► Beacon Radio launch 

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Beacon Radio 303 in Wolverhampton launches at 6am on 12 April 1976 with Mike Baker at the controls. This is the first half-hour on air, although we’ve edited the music out.


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2 responses to ► Beacon Radio launch

steve brown 12 Apr 2017 at 1:51 pm

41 years on,and it’s a shame that the Beacon name had to go in 2012,as a new name of Free Radio

Maark 26 Apr 2017 at 11:10 am

This remains the slickest and coolest launch of any radio station ever.

If only Beacon had been given a much larger area and population to broadcast to been subject to fewer IBA restrictions, it would’ve caused a revolution in UK radio.

It was practically a pirate station for the first three years !

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