1978 in British radio

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List of years in British radio (table)
In British television
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
In British music
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
In British film
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981

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.
  • 23 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] The Radio 4 UK Theme is also used for the first time.

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.