Paul Hollingdale (1938-2017)

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Malcyb
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Paul Hollingdale (1938-2017)

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Paul Hollingdale, the first presenter on BBC Radio 2 has died at the age of 79.
He hosted the first show on BBC Radio2 "Breakfast Special" at 5.30am that morning on September 30th 1967, when at 7.00am Tony Blackburn hosted the first show on BBC Radio 1.
Before that he had presented a show on Forces Radio in 1959 and Radio Luxembourg in the early 60s. He went on to the Light Programme hosting breakfast before it became Radio 2
After Radio 2 he went on to BBC Radio Brighton, and was also the first presenter on Radio 210 in Reading, launching the station in 1976.

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Re: Paul Hollingdale (1938-2017)

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As part of my Radio 210 archive, I have been kindly given 2 x 30 minute recordings of Paul Hollingdale launching Radio 210 on March 6th 1976, transferred from the original studio tape recording, so great quality:-

https://www.mixcloud.com/210thamesvalle ... -unedited/

https://www.mixcloud.com/210thamesvalle ... -unedited/

In addition, I was also sent part of an episode of Paul's Soul Survey show from 1976, recorded off-air:-

https://www.mixcloud.com/210thamesvalle ... rvey-1976/

Thankyou,

Barry

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