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I found two old brown tapes with original Top Twenty's. And "The Friday Spectacular" (EMI records); each Friday between 10 and 11 p.m. And I'll never forget that week when the Beatles had 2 singles, an EP and a LP in the Top 10. In the 70's the only way for Irish kids to hear pop music was 208. A superb site - brought back many happy listening memories - thank you.
Between the recorded programmes the resident discjockey told that "This is Radio Luxembourg, Your Station Of The Stars" and pushed the button to sound the (famous) gong. In the engineer's room stood a small mixing console, two turntables and three taperecorders. 208 was on all night in my late teens in the early 80s and a potential girl friend just had to love or at least stand it. Even Barry Aldis thought that was something special. Lovely memories of listening to Luxembourg under the bed clothes so my mum wouldn't know I wasn't asleep!!
Then always they played a very nice record: "The End Of The Day" by Steve Conway and The Hastings Girls'Choir. To mark beginning and the end of the commercials they had placed small paper strips between the tape on the reel. Stumbled upon your site by chance and have been reading numerous posts for hours. Thanks for putting this site together and for maintaining it.
On the night of Monday July, 17 1967, at 23.00 hours, for the first time Leen van Dongen and I arrived at the Luxembourg studio's; invited by Colin Nichol. high tower from the middles ages; build in the beautiful park in the centre of Luxembourg-city. The next day, Tuesday July, 18 1967, at 16.15 hours we went again to the Radio Luxembourg studio's. At the end of a passage at the left side was the studio of the English (and Dutch) Service of Radio Luxembourg. The whole engineer's room looks like it was just escaped from the second world war. I was a kid at the time in my teens and early twenties living behind the Iron Curtain and often listening to Big L on 208 late at nights despite poor receiption. I listened to RL, like so many others at night, under the blankets, while I still lived in Nijmegen Holland.
And for the first time (after listning so many years) we saw how the programs were made. The discjockeys were English; the engineers were from Luxembourg. Today in 2012, Im an on air radio pro and mostly thanks to Luxy 208. Hi guys, Every time i see the name Radio Luxemburg, I always have a little smile to myself! We were living in different countries but it turns out we were hanging on the same wavelength. After this he had to connect the programmes together. I sincerelly think if "the station of the stars" would consider to come back, itd be a huge success.keeping its oldie spirit,with those jingles and that music and jocks.... I am glad you guys are still around but when are you coming back or not to web streaming radio? This is Barry Alldis; in the studio of Radio Luxembourg (Villa Louvigny) on 18 th January 1977. He just had to say the stationcall and wait another quarter hour or half an hour. Then as a teenager, and I still do..living in The Arctic Part of Norway the NME TOP TWENTY LIST was written down and taken to the school next morning. Mr Knut Harald Forsgren Fauske, Norway (04/05/2012). Yeah, it was Barry who made me very sleepy at school on Monday mornings. I suppose its imposible..we all have those great days (nights) in our memory...this site makes them come up again...thanks. I see your page is asap but that has been a good while now. From 1958 till 1966 he was the presenter of the English Top Twenty; every Sundaynight at eleven 'o' clock. And there we met Tony Prince and Paul Burnett again. On the night of April 18, 1976 I was very surprised to hear Barry Alldis on the radio again. I phoned to tell him that I'm very glad that he is back. He answered that I am very welcome indeed: In the day- or in the night time. It was great to listen to the offspring of the great 208 on-line but it seems to be permanently down for maintenance. from 1990 up to now i did not have time in ankara while i was busy marrying and having child and working. After free registration you can download all for free in mp3 format. I discovered the English night programme of Radio Luxembourg in 1966 with my small transistor pocket radio. It took a long time (January 18, 1977) (now 30 years ago) before I had my third visit. and now i am retired and have time to listen your again.... Is it possible to install a link to this website on your site? Since this time the Great 208 was my favorite station through the night, it has accompanied me through my life until the end of am broadcasting in 1991. I remember about my pocket radio under my pillow in the sixties, listeneing to top 20 at midnight, then the long car rides to the north of my country during my time in the army. Great memories ,i am working doing gold shows on Radio Cumbria. I had been listening to RL in the years 1971 to 1981. I still have songs recorded on cassettes (now ripped to mp3 files) from that time.