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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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Mr Juste

PeoplePosted by Stephen Butt Tue, November 15, 2016 17:31:28
He won't like me for it, but having heard from Adrian, I was prompted to search the archives - and came up with this.


However, I am hoping that Adrian might like to reminisce about a certain Outside Broadcast from the Bewicke Arms in Hallaton, Leicestershire when we covered the annual Bottle-kicking Contest on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday. The bar opened at 8.00am so the precise details of the output are now rather vague.

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Posted by Adrian Juste Wed, November 16, 2016 18:04:34

Moi ??! I can't speak for you lot, but I was as sober as a sober thing ! Wasn't Patsy Newey producing, along with you? I remember some great 'illustrative' titles being programmed; 'Sultans Of Swig' 'Do The Funky Kickin' and many more old favourites ! If you remember, we had an American crew turn up from ABC News - they were doing a feature on Great British Eccentricities, and after the RL show we stayed behind to record a piece with them, concluding with ' I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass' !! .. Most appropriate.