It Always Brought Such Comfort
Music in the Air - History of Music Radio Episode 6 of 6
Paul Gambaccini concludes his six-part history of music radio in the UK and USA. The final programme traces developments from the early 90s to now.
Classic FM - the UK's first national commercial station - started broadcasting in September 1992. The network's first Programme Controller, the late Michael Bukht, was interviewed for our series in 2010 and is heard describing the philosophy upon which Classic FM was based. The station confounded expectations by hitting an audience peak of close to seven million listeners. Radio 3 Controller Roger Wright also discusses his network's evolution and its continuing significance as a patron of live music.