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.
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. 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. And there we met Tony Prince and Paul Burnett again. On the night of April 18, 1976 I was very surprised to hear Barry Alldis on the radio again. I phoned to tell him that I'm very glad that he is back. He answered that I am very welcome indeed: In the day- or in the night time. It was great to listen to the offspring of the great 208 on-line but it seems to be permanently down for maintenance. from 1990 up to now i did not have time in ankara while i was busy marrying and having child and working. After free registration you can download all for free in mp3 format. I discovered the English night programme of Radio Luxembourg in 1966 with my small transistor pocket radio. It took a long time (January 18, 1977) (now 30 years ago) before I had my third visit. and now i am retired and have time to listen your again.... Is it possible to install a link to this website on your site? Since this time the Great 208 was my favorite station through the night, it has accompanied me through my life until the end of am broadcasting in 1991. I remember about my pocket radio under my pillow in the sixties, listeneing to top 20 at midnight, then the long car rides to the north of my country during my time in the army. Great memories ,i am working doing gold shows on Radio Cumbria. I had been listening to RL in the years 1971 to 1981. I still have songs recorded on cassettes (now ripped to mp3 files) from that time. 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. And for the first time (after listning so many years) we saw how the programs were made. The discjockeys were English; the engineers were from Luxembourg. Today in 2012, Im an on air radio pro and mostly thanks to Luxy 208. Hi guys, Every time i see the name Radio Luxemburg, I always have a little smile to myself! We were living in different countries but it turns out we were hanging on the same wavelength. These discjockeys presented programs too; like "Sundays requests" , "Let's take a spin" or The Postal Bingo Show. Two were for the programmes; one was for the commercials. And after the last tune (4 am on the continent) she would have to leave to give me a couple hours sleep before going to school. Good to see so many others here share the love of the memories. And "Music in the night" (since 1 st April 1963) till closing time at three o'clock. The commercials were connected together on one tape. At that time Colin Nichol was the resident discjockey. I heared it all nights in the 80s and till it signed off. In 1970 when i was a sweet little 10 year old i would sneak out of bed & carefully take my brothers radio & get back in to bed & listen to "Radio Luxemburg" But every morning i would be found fast asleep with the radio resting on my ear! Just before we arrived he presented Tuesday's Requests. Always a struggle to get 208 because of the competition from BBC West on 206 broadcasting from nearby Cadnam. I could write lot of stuff about those years.I remember once I phoned the studios during a contest and I won a pictured disc in 1985(limited edition), of couse, I still have it among many recordings I made.