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Because I was young I went to bed at ten; and waked up by the alarm-clock at midnight. Most of the programmes before midnight were recorded in the Radio Luxembourg studio in London; at 38 Hertford Street, W1. J.'s were Jimmy Savile , Jimmy Young, Tony Hall, Alan Freeman Jack Jackson, Don Moss, Keith Fordyce, Peter Murray, Peter Aldersley, Ray Orchard, Muriel Young, Pete Brady, Brian Matthew, Sam Costa, David Jacobs, Kenny Everett, Keith Skues, Johnny Moran, Simon Dee, Barry O' Dee, Hughie Green, Doug Stanley, Alan Dell, David Gell, Katie Boyle, Carol Deene and Ernie Williams. Some of these recorded programmes were: Topical Tunes, , Battle of the Giants, Jimmy Young Show, Tony Hall show, Jack Jackson's Jukebox, Guys, girls and groups, Tune a minute , Top pops, Pops till midnight, Sam Costa's Corner, Teen and Twenty Disc Club, David Jacobs Show, The Peter Murray Show, Brian Matthew's Pop parade, Simon's Scene. Muffled the sound with a cushion so my parents wouldn't know I'd sneaked downstairs. I used to write the Top 20 down in a notebook, religiously, between 19. Todd Slaughter Leicester, United Kingdom (05/11/2011). I hear now from the satellite astra 19 degrees aest in the german talk.
I found two old brown tapes with original Top Twenty's. And "The Friday Spectacular" (EMI records); each Friday between 10 and 11 p.m. And I'll never forget that week when the Beatles had 2 singles, an EP and a LP in the Top 10. In the 70's the only way for Irish kids to hear pop music was 208. A superb site - brought back many happy listening memories - thank you.
Between the recorded programmes the resident discjockey told that "This is Radio Luxembourg, Your Station Of The Stars" and pushed the button to sound the (famous) gong. In the engineer's room stood a small mixing console, two turntables and three taperecorders. 208 was on all night in my late teens in the early 80s and a potential girl friend just had to love or at least stand it. Even Barry Aldis thought that was something special. Lovely memories of listening to Luxembourg under the bed clothes so my mum wouldn't know I wasn't asleep!!
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.
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.
Chris Cary (Spangles Muldoon) brought me inside the well-known studio on the second floor. Now the deejays had to play the records by themself; no engineers anymore. For the first time I saw the start of the English Service at 20.00 hours (19.00 hours wintertime in England); with Peter Powell. He had to play peaces of tapes (voice tracks) mixed with records. Great Article Mike Lawlor Dunfermline, Scotland UK (28/08/2012). 1981, DJ at the Blow Up, drank at Pub 13 Agency: World Wide Entertainment Agency, 8 Rue Pierre Witry, Strassen, Luxembourg. Great Radio Station 208 RTL and all who sailed in her were legendary! 208 was my listening through the 60's in particular while doing, my finals at art college in '68, tonight I have just listened to Andy Williams singing Moon River, I seem to remember that song signed off 208 each night in the early hours, does my memory serve me well? 208 always was present during night work in my job. Sometimes I am dreaming about a time machine, your site is bringing back all memories of these wonderful years to me. If you ever decide to bring the good times back please let me know All the Best Joe Costin Maryport, United Kingdom (17/07/2012). Visiting this Page is like an amazing time travel to me.
After this he had to connect the programmes together. I sincerelly think if "the station of the stars" would consider to come back, itd be a huge success.keeping its oldie spirit,with those jingles and that music and jocks.... I am glad you guys are still around but when are you coming back or not to web streaming radio? This is Barry Alldis; in the studio of Radio Luxembourg (Villa Louvigny) on 18 th January 1977. Suddenly Tony Prince pushed me at the microphone to say something to the Dutch listners. I worked for him in 1969 and am putting together a collection of pix of the more interesting people Ive met or worked for. Robert Harland Bacolod City, Philippines (02/09/2012). Pedr ap Ioan (Peter Sinclair) Carmarthen, Wales (25/08/2012). I have still on my old tapes some programm of 208 recorded, i was young and was may night, fresh air from open window and allan freeman with slightly echoed sound.i have contract troat by memories. When I was a young boy of 11 ( now I'm 60 ) years old I got a small room under the roof of our house for my own - and grandma's old tube radio. Throughout the 80's serving me well in providing me with good music. After this he gave me a peace of tape with that recording. One evening I found Radio Luxemburg on medium wave. From 1958 till 1966 always presented by Barry Alldis. Most of the programmes were sponsored by record companies; for the benefits of selling their records. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led tributes to the star, who started his working life as a miner in his native Yorkshire before running a series of clubs and working as a wrestler and DJ. It had to be the most listened station in the British isles. There was so fantastic to hear and to se on Radio Luxemburg again via the "net". You got a load of younger listeners during the time you were back again. BEPPINO SAN VITO AL TAGLIAMENTO, Italy (26/09/2011).
It was very strange that he always started with number one. During the wintertime this Top Twenty was from midnight till one o' clock. To play as much records as possible in half an hour they played only the first two minutes of a record. Brings back so many memories of listening to Radio Luxembourg's Top 20 Sunday Night show on an old bakelite radio. Sir Jimmy raised millions for charity and for many years was a regular marathon runner in support of good causes, though his finest achievement must be the 20 million he collected for the creation of the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in 1983, following damage caused by severe weather to the old pre-fab wooden huts which had housed spinal cord injury patients. I was one listeners from the early years 1952 until the beginning of the 70th.
That time I met Dave Christian, Kid Jensen, Tony Prince and Paul Burnett. That night we went to the Blow Up Club in the center of Luxembourg. I do a bit of DJ'ing on a local Radio Station and 208 is always in my thoughts. when I was doing my military job in my country near by syria on 1978, I was still your listener. If there should exist any real time machine, here it is! This is a great website about a great radio station. I remember it with fondness as your website so clearly reflects time and history when I listened to Luxy from the late 60's to its final close down in 1992.