Tag Archives: LBC

  1. Ron Onions appointed to the board of LBC Radio 35 years ago this week

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    March 31, 2015 by dontbringlulubook

    Journalist Ron Onions joined the board of London’s commercial radio station in 1980. By this stage he held the post …
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  2. Former IRN reporter lost his mind after a yellow fever vaccine

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    March 5, 2015 by dontbringlulubook

    Malcolm Brabant was a top reporter for Independent Radio News and received a  citation in the annual Local Radio Association …
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  3. When Radio’s Mr Angry won a Variety Club award.

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    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 …
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  4. Ron Onions and the IRN transformation

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    July 16, 2012 by dontbringlulubook

    In March 1974, having left London’s Capital Radio, Ron Onions moved to London Broadcasting (LBC) to become an editor of the national and international news service IRN.

  5. A force to be reckoned with – the growth of LBC and IRN

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    July 11, 2012 by dontbringlulubook

    Throughout the mid-20th century the airwaves were dominated by the British Institution know as the BBC.

    Whether it was television or radio, the Corporation were leading the way.

  6. Ron Onions and early Capital Radio

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    July 9, 2012 by dontbringlulubook

    In the early 1975’s off-shore, or pirate radio, depending on your perspective encouraged a massive change of output inland. The idea of commercial radio going against the grain of the BBC went along with the radical changes in television, such as the introduction of ITV. Capital commenced with “God Save the Queen”, then a message from Richard Attenborough hailing the words “…This, for the very first time, is Capital Radio” followed by the Capital Radio theme jingle, made by Blue Mink. And that was on the 16th October 1973.