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Friday, 28 November 2008

RADIO TAY'S FIRST DAY - 1980

Radio Tay began broadcasting across the local airwaves on the morning of 17th October 1980. The station's opening announcement was made by Gerry Quinn who also had the honour of playing the first ever record.
Here below is that very first introduction to the new station, complete with debut jingle!

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4 comments:

  1. One of the best radio presenters I have ever heard helped set Radio Tay up. He was the stations first head of music. He was the late great Kenny Page.One of the most entertaining and funny radio presenters ever.
    Sadly Kenny passed away in July 2002.

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  2. Dont forget Alan McKenzie who also help set the station up and who's records sere played on the station

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  3. Gerry Quinn's official opening was preceeded by some comic fumbling about and ad-libs ('is it this ane we press?, kind of stuff) I recall setting the alarm and getting up really early for the opening. His great jingle was "Switch on the wireless, pour a cup o' tea, take some corn flakes, leave some for me etc"

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  4. Gerry Quinn is now the deputy Rector at Harris Academy in Dundee and teaches English

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