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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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Conkers!

PeoplePosted by Stephen Butt Sun, November 13, 2016 08:14:12
In the 1970s, Radio Leicester launched a weekly 30' built programme for children called 'Conkers'. It was in part the brainchild of Station Assistant and then General Producer Greg Ainger. Greg went on to produce the original Talking Blues sequence and manage the Asian Network in its early years before moving to Local Radio Headquarters in London.


Here is Greg with a group of young programme participants. The location is one of the University of Leicester's Halls of Residence next to the Botanical Gardens in London Road, but the signficance of the rabbit has been lost in the mists of time.



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