- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Bill Haley & His Comets, Chuck Berry, 10cc, Tom Robinson Band and more.
...the story of British radio's relationship with the music industry over the last 60 years. This short documentary takes a look back at pop music's brief history on the radio - from the early days of rock 'n' roll and the pirate stations, to the birth of Radio 1 and commercial radio - right up to where we are now, in the midst of the 'digital revolution'. We hear from a number of people who've been involved in both music radio and the record industry, giving us a real sense of how the story has evolved. The programme also looks at whether or not radio holds the same power in the age of the internet music fan, and what the medium has to do in order to survive. Far from trying to provide any concrete answers, this half hour programme is more designed to pose questions and provide food for thought.