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Switching the news into IRN

Published 13 June 2024

The hardware that made the IRN contribution network possible

What happens at Crawley Court?

Published 6 June 2024

The work of the IBA’s quality control section and the implementation of the technical Code of Practice standards for ILR

The Battle for East Kent

Published 30 May 2024

Will the Kent coast ever get an Independent Local Radio station?

Technology at Mercia

Published 23 May 2024

Behind the desks at the new Mercia Sound

Plymouth Sound: radio on camera

Published 19 May 2024

A selection of behind-the-scenes photographs of the Plymouth ILR station

A small amount of sharing goes a long way

Published 16 May 2024

Programme sharing across ILR

‘We’re good and getting better’

Published 9 May 2024

As ILR turns 10 years old, its father gives his views on his baby

Byddai Reith yn falch o rhain

Published 11 April 2024

The franchise-winning application CBC made to the IBA for the Cardiff ILR contract

A friendly voice after midnight

Published 4 April 2024

Meet the voice who keeps London company overnight

It’s all on Aire

Published 19 March 2024

Welcome to Radio Aire in 1981

How not to win an ILR franchise…

Published 14 March 2024

Charles Wintour is baffled why he failed to beat LBC for the London news contract

Why advertise on Beacon?

Published 17 November 2023

Beacon Radio now covers Shropshire as well as the West Midlands and the Black Country

DevonAir schedule

Published 30 May 2023

1980s guide to what’s on DevonAir in Exeter and Torbay

All through the night

Published 13 February 2023

24-hour radio of all types from ten ILR stations

Extension of Independent Local Radio

Published 23 January 2023

The next round of ILR stations has been approved

ILR Meeting the Challenge

Published 19 October 2022

Innovation comes from local radio – and vice versa

Local radio, wavelengths and Radio 1

Published 16 September 2022

Giving the BBC’s wavelengths to commercial radio doesn’t create competition, it just makes a different monopoly, says Ian Trethowan

All up to the advertisers

Published 29 August 2022

The government has announced it plans to start commercial radio in the UK

The challenge of Local Radio and other topics

Published 19 August 2022

Closedown BBC local radio to replace it with the new Independent Local Radio? Not on my watch, says the BBC Director-General

Ocean Sound and me

Published 15 July 2022

Tony Harding remembers the establishment of Ocean Sound

ILR posters

Published 8 July 2022

Capital Radio and 2CR advertise to you

Who does what in ILR?

Published 13 June 2022

A guide to Independent Local Radio in 1981

Sharing the Best

Published 23 May 2022

A system of networking on early 1980s ILR

BRMB 261 and 94.8 in STEREO!

Published 11 May 2022

A poster advertising BRMB Radio in Birmingham in the 1970s

Selection of ILR areas and companies

Published 25 April 2022

A second tranche of Independent Local Radio stations could soon be approved by the government. How will they be chosen?

Doing the splits

Published 20 December 2021

A new idea in Independent Local Radio – broadcasting different things on AM to what’s on FM

Focus on Cardiff

Published 6 December 2021

The second phase of ILR begins as CBC comes on air in Cardiff

Here is the News from IRN

Published 30 August 2021

How networked radio news was made

Moving on Air

Published 26 July 2021

With their old studios about to be abolished, Hereward Radio get ready to move to a new facility

Tune-in battle on the radio

Published 4 November 2020

Independent local radio is on its way, says ATV’s Norman Collins… in 1959

Commercial radio on way – 60 stations to be opened

Published 28 September 2020

The government gives the go-ahead for Independent Local Radio in 1971

Hitting the peak

Published 17 August 2020

Inside the sound of High Peak Radio

Lockdown 6-pack II

Published 25 April 2020

Six more articles to read to keep your mind alert during the lockdown

Locally great, globally useless

Published 27 February 2019

A decision has been made that makes Independent Local Radio less independent, less local and less good radio, says David Heathcote

Scandal FM

Published 18 February 2019

Ofcom plans to further deregulate Independent Local Radio. But are things already too lax? Come hear the tale of political corruption at an ILR station in 1994

The Sound of ILR

Published 1 October 2018

Some technical details of how Independent Local Radio sounds so different in 1977

Radio Victory in 1979

Published 30 December 2017

Take a look at Radio Victory in Portsmouth

Radio Trent in 1979

Published 23 December 2017

Take a look at Radio Trent in Nottingham

Radio Tees in 1979

Published 16 December 2017

Take a look at Radio Tees in Teesside

Swansea Sound in 1979

Published 9 December 2017

Take a look at Swansea Sound in Swansea

Plymouth Sound in 1979

Published 2 December 2017

Take a look at Plymouth Sound in Plymouth

Piccadilly Radio in 1979

Published 25 November 2017

Take a look at Piccadilly Radio in Manchester

Pennine Radio in 1979

Published 18 November 2017

Take a look at Pennine Radio in Bradford

Radio Orwell in 1979

Published 11 November 2017

Take a look at Radio Orwell in Ipswich

Metro Radio in 1979

Published 4 November 2017

Take a look at Metro Radio in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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