Tag Archives: Broadcasting

  1. ITV blackout led to a cash bonanza for LBC radio and IRN news

    Leave a comment

    October 24, 2015 by dontbringlulubook

    LBC’S golden years up to 1980 were helped by a strike which hit commercial TV in Britain. Dead air on …
    Continue reading

  2. BBC man scooped the death of Martin Luther King this week 47 years ago

    Leave a comment

    April 6, 2015 by dontbringlulubook

    Martin Luther King was shot in Memphis in the U.S. on April the 4th 1968. Journalist Gerry Priestland (twice Washington …
    Continue reading

  3. Jazz FM launched on a blue note – 25 years ago this week.

    Leave a comment

    March 1, 2015 by dontbringlulubook

      Author’s own pic Jazz was the passion of Jazz FM’s first station director Ron Onions. But it was a …
    Continue reading

  4. When Radio’s Mr Angry won a Variety Club award.

    Leave a comment

    January 31, 2015 by dontbringlulubook

    Thirty five years ago this week LBC Radio’s combative phone-in host Brian Hayes was selected as Independent Radio Personality of the …
    Continue reading

  5. Muhammad Ali and Ron Onions

    Leave a comment

    October 30, 2014 by dontbringlulubook

    Memories of the Foreman vs Ali fight in Kinshasa forty years ago, prompted a reminiscence of Ali’s visit to the …
    Continue reading

  6. Remembering Jocelyn Stevens – colourful journalist

    Leave a comment

    October 23, 2014 by dontbringlulubook

    A tribute was paid to Stevens in Wednesday’s Evening Standard after he died at the age of 82 last week. …
    Continue reading

  7. Sandi Toksvig’s father was part of the Moonshot team

    Leave a comment

    December 2, 2013 by dontbringlulubook

    Claus Toksvig covered the moon landing in 1969  for Danish TV and the European Broadcasting Union. Incidentally Toksvig was the first …
    Continue reading