSHIRE COAST this gives me a great choice.

  2. sj says

    Lincs has always sounded like something from the 1940s, anyway.

  3. Radio Producer says

    Reasonably good music choices – complete with crackles in places, and some well thought out commercials,
    But WHY stick a ‘Lincs FM’ prom right in the middle, with the ‘zip, flash, pop’
    imaging and up-to-date music….
    This is only on for 3 days, so no need to advertise the main station.
    Could have been produced so much better with a bit more vision….
    Half arsed as usual!

  4. Tim says

    Love to listen – how can I find it on DAB!?.

  5. mark budgen says

    Who would notice the difference?

  6. Radio Producer says

    Constructive comment number two:
    Proms going out stating – ‘More Vera Lynn than any other station’
    & ‘Glenn Miller would be In The Mood’ …..
    Never heard either during 6 or more hours of listening, but there was plenty of Bing Crosby – Far too much in fact!
    Secondly, would it have been any great shakes to add track listings to the on screen info….not one track was introduced or back announced….
    Some great songs, but we don’t know who the artists were….
    As previously stated, a good idea – poorly executed……And this from a supposed professional outfit……Shame!

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