Radio Birmingham at the Ideal Home Show

Pete Simpkin at the Ideal Home Show 1976. Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission.

Pete Simpkin at the Ideal Home Show 1976. Copyright resides with the original holder, no reproduction without permission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ideal Home Show, currently at the NEC, is the 40th anniversary show and this picture shows the old BBC Radio Birmingham was there at the very start in 1976. Here I am at the BBC Local Radio stand. Every hour I had to read the latest national and local news bulletin (telexed from Pebble Mill) ‘live’ in the hall and then answer listeners’ questions and meet people, leading to interviews done ‘up the line’, live or recorded into our various programmes as required. Unfortunately I have no idea who my assistant also in the picture was…I do know that she was a very hard working agency secretary who worked very hard!

Pete Simpkin

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