BBC RL50

BBC RL50

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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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The Book

NewsPosted by Stephen Butt Mon, March 20, 2017 17:03:25
A group of former BBC Radio Leicester staff is helping me to write a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the station and of BBC Local Radio.

The main chapter headings will be:

Preparation (before Day One)
Programmes
Progress
Pioneering
Projects
People



For the People chapter, we're looking for short memories, comments and anecdotes from listeners, former staff and present staff. This will be a major aspect of the book and will bring a really human element to the publication.

We would value your contributions. Please post them here on this blog, or email to contact@stephen butt.co.uk.

Very many thanks.

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Posted by Trevor Dann Sun, March 26, 2017 11:12:27

Hello
I've been commissioned by BBC English regions to make a documentary about the early days of BBC Local Radio for potential broadcast on all stations. It would be good to meet you and find out what archive material you might have.
I'm trevor@trevordann.com.
Cheers
Trevor Dann