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  • George 1978
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    Does anyone remember Jeremy Beadle doing a Sunday night show on some of the independent local radio stations circa 1986-1987? I think it came from LBC and the stations either took one, two or all three hours of it. I think Beadle was sacked just a few months after starting the show. Many a tired person couldn't get up on Monday morning as a result.

    He also did a similar programme when Talk Radio UK started up in 1995 as well.

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  • HG
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    Originally posted by Semi42 View Post
    Here in the north east , Metro Radio started up in the early 70s and as a commercial station ,was a novelty.
    I found myself taping the adverts rather than the pop songs and I recall listening to Night owls with James Whale chuckling to some of the crazies that phoned in.

    Alan robson took over the talk in mantle but was booted out when Bauer radio took ownership and syndicated all the programming.
    Get to those phones! There were some loonies that phoned Night Owls.

    Can you remember Mr Rahman, next to the motorbike shops?

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  • Semi42
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    Here in the north east , Metro Radio started up in the early 70s and as a commercial station ,was a novelty.
    I found myself taping the adverts rather than the pop songs and I recall listening to Night owls with James Whale chuckling to some of the crazies that phoned in.

    Alan robson took over the talk in mantle but was booted out when Bauer radio took ownership and syndicated all the programming.

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  • MrsCocoa
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    Hello guys, some great memories here. I wonder if anyone can help me with this picture, please? I can't remember where I found it online but I recall that these three girls won a Fab 208 'Dream Come True' competition to spend a day with The Goodies. I'm hoping to find the actual issue of Fab 208 magazine this photo appeared in, and maybe there would be a story with it, too. Thanks if you can help.
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  • George 1978
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    I just wished that we had today's technology in the 1970s and 1980s - could it have been possible to listed to a Southampton based local radio station if you were in Nottingham in the pre-internet days? Of course not.

    And of course the independent radio stations were so individual - that was until Heart, Captial and Global took most of them over.

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  • Zincubus
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    I recall getting a kit to make your own radio ( Crystal) .... i think I used to listen to Radio Luxembourg.. Kid Jenson ??


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  • agfagaevart
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    Originally posted by zabadak View Post
    What no crystal??

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  • zabadak
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    "Golden" Age Of Radio

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  • beccabear67
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    Interesting reading, and I find the various pirate ship/fort stations particularly fascinating to learn about. I even have some record LPs from Holland that seem to have been put out by their Radio Veronica and one shows the ship on the front. I've seen the Fabulous 208 magazines from the '60s, I think it eventually merged with some other more general teen fashion/music/stories weekly, or changed direction anyway. I have one '60s magazine called DJ for David Jacobs Magazine, it's smallish like the old Pop Weekly. It's quite interesting with a piece on Jane Asher, wish I could find more. Jacobs was on the Juke Box Jury tv progamme and was on Radio Luxembourg.

    I also have a couple old Annuals style books from the '60s and early '70s... one is all about the various DJs and quite thick and lots of photos, and another is I think an actual Radio 1 Annual. Also have a Simon Dee show one with lots of popstar photos. Were there ever any Radio Caroline books like these I wonder? Or would that have been courting further opposition to them existing? There is/was a man out here in western Canada who was a Radio Caroline DJ, they interviewed him on local television when that 'Ship That Rocked' film was out. I understand a few of them were Canadians.

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  • Twocky61
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    With Radio Caroline, Ross Revenge, or was it Mi Amigo? started to drift into our three mile limit, here in the UK. after engine failure

    Within our three mile limit they would have been subject to the Maritime Offences Act and be arrested

    Fortunately they restarted the engine and stayed outside our limit

    So that's two fingers up at the authorities lol

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  • angliaknight
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    Ah the good old days of the pirates, Caroline, London, even my strict father would tune in to a pirate station on Sunday lunchtimes because they had the Jim reeves show on called Radio 390 which i think was an old ww2 fort in the Thames estuary, in the 80s i would listen to the antics of Laser 558 all the hits, all the time, wasnt too keen for awhile then on Caroline because they went thru a phase of just playing album tracks.

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  • Twocky61
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    Also Stuart Henry and his wife Ollie presented on Luxembourg

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  • agfagaevart
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    Originally posted by Twocky61 View Post
    It was the pirates & Radio Luxembourg, that inspired the BBC to open BBC Radio 1. The BBC obviously felt their Home Service didn't include the youth of the day

    So for the pirates: (to name a few)

    Radio Caroline (now streaming online & 648khz AM sharing Manx Radio's frequency)

    I forgot about Radio Luxembourg and Emporer Rosko!!

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  • zabadak
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    Originally posted by Clare View Post
    I used to listen to Radio Luxembourg occasionally. I just remember a snippet of an advert jingle: "..the Odeon tonight!"
    "Fab 208!"

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  • Clare
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    I used to listen to Radio Luxembourg occasionally. I just remember a snippet of an advert jingle: "..the Odeon tonight!"

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