Severn Sound - Launch

Dec 29, 2012, 05:54 PM

Enjoy the early moments of Severn Sound, 'holding a mirror' to Gloucestershire on 23 October 1980. Great Alfasound jingles too; and always nice to hear a new ILR launch marked in the IRN bulletin.

                                                                                              The early days were, sadly to be beset by tragedy, with the suicide of the station's first MD, Graham Moon; and in 1983, the death of two engineers on an outside broadcast.

Chiltern Radio acquired the station in 1989; and GWR in 1995. It became Heart in 2008.