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Swansea Sound in 1979

Published 9 December 2017

Take a look at Swansea Sound in Swansea

Plymouth Sound in 1979

Published 2 December 2017

Take a look at Plymouth Sound in Plymouth

Piccadilly Radio in 1979

Published 25 November 2017

Take a look at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester

Pennine Radio in 1979

Published 18 November 2017

Take a look at Pennine Radio in Bradford

Radio Orwell in 1979

Published 11 November 2017

Take a look at Radio Orwell in Ipswich

Metro Radio in 1979

Published 4 November 2017

Take a look at Metro Radio in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

LBC in 1979

Published 28 October 2017

Take a look at LBC in London

Radio Hallam in 1979

Published 21 October 2017

Take a look at Radio Hallam in Sheffield

Radio Forth in 1979

Published 14 October 2017

Take a look at Radio Forth in Edinburgh

Downtown Radio in 1979

Published 7 October 2017

Take a look at Downtown Radio in Belfast

Radio Clyde in 1979

Published 23 September 2017

Take a look at Radio Clyde in Glasgow

Radio City in 1979

Published 16 September 2017

Take a look at Radio City in Liverpool

Capital Radio in 1979

Published 9 September 2017

Take a look at Capital in London

BRMB in 1979

Published 2 September 2017

Take a look at BRMB in Birmingham

Kenny at Capital

Published 28 August 2017

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Beacon Radio in 1979

Published 26 August 2017

Take a look at Beacon Radio in Wolverhampton

Radio 210 in 1979

Published 26 August 2017

Take a look at Radio 210 in Reading

So you want an ILR station?

Published 7 August 2017

How can you get the IBA to build you an ILR station in 1979?

► Highland Recording Studios

Published 16 June 2017

A demo package of jingles for Radio Forth, NorthSound and Moray Firth Radio from 1981

► CBC test transmissions

Published 2 June 2017

New local radio station CBC in Cardiff prepares to come on air in 1980

► Beacon Radio launch

Published 12 April 2017

41 years ago, Beacon Radio 303 comes on air for the first time

► Ocean Sound This Year

Published 7 April 2017

Ocean Sound looks back on the news from 1986

Heartbreak on the line

Published 30 January 2017

Radio Guide in May 1976 takes a look at late night ILR phone-ins

Beacon car crash

Published 17 August 2015

When a phone-in programme goes disastrously wrong

ILR in 1977

Published 24 November 2014

A look back at the first wave of ILR stations and where they are now