THE RADIO LUXEMBOURG STORY 1933- 1976

Radio Luxembourg began broadcasting on December 3rd 1933 with French and English programming, by 1939 the station closed for 3 weeks after the beginning of World War 2. By 1939( the war years) the station was occupied by Nazi Germany and propaganda was broadcast by Lord Haw Haw. In 1944  the station was occupied by American troops and transmitted propaganda aimed at undermining German moral. By 1945 the station transmitted programmes for The Voice of America though under the name of a United Nations Station. By the 1950's the station  changed its name back to Radio Luxembourg, it also altered its frequency to its well known 208m. Some old famous names appeared on the station, listen to Pete Murray, Keith Fordyce, John Braydon, Don Moss, Barry Aldis, Alan Freeman, Jimmy Young, and Jimmy Saville. The station was affectionately known as "Your Station of the Stars". Do you remember the old adverts? Olvaltine, Woodbine Cigarettes,Rowntrees Fruit Gums, they are all on this remarkable CD .Packed with loads of Lux  jingles.The late Hughie Green is on here . By the 1960's Stuart Grundy and Bob Stuart spun the current hits of the day. More familiar names appeared like Muriel Young from Blue Peter fame, and David Jacobs, listen to them in the early days of Radio Luxembourg. Remember The 208 Powerplay? Well, this one is featuring The Beatles!!! Listen to Music Scene in 1966. By 1967 a certain Noel Edmonds joined the station as a newsreader, listen to one of his early broadcasts. Radio Luxembourg had by then some serious competition from the offshore radio stations that appeared around the UK, like Radio Caroline and Radio London to name but a few. Tony Prince, Kid Jenson, Paul Burnett and Dave Christian had joined by 1969, Mark Westley in 1971. The station grew in popularity. Listen to an extract from John Lennon in 1973. This CD charts the history behind Radio Luxembourg the station that we all grew up with,so many other recordings on this CD which  makes it such a bargain !!!.  A   real memory jerker . A remarkable recording starting in 1933, Luxembourg eventually closed on December 30th 1992.

FOOTNOTE: September 12th 2005 the English service of Radio Luxembourg relaunched with test transmissions on digital AM and on the web. December 2006 Radio Luxembourg starts full service programming.

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