Document Reference NumberULA/D4/2
TitleLeicester Local Broadcasting Council BBC Radio
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AdminHistoryBBC Radio Leicester was one of several experimental local stations set up in response to the 1966 government white paper on "Broadcasting". The capital equipment of the station was provided by the BBC and the running costs for the two year experiment were paid by Leicester City Council. It was the first local radio station to go on air on 8 November 1967.

A Local Broadcasting Council was established to advise the Station Manager. Jack Simmons served as Chairman of the Council from 1967-1969. His papers include minutes of meetings, correspondence on policy, finance and programming, progress reports, audience research and surveys. Correspondent include Frank Gillard, Director of BBC Radio, Donald Edwards, General Manager of Local Radio Development at the BBC, and Maurice Ennals, Station Manager of BBC Radio Leicester.

Useful information on the establishment of BBC Radio Leicester can be found in Simmons' pamphlet "Radio Leicester - The First Year". See ULA/D4/2/8
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