50 Years of BBC Radio 1

Written by on November 14, 2017 in DJ, Entertainment, Music, Radio - Comments Off on 50 Years of BBC Radio 1

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Tony Blackburn and Nick Grimshaw in the Radio 1 Breakfast studio in NBH on Thursday 22 June 2017. Photo by Mark Allan

Tony Blackburn and Nick Grimshaw in the Radio 1 Breakfast studio in NBH on Thursday 22 June 2017.
Photo by Mark Allan

The iconic BBC Radio 1 celebrated it’s 50th anniversary on the 30th September 2017. Established on the 30th September 1967 the station marked the milestone by launching a three day digital radio station entitled ‘Radio 1 Vintage’. The station featured 50 x one-hour themed nostalgic shows made from Radio 1’s archive material from DJs across its entire history to celebrate the pivotal role that Radio 1 has played in music, entertainment and popular culture since its launch in 1967. Annie Nightingale – Radio 1’s first ever female DJ – presented four very special soundscapes showcasing the music, archive and cultural significance of Radio 1 over the last 50 years, leading listeners through an incredible array of sounds and moments that make Radio 1 what it is. Prime Minister Theresa May took the opportunity to send this message to Radio 1 “I’d like to wish Radio 1 a very happy 50th birthday. From Abba in my time to bands and artists I probably wouldn’t know so well today, you have kept us entertained… and informed as well. I’d particularly like to congratulate you on this year’s mental health campaign, ‘MyMindAndMe’ which has helped break the mental health taboo. And, I’d also like to congratulate Annie Nightingale,

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