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► The shape of radio

Published 15 August 2016

In 1971, the government prepares to announce commercial radio. BBC-1’s ’24 Hours’ programme examines what system they might choose in this audio recording

From a distance

Published 30 November 2012

Nigel Stapley twirls the FM dial in the days when that meant silence or hiss

Tested to Destruction

Published 22 June 2008

Survey slaves are killing radio’s originality

City Talk

Published 9 April 2007

James Barrington remembers Liverpool’s Radio City

Launch Dates: Independent Local Radio

Published 19 December 2006

The original contractors in the real ILR system

X marks the spot

Published 1 January 2004

Darryl Chamberlain on an attempt to revolutionise radio

No ads please – we’re British

Published 30 November 2003

Advertising guru Charles Higham warns against commercial radio… in 1933

Spread South West

Published 15 August 2001

Local radio makes its way down the Cornwall peninsular

Asian Sound

Published 15 August 2001

From Leicester to national: a success story

Off Centre

Published 15 August 2001

A sudden end to an ILR story

RW + WR = GWR

Published 15 August 2001

The slow birth of a radio behemoth

GWR in trouble

Published 15 August 2001

The slow death of a radio behemoth

Golden Oldies

Published 15 August 2001

The spread of a radio phenomena

Your station of the stars 1

Published 15 August 2001

The world’s greatest radio station

Your Station of the Stars 2

Published 15 August 2001

From the Grand Duchy to your living room

From Downtown to out of town

Published 15 August 2001

ILR hits northern Ireland.

As if by magic…

Published 15 August 2001

Mike Brown’s personal view of AbracaDABra