Straight from the heart of Manchester, forty reasons to celebrate Greater Manchester’s once foremost independent local radio station.
Who’d have thought forty years would have passed since the soundtrack of Leyland Atlantean diesel fumes and Phil Wood was the sound of Greater Manchester? Back in 1974, I was still five years and two and a half months away from listening to Piccadilly Radio. In my formative years, it formed a great part of my radio listening habits. Not only at home, but also in the taxi to The Ewing School. I hold Piccadilly Radio solely responsible for a lifelong interest in radio jingles.
I miss the old Piccadilly Radio; the only thing I had found close enough to the greatest independent local radio station to have graced our airwaves was the first five years of Tameside Radio. How I wish I could dial ‘261’ and hear the dulcet tones of James Stannage or Roger Day.
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