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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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More from the Morgue

GalleryPosted by Stephen Butt Tue, November 08, 2016 11:48:18
In the 1960s and 70s, the Morgue studio was a busy place with space for music recordngs and school visits as part of the station's education out under Hal Bethel and Paul Cobley.


Here are some young programme-makers from 1970, which may bring back some memories.



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Posted by Stephen Sun, February 05, 2017 11:56:47

Tommy was one of the kindest and most genial people I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Given his wartime experiences - he was a POW in Burma and suffered extreme hardships - he could have been forgiven for being cynical, but he wasn't.

Posted by Steve May Sun, February 05, 2017 10:48:09

Used to record Tommy Wadsworths "Spinning for Pleasure" there because the record decks were equipped with 78rpm turntables. Tommy was the most organised broadcaster I've ever known with immaculately typed running orders with a note of the side and track number for the LPs he was using too. Always brought in a Mars bar for the S.A. A top bloke!