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Your own radio station

Published 15 November 2018

BBC Local Radio is coming: what’s in it for you?

The girls in the VHF set

Published 24 May 2018

The ‘girls’ who keep the BBC’s four northern local radio stations on air in 1968

BBC sets up ‘Radio Langham’

Published 17 May 2018

The Observer notes that training has begun for staff of the new BBC local radio stations in 1967

Manchester stalls

Published 8 May 2018

The Guardian in 1967 on why Manchester won’t be getting a BBC local radio station

Think again!

Published 3 April 2018

The Daily Express is outraged in 1966 when the government announces there will be no colour on BBC-1 and ITV

BBC Radio Merseyside

Published 22 November 2017

Celebrate 50 years of BBC Radio Merseyside with a trip back to their launch

Going local

Published 12 September 2016

The BBC Handbook for 1968 explains how BBC local radio is spreading

Hurricane Danny

Published 1 November 2012

BLOG: Danny Baker is lost

Thompson’s legacy

Published 14 March 2012

BLOG: Preparing to say goodbye to Mark Thompson

Obligatory showing of teeth

Published 23 January 2012

BLOG: Local radio is almost saved

Local letdown

Published 11 March 2011

It’s hard to know exactly what BBC management are thinking with their latest money-saving proposal to be made public, namely to replace some local radio broadcasts with a simulcast of…

The forgotten anniversary

Published 1 December 2007

Of all the broadcasting anniversaries we’ve been noting recently in these pages, there’s one that seems to have slipped by. It might seem a small thing, but it was actually…