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    For years I wondered by my Dad's trusty Grundig Elite Boy had numbered diamond shaped stickers on the dial.

    Eventually I found that when BBC radio swapped around all their AM frequencies in 1978 a lot of existing radios had the station names marked in the old places, so it help listeners a set of these stickers were available to mark the new frequencies.

    Even before knowing this I used some spare stick on numbers from a blank tape to mark them on my radio.
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    I remember putting those little diamond-shaped stickers on my radio. I am not sure where we got them from; perhaps they were available from shops or sent to every home, I don't know.

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    Yes, I remember having to put them on my portable when Radio 1 moved frequency.
    i could be wrong but did they come with the Radio Times perhaps?

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    Wow, I was always slightly obsessed with those little stickers when I was young.
    I haven't thought about those for years, i'm going to try & track some down.

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    The sticker sets also came with a big sticker will all the frequencies on, I remember one of my friends had aa old stereo with one of them stuck onto it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Even before knowing this I used some spare stick on numbers from a blank tape to mark them on my radio.
    Good to hear I am not the only one

    I never used the stick-on numbers that came with VHS tapes for their intended purpose, Like you Richard, I used them to identify radio stations; mainly Luxembourg & the pirates including Caroline & Veronica & later Atlantic 252 which was the only music station on Long Wave

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    Good to hear I am not the only one

    I never used the stick-on numbers that came with VHS tapes for their intended purpose, Like you Richard, I used them to identify radio stations; mainly Luxembourg & the pirates including Caroline & Veronica & later Atlantic 252 which was the only music station on Long Wave
    They were very useful to find some stations, Radio 1 in FM was a little weak were I lived so it took some fine tuning to get it clear in stereo.
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    I think they were posted to every household or am I crazy?
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Talking of Radio who remembers the simul-casts where radio & television were run together, so you could watch & hear Top of the Pops simultaneously on a Saturday evening? (if IRC)
    Last edited by Twocky61; 12-09-2016 at 17:27. Reason: Additional Text

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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