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2LO London Calling

Episode 9 brings us to the famous '2LO': London is calling the world, on our journey towards the BBC's birth. Hear the voices that launched broadcasting in the UK, plus rivalry and...

2MT Writtle: Radio Active

Feb 14th, 1922: Britain finally gets a regular broadcast service. Only it's a little dry. Till Peter Eckersley gives his engineers gin and tonics (also dry), runs to the mic, and b...

Thank Eckersley for the BBC! It's almost entirely down to him. Never heard of him? Then listen on, to the original PPE... We chat to broadcasting historian Tim Wander (who knows mo...

A minisode that somehow ends up longer than a normal episode... Instead of telling you all about 1922's pioneer extraordinaire P.P. Eckersley, we're putting him back a week. Well, ...

Meet the guv'nor: BBC's first newsreader, children's presenter, actor, Head of Programmes... but before all that Arthur Burrows was one of broadcasting's lone prophets, convincing ...

Hip hip hurrah! Our centenary special, landing on the 100th birthday of professional public broadcast radio in Britain. Hear the best/only (possibly) re-enactment of the Melba Conc...

The 1st woman on British radio! Radio's 1st professional artiste! The 1st listings! The 1st programme with a title! Journey back to early 1920 for episode 3 of the story of pre-BBC...

Episode 2 of our journey towards British broadcasting's birth: Dr Crippen, Titanic, war, a ghost + 2 brilliant engineers.  Be informed, educated + entertained on the origins of the...

Episode 1: Morse, Marconi + Reg Fessenden's first entertainment show.  This episode covers 1830-1906, yes, we're not even in the last 100 years yet... but first we have ...

Happy 100th Birthday Radio! Welcome to the podcast that informs, educates + entertains on the origins of the BBC, radio and life as we know it.  (Oh, we've no affiliatio...