In the summer of 1968 for the first time most of the programmes came direct from the studio's in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; with discjockey Paul Kaye as the first newsreader. Hello Dick, I have written my contribution to your 208 guestbook, but I would like to tell you some more, what is meant especially to you. I grew up listening to Radio Luxembourg when I was a teenager.
No recorded programmes on tapes from London anymore. Two weeks ago I discovered another fansite in the net. On this website there are hundreds of recordings of Luxembourg night programmes from the sixties until 1991, including some Dutch recordings, all between 30 and 90 min.
Then a tape with a programme from London was running. For a teenager at the west coast of Jutland, the NME Top Twenty at Sundays at midnight was the ultimate climax of the week.
In the mean time the engineer was sitting at the window; kissing his girlfriend. In spite of this rather poor furnishing and apparatus they had every night fifteen million listeners; all over Europe. Thanks for the many hours of great music in the past. Used to listen to Radio Luxemburg when I was a kid in Leeds, UK. Not even the Danish Top 20 could compete with that.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Chris Cary (Spangles Muldoon) brought me inside the well-known studio on the second floor. Now the deejays had to play the records by themself; no engineers anymore. For the first time I saw the start of the English Service at 20.00 hours (19.00 hours wintertime in England); with Peter Powell. He had to play peaces of tapes (voice tracks) mixed with records. Great Article Mike Lawlor Dunfermline, Scotland UK (28/08/2012). 1981, DJ at the Blow Up, drank at Pub 13 Agency: World Wide Entertainment Agency, 8 Rue Pierre Witry, Strassen, Luxembourg. Great Radio Station 208 RTL and all who sailed in her were legendary! 208 was my listening through the 60's in particular while doing, my finals at art college in '68, tonight I have just listened to Andy Williams singing Moon River, I seem to remember that song signed off 208 each night in the early hours, does my memory serve me well? 208 always was present during night work in my job. Sometimes I am dreaming about a time machine, your site is bringing back all memories of these wonderful years to me. If you ever decide to bring the good times back please let me know All the Best Joe Costin Maryport, United Kingdom (17/07/2012). Visiting this Page is like an amazing time travel to me.
Suddenly Tony Prince pushed me at the microphone to say something to the Dutch listners. I worked for him in 1969 and am putting together a collection of pix of the more interesting people Ive met or worked for. Robert Harland Bacolod City, Philippines (02/09/2012). Pedr ap Ioan (Peter Sinclair) Carmarthen, Wales (25/08/2012). I have still on my old tapes some programm of 208 recorded, i was young and was may night, fresh air from open window and allan freeman with slightly echoed sound.i have contract troat by memories. When I was a young boy of 11 ( now I'm 60 ) years old I got a small room under the roof of our house for my own - and grandma's old tube radio. Throughout the 80's serving me well in providing me with good music.
A wall with a window in it divided the studio: the D. Colin Nichol showed us everything in this studio; even the studio's for the German, French and Luxembourg programmes. That night between 21.15 and 22.15 hours we were again in the studio. It felt so damn good at the time and it still does, especially now after having read many of the posts here.