1930 in British radio

This is a list of events from British radio in 1930.

List of years in British radio (table)
In television
1927
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933

EventsEdit

  • 8 March – Last day of broadcast for 5GB Daventry, the BBC's experimental National Programme which has been running on a scheduled basis since 21 August 1927; it is replaced by the National Programme Daventry.[1][2][3]
  • 9 March – First day of broadcast for the BBC's new National and Regional Programmes, which gradually replace the exising call-signed regional radio stations. 9 May sees three new stations broadcast: the National Programme (aka National Programme Daventry, replacing station 5XX), the Regional Programme London (replacing 2LO) and the Regional Programme Midlands.[1][4][5][6][7] The BBC also opens its second high-power medium-wave transmitter at Brookmans Park, north of London.
  • 18 April – BBC radio listeners uniquely hear the announcement "Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news."[8] Piano music follows.
  • 28 May – The BBC Symphony Orchestra is formed as a permanent full-scale ensemble under the directorship of Adrian Boult. It gives its first concert on 22 October at the Queen's Hall, London.[9]
  • 12 October – First day of broadcast of the National Programme London, providing better reception for the south of England than is available from Daventry.[1][10][11]

BirthsEdit

  • 6 February – Lionel Blue, reform rabbi and broadcaster (died 2016)
  • 7 February – Peter Jones, Welsh-born sports commentator (died 1990)
  • 4 June – Edward Kelsey, actor (died 2019)
  • 17 July – Ray Galton, comedy scriptwriter (died 2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Schedule Coverage". BBC Genome labs. BBC. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Listings | 5GB Daventry | 21 August 1927". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Listings | 5GB Daventry | 8 March 1930". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Listings | National Programme (Daventry) | 9 March 1930". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Listings | Regional Programme (London) | 9 March 1930". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Listings | Regional Programme (Midlands) | 9 March 1930". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  7. ^ "The First Week of Alternative Programmes". Radio Times. 26 (336). 7 March 1930. p. 557.
  8. ^ Giaimo, Cara (18 April 2018). "The Day Without News". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  9. ^ Boult, Adrian (1973). My Own Trumpet. London: Hamish Hamilton. p. 99. ISBN 0241024455.
  10. ^ "Listings | National Programme (London) | 12 October 1930". BBC Genome. BBC. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  11. ^ "The Development of the Twin Wave Service". Radio Times. 29 (367). 10 October 1930. p. 85.