London Broadcasting Company / Independent Radio News Audio Archive

"The LBC/IRN Audio Archive, (London Broadcasting Company / Independent Radio News audio archive) consists of 7,000 reel-to-reel tapes in a collection that runs from 1973 to the mid-1990s. It is the most important commercial radio archive in the UK and provides a unique audio history of the period. This digitised collection focuses on the most noteworthy content – approximately 3,000 hours of recordings relating to news and current affairs. The digitised archive contains invaluable recordings of a wide range of broadcasts including coverage of the Falklands war, the miners' strike, Northern Ireland, the whole of the Thatcher period of government and recordings of the first hour of UK commercial radio including the first commercial radio news bulletin."

To listen to the Audio files you have to be a Shibboleth (USA) or Athens (access and identity management service) registered user in the UK.

LBC/IRN - London Broadcasting Company / Independent Radio News project was funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

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Monday, 8 August 2011 - 3:40pm
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