1985 in British radio

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List of years in British radio (table)
In British television
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
In British music
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
In British film
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988

This is a list of events in British radio during 1985.

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • 13 February – South Wales station Gwent Broadcasting closes down after two years on air.

March[edit]

  • No events

April[edit]

  • April – Following the closure of Gwent Broadcasting, CBC expands its broadcast area to cover the Newport area of South Wales.

May[edit]

  • No events

June[edit]

  • No events

July[edit]

  • 13 July – BBC Radio 1 broadcasts full, live coverage of the Live Aid pop concerts. This gives people the ability to hear the concerts in stereo.

August[edit]

  • No events

September[edit]

  • September – Wiltshire Radio buys struggling Radio West and on 1 October a merged station, GWR, launches.

October[edit]

  • 1 October – Radio Hallam's broadcast area is expanded when the Sheffield-based station starts broadcasting across all of South Yorkshire.
  • 14 October – CBC is relaunched as Red Dragon Radio. The station also covers the Newport area, offering a replacement service to Gwent Broadcasting.[2]
  • October – Plymouth Sound launches an opt-out service for Tavistock. The service operates on weekday breakfast and drive time and weekend mid-mornings.

November[edit]

  • No events

December[edit]

  • No events

Station debuts[edit]

Closing this year[edit]

Programme debuts[edit]

Continuing programmes[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

Births[edit]

  • 19 March – Gemma Cairney, radio presenter and fashion stylist
  • 5 November – Dan Richards, radio presenter and producer

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]