#Radio1Vintage hits the air

The BBC's pop-up station celebrating 50 years of BBC Radio 1 has hit the air

By James Cridland
Posted 30 September 2017, 7.40am bst

The BBC have launched their short-lived, pop-up station for BBC Radio 1's 50th birthday. It's on DAB, the BBC iPlayer for Radio, and Radioplayer. Overseas listeners can use the BBC iPlayer for Radio, which is free to download, or listen here.

So far, Tony Blackburn's show, which I gather is also being simulcast on BBC Radio 2, is a strange old experience. A bit over-indulgent on the jingles, but a good listen nonetheless.

It's a good idea doing a pop-up station for old people like me who like remembering Radio 1 as it was, without bothering the young people of today with the whole idea. I'm not sure how much I'll enjoy listening to it all, but it's fun.

Over here, by the way, some great clips from BBC Radio 1 Vintage at this year's Next Radio conference.

Have you been listening? What do you think?

James Cridland — James runs, and is a radio futurologist: a consultant, writer and public speaker who concentrates on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business. He also publishes a free daily newsletter about podcasting, Podnews, and a weekly radio trends newsletter.


4 years, 2 months ago

For me the hour dedicated to Kenny Everett was the most enjoyable.

4 years, 2 months ago

The Radio 1 Roadshow was dreadful, Smashie-and-Nicey, stuff. Golly.

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