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Radio

Richard Dye

master brummie
i see the beeb has removed its internet radio stations. now you have too log in

Internet radio should be free or minimal costs. It’s digital technology which minimizes infrastructure requirements and operating costs. Thats why the phone companies shifted to digital (in part) so quickly!
 

richardinwales

master brummie
BBC radio is log in free on the BBC Sounds app for phone/computer

At least we're not stuck with just four TV stations these days. Britbox is pretty good, PlutoTV on the NowTV stick/phone/computer has some good content sometimes but you have to look for it https://www.pluto.tv/en/live-tv/deadly-women-gb and its free. The only beeb content I've watched today was Around the World in Eighty Days with David Tennant starring.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
Remember the days, when abroad, searching for the best place for reception of the BBC World Service to check the football results ?
 

mw0njm.

Brummie dude
i liked listening to BFBN ON A SUNDAYS
A history of the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS), which reported on the major events during the Second World War. Former presenters such as Cliff Michelmore, Jean Metcalfe and Sandie Jones recall the stories and programmes, including the popular Two Way Family Favourites.
 
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Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
“1st January 1951 Radio Drama "The Archers" begins after a number of pilot episodes on the BBC Midlands Home Service the previous year. The longest running daily serial in the world.”
 

Brummie a long time ago

master brummie
Was it 208 that had a long standing commercial with K - E - Y - N - S - H - A - M spelt out letter by letter? Can't remember what it was for though. Found out later where that was, (Bristol). Even been through there.
Andrew.
 

mw0njm.

Brummie dude
jennyann wrote

Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P.​

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richardinwales

master brummie
I had a little transistor radio for my 13th birthday and took on a school camping/climbing trip and it was like a kid today walking into school with a brand new iPhone lol. Up in Snowdonia Luxembourg and Voice of America would come booming through. Still love radio today, ham radio and listening in on 'short wave' and have a couple of radios to use for that.
 

mw0njm.

Brummie dude
as i posted i bought one off ebay ended up with 3. i listen to MW at 5am every morning on my walk, i have to hold the radio and turn it as i walk to get a signal just like the old days. remembering having to hold one to my lughole to listen to radio caroline in the 60s. good old. I still like using Amplitude Modulation
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