RADIO JACKIE HISTORY ARCHIVE 

Radio Jackie's unlicensed phase ended in February 1985...
...when the government announced...
...licences for community stations...
...yet one year later the Home Office reneged on its promise...
...this is a selection
of some 600 images
1985 > > > 1969...
...a month after closedown, 88% had heard of Radio Jackie
Save the station...
...write to your MP...
...LPs were produced...
...with the story over sixteen years...
...pictures showed studio equipment being confiscated...
"..only a few seconds to destroy 16 years.."
The station had been widely listened to...
...out and about...
...at home, at work and in the car
The first pirates had been caught in 1934...
...brothers in Norwich playing popular music...
...to break Britain's broadcast monopoly...
...1949's Beveridge Committee wanted immediate local radio...
...there were false hopes during the '50s...
...then, in the sixties...
...from the National Commercial Radio Movement...
...the Campaign for Independent Broadcasting...
...and the Free Radio Association...
...many studies...
...had clearly shown...
..the practicality of over 100 local stations...
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