Radio History in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Radio History

BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Traces the engineering history of the Radiophonic Workshop at Maida Vale from its beginnings in the 1950s until its demise in the mid-90s.

British Radio Nostalgia

Offers a nostalgic look at British radio in the 1950s, with audio clips and photographs.

British Vintage Wireless Society

Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vintage radio equipment. Includes information on how to join, events and newsletters.

DevonAir Radio (1980 - 1994)

A tribute to the local commercial radio provider for Exeter, East Devon and Torbay, South Devon in the English South West.

Jeff's Radio Gold

Site dedicated to real music radio from the 1960s, 1970s and the 1980s.

Marconi Calling

An exploration of Guglielmo Marconi's life, his scientific discoveries, the impact of wireless and the development of modern communications.

Mersey Pirates

Tell the story of pirate radio stations broadcasting from Merseyside.

Offshore Echos

Magazine dedicated to offshore radio which features extensive historical information about pirate radio stations, with a large section on Radio Caroline.

Old BBC Radio Broadcasting Equipment and Memories

Features extensive photographs and personal recollections to do with the history of BBC broadcasting equipment.

The Pirate Archive

Focuses on old pirate radio stations from the Midlands, featuring station histories, artwork, newspaper articles, audio and video recordings; covers the 1970s to 2003.

The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame

Honours the disc jockeys and broadcasters of the pirate radio hey day; includes photographs and sound clips.

Radio Caroline - Caroline's History

Official Radio Caroline site provides detailed information on the station's history, from the 60s to the present day, with discussion of its future.

Radio London

Site dedicated to Radio London (Big L), the Big L Fab 40 charts, 60s offshore radio and music.

Radio Rewind

Takes a look back at the history of Radio 1 and Radio 2 from their launch in 1967. Includes jingles, theme tunes, personalities and interactive features.

When Pirates Ruled the Waves

Contains a photographic history of offshore and land based free radio in the UK.

Wireless for the Warrior

Devoted to the technical history and development of British Army radio communication. Includes information on the author's books plus image galleries.

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