BBC Radio Gloucestershire celebrates 30 years

BBC Radio Gloucestershire celebrates 30 years of broadcasting today, October 3, and is featuring a whole week of programmes looking back at memorable moments from the last three decades.

BBC Radio Gloucestershire Editor, Tim Pemberton, tells RadioToday about the celebrations: “BBC Radio Gloucestershire plays an important role in the county, with many of our listeners having grown up with us. I hope everyone enjoys the special week of programmes we have planned to celebrate the last 30 years. We’ll revisit some of the biggest stories the station has covered over the decades and will also look to the future and find out what people think the next 30 years has in store for the county.”

Features include:

  • Ken Goodwin, BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s original breakfast show presenter, will join Mark Cummings as his special guest on Wednesday 3 October

  • Special guests will join programmes across the week – including Cheltenham’s Eddie the Eagle Edwards who rose to fame in 1988 and was a former presenter on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

  • Former district reporters and local news editors revisit stories and people that have stuck in their minds

  • And listeners can enjoy archive recording from the first day the station went on air and when Princess Anne opened the station officially a week later.

Today, to celebrate BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s 30,000 volunteering hours campaign, guests will join Dom Cotter for a celebratory train ride on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. The target was updated to 60,000 when the station hit its original target in May.

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