In 1973, commercial radio launched with LBC, Capital Radio and Radio Clyde all launching within weeks of one another.
So this year is commerical radio’s 40th anniversary, and RadioCentre is celebrating with a Roll of Honour featuring forty names, which will be announced at this year’s Arqiva Awards in July.
Initial inductions were made last year, and nominations are now being sought for the remaining places. RadioCentre is looking for individuals who have made a significant contribution to commercial radio over the last forty years – both in front and behind the microphone.
A committee will determine the final list, but they’re looking for a wide range of names to whittle down.
“The Roll of Honour will be made up of individuals who reflect significant milestones in the industry’s development, taking in advertisers, artists, bands, moguls, power brokers and DJs. The emphasis will be on people whose contribution helps tell the story of commercial radio and the final list will not be ranked.”
I’m sure they’ll appreciate a wide and varied list from which to make their choices.
Make your nominations at http://www.radiocentre.org/facts/40th-anniversary. The closing date for submissions is 30th April 2013.