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Radio Sheffield's 40th Birthday
Radio Sheffield badge from the 60s-70s
BBC Radio Sheffield celebrated its 40th birthday in November 2007. But how did South Yorkshire's favourite radio station come about?
BBC Radio Sheffield was born as a result of a 1966 Government White Paper which paved the way for nine BBC local radio stations. Radio Leicester came first on 8th November 1967, followed by Radio Sheffield on 15th November 1967.
Initially Radio Sheffield was on trial for two years. A team of 15 launched the station, broadcasting for just four hours a day. The service was well received and by 1974 the team had grown to 35, and broadcasts were extending across 12 hours.
Rony presenting at Radio Sheffield, 2007
Today the radio station employs 45 full time members of staff. There are over 130 hours of live broadcasting every week, plus the website of course!
Find out what's on when on Radio Sheffield nowadays, and take a photo tour of the station as it is now:
Radio Sheffield's 40th Birthday 'Old vs New' Quiz
An Audience with Radio Sheffield
Radio Sheffield held a special audience event to celebrate our 40th Birthday. The Pennine Lecture Theatre at Sheffield Hallam University was packed with Radio Sheffield listeners who turned up to meet presenters past and present.
Bob Ballard hosted the 'Old vs New' quiz in which old presenters Bob Jackson, Jack Shaw and Mea Webb came head to head with current presenters Paulette Edwards , Howie Pressman and Steve White.
Everard Davy and Rony Robinson
The audience then got the chance to ask those questions they've always wanted to ask. Rony Robinson, Toby Foster, Everard Davy and Radio Sheffield's Editor Gary Keown sat on the panel and revealed what it's like behind the scenes at the radio station.
Your memories of Radio Sheffield
In a special version of the Forum, Rony asked for your memories of Radio Sheffield from the past 40 years. You can read and hear some of them here.
Ex-presenters Bob Jackson, Mea Webb and Jack Shaw
We'd love to hear your memories of BBC Radio Sheffield over the past 40 years. Submit your memories with Memoryshare...
last updated: 16/11/07
Have Your Say
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