Local fans of vintage music are in for a rare treat from Sunday as Angel Radio is broadcast on the DAB digital radio airwaves for a fortnight to celebrate the life and work of Bing Crosby.
This year marks the 85th anniversary of Bing’s first solo radio performance and May 3 would have been his 113th birthday. Angel Radio will pay tribute to the performer who was perceived to be the first artist to embrace radio, television and film.
A special radio licence has been granted to Angel to broadcast its tribute. Listeners in Bexhill and Hastings will need to select the ‘Pop Up Radio’ channel in order to hear the special broadcast. All programmes are also available online via angelradio.co.uk
Angel Radio is a nostalgia and information radio station staffed by over 70 volunteers. The station plays music from the 1920s-1960s together with information and stimulation for the over-sixties and, although its programmes are aimed at older generations, it is popular with younger people into all things retro.
Listeners across the UK will be able to phone in free of charge to request their favourite vintage records from Angel’s unique library of over 138,000 recordings. The station started life as an experimental community radio station in 2002 and is the longest running of all UK community stations. Angel Radio is a multi-award winning registered charity and broadcasts to thousands of listeners across South Hampshire on FM and DAB digital radio from its based in Havant, Hants. The station features 92 year-old Audrey Anderson who presents three shows every week.
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