76 EVERGREEN Autumn The Radio Times cover announcing the station’s launch. show broadcast from an 80-foot mobile stage based on articulated lorries, alongside a huge outdoor screen. Numbers attending the event grew to approximately half a million. The last Roadshow took place at Heaton Park, Manchester, in 1999. The event was replaced by the Radio One Big Weekend, which travels to different locations around the country each year. The tickets for this are free making it the biggest free music festival in Europe. Matthew Bannister, who took over from Johnny Beerling in October 1993, wanted to take the station back to its roots and make it more appealing to younger listeners. Although the station began with this intention, the original young listeners were now older. In January 1995 any music recorded before 1990 was banned from the daytime playlist. The development of technology has had a positive effect on the radio including the launch of the station on DAB in 2002. It is now available on many different devices enabling people to listen wherever they are, at whatever time of day — or night. Sky, Virgin and Freeview all broadcast radio stations and social media followers can also access the radio on Twitter or Facebook. Times have certainly changed! Radio One has developed immensely since its launch 50 years ago. Disc jockeys have come and gone, and the station has gone from strength to strength. From being available only at certain times in its early days, it now has 24-hour coverage in countless different ways. As well as music, the station has regular news and current affairs reports throughout the day. Radio One is based in Broadcasting House, London, although it has regional centres around the country. Today, as it celebrates 50 years of broadcasting, Radio One is among the most popular stations; even royalty tune in as Prince William admitted when he and his wife, Catherine, spoke about the Heads Together charity on the Scott Mills Afternoon Show earlier this year. Happy 50th birthday, Radio One! GERALDINE MILLER
This England's Annual 2018 Since it was first published in 2013 our This England Annual, produced by the same editorial team responsible for the magazine, has become a much-anticipated “fifth issue”, an extra 100-page treat which is packed with articles on a whole range of subjects and filled with stunning colour photographs, inspiring pieces of poetry and pithy quotations about England and the English. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: The Shipping Forecast: “Viking, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight…” We tell the story behind this much-loved English institution. Rudyard Kipling: His poem “If” was recently voted the nation’s favourite. We look at the life and work of one of England’s greatest writers. Fact or Fiction?: He has been immortalised in pantomime and is always depicted with a cat. But who was Dick Whittington? A Most Peculiar Park: Dinosaurs lurk in the undergrowth, stone sphinxes guard a fl ight of steps that leads…nowhere. A site in London still evokes the lost glories of the Crystal Palace. The Language of Flowers: Red roses for love, snowdrops for hope, marigolds for despair… for the Victorians, the blooms they gave or received were laden with meaning. Pre-order now for delivery in October Softback, 100 pages. Just £6.99 to UK One copy: Code: TEA18 Just £6.99 to UK overseas £9.25. US $19; Can $20; Aus $21; NZ $24. SPECIAL OFFER: Two Annuals to one address: Just £12 to UK Code: TEA82 overseas £16. US $32; Can $34; Aus $36; NZ $41. Dollar prices are subject to exchange rate variation if payment is made by debit/credit card. A transaction fee may apply. There is also a quiz, pages of jokes to make you chuckle, glorious colour photographs depicting England throughout the year, a series of pictures portraying “Old London”, and much, much more. Publication date is early October, but to avoid disappointment you can pre-order now. 0800 074 0188 (FREE from UK landlines) Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm. Overseas: +44 1382 575052 This England Publishing Ltd., P.O. Box 814, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH16 9LQ. www.thisengland.co.uk E-mail: email@example.com
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