The Great 208 – the Story of Radio Luxembourg was a BBC Radio 2 special programme.
Noel Edmonds looks back at the history of Radio Luxembourg, from its formation in 1933 to its closure in 1992, with contributions from Alan “Fluff” Freeman, David Jacobs, Pete Murray, Peter Powell , Mike Read and David “Kid” Jensen. Producer Steve Ackerman
The documentary was broadcast on February 15th 2000 and was recorded via the Astra satellite.
This is edition number 221 of Phantom FM’s iconic programme presented by Ger Roe and Pete Reed as broadcast on February 27th 2000.
This week’s features include:- Declan Pierce of FM104 from his days on Pulse 103; John Power of 2FM looks back to his days at Pulse 103 on RTÉ Radio 1’s Soundbite programme during a discussion on the ‘pirate problem’; A feature on WIlliam Joyce, infamously better-known as Lord Haw-Haw; The Radio Caroline Jingles package from the mid 80s and a recording of the station off satellite from 1998; Pete Reed with this week’s industry news.
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