1978 in British radio

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This is a list of events in British radio during 1978.

Events[edit]

  • 8 March – The first episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - the radio series later to be turned into a book, a television programme, a game, and a film - is broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
  • 3 April –- Permanent radio broadcasts of proceedings in the House of Commons begin.[1]
  • 29 April - Noel Edmonds presents his final Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
  • 2 May - Dave Lee Travis succeeds Noel Edmonds as presenter of the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.
  • November –- Radio 1's transmission wavelength is moved from 247m (1214 kHz) to 275 & 285m (1053 & 1089 kHz) as part of a plan for BBC AM broadcasting in order to improve national AM reception, and to conform with the 1975 Geneva Conference on radio wavelengths.[2]

Station debuts[edit]

Closing this year[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • 15 January - Jack Jackson, 71, trumpeter, bandleader and disc jockey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Significant events of 1978". The National Archives. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Radio 1 History - Transmitters". Radio Rewind. Retrieved 18 February 2010.