"The death of radio has been greatly exaggerated": Ben Cooper & Lewis Carnie talk 50 years of BBC Radio 1 & 2

Mark Sutherland

BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 have borne witness to some pretty momentous occasions over the five decades they’ve been on the air.

Since the two stations launched on September 30, 1967 – the former with a remit to play the “swinging” pop music of the day to the nation’s youth, the latter to keep their parents happy with a more middle-of-the-road offering – they’ve played host to Prime Ministers and royalty of both the pop and actual variety. ...

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