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I'm Stuart Clarkson this week.

It's our monthly roundtable edition for November when we Delve deep into some of the issues in Ireland at the minute and in a moment will join our house Trevor Dann who's up north this week music was composed by who's there now calling Manhattan wearing MediaCity which like that of the Venerable Mancunian institutions Manchester United is of course in Salford and we gathered in the opulent surround audio always here at audio always.

Ignite jingles, and I'm involved with a country station as well and I'm actually a director of made in Manchester and company and this is the radio today round table for the month of November because we are out of London as we always call it at audio UK let's talk about being out of London and how Channel 4 being in Leeds is going to really help.

Yeah, I did I saw that and you know she's not the only one that said this more different political parties actually.

I think it is important to have that voice coming from different parts of the UK we might get on your period as well enough to say you know any more voices in the North but it's not about that.

It's about the whole of the UK I think the great thing about Channel 4 of doing and let's face it they would drop kicking and screaming into this originally but they now seem to embracing it is looking at side of stamping their mark on every single part of the

So now you see programs made on Channel 4 make a point of saying where it was made.

I think that's really really important and I'd like to see in our sex of course.

I'll biggest Paris BBC I'd like to see them replicating BBC Radio replicate what channel 4 is doing.

I just don't think there's any excuse me.

I think they should be commissioners in other parts of the country.

I mean here in Manchester where are the ok come back to the regions.

You know there's always has made it to the Spar Llandysul auction companies in this area and we make some noise or always got something wrong with his friends now.

Maybe Manchester City got loads of returning series so we make noise with punch beyond our weight in this area, but why shouldn't we expect to have an audio content sector in Birmingham in Nottingham in Newcastle in Glasgow in Wales think we need to be thinking beyond what we got the moment having commissions and other commissions based in other areas they just see the world in a different way you talk to BBC commissioners.

I think that what you guys do is make programmes about the northwest not in the Northwest I think you as a company and Ashley pointing out that you can make programs about anything that's happening in the world, but you can develop the sector here.

Yeah, I agree.

I have experienced that sense that we only make programmes about Manchester but I also think that as you move the conversation.

I or shouldn't be a thing we even talked about I also think that the world now where it doesn't matter what you order comes from because I'm anywhere and everywhere so I'd like to get to a point where actually it doesn't really matter where you are.

Whether you're here in Salford or anywhere if you're making a programs if you can ideas you working with good talent.

It doesn't matter but I think she's got a good point.

I think I think it's a good thing for me with what channel for doing I want to be seeded.

Moved to media city, is there not just moving at a person or a pudding somebody in a region then moving the money as well and I think that's a big thing and it's not just about ring.

We're going to have a person sitting in Newcastle to work with people in the Northeast they're actually going let's move whole department let's move and energy of thinking that the wheels that go around commissioning to the regions and I think that will also just help break down that the this out of London barrier.

Can you worked up here Avenue for many years? Can you sense that there is more of an audio community now.

Yes definitely satellite outside working outside of London is always difficult to see through the M25 and get responses and all of that.

I do think now you know.

There's loads of people that is about living in the North so it's not even just to go down to London now.

You're everyone's here and I think I almost have it when I'm thinking about speakers and bringing people into the industry, so there's definitely more of a community here.

Yeah all over the world to the people of Mauritius or Dallas whether you're in Salford or Edgware with it so far.

We don't work very much for the BBC we were entirely with commercial radio and every week.

We're sending audio as you say two time zones all over the place for us is more actually about us being part of a community is nice and there is a community.

This one tramline the way the end of now as you travel along you can have pass everything at MediaCity then Bower and global and communicate so on and there's a whole scene appear that means to get to London but you don't have to keep going there for everything because there's enough Talent around the north of England and it's a really exciting time.

Can I ask you about this you've got quite a few strands now BBC networks how often do you have to go to London I don't have to go to London at all.

I do I make a choice to go to London because I think like I said earlier.

No, it's it's it's good to feel part of a community doesn't really matter with you in London but I think we and I think not sure you always think all of that kind of said the BBC video conference when is a commissioning call I mean I set up meetings for the BBC networks and she's laughing because most of the time the video doesn't work.

We we we feel connected to networks you know would it be better if you were sitting in the same room? Maybe are the advantages being a little bit further removed that you can get on and do your own thing and you know this positives and negatives to do that but I don't feel the need to go to London lots of content fun actually on the how does it work when people submit their ideas and this is the fun where commercial radio stations and independent get together and they want to show the Indie wants to make it they bring the idea to you.

Are you allowed to tell us about the process that you go through as judges.

Well.

We get the get the entries coming.

They get look through to see if they are come together and then we get the the entry forms of will go through them.

That is actually quite a lot like you know kind of judging panel you bring your kind of your favorites to the table and then we just work through it all and work out which ones we think the most deserving of the criteria.

Been the good ideas, and it is I think you know anyone contact Factor so as long as the as long as the Criterion and the mandatory stop that is done and I think it's about which one of this.

Lot is going to be have the most impact if you got something through didn't you actually but you've not been entirely uncritical and obviously I think my mum Christine was I just felt as though the first round and may be the cause of a little bit clearer about the kind of ideas that might be considered so I think you.

The very first round of it was about 50 that got through to the considered and I think was about 20 that were discarded straight away because they were traditional documentary hour-long documentaries a very minor companies that got those through that smell of time with the broadcasters and find out the brokers wanted that does the brokers wanted to compete with the BBC and then across it seemed that the audio content fund we don't want that we won't show me to be clearer is exactly what happened to that then you know obviously fund fund fund the the short form content and get off a short form content actually that's not the kind of the point the point is about the station is doing something that they wouldn't normally do because I think it's the ideas that do that as you said you already days and we are learning and you know certainly second time round there was it was a lot clearer to ask.

Play that some of the stations are taking it vs.

Working with the Indies and actually if they could be more collaboration there so even stations having ideas.

I think that you know if you've got presenter and an idea can that go with all of those sorts of things some interesting learning but make my clear line on it is you know what we want to see the radio stations do things that they wouldn't normally do it doesn't matter what the format is and want to hear things that you know almost just have that edge on what's been done before as well because it isn't about turning my radio stations in to BBC this is about bringing public content of an accused of having a tick box that says is this mental health.

That's good.

That's good.

I think the I mean it was it was just one of those things that happened in the first round at 2 got the mental health thing, but it's all about it's all about stories.

It's all about the news about stuff.

The one thing that you know for example that was funny magic is all about infertility and you don't hear that on the radio you definitely don't do that on Monday so you're bringing new stuff to an audience.

That's going to collect them and help people so because Radio 5 live on this last week, but I think about it compared to the BBC commissioning process.

We were going back to work talking about at London is immediately you was a panel.

I've got in your mind.

You are trying to serve the whole of the UK and it's obvious small different things have been funded the different parts of UK have benefited from this to me.

I just think if you can think that there is no excuse for the BBC training for The ACF

For the first round of the second round I think the bigger budgets with no idea where to pitch it so we will be going in with housing.

I think I think we were kind of seeing seeing how it went but I think depositing for us and we will put stuff in again, and we have not done it because we didn't get him and what it is a Circumstance you haven't anymore but I think it's open at more conversations.

It's enabled us to have as a business conversations with people that we might not have had conversation here before and regardless of what gets concerned it's a deposit for that.

It's the radio today Round Table where in Salford who had Donald from Washington yes, did you think of the president appearing on the Nigel Farage show on LBC I mean what a moment for LBC I was kind of coming home from work and saw it on Twitter

I wasn't noticed there, wasn't it? Yeah? I think I must have seen it at 5, and it was on it.

You know it's 6:00 wasn't but just what an amazing moment and every few moments to actually can I go see I think I would be very very well seen the video of the pudding the call on it.

I haven't seen a video of that, but I think I actually bothered to get somebody to film the guy putting the call through and then turns beams that it was interesting was also watching the social reactions happen when you kind of see lots of people getting very angry.

I'm very pleased and equal measure for measure but I just kind of this is just a great moment probably see couple of things that I thought.

Firstly a lot of the abuses being pushed at Nigel Farage LBC and also course it came within a breath of the mounting LBC News and what great timing that you start this new role in news channel and then you got that off the back of it as well as the very lucky in the sense that really quickly on this because of course were about to have a general election and all the laws rule is there a chance to do it this week because of done it.

They had to really that's alright.

I might happen.

So quickly they had to do it last week.

Otherwise you know they would have fallen foul of all the LBC News this is the view of the world saying that they just launched I like as I've turned into a news junkie the last few years and there have been times when I've been a little disappointed looking to hear a press conference or coverage of a by-election or something and for whatever reason neither 5 live or LBC

97.3 have I've been there for that moment and I think they've got this rolling news service is really exciting so went out with us.

We're going on in the evening and I switch to Five Live hoping to hear coverage and then covering whatever support it might be and I fully understand why I'm not being served with what I want to hear and this is a step too to sort that out of this for me on top of what you've just been mentioning them also had John Humphrys on Classic FM don't need for Global my overriding image of the kind of sharp and everything up there really clear on what they're about the really clear on who they can get into the room and

The not just radio service anymore, so I think most of my intake of any global sourcing LBC we listen to LBC James O'Brien and all that they call come through via Facebook or YouTube or Twitter as you said I think it's really that's really telling that you've heard it.

You like it's on Twitter I'm going to have a listen.

I think that's the bit.

I got really good at is making sure that we're all in the contact holes aware of what's going on and they are an example to us all on brand values what each brand in their sweetest stations, does is this right for heart rate for Capital LBC classic FM radio x station knows exactly what it does and doesn't step out of that area the radiator with broadcast bionics creators of The Bionic studio listening watching reacting to and learning from every spoken word Kolo sweet and SMS to an ex unlock.

Standard content the bionic studio transforms everything about radio except the way you make it in Salford at audio always and this is radiotoday round table for November Morgan is here is here and Ashley Byrne is here to I wanted to ask you about the gender pay gap because the other big can of radius around now.

She's usually covered in the newspapers for television, but sameer Ahmed is is a radio presenter and then she is taking her walks to call you is a lot of the BBC One what's your reflection on that so my reflection is that I'm very proud of all the women who have stepped up and they're back in her.

You know it is a real sense of this isn't right this isn't what should be happening.

Let's go out this and let's get it sorted on the flip side.

It's funny that I sort of felt like the conversation had been heard and that week.

Still be here you know it's it's quite straightforward that equal pay is it right so what's going wrong here that means that we're still having this conversation view you experienced that yourself in your radio career at the time.

I did have one moment where I went for an interview and it was revealed afterwards that they consider pay me less than the rollers thought because of the way that I put it in the interview which could open a whole other conversation is that plastic thing of women last undervalue themselves and they ask for a lesson that role and all that that's the whole of the conversation, but they've ended pay me the job role pay so it was kind of revealed as you know but I don't want to believe that there are people so we're not going to pay her as much money because she's a woman.

I don't know where it's come from if it's an archaic or historic thing.

I don't know if we start getting into profile issues that I think.

Video there is an issue of how we pay people so there's a whole load of nuance as well, but as I said I can't believe we're still having a conversation.

It's quite straightforward argument isn't it was very sad about it depends etc.

Are you aware national student women get paid less than men for doing a production shift here or research.

If there is no, I mean I'm a talent.

Yeah.

I think it's definitely yeah.

I'm ok.

It doesn't really form part of my thinking I thinking I think this is interesting case for me because I didn't receive this brings up his is where the comparisons are drawn because it was the case was 2 presenters for example regardless of gender doing exactly the same job being paid different amounts.

I think then that feels unfair interested in this case but I'm not that close to it's just kind of what I've read is that work on a comparing somebody doing.

Watch to another male presenter doing points of view.

I think where do the comparison stop where do you draw the line in terms of how do you say that my job is comparable to the job and I think it's that grey area that means that we are still having to talk about it because I think that people are rightly kind of looking up all of the the minute details around Talent contracts are formed and there are so many details to all of them and agents are very quiet in all of this conversation and I don't know but I imagine that maybe some males in the BBC who were being paid a lot more no idea that was a thing because you've got people who are pushing it fees and you know there are lots of other factors at play.

I wonder if a lot of agents undervalue their own female roster potentially I think that's a possibility.

Let's talk about digital radio.

We have an expert on.

Because we've got somebody who runs a digital radio station.

It's called Chris country, and he is Chris Stevens you've got some competition now.

Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I think it's both so Chris country broadcast from two buildings in that direction and has done for a number of years have been on digital radio for 4 years now and having been on their phone number of years as pretty much the only digital country station that we now have competitors in both power and global as well, which country Hits radio and global with smooth country, so yes, it has changed things and I think the positive things certainly from the music sites firstly that two major groups are interested in the country station.

That's really exciting for country music and it means that now when I come over.

There's more there's more publicity.

There's more interest as more people wanting to chat with them as more people share that Enthusiasm on their site itself actually quite liked it was just wondering what?

Having all these patients has done to our own listening habits if you look at rage are some of them very very tiny audiences.

I mean in what is outside your sweet of listening.

Yes, I mean listen to Virgin a lot more if you have a family member.

I think it's all to do with mood and twice as long as you know that it's there then it's fine.

We can listen to it.

So I mean I listen to when it was first and I haven't listened to the country Hits radio listen to a lot better still only radio stations I guess but I think she's definitely showing that people are thinking and I think that's the key really I think now that there's more choices more to go away.

I think my problem is that we got more and more station to be like when we got more TV stations, but I still do not think format from a discerning.

It's not but prospective.

There is still enough choice for me.

I feel as though a lot of patience to exactly the same thing and it's really frustrating and you want then I want I will seussical the musical really good strong content is different that doesn't just assume that radio is about news or about music that actually do lots of things and it's a fantastic palette and what I really disappointing about a lot of these small scale DAB stations that for a long time to look at the test at the moment, but you listen to them and the lights are on but nobody's at home.

It literally is just his music constantly with a few bad things like that and just know but you know you know I know some buildings that came to our house recently and without listening to Kisstory and literally the same songs were played at the same time on the next day.

You know everyone is different, but I just think there are some really interesting case studies around now.

I did a talk about this at radiodays Asia looking at splinter brands and heart 80s is a great example a new 80s radio station.

We probably all thought though with Absolute 80s and some other ones around the country will probably ok for radio stations, but they got 1.6 listeners on heart 80s without really affecting Absolute 80s that is fascinating and then at the other end of the scale and the way you look at scala radio which two radios now that she's gone down and second radar after figures that I suspect may not have been where they were hoping for to start with anything actually scholars putting in all this content and is presented and the sun stuff and heart 80s is playing the 80s songs that heart used to play before they stop playing 80s and it's a weird combination.

I still think a lot of people don't know if this is not there.

Are you know if you got lots of money can market then you're going to get there is a certain values have been possible absolutely interesting that scar got quite a bit of marketing in London and Bows new country station that she knows more total hours even though scholars on D2 and the country stations on the plexus here and there is quite a difficult idea to get a cross because if you think it's just wall-to-wall classical music.

Would you expect it to be because it's a digital disappointed with the amount of chat.

How does a dangerous stations like that that you end up with some very very passionate P1 listeners and then everyone else like a pH of every now and then but nothing in between and then you're trying to serve two completely different types of audience and that's not just a problem.

You need to Scala but but generally end up super serving a few people.

I think this for me and looking at the sky.

Is a great example of understanding what the the market want I don't understand.

I enjoy listen to Scala I don't love it.

I can't understand how it fits to the radio landscape and like you were saying earlier Kate when you've got global having razorsharp brands that audience know exactly what they are and what they stand for is probably a good lesson in making sure you know exactly what your brand is about before you put it on the radio 1 to anything.

What is that station that plays musicals hang on this will come to me today radio talking about I don't have been listening to we've got a power of 4 so you can have to be reasonably brief wouldn't mind let's start with Kate I'm going to put a little elbow to make the person on my right to say that how do you cope is something very good news podcast.

Craig Parkinson is in line of duty Xanax he is interviewing other actors a bit like Alec Baldwin when he was doing his thing early days and this season is decided to go stretched out sort of poets and entertainers and last week.

He interviewed about what is to be a presenter and it is excellent.

I love hearing Dermot talk about The Craft of radio and how much you love live and how much was presenting how much you went into it and Craig over he talks about interviewing as well and over the last 2 years as clearly learnt how to interview people concerned that story is really really come through so I would recommend Craig Parkinson's to shop card and I love it.

It's so trusting for that let you make your own planet in the afternoon.

We used to play 3 hours of anything you wanted now.

I move to breakfast then they were very polite and then.

Play playlist by then I sometimes make the show I got a small company with the two guys.

I work with go to playlist stuff on playlist in the time.

We've been doing the breakfast that we haven't paid anything but not wanted to play and also you can pick it up later.

So it's not like you go you have to play this like high-octane pop song you can go play that you make your own playlist from that still happen when you have a deputy when you when you're not there, I think so cos I've noticed the music choice isn't as good when is 23rd of November in Manchester that the federation house we've got Jonathan was going to come and open the day he's talking about and we got.

They lined up for people who want to grow audiences market all that sort of thing it's been a really great experience in sort of straddling the broadcasting well because obviously we're all radio people we make podcast now put casters on radio people there real people who do people as well, but there are people who are creative agencies or whatever and you know for me.

This is a really about getting all those people to see the whites of Their Eyes suggestion from Chris I love it so much.

It's the other side of brexit and it's morphing into election.

What is yes, I had the first one yesterday and I'll be intrigued to see how that goes but I love what they do and secondly whilst in the States play, I was listening to the Kidd kraddick morning show in Dallas which is a typical morning show with a team of people doing the cast of what makes it unique is that kid credit passed away.

A decade ago and the team have managed to keep the show not only doing well, but still rated number one in the majority of its markets including Dallas and I think there's a fascinating study on how to do that cos he he died unexpectedly suddenly.

He was the name of the show the face of the show and you build a team around him and the way the team have carried out show on and this as well is fascinating and I think really really great however.

They was going to say is I find business models fascinating.

I love trying to understand your business is work and how they why they work and there's a podcast in the States called spectacular failures which is about when they haven't worked and when they come crumbling down examples include Kodak and Trump Tower and other other businesses some of which I wasn't familiar with cause a very US-based it's made by one of the company that makes.

Fancy on the states, but it Peaks both the human interest and the business side and I find it a fascinating and really interesting with the Countess way to Toys R Us a tree of companies including the one that Romney founded being capital organised delivered by out of the toy seller to the tune of 6.6 billion dollars by the time.

We had left when was governor of Massachusetts the three forms pitched in 1.3 billion dollars of their investors money on the sale, but I meant the Toys R Us was left to show the remaining five Billion dollars on top of you.

You won't be able to build Scrooge McDuck style, you would literally suffocate and that's exactly what happened to Toys R Us structuring most of its revenue when to pay off interest which makes it nearly impossible to fix up stores or hire more staff.

The company could possibly handle the dead and the crushing interest payments that came with it were not for the radical shift happening in retail.

They didn't predict when they bought was arrested online would have the impact did spectacular failures Margaret Ashley for a program a radio programme supposed to podcast and that is a traditional program been going on time, but I just think at all the you know that things are going on in the world brexit and climate change and whatever you need some light relief and I think Paul O'Grady on a Sunday evening.

It's just Absolutely Fabulous and continues to be top-notch.

You know he's to the way of looking at the world is Malcolm is producer.

I just think it is it's really really good and and also you know it's basically the BBC and other broken at the moment.

I've got a younger and younger.

And pulls their you still got this show if I have a long wait continue.

I don't know what it is about Paul but you do get the impression that you know him.

Well.

You know if somebody is off you as a friend.

You could do lunch at 2 and 11.

He seemed see the sort of other side of the modern world and sort of you know technology and whatever it is you have a go at and what are the BBC works in the great thing he gets away with saying so many things about the BBC you know that was sent you that was a lovely Betty Driver their earliest Betty Turpin and I love it from behind the bar of the Rovers Return and that was a song called twitterpated lovely voice message, but it won't you know Malcolm I'm so sad, so I think I have vocal cords calcified remember somebody telling me yeah love lovely lady couple of messages for you now.

We got a lost cinema.

Right hello, Paul you may well remember this one the Futurist cinema is located in Lime Street in Liverpool and it was opened in 1912 and a member of well.

I've seen quite a few films there.

It was quite a lot Marcus establishment if memory serves me correctly and it was the first place.

I have an experienced cinemascope the Future the plush Auditorium decorated in the French Renaissance style and a gorgeous Facade like that of that period there was stunning they sell them in Birkenhead and sadly pull down for a car park on Radio 2 Steve to be called The Ballad of billy balls, which I've just started listening to you.

So don't ask me have it ends but yeah, it's a really fascinating listen and for me.

It's a really great example of audiocraft and storytelling is true Crime eat personal experience.

It's figure something out.

Surround American Punk singers death it explores interpersonal relationships, but also have asked the question how important is it that we do know the truth and maybe sometimes secrets all unit things that we don't understand find be left in the past.

So yeah, this is my current Addiction and who makes this a crime Time podcast.

I came around the corner and it was snowing outside away from you away from his door and he was wearing a pair of boots like rubber boots.

It was freezing and you're completely naked and in the middle of the street and going away free.

I guess you didn't give a fuck about anybody else or what channel and this is Robbie Bowman a musician friend of bullies and the guy who went to the more with my mum to identify Billy's bar.

I work with bullies very close friend Robbie Bowman to the Medical Examiner which of the cabs up to the mortgage never been there before and down stairs and there was a window with curtains and they open the door.

He was there covering up.

There was some sort of covering and there was Smackdown we're seeing him profile and I remember thinking how hard it is to recognise somebody with your hair and without treatment planning up.

Just before we finish has anybody else been following the missing crypto Queen and so we're not we should you believe it? Do you believe that? They were making it as they were doing the research.

Yes, I do I do.

A bit for you go there definitely were there a bit where you can now.

I'm now going to the beginning of this series but we don't know what's going to happen because what if that happened and I needed to make a night for a 10 is that a commissioning dinozzo people are consumers in vast numbers of American style production the way that they leave it all together.

It's quite open the storytellers good.

They use the narration.

Well.

It sounds very natural what makes it makes it quite exciting to hear the latest version of that and it's got music has very weird scary scary witches another area that I think the many podcast is it?

Have that kind of music made for you know so it's good.

It's been a pleasure having you all here anybody got any other business before we depart maybe Chris yes, and I will actually together with Paul Chandler Michael BD12 has made a advice guide of how to broadcast during an election period community as I'm sure you know Paul Chandler has been doing legal training for many years and we work with a lot of commercial community station, so we thought it could be a helpful thing for all involved.

That's on our website at webs.com election that downloadable PDF public service as they say a couple of other UK production companies work.

I hear around the world and I've been travelling around on things on the fly out of London whose work is on some really big stations in the US and sounding excellent as well.

And also contraband video to make imaging blueprint a production service which I also keep coming across as I travel around the world and I think it's really admirable the amount of work coming out of UK in all sides of audio from documentary to podcast to imaging as well.

I think we've got a lot of very good point and for having us.

Thank you everybody for being on the panel back to you soon.

Thank you Trevor dance to having a birthday this week as well, so a big Happy Birthday Trevor still come on the radio Today programme we've got some fantastic radio moments from David Lloyd before that there a quick word about cleanfeed.

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It's 2 years this week the BBC director-general stood up at the Gillard Awards with some rare head office and courage meant for local radio cuts which had been planned with no longer being introduced.

I thought that that changing the budget.

They have loads of cuts couldn't sustain and in fact in so far as we can find more money in you know we're all finding out in every sector is Finding money difficult insert info more money.

I think the Investment in local radio is one of the things I do want to prioritise in my time at the BBC and why because I see brilliant work being done.

I think the future of local radio is really important in terms of building Ark

And I think in hard times we need to know when how to cancel decision-makers, can I go back we also need to celebrate and as I go around the country and see this in all sorts of ways.

I want to build on the differences.

You know pasta is not Nottingham is not Derby Uno Sheffield is not Leeds and I want editors in local radio stations to be able to reflect in their own ways the Communities they serve a much more strongly Tony Hall speaking on Radio Leicester two years ago and that's station launched 52 years ago good afternoon from broadcasting on 95.05 DHS the Right Honourable Edward the First hometown, which be on there about 17 or 18 hours a day and about 4 hours of the 17th local output 4 hours together in one block mainly.

In the early morning at lunchtime, and then evening to get the material from there's no shortage of material at all.

I mean problem has been in planning the schedule what to get in to the internet is 4 hours in fact in the suddenly early weeks that many people in many organisations are going to be disappointed because we haven't used there idea the first manager of Radio Leicester which began this week in 1967 and with it the whole BBC local radio network somebody is now podcasting favorite returning in a sense to radios roots this week 65 years ago hancock's Half Hour Began on the BBC light programme 6 series radio with over 100 episodes ending in 1959 and they were written by the famous Ray Galton and Alan Simpson it was a show which moved on gently from stagea R32

Let me recognise so well now and a little like brexit cost in ended up on the telly to the BBC presenter with Mum and Sidney James in hancock's Half Hour yes, this is the first night of the lads new radio series such occasions are usually small celebration in style for a cocktail and dinner in the English quarter of London's West End hancock's Half Hour which began this week in 1954 Tony Hancock took his life 14 years later aged 44 typing at the invitation.

Get this week commercial radio came to Devon you're listening to test transmissions from the Independent

Casting authority limited gonna pull myself together.

It's 6:09 on Devon doorway Bob Kingsley exciting at first days transmissions on 500 meters medium wave for 95.8 in stereo VHF if you have your tape machines rolling.

I hope it all recorded ok now on the program as per usual that every weekday on Monday to Friday we'll have News sport and weather on the island half hour the Farmers forecast at 6:15.

That's in about 5-minutes time will give you the weather and also some information and then 7:15 travelling play some and I comes up again at 7:45 8:15 at 8:45 What the Papers Say was Keith Cooper at 7:40 and 8:40 and the yesteryear competition is a chance for you to phone in.

30121 not yet, that's about 6:50 and 7:50.

Yes to your competition.

I'll give you a maximum of 4 clues and you have to try and guess what the year is now the more clues that you have to get before you answer the questions correctly then the less you win, so obviously forget is on the first clue you win his off hit album if you don't get it on the first clue then we go down to number two and you only get 4 singles and so on to clue number for about 6:50 at the moment so in a few moments and then launching this week 39 years ago.

It was to lose its licence 14 years later the last significant offshore pirate station was laser 558 how to adjust a short and very influential time on here.

It's closed this week 34 years ago, but the crew and the music presenters of laser radio.

It was bad enough when the surveillance scared of British suppliers of food.

But then there was a major electrical breakdown and the radio station race to distressed flag at first the station refused help from the observers nearby but this morning when the MV communicator is anchor could not be department of trade vessel was called over to help the Department of trade claim.

It was a very operation which made life difficult for laser radio and impossible to obtain electrical spare parts.

They are now off the air is due to arrive in Harwich late this afternoon the last programme on laser 558.

Are there it was gone so with Radio 1 reprimanded for language from Elton John 15 years ago.

I've never been received.

So I didn't know this was the other one.

That's what a beautiful woman very first the death of Jimmy Young 4 years ago and successful, Yorkshire Coast Radio 1926 years ago.

welcome to the new sound of Yorkshire Coast Radio on 96.2 FM this week's radio moments music for This podcast was composed by MiKasa


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