Anyone remember radio Britannia?

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Anyone remember radio Britannia?

Post by oldthreads » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:19 pm

Anyone remember it? Sat and sun nights 99.9FM around the Barnsley area? Run by a guy called kenny crescendo I believe. Are they ever still on?

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Re: Anyone remember radio Britannia?

Post by pirateaddict » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:39 pm

Bump.. I certainly do.. I listened to him from 1990 and the last time I heard him was probably 2014 or 13...I don't think we'll hear him again tbh as he's probably got a bit too old to mess around like that..I can imagine he's in his late sixties if not seventies.. He played good old records and I remember he did a broadcast on 101.5 which was scr's frequency then but at the time they were off anyway it was such a strong signal as opposed to poor or average signals, he probably did that from Norfolk Park flats in Sheffield where most of the other pirates tx'd from... I've a few tapes knocking about somewhere.. Jeez... I've got kin hundreds of tapes which I keep saying I'm gonna sort out and upload but get nowhere lololol..

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Re: Anyone remember radio Britannia?

Post by Uksoundz » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:19 pm

He's on now 99.9FM. Can't literally believe he's still around?

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Re: Anyone remember radio Britannia?

Post by radionortheast » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:02 am

Johnny Ball is still around and the doc from back to future! :lol: often people look and seem older than they are specially in a past tense, people used to dress as grandmas which makes them seem much older now when people don't update their style it automatically ages them, just look at the queen she dressed as grandma in the 60's :lol: I used to think 30's was old!, so I bet he was in his 50's when you used to listen to him in the 90's. ;)

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Re: Anyone remember radio Britannia?

Post by PCROSBY » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:04 am

What's being discussed here is the FM station based in the Midlands (Sheffield?). The original Radio Britannia (which I think is what Uksoundz is asking about) is the powerful MW station that operated in the Home counties 1969 to 1975. It ran Sunday music programs on 254m and also simulcast on SW for a period. The full story is here: http://www.bookamook.com/kaleidoscope/s ... 1968-1973/

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