Vintage clips from UK radio - and more recent broadcasts of note.
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Mental Health Minute 2021
UK radio announces the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh - 2021
This montage illustrates how UK radio broke into regular programming on the event of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday 10th April 2021. The gaps are as broadcast – there were several handbrake turns, as the internal procedures demanded.
It does not do justice to the many thoughtful links by so many broadcasters as the day unfolded – and the carefully crafted obituary pieces aired.
Simon Mayo first on Greatest Hits Drive - 2021
In the most expected move in UK radio, Simon Mayo transfers from Scala weekdays to Greatest Hits Radio. He calls upon the decent 'new term' analogy - just as he did when beginning Radio 1 breakfast.
Boom Radio launch - 2021
Simon Mayo announces move
When Simon arrived at Bauer-owned Scala Radio, a few of us stroked our chins and thought he'd turn up on Greatest Hits Radio before too long. On the 1st February 2021, he announced just that.
Final Jane Garvey Woman's Hour on Radio 4 - 2020
How many true radio greats are on air in a generation? A dozen? Jane Garvey is high on my version of that list. And if the list is a chart, she's still on the way up. She leaves Woman's Hour at just the right time to carve out a Jane-shaped future - where she can own the next decade in UK radio and beyond.Like most greats, her brilliance sounds effortless - and, frankly, I doubt she does have to put in the effort many would have to when seeking anything like the standards she does. Authentic, irreverent, intelligent, honest. All the traits which show radio at its best.A baby boomer - just - inspired by the likes of Janice Long - and the poetic Ray Moore, she arrived at Radio 4's Woman's Hour via Radio Wyvern in Worcester, BBC Hereford and Worcester and the launch of BBC Five Live. Thirteen years later, she left the programme - and this clip is from the final edition of Woman's Hour on 31st December 2019.She's joined by the wonderful Elizabeth Day - who will also be a big part of radio's next era - and I've gone to pains to add on Jane's intro to the drama at the programme's end...