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The 50th Anniversary of BBC Radio Leicester is on 8th November 2017.

This unofficial blog aims to tell the story of Britain's first UK mainland local radio station, and to celebrate its achievements with the help of former staff, their families and our listeners.

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Birthday Celebrations

PeoplePosted by Stephen Butt Sun, October 02, 2016 17:23:03
Following the launch, the next big milestone (apart from the challenges of covering the floods in Leicester in 1968) was to be the decision from London as to whether the two year 'Local Radio Experiment' had been deemed a success.


The reaction of the staff to the news in 1969 that BBC Local Radio was here to stay was one of celebration, as this photograph, taken in the corridor of Floor 8 of Epic House clearly shows! They knew how to party!

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