BBC marks 90 years of radio with historic broadcast

On 14 November 1922 the British Broadcasting Company's station at Marconi House announced to an awaiting nation "This is 2LO calling" for the first time

The BBC has marked 90 years of broadcasting with a simultaneous radio broadcast of a composition by Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

BBC radio stations across the UK and around the world marked the anniversary with a simultaneous broadcast of 2LO Calling, a "snapshot of the airwaves" featuring iconic sounds such as Bertrand Russell in Morse code.

The broadcast at 17:33 GMT was hosted by BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo from London's Science Museum.

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