These discjockeys presented programs too; like "Sundays requests" , "Let's take a spin" or The Postal Bingo Show. Two were for the programmes; one was for the commercials. And after the last tune (4 am on the continent) she would have to leave to give me a couple hours sleep before going to school. Good to see so many others here share the love of the memories.
And "Music in the night" (since 1 st April 1963) till closing time at three o'clock. The commercials were connected together on one tape.
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.
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!
Just before we arrived he presented Tuesday's Requests. Always a struggle to get 208 because of the competition from BBC West on 206 broadcasting from nearby Cadnam. I could write lot of stuff about those years.I remember once I phoned the studios during a contest and I won a pictured disc in 1985(limited edition), of couse, I still have it among many recordings I made.
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.
In the mean time the engineer was sitting at the window; kissing his girlfriend. In spite of this rather poor furnishing and apparatus they had every night fifteen million listeners; all over Europe. Thanks for the many hours of great music in the past. Used to listen to Radio Luxemburg when I was a kid in Leeds, UK. Not even the Danish Top 20 could compete with that. 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. And there we met Tony Prince and Paul Burnett again. On the night of April 18, 1976 I was very surprised to hear Barry Alldis on the radio again. I phoned to tell him that I'm very glad that he is back. He answered that I am very welcome indeed: In the day- or in the night time. It was great to listen to the offspring of the great 208 on-line but it seems to be permanently down for maintenance. from 1990 up to now i did not have time in ankara while i was busy marrying and having child and working. After free registration you can download all for free in mp3 format. I discovered the English night programme of Radio Luxembourg in 1966 with my small transistor pocket radio. It took a long time (January 18, 1977) (now 30 years ago) before I had my third visit. and now i am retired and have time to listen your again.... Is it possible to install a link to this website on your site? Since this time the Great 208 was my favorite station through the night, it has accompanied me through my life until the end of am broadcasting in 1991. I remember about my pocket radio under my pillow in the sixties, listeneing to top 20 at midnight, then the long car rides to the north of my country during my time in the army. Great memories ,i am working doing gold shows on Radio Cumbria. I had been listening to RL in the years 1971 to 1981. I still have songs recorded on cassettes (now ripped to mp3 files) from that time. Of course the power of the two Telefunken medium-wave transmitters, with the antenne on the high mountain of Marnach, was important too; with the power of 600 Kilowatt (1968: 1200 Kilowatt). Found this site by accident whilst looking for a luxembourg memoribillia site as wife has signed pics 5 djs on 1 page of Kid Jensen, Bob stewart, Paul Burnett, Tony Prince and David Christian.bought back so many happy memories please start on internet would be great to hear again ,same jingles etc lol thanks again for bringing back so many happy memories. In Stavanger we could only listen to Radio Luxembourg after dark because of atmospheric conditions.