I found two old brown tapes with original Top Twenty's. And "The Friday Spectacular" (EMI records); each Friday between 10 and 11 p.m. And I'll never forget that week when the Beatles had 2 singles, an EP and a LP in the Top 10. In the 70's the only way for Irish kids to hear pop music was 208. A superb site - brought back many happy listening memories - thank you.
Between the recorded programmes the resident discjockey told that "This is Radio Luxembourg, Your Station Of The Stars" and pushed the button to sound the (famous) gong. In the engineer's room stood a small mixing console, two turntables and three taperecorders. 208 was on all night in my late teens in the early 80s and a potential girl friend just had to love or at least stand it. Even Barry Aldis thought that was something special. Lovely memories of listening to Luxembourg under the bed clothes so my mum wouldn't know I wasn't asleep!!
Many years I was listning to his Top Twenty show on the Sundaynight. He told me that he always started the Top20 charts with number one because the sponsors wanted it so. After him Bob Stewart had his radioshow till closing time. Finally they had left (in the middle of 1977) that old familiar studio at the second floor. Later that day on a camping in Luxembourg I made a nice recording of their stationcall.
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.
Because of the fading of Radio Luxembourg the green eye always winks slowly, with a fast 'jit' every now and then. 'Rita Williams Singers' It was fantastic to listen to Radio Luxembourg because at that time it was the only radiostation in all Europe that played nonstop the latest records (45 rpm singles). I grew up listening to Radio Luxembourg when I was a teenager in the Netherlands. But it was Jimll Fix it that scored bigger audiences than Coronation Street and attracted 20,000 requests each week from kids who wanted to appear on the show. I've been trying for years, so maybe with your brilliant archive you may be able to help! Anyway even if not the site is wonderful, thanks for all your work. I remember the great DJs of the time like Tony Prince, Mark Wesley, Paul Burnett, Bob Stewart and Dave Christian. Used to listen to Dan Dare every night as a schoolboy, in Newcastle on Tyne. All the best Malcolm Humfress Valencia, Spain (14/10/2011). I know Luxy from1974 It was fantastic os the radio from the other planet Remember the spring in 1977the first three were Sunny, ABBA and very sweet song Uncertain radio receiving was especially charming Sometimes was a success tu rekord new hits that were on hooligan wave 200m It was fine to lesten to"Maybe the morning"at dawn Checrfulvoices of Dgs from Radio Luxembourg will always remain in my memory. Listening on the net to luxemberg, but it appears there web site has been suspended. great great site thanks for the info can i ask a favour ??
Everynight at 19.30 hours I tuned in at the great 208 m./1440 k Hz. Radio Luxembourg started with the Top Twenty in Autumn 1948 (at 1293 m. After the implementation of the Copenhagan Plan in 1951 the English programmes of Radio Luxembourg moved (July 2, 1951) from longwave to the famous 208 metres (1439 k Hz; in 1978 1440 k Hz.) medium wave. I liked all the broadcasts--Dutch, German, and English. It's been great reading about Radio Luxembourg and the comments of people all over the world who loved the station as well. Anne Michaelis Milk River, Alberta, Canada (19/11/2011). He was found at his flat in Roundhay, Leeds, on Saturday - just two days before his 85th birthday. If there was ever a time for Luxy to return it's now, as internet radio is established! Anatoly Ryzhkin Rostov on Don, Russia (08/10/2011). A friend of mine recently published a news clipping, it appeared, of her mother, who won the "Miss Radio Luxembourg" contest, being kissed by Rock Hudson. one of my listeners remembers 208 and asked me if i could find a song that she said was used for close down[dont know the year] it has the following lyrics " a long lonely road we travel dont know where we're going" i know this is a long shot but thanks again for the memories tommy murphy Ballina, Ireland (02/10/2011) 805. Lars Erik Hanhart Bergqvist Stockholm, Sweden (29/09/2011 803. Tuning in at night with my old valve radio, especially during my student days.