In this hour, Ron tells of his formative influences - his days at Broadcasting House and of the early vulnerable days for BBC Local Radio in Sheffield and Nottingham.
He offers insight into the challenges of commercial radio in the early 80s, illustrated through his tales of the regulator, the trade body, the personalities at Trent, and the Company’s subsequent expansion. He tells too of the regional radio licences he won and launched – and the things he might have done differently.
The voice of a man who grew up revelling in radio comedy and rock and roll; this is the story of Ron Coles. (Recorded 2016)
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