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Coming your way soon – the voice of Radio Homespun

Published 14 January 2019

The government has promised to vanquish the pirates and then introduce local radio across the UK. But what will the new stations sound like? The Daily Express in 1966 listens in to Manx Radio to find out

How Britannia Rules Her Wavelengths

Published 9 July 2018

Norman Collins is disappointed with the government’s White Paper on Broadcasting Policy in 1967

Manchester stalls

Published 8 May 2018

The Guardian in 1967 on why Manchester won’t be getting a BBC local radio station

BBC Radio Merseyside

Published 22 November 2017

Celebrate 50 years of BBC Radio Merseyside with a trip back to their launch

Merseyside, Merseyside, Merseyside all the way through

Published 22 November 2014

Welcome to Radio Merseyside

Is Chris Blumer the hardest working presenter in radio?

Published 20 September 2010

From Wales Town and Country Broadcasting operates eight radio stations, mostly clustered along the south of the country, Many of its stations share presenters. Notably they’re generally not networking, but several of its presenters do shows on different stations, sometimes at the same time.

Saving local radio?

Published 15 April 2010

On 5 April 2010 Pennine FM became the latest in a list of smaller commercial radio stations to shut down and hand back its licence to Ofcom.

Five Down – 45 To Go

Published 17 April 2009

Fifty radio stations “could close” apparently. Well so far this year alone, we’re on five, following the closure of Pennine FM in Huddersfield just yesterday.

Losing the signal

Published 16 April 2009

‘More than 50 local radio stations could close without regulatory shakeup’ There’s no denying that local radio in general is in a spot of bother, to put it mildly, and…

The rules have changed

Published 16 July 2008

The “what’s on” wars: BBC Local vs commercial radio Now is not a good time to be involved in commercial UK radio, it seems. Advertisers are trimming their marketing budgets…

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