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30 years ago today Radio Luxembourg 208 closed

  • 29-12-2021 9:32am
    Registered Users Posts: 364 ✭✭

    This Day 1991- End of Radio Luxembourg’s regular transmissions on the famous 208 wavelength from where it had served the hits to Europe since 1951. The station continued via satellite and short wave for a year afterwards.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,769 ✭✭✭rolling boh

    Great memories listening back in the day with a tiny radio in bed . The royal ruler Tony Prince among the regulars those were the days .

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,730 ✭✭✭Declan A Walsh

    People I heard on Radio Luxembourg include: Tony Prince, David "Kid" Jensen, Paul Burnett, Peter Powell, Bob Stewart, Dave Christian, Emperor Rosko, Stuart Henry, Bob Harris, Bob Aldiss and Benny Brown.

  • Registered Users Posts: 294 ✭✭Walter Sobchak III

    Bolts from the past. Remember moving around the bedroom with the radio trying to get a reception in rural Co. Meath.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,373 ✭✭✭✭dxhound2005

    The transmitter remained on the air until 31 December 2015. China Radio International bought a lot of the airtime. The mast was demolished in February 2016.

    Just by coincidence tuning around earlier before I read this thread, I heard Radio 208 Copenhagen on 1440 kHz with a fair signal. Using only 500 watts. The Saudi transmitter which can usually be heard is apparently off air at present.

  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭costacorta

    Jesus I’m getting old .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,616 ✭✭✭✭Losty Dublin

    Showing your age, Declan; Bob Harris was on Luxey in the 70's while Barry (not Bob) died in 1982.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Ain't that the truth!!!!! I was away in the merchant navy & radio Luxemburg was a constant / great reception. By coincidence there was a song on radio the other day.....'blue Monday' by new the end of song the dj says '35years since first released'......jeez