Stand By For Switching - The Soundscape Of 1967

The year 1967 was a tumultuous one for British radio.

It saw the sinking of the pirate ships, the end of the Home Service and Light Programme, the launch of BBC Radios 1 and 2 and the start of a two-year experiment in local broadcasting at BBC Radio Leicester.

Tony Blackburn, the first voice on Radio 1, reveals what else was going on by introducing a sound collage of news, music, TV and radio.

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The year 1967 was a tumultuous one for British radio.

It saw the sinking of the pirate ships, the end of the Home Service and Light Programme, the launch of BBC Radios 1 and 2 and the start of a two-year experiment in local broadcasting at BBC Radio Leicester.

Tony Blackburn, the first voice on Radio 1, reveals what else was going on by introducing a sound collage of news, music, TV and radio.