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

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Programmes and People

EphemeraPosted by Stephen Butt Tue, November 08, 2016 17:52:17
Here is a memo from April 1975 setting out who does what at Radio Leicester. Lots of names and programmes. Do you have contact with some of those who are listed, or memories of the progrmmes you produced.

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Posted by David Wilde OP Thu, February 23, 2017 22:45:29

Performed alongside Richard Bissel in the Big Band recording at Golder's Green in 1977/1978. Also at the 'Trip to Jerusalem' in Nottingham Castle about the same time. David Wilde (ex-Leicester survivor - lived in Aylestone 1948-1980)

Posted by Juliet Prior Fri, November 11, 2016 14:50:27

Worked on all types of Schools programmes (secretarial) with Paul Cobley and also the first Asian programme which went out nightly remembering Mira Trivedi one of the first presenters. This was a very popular programme. Also Paul Cobley and Dave Kirkwood producing and presenting County Questions weekly at various villages around the County. Lastly I remember the yearly pantomime which originated from The Morgue building alongside the talented Pete Russell working the old desk. Great memories.