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Wednesday 26th June 2002
100 days of BBC 2002 97.7FM

Tim Pemberton with the BBC2002 team

There will be celebrations in the air at BBC 2002 because Commonwealth Games Radio is 100 days old today.

Launched in March, BBC 2002 is a dedicated local BBC radio station covering the exciting build-up to the Games and the reporting of the actual ten-day event in late July and early August.

Station Editor Tim Pemberton is justifiably proud of his team: "Our first day seems a lifetime ago and we've had some really exciting times. Having Sidney Poitier speaking to us live from his bed about Bermuda was great as was linking live to do a simultaneous broadcast with SA-FM Radio in South Africa.

"I'm particularly pleased that Mike Shaft on Rise has generated so much attention with a raft of top named guests, including Sir Bobby Charlton, Denise Lewis and Lord Richard Attenborough among many others.

"It's amazing to think that in the 100 days since we've been on air, we had the death of the Queen Mother and the World Cup has almost run it's course.

"We're going to have a big party now in preparation for the even bigger one of the Commonwealth Games."

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