Today’s the day that marks 40 years since the launch of Plymouth Sound. At 6am on Monday 19th May 1975 this was what listeners would have heard [click the little arrow to listen]:
On Saturday, as we celebrated the 40th anniversary, Louise Churchill MBE who has played many roles at the station over the years, including presenter, Station Director and Chairman, shared a toast and some of her own memories:
“It really seems only 5 minutes ago we were all setting out on our journey to become part of one of the most successful, talked about, local radio stations…You proved that whether it was a national emergency, a local crisis or an individual personal tragedy, you could deliver; no Twitter then, of course.
I salute you all and congratulate you for the fine work you did, whether behind the microphone or behind the scenes and I pay tribute to our founders, dear Bob Hussell and David Bassett, without whom we would not be celebrating tonight. Their vision, determination and talent formed the bedrock of our success; and it was better than working….
So, I am going to raise my glass and perhaps you would like to join me too: to Plymouth Sound, our friends, listeners, advertisers, supporting a very special group of people: you…To Plymouth Sound!”
Su Carroll, otherwise known as Mrs Head of News, wrote a wonderful article in the Western Morning News recently and was happy for me to share it with you – I think it describes the influence and importance of Plymouth Sound much better than I ever could [click on the article to see it at full size].
Happy 40th Birthday, Plymouth Sound!