Tim Blackmore marks the 40th anniversary of commercial radio’s arrival on British soil. With contributions from many of the people who made it happen.
this two-part programme examines the impact commercial radio has had on the UK’s broadcasting environment, its role as a training ground for talent new to the medium, its introduction of new styles and techniques and its impact on the BBC.
As Torin Douglas, former BBC Media Editor and Editor of Campaign says: “Commercial Radio has influenced radio all through the last 40 years… right from the start it’s been driving the BBC, which always responds to competition – the BBC raised its game.”
Presenter/ Tim Blackmore, Producer/ Anna Harrison and Tim Blackmore for Unique Broadcasting