After this he had to connect the programmes together. I sincerelly think if "the station of the stars" would consider to come back, itd be a huge success.keeping its oldie spirit,with those jingles and that music and jocks.... I am glad you guys are still around but when are you coming back or not to web streaming radio? This is Barry Alldis; in the studio of Radio Luxembourg (Villa Louvigny) on 18 th January 1977.
He just had to say the stationcall and wait another quarter hour or half an hour. Then as a teenager, and I still do..living in The Arctic Part of Norway the NME TOP TWENTY LIST was written down and taken to the school next morning. Mr Knut Harald Forsgren Fauske, Norway (04/05/2012). Yeah, it was Barry who made me very sleepy at school on Monday mornings. I suppose its imposible..we all have those great days (nights) in our memory...this site makes them come up again...thanks. I see your page is asap but that has been a good while now. From 1958 till 1966 he was the presenter of the English Top Twenty; every Sundaynight at eleven 'o' clock.
Then always they played a very nice record: "The End Of The Day" by Steve Conway and The Hastings Girls'Choir. To mark beginning and the end of the commercials they had placed small paper strips between the tape on the reel. Stumbled upon your site by chance and have been reading numerous posts for hours. Thanks for putting this site together and for maintaining it.
On the night of Monday July, 17 1967, at 23.00 hours, for the first time Leen van Dongen and I arrived at the Luxembourg studio's; invited by Colin Nichol. high tower from the middles ages; build in the beautiful park in the centre of Luxembourg-city. The next day, Tuesday July, 18 1967, at 16.15 hours we went again to the Radio Luxembourg studio's. At the end of a passage at the left side was the studio of the English (and Dutch) Service of Radio Luxembourg. The whole engineer's room looks like it was just escaped from the second world war. I was a kid at the time in my teens and early twenties living behind the Iron Curtain and often listening to Big L on 208 late at nights despite poor receiption. I listened to RL, like so many others at night, under the blankets, while I still lived in Nijmegen Holland.
Later in the 80's thay played "All Of You Out There" by Duncan Mc Kenzie. I grew up listening to 208 in the 70's and 80's, So many memory's, Well done for a great site and hopefully the great 208 will live on forever in our hearts.
Sunday December 29, 1991 (now twenty years ago) was a very sad day for all the true Radio Luxembourg listners. At December 30, 1992 at midnight also the satellite transmissions were finished.
Since April 8, 1962 every Sundaynight between eleven and midnight I listened to this English Top Twenty for many years. A.) Barry Alldis , Paul Hollingdale, (This Boy) Don Wardell, Stuart Grundy, Chris Denning, (TV on Radio) Tommy Vance, Tony Brandon, Colin Nichol. His death came after a spell in hospital earlier this month with a suspected bout of pneumonia. I imagine she would share it if you are interested. Great memories from my childhood through my teens and into adulthood, great Radio Luxembourg. I am very sad to find that the 208 has closed again. Much time has passed, but the emotions experienced with Radio Luxembourg, they are still alive and rooted in our minds.
From 1958 till 1966 always presented by Barry Alldis. Most of the programmes were sponsored by record companies; for the benefits of selling their records. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led tributes to the star, who started his working life as a miner in his native Yorkshire before running a series of clubs and working as a wrestler and DJ. It had to be the most listened station in the British isles. There was so fantastic to hear and to se on Radio Luxemburg again via the "net". You got a load of younger listeners during the time you were back again. BEPPINO SAN VITO AL TAGLIAMENTO, Italy (26/09/2011).
Everynight at 19.30 hours I tuned in at the great 208 m./1440 k Hz. Radio Luxembourg started with the Top Twenty in Autumn 1948 (at 1293 m. After the implementation of the Copenhagan Plan in 1951 the English programmes of Radio Luxembourg moved (July 2, 1951) from longwave to the famous 208 metres (1439 k Hz; in 1978 1440 k Hz.) medium wave. I liked all the broadcasts--Dutch, German, and English. It's been great reading about Radio Luxembourg and the comments of people all over the world who loved the station as well. Anne Michaelis Milk River, Alberta, Canada (19/11/2011). He was found at his flat in Roundhay, Leeds, on Saturday - just two days before his 85th birthday. If there was ever a time for Luxy to return it's now, as internet radio is established! Anatoly Ryzhkin Rostov on Don, Russia (08/10/2011). A friend of mine recently published a news clipping, it appeared, of her mother, who won the "Miss Radio Luxembourg" contest, being kissed by Rock Hudson. one of my listeners remembers 208 and asked me if i could find a song that she said was used for close down[dont know the year] it has the following lyrics " a long lonely road we travel dont know where we're going" i know this is a long shot but thanks again for the memories tommy murphy Ballina, Ireland (02/10/2011) 805. Lars Erik Hanhart Bergqvist Stockholm, Sweden (29/09/2011 803. Tuning in at night with my old valve radio, especially during my student days. The second visit for me in the Luxy studio was on July 11, 1970. It was always a childhood dream of mine to be a DJ on 208, I never made it, but it's was such an inspiration to me. I've listened to your radio first on the year 1971 while I was living in father adviced your radio. This archive is blowing me away, do you know about it? That time I met Dave Christian, Kid Jensen, Tony Prince and Paul Burnett. That night we went to the Blow Up Club in the center of Luxembourg. I do a bit of DJ'ing on a local Radio Station and 208 is always in my thoughts. when I was doing my military job in my country near by syria on 1978, I was still your listener. If there should exist any real time machine, here it is! This is a great website about a great radio station. I remember it with fondness as your website so clearly reflects time and history when I listened to Luxy from the late 60's to its final close down in 1992. This time he was playing the records by himself (no engineer); like he always did before in Australia. This was the first time I was there during the whole night from eight o' clock in the evening till almost four o' clock at night. And of course Benny Brown was reading the news that night. At closing time they played "Maybe the morning" by Sunny Leslie. Great site, brought back good memories for me growing up in the 50's and 60's. 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.