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BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE

Description
At 12.30pm on 22nd November 1967 a specially composed jingle by Gerry Marsden announced the arrival of BBC Radio Merseyside the country’s third and largest local radio station. BBC Radio Merseyside was one of a series of eight local stations set up in various parts of England with the stated intention of providing an intimate localised service.

BBC Radio Merseyside’s editorial area embraces the whole of Merseyside (Liverpool, Bootle, Birkenhead, Southport, St.Helens etc.) much of North Cheshire (Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Ellesmere Port) and West Lancashire (Skelmersdale, Orrell, Burscough, Ormskirk). The station can be heard further afield, notably in North Wales, the Isle of Man and Ireland. In freak reception conditions we have been heard as far away as Scandinavia and Canada!
Website
http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/radiomerseyside/
Keywords
Liverpool; Merseyside
Access
Mon-Fri, 1900-1700.
Access for outsiders
No
Facilities
No listening facilities.
Copyright
BBC copyright. Commercial companies are occasionally allowed to purchase dubs of material.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Sound
Thousands of hours worth of of local audio held.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Mick Ord
Job title
Editor
Telephone
0151 708 5500
Fax
0151 794 0988
Email
mick.ord@bbc.co.uk
Address
55 Paradise Street
Liverpool
L1 3BP

Alternate Contact

Name
Mr Eric Wise
Telephone
0151 708 5500
Fax
0151 794 0988
Email
radio.merseyside@bbc.co.uk

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