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Then always they played a very nice record: "The End Of The Day" by Steve Conway and The Hastings Girls'Choir. To mark beginning and the end of the commercials they had placed small paper strips between the tape on the reel. Stumbled upon your site by chance and have been reading numerous posts for hours. Thanks for putting this site together and for maintaining it. On the night of Monday July, 17 1967, at 23.00 hours, for the first time Leen van Dongen and I arrived at the Luxembourg studio's; invited by Colin Nichol. high tower from the middles ages; build in the beautiful park in the centre of Luxembourg-city. The next day, Tuesday July, 18 1967, at 16.15 hours we went again to the Radio Luxembourg studio's. At the end of a passage at the left side was the studio of the English (and Dutch) Service of Radio Luxembourg. The whole engineer's room looks like it was just escaped from the second world war. I was a kid at the time in my teens and early twenties living behind the Iron Curtain and often listening to Big L on 208 late at nights despite poor receiption. I listened to RL, like so many others at night, under the blankets, while I still lived in Nijmegen Holland.
From 1958 till 1966 always presented by Barry Alldis. Most of the programmes were sponsored by record companies; for the benefits of selling their records. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led tributes to the star, who started his working life as a miner in his native Yorkshire before running a series of clubs and working as a wrestler and DJ. It had to be the most listened station in the British isles. There was so fantastic to hear and to se on Radio Luxemburg again via the "net". You got a load of younger listeners during the time you were back again. BEPPINO SAN VITO AL TAGLIAMENTO, Italy (26/09/2011).
The second visit for me in the Luxy studio was on July 11, 1970. It was always a childhood dream of mine to be a DJ on 208, I never made it, but it's was such an inspiration to me. I've listened to your radio first on the year 1971 while I was living in father adviced your radio. This archive is blowing me away, do you know about it?
That time I met Dave Christian, Kid Jensen, Tony Prince and Paul Burnett. That night we went to the Blow Up Club in the center of Luxembourg. I do a bit of DJ'ing on a local Radio Station and 208 is always in my thoughts. when I was doing my military job in my country near by syria on 1978, I was still your listener. If there should exist any real time machine, here it is! This is a great website about a great radio station. I remember it with fondness as your website so clearly reflects time and history when I listened to Luxy from the late 60's to its final close down in 1992.
In the summer of 1968 for the first time most of the programmes came direct from the studio's in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; with discjockey Paul Kaye as the first newsreader. Hello Dick, I have written my contribution to your 208 guestbook, but I would like to tell you some more, what is meant especially to you. I grew up listening to Radio Luxembourg when I was a teenager.
No recorded programmes on tapes from London anymore. Two weeks ago I discovered another fansite in the net. On this website there are hundreds of recordings of Luxembourg night programmes from the sixties until 1991, including some Dutch recordings, all between 30 and 90 min.
It was very strange that he always started with number one. During the wintertime this Top Twenty was from midnight till one o' clock. To play as much records as possible in half an hour they played only the first two minutes of a record. Brings back so many memories of listening to Radio Luxembourg's Top 20 Sunday Night show on an old bakelite radio. Sir Jimmy raised millions for charity and for many years was a regular marathon runner in support of good causes, though his finest achievement must be the 20 million he collected for the creation of the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1983, following damage caused by severe weather to the old pre-fab wooden huts which had housed spinal cord injury patients. I was one listeners from the early years 1952 until the beginning of the 70th.
Because I was young I went to bed at ten; and waked up by the alarm-clock at midnight. Most of the programmes before midnight were recorded in the Radio Luxembourg studio in London; at 38 Hertford Street, W1. J.'s were Jimmy Savile , Jimmy Young, Tony Hall, Alan Freeman Jack Jackson, Don Moss, Keith Fordyce, Peter Murray, Peter Aldersley, Ray Orchard, Muriel Young, Pete Brady, Brian Matthew, Sam Costa, David Jacobs, Kenny Everett, Keith Skues, Johnny Moran, Simon Dee, Barry O' Dee, Hughie Green, Doug Stanley, Alan Dell, David Gell, Katie Boyle, Carol Deene and Ernie Williams. Some of these recorded programmes were: Topical Tunes, , Battle of the Giants, Jimmy Young Show, Tony Hall show, Jack Jackson's Jukebox, Guys, girls and groups, Tune a minute , Top pops, Pops till midnight, Sam Costa's Corner, Teen and Twenty Disc Club, David Jacobs Show, The Peter Murray Show, Brian Matthew's Pop parade, Simon's Scene. Muffled the sound with a cushion so my parents wouldn't know I'd sneaked downstairs. I used to write the Top 20 down in a notebook, religiously, between 19. Todd Slaughter Leicester, United Kingdom (05/11/2011). I hear now from the satellite astra 19 degrees aest in the german talk.
Later in the 80's thay played "All Of You Out There" by Duncan Mc Kenzie. I grew up listening to 208 in the 70's and 80's, So many memory's, Well done for a great site and hopefully the great 208 will live on forever in our hearts.
Sunday December 29, 1991 (now twenty years ago) was a very sad day for all the true Radio Luxembourg listners. At December 30, 1992 at midnight also the satellite transmissions were finished.
It was in September 1961 (I was fourteen years old) that I started to listen to Radio Luxembourg. Regards Jan-Erik Olsson Sollentuna, Sweden (11/11/2011). Well he got her to do a duet with him on the phone and of coarse it went out over the air waves,he had a good voice and I think he was married to Pearl Carr,either that or they sang together. The veteran DJ started his broadcasting career on Radio Luxembourg in 1958. " and the signature tune was a very sixties instrumental. Thank you very much indeed to radio Luxembourg for the so many wonderful hours spent on your tune in the late seventies!
I used an old Grundig radio with a (so called) green tuning eye. In 1964 Jimmy Savile hosted the first episode of Top Of The Pops, and the week after its launch guested on the second edition from a Manchester Church suspended upside down from a rope with Todd Slaughter desperately hanging on the other end. I've been trying to find the name of it so I can get a recording but to no avail! I was an avid listener of Luxy from about 1970 through to the 80s.
At that time Colin Nichol was the resident discjockey. I heared it all nights in the 80s and till it signed off. In 1970 when i was a sweet little 10 year old i would sneak out of bed & carefully take my brothers radio & get back in to bed & listen to "Radio Luxemburg" But every morning i would be found fast asleep with the radio resting on my ear!