BBC Radio Jersey at 25
By Matthew Price
BBC Radio Jersey launched on 15 March 1982 and was on 292 medium wave.
Richard Johnson with Miss Battle and Keith Chegwin
Twenty five years ago, you could only hear BBC Radio Jersey in 292 metres medium wave. The introduction of FM stereo transmissions followed later, as did streaming on the internet.
The station went on air at 7pm on Wednesday 15th March with a programme hosted by Peter Gore.
He was BBC Radio Jersey's breakfast show presenter and the honour of being the first voice heard on the new station fell to him.
Peter Gore welcomed islanders to their new community radio service and then introduced the then Chairman of the BBC the late George Howard and the Bailiff at the time - the late Frank Ereaut - who jointly performed the opening ceremony.
last updated: 02/10/07
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