Radio Moments - This Week in History

Sinopsis

Seven days of radio history in seven minutes - as told through clips and narration from David Lloyd.

Episodios

  • 66: Melody acquired BBC Northampton launches death of Reith

    66: Melody acquired; BBC Northampton launches; death of Reith

    18/06/2020 Duración: 08min

    50 years on from the General Election which led to the beginning of commercial radio;  the ill-fated GB Radio launches in Newport; the death of Lord Reith; Melody acquired by EMAP to become Magic; BBC Radio Northampton launches; Moyles in the Archers - and that broadcast from Dame Nellie Melba, the first broadcast in the World by a celebrity a hundred years ago. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending June 19th 2020.  Follow the series by weekly podcast here (https://podfollow.com/radiomoments-this-week-in-history) .

  • 65: Holness leaves LBC Commons broadcasting trial Premier launches

    65: Holness leaves LBC; Commons broadcasting trial; Premier launches

    11/06/2020 Duración: 06min

    Bob Holness leaves Douglas Cameron after ten LBC years; the Commons broadcasting trial begins; Premier Radio's silver jubilee; Tony Blackburn climbed aboard pirate Radio London; Everett returns after a sacking. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending June 12th 2020.  Follow the series by weekly podcast here (https://podfollow.com/radiomoments-this-week-in-history) .

  • 64: Rock FM is born Hits Radio begins Noel on breakfast

    64: Rock FM is born; Hits Radio begins; Noel on breakfast;

    03/06/2020 Duración: 08min

    Red Rose splits and Rock FM is born; Hits Radio launched; Workers' Playtime begins; Blackburn makes way for Noel on Radio 1 breakfast; Nicholas Parsons misses Just a Minute; and Dave Berry and Christian O'Connell start new breakfast shows. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending June 5th 2020.

  • 63: The Archers Mercias 40th Mayo on breakfast

    63: The Archers; Mercia's 40th; Mayo on breakfast

    27/05/2020 Duración: 07min

    The birth of the Archers; Mercia's 40th; Jazz becomes Smooth London; Mayo beings on R1 breakfast; the death of Roy Plomley; and a Top 40 fail. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending May 29th 2020.

  • 62: A celebration of radio contesting

    62: A celebration of radio contesting

    22/05/2020 Duración: 09min

    A celebration of radio contesting. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending May 22nd 2020.

  • 61: Jenni Murray, JAM, R1 at Mallory Park - and the sig tune

    61: Jenni Murray, JAM, R1 at Mallory Park - and the sig tune

    13/05/2020 Duración: 07min

    Jenni Murray is 70; and happy birthday too to Jon Wolfert from legendary jingle company JAM; commentary of a tragedy in Bradford; the famous Radio1  funday at Malllory Park - and the art of the signature tune. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending May 15th 2020.

  • 60: Happy birthday FM Capital splits DLT on Radio1 breakfast

    60: Happy birthday FM; Capital splits; DLT on Radio1 breakfast

    07/05/2020 Duración: 08min

    Happy 65th anniversary to FM/VHF; Capital splits; DLT starts on Radio 1 breakfast; and Monty Modlyn Died.  Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending May 8th 2020.

  • 59: Foxy leaves World Service starts Johnnie Walker joins  Virgin 1215 begins

    59: Foxy leaves; World Service starts; Johnnie Walker joins & Virgin 1215 begins

    01/05/2020 Duración: 06min

    Foxy leaves Capital; the beginnings of the World Service name; Johnnie Walker joins the BBC; Virgin 1215 launches, Radio 1 goes 24 hours; Lors Haw Haw makes his final broadcast. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending May 1st 2020.

  • 58: Evans on R1 breakfast GB Radio closes Jamie Theakston begins at Heart

    58: Evans on R1 breakfast; GB Radio closes; Jamie Theakston begins at Heart

    23/04/2020 Duración: 07min

    25 years since Chris Evans began on Radio1 breakfast; 15 years of Jamie Theakston on Heart; 35 years since GB Radio closed; 1010 WINS launches rolling news in New York; and there is no news on the BBC. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending April 24th 2020.

  • 57: Jamming, Beacon, small scale BBC radio  Radiophonic Workshop

    57: Jamming, Beacon, small scale BBC radio & Radiophonic Workshop

    19/04/2020 Duración: 08min

    Censorship and jamming; Isle of Wight Radio and Beacon arrive; the BBC Radiophonic workshop; and the tale of the small scale BBC radio optouts. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending April 17th 2020.

  • 56: PM, The World Tonight, Dave Berry and Kenny Everett

    56: PM, The World Tonight, Dave Berry and Kenny Everett

    09/04/2020 Duración: 07min

    BBC changes are introduced following the 'Broadcasting in the 70s' report including the start of PM and The World Tonight; Cardiff gets commercial radio; Dave Berry leaves Capital; and 25 years since the death of Kenny Everett. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending April 10th 2020.

  • 55: Happy birthday Johnnie Walker Radio 4 protests and happy birthday Piccadilly

    55: Happy birthday Johnnie Walker; Radio 4 protests; and happy birthday Piccadilly

    03/04/2020 Duración: 08min

    'We are the World is played around the World'; IRN messes up the Queen Mother's death; happy 75th birthday to Johnnie Walker; Caroline's anniversary; protests about Radio 4 plans; Zoe Ball ends Radio 2 breakfast; and Piccadilly is born in Manchester. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending April 3rd 2020.

  • 54: Tom Browne and Radio 5 ends, Paul Burnett starts -  the Peacock Committee

    54: Tom Browne and Radio 5 ends, Paul Burnett starts - & the Peacock Committee

    26/03/2020 Duración: 08min

    A new Desert Island Discs presenter; the Peacock Committee is established; Real launches in Yorkshire; a tranche of Heart rebrands; Tom Browne finishes on the Radio 1 chart; a troubled Boat Race broadcast; Paul Burnett arrives at Radio 1; Radio 5 ends; and Alan Freeman's last Pick of the Pops

  • 53: Evans sells Virgin the mi Amigo sinks and Downtown launches

    53: Evans sells Virgin; the mi Amigo sinks and Downtown launches

    20/03/2020 Duración: 09min

    Chris Evans sold Ginger Media (inc the original Virgin Radio); the Radio Caroline ship the Mi Amigo sinks; Sara Cox's 24 hour 80s Dance Challenge; commercial radio arrives at last in Belfast; Hallam appoints its first programme director; Derek Jameson starts on Radio 2 breakfast. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending March 20th 2020.

  • 52: Why the BBC chose numbers for its networks 6 Music and Radio 210 launch

    52: Why the BBC chose numbers for its networks; 6 Music and Radio 210 launch

    11/03/2020 Duración: 08min

    Why the BBC chose numbers for their network names in 1967; BBC 6 Music launches; listening on your pghone negins; Radio 210 starts  in Reading; and Round the Horne begins 55 years ago. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending March 13th 2020.

  • 51: 30 years of Jazz FM Helen Boaden at Radio 4 John Peel at night

    51: 30 years of Jazz FM; Helen Boaden at Radio 4; John Peel at night

    06/03/2020 Duración: 08min

    Jazz FM celebrates 30 years: Helen Boaden becomes Radio 4 Controller; John Peel makes his NightRide debut; Zane Lowe says a Radio 1 farewell; and Derby gets commercial radio  Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending March 6th 2020.

  • 50: The Commons on-air Ed Stewart and Brian Matthew

    50: The Commons on-air; Ed Stewart; and Brian Matthew

    26/02/2020 Duración: 07min

    Capital moves from 539; Commons proceedings are to be broadcast; Moray Firth arrives; Trent makes its Derby debut; Ed Stewart begins on Junior Choice; Brian Matthew's last programme; Radio Humberside's official launch. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending February 28th 2020.

  • 49: Sara Cox andMayo leave R1 Thatcher with JY and BRMB begins

    49: Sara Cox andMayo leave R1; Thatcher with JY; and BRMB begins

    21/02/2020 Duración: 08min

    Sara Cox leaves Radio 1; Margaret Thatcher guests in the JY prog; the first farming prices  on radio; Mayo leaves Radio 1; BRMB begins Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending February 21st 2020

  • 48: Talk Radio UK, LBC goes National and pirate Radio City closes

    48: Talk Radio UK, LBC goes National and pirate Radio City closes

    12/02/2020 Duración: 08min

    25 years since Talk Radio UK launched; LBC goes national; launches in the East Midlands for Saga and in Brighton for the BBC;  entertainment radio arrives; and pirate Radio City closes.  Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending February 14th 2020

  • 47: Robin Scott Mark Forrest Iain Lee Ken Bruce

    47: Robin Scott; Mark Forrest; Iain Lee; Ken Bruce

    03/02/2020 Duración: 07min

    20 years on since the death of BBC 60s Controller Robin Scott; Mark Forrest ends his run on BBC local radio network; Iain Lee gives views on radio station style guides; Ken Bruce's birthday; and thirty years of Cool FM. Enjoy the last week in radio history, ending February 7th 2020

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