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RTL – Deutschlands Hit-Radio ist ein deutschsprachiger Radiosender, der in Berlin produziert wird und luxemburg- und deutschlandweit via Kabel, Satellit und gebietsweise auch über UKW sendet. Hören Sie RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg, Eldoradio Luxemburg und viele andere Radiosender aus aller Welt mit der eternal-kick.co-App. RTL Radio LëtzebuergLuxemburg. Alle Radiosender aus Luxemburg jetzt kostenlos hören auf eternal-kick.co Alle Radiostreams und Radiosender im Überblick. Radio Luxemburg bzw. das heutige RTL – Deutschlands Hit-Radio hat seinen Ursprung beim. Geburtstag von Radio Luxemburg besinnt sich der Sender, der mittlerweile aus dem RTL-Radiocenter in Berlin sendet, seiner erfolgreichen.
Radio Luxemburg produzierte selbst ein Programm und nannte sich einen "Sender der Vereinten Nationen". Zur Erzielung einer größtmöglichen Reichweite. Seit sendet RTL RADIO sein Programm in deutscher Sprache. Dein Verkehrsservice für die gesamte Großregion: Luxemburg, Trier, Eifel, Hunsrück und. Geburtstag von Radio Luxemburg besinnt sich der Sender, der mittlerweile aus dem RTL-Radiocenter in Berlin sendet, seiner erfolgreichen.
Fantastic radio luxembourg site, brings back memories beyond belief of total enjoyment of our youth.
I wonder if you can help as I'm certain that when Simon Dee was at R Luxembourg he hosted a programme that the tag line was ," I've been trying to find the name of it so I can get a recording but to no avail!
I've been trying for years, so maybe with your brilliant archive you may be able to help! I do hope so! Anyway even if not the site is wonderful, thanks for all your work.
I was an avid listener of Luxy from about through to the 80s. If there was ever a time for Luxy to return it's now, as internet radio is established!
Photos: Alan Bailey Used to listen to Dan Dare every night as a schoolboy, in Newcastle on Tyne. It was a great station, even if it faded a bit.
I know Luxy from It was fantastic os the radio from the other planet Remember the spring in the first three were Sunny,ABBA and very sweet song Uncertain radio receiving was especially charming Sometimes was a success tu rekord new hits that were on hooligan wave m It was fine to lesten to"Maybe the morning"at dawn Checrfulvoices of Dgs from Radio Luxembourg will always remain in my memory.
A friend of mine recently published a news clipping, it appeared, of her mother, who won the "Miss Radio Luxembourg" contest, being kissed by Rock Hudson.
I imagine she would share it if you are interested. Great sit brings back loads of memeories. Listening on the net to luxemberg, but it appears there web site has been suspended.
Great memories from my childhood through my teens and into adulthood, great Radio Luxembourg. It had to be the most listened station in the British isles.
I am very sad to find that the has closed again. There was so fantastic to hear and to se on Radio Luxemburg again via the "net". There is still a market for the radio.
You got a load of younger listeners during the time you were back again. Send my best to the chaps and take care now.
See and hear you! Much time has passed, but the emotions experienced with Radio Luxembourg, they are still alive and rooted in our minds.
Wonderful site. RTL, the best station I ever listened. Tuning in at night with my old valve radio, especially during my student days.
Lots of happy memories. Many thanks. Thank you very much indeed to radio Luxembourg for the so many wonderful hours spent on your tune in the late seventies!
Photos: Ray Georges Great site : massive Luxie listener late 70s till it arriving on satellite! Thank you for initiating such a wonderful tribute site to enable us to keep these golden memories for ever.
My earliest memories of Radio Luxemburg go back to around when I was 10 years old. It helped to mould my musical tastes to Rock 'n' Roll from to Thank You Radio Luxemburg very much.
Mr Robert. Wow, those were the days!!! I used to listen to your radio from '71 to about ' After all these years your names bring back so many memories.
Thank you for all the great music and your warm voices that kept me company through my teenage years.
These were happy days. Still in radio streaming 7 days a week KWXY. See nr. Very nice site! Just read the sad news about Dave Christian's passing.
I worked with Dave in Luxembourg during the mids. He was a legend to work with and one of the nicest, most generous guys I've ever met.
I am distraught today. I just came across this site purely by accident. So nostalgic, I feel like crying with joy! I used to listen to the broadcasts as a young boy when I lived in Dublin on a Philips table top radio.
The signal used to fade in and out, but such a joy to listen to at the time as it was the only "pop" station.
Congrats for the site and the whole project! I'm 46 now I hope I can tune it again some day! Radio Luxemburg was the radio of me growing up.
I will never forget the station and that I did hear a lot of new music for the first time from Why can one not turn time back??
Thanks for all music you played!!! All the great hits from late sixties I used to listen to while I lived in Czech Rep.
Thank you for keeping Radio Luxembourg alive. Through R-lux I learned English at school where we learned Russian. Program is well heard around midnight to 2 after the break.
Thanks to all people who were creating this wonderful program. Hy teachers i was one of your students learning to do self up in , Bob Stewart Oh la la Unforgetable time Hello Dick: Just downloaded t Top Twenty shows.
Thanx a million for making it possible. Beautiful memories of the past. Great feeling. What about the April ? Much better songs as I was never a BEatles and those other shouting Brits.
I prefer American artists. Thanx again. You can open this: www. Kindest regards from Poland. It was the only place to hear the latest tunes.
Great memories!!! My favorite shows were: Top 20 and Presenting Elvis Presley both hosted by my favorite d. Barry Alldis. I wish I had some of those original RTL recordings.
Too bad I got rid of all those reel-to-reel tapes. I miss them so badly now. Could anybody help me? My e-mail address is: md wp.
Beautiful memories of the long gone past with RTL. Great and spectacular website. Well done. Keep up the great work.
All my very best - Miro. Page is totally sensational - for someone who thrived on Barry Aldis and the gong; night after night.
Any more top 20 shows coming up - from 61 for instance? Excellent station. I miss it. It's shadow now entertains me on the internet and I still listen whenever I can.
Radio Luxemburg ment a lot to us in the old days I am 67 now My memory may be a little rusty, but as far as I remember, I listened every night, when I was young.
OH Oh to discover this website. Memory lane. God bless y 4 the 2 tapes from 65 and Hoping that older tapes will be discovered soon.
I am 54 years old. J listened to Radio Luxembourg every night. Thank you very much for the interesting photos and information.
I miss it.. Great dj and beautiful voices Thank you Dick. Your Radio Luxembourg page brought back many memories.
Keep up the good work. I used to stay up most of the nights when i was a lad listening to Radio Luxembourge the best station on air in those days hope to be able to listen again as soon as im able to receive it.
All the best with re-launch. Memories of teenage years brought to life again. Fantastic site to turn the clock back a while.
Radio Luxemberg Super Radio in 66's and ever. Hallo R. Bay Bay. Thats what I needed. A good entry to rhe story of Radio Luxembourg.
As well as the music there was so much other entertainment--Take your Pickpeople are funny--Dan dare Pilot of the future --opportunity knocks--shilling a second--candid mike ect ect and good old Garner Ted Armstrong!!!
For me Radio Luxembourg was really the thing that made me lucky. In those quite boring times especially at sunday Radio Luxemburg was the real Star in the Sky.
Falling asleep with that Great Music. I worshipped those broadcasts. Ok, you got addicted but there was no harm caused by it.
It was free of costs and the things they tried to sell we're not in reach anyway. Even the records we're hard to get.
Getting in the mood again at once. In the autumn of my life but nobody can take that away from me Ik ben ook een radio adept van de 70's Noordzee en Veronica.
In mindere mate Luxemburg en Mi Amigo in Leuk dit stukje radio geschiedenis. I have just found your website,fantastic!! I listened to radio Luxembourg on M in the early s, to Dan Dare pilot of the Future too, and on into the s, so much better than the BBC, the top 20 show and other programmes ect, amazing times!!
This is truly a fantastic site for Radio Luxembourg fans Well done Dick for your hard work here over the years Following on from my last posting It is so very familiar, and yet I'm not sure that I remember it being used on at all.
It certainly was most appropriate for the station, and fits comfortably with the time, but maybe somebody out there can shed some light on this one for me.
Many Thanks Once Again. I was at boarding school from the late 50's to early 60's, and at night had my Perdio transistor radio with earphone to tune in.
Please could somebody tell me what the name of the tune was that introduced the Top 20 programme with Barry Aldis. Very distinctive, a kind of American marching song if I remember rightly.
I have been listening to Radio Luxemburg since to the end of your broadcasting. A part of radio history that I am proud to have been around at the time even though at times I only had a crystal radio in my bedroom so it was a hit and miss situation until the sitting room radio was vacated by my parents.
Luxembourg was a lifesaver in the sixties, when the BBC had the monopoly on broadcasting. I heard so much great stuff on Luxembourg, that I would never have heard via the Beeb.
Fantastic memories of the "left ear in the speaker, right hand on the tuning knob" technique. Mick Weaver Torrance Ca.
Great memories of a time gone by. Thank you for having made me living that period again. Hi there guy's it is am in florida in the U. I'm so greatfull that i found you, i was listening to you in Poland in , 68, 69 i left poland toward the end of , so many years later Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Ray DJ Luxembourg, Gr. I use to listen to it every night when I could I loved the tune that use to be played at the end of each evenings or should I say morning broadcast and I have tried to find that tune every where with out any luck what was it at the end of the day you'l hear me say thank you that is as much as I can remember now.
Radio Luxembourg was my favourite radio station of my youth in sixties and the Top Twenty on Sunday evenings stay unforgettable. This station stay in my heart forever.
Brilliant reading the contents, seeing old charts, and putting faces to some of the names. Radio Luxemburg was my preferite radio when I was young.
I listen on my old AM radio in the late night. I always had in my ears the beautiful jingles A piece of my heart in this waves.
I remember it well! I was a regular listener during the early s and have a couple of recordings in my collection. The last night of Luxembourg was also relayed on many U.
Andy Thacker Mold. Boy those where the days the late 50s and most of 60s when real music whas created it sure makes me feel Good to bring back the memoris agin thanks to old and you for a great site.
That is where I first heard the news of the Lockerbee Plane crash! I am so glad to be able to relive the old and enjoy the new via the Web.
What a goldmine your site is! In reading through the many colorful comments from over the years, I note lots of folks writing to say they were listening as early as the seventies or even the sixties!
Well, you guys are newbies--I regularly tuned in to from until mid I was then 11 to 14 years old, my US Army dad was posted to the embassy in Den Haag--still my favorite city in Europe.
These were three of the most glorious years of my life! We had several radio receivers around the house: a Hallicrafters SC, a French "Balmet" and a few American table-model radios.
All were sufficient to tune in Radio Luxembourg after dark--and this was my introduction to Rock'n'Roll!
This was over 50 years ago, so I certainly can't remember all the shows I heard, but I do remember a show called " and View", and I did write to the station personalities a couple of times.
In each case I got a reply--how I wish I'd saved those letters! One said tha! But the greatest thrill of all was to go exploring on Medium Wave in front of the warm glow of the slide rule dial on the Balmet.
Hearing the hissing and crackling as you turned the big knob and watched the indicator line move past the names of all the big cities of Europe, and straining to hear the faint signals fading in and out as the atmospheric layers did their dance in the ionosphere--it was like a treasure hunt every night!
In case you're wondering what prompted me to find your website, here's the answer: Last week while watching a rented DVD we saw the previews to the film "Pirate Radio", and I mentioned to my wife that 50 years ago I regularly listened to the original pirate broadcaster, Radio Luxembourg.
That of course prompted a discussion of what Medium Wave broadcasting was like in the fifties in Europe, as experienced by an American kid whose dad made sure there were always good radios in the house.
When I arrived at Bitburg,Germany Aug. Listened to it in the barracks and in my VW. Left in Dec. Have been a huge fan of Luxy since a kid growing up in Ireland.
It inspired me to become a radio broadcaster in Ireland and then on to doing radio commercials in Los Angeles. Just found it today online and have been listening for the past few hours.
Does not have that same feel but certainly nice to listen to the podcasts Dick, thanks for taking the time to keep this site updated for so long.
I check it from time to time. I am now a professional web designer and would love to re-design your Luxy site What say you? I was In Radio Luxembourg studio In Bob Stewart show me around together with Mike Oldies, I took som picture from the studio.
We was talking about the future, and satelite radio. I was lisening to Radio Luxembourg from I was old. It was a dream for me.
You have a very nice page! It seems that Luxy on the Internet is dead as of I miss it From the age of 14 to almost 16 years of age, while living in Augsburg, Germany, I did some heavy duty listening to Radio Luxembourg from They rocked the radio waves hard back then.
Radio under the duvet in the 80's, what memories. Radio Luxemburg is radio I listened when I was young.
I listen that radio today gladly. And now I listen. I am an ex-Brit, now Canadian, living in Canada since but visiting Florida for the winter.
Remembering how I listened to RL every night from about I googled Radio Luxembourg and found your wonderful site. I shall visit it again for a more detailed look, and follow the links, but just wanted to say thanks for the trip down memory lane!
Just seeing the DJs names brings back wonderful memories. Thankyou so much. This is the world's number one Radio Station. Love Radio Luxemburg; glad to have you back again.
Mark Riley St. I looked after them, you know who were my regular customers. But one was Jimmy Edwards handlebar moustache. What was he doing there?
Hello Dick, after several years I was the 25th to sign your guestbook in '98 , I returned to your WONDEFUL site about Radio Luxembourg that was the definitive soundtrack of our youth, during the years I found some old notes with a lot of Luxy charts, you maybe already have these data.
Ruffin 19 - Mr. Used to love listening to Gracie Fields on Radio Lux. Its a shame that radio luxembourg now is just a prerecorded loop only available via internet with a classicrock format.
Forget about DRM shortwave for the moment,there are hardly any radios about,only have this when the radios are on sale and the technology is widely used,and AM technology is old hat and not worth considering with the fading and interference factor.
Excellent site. Gerry McCann Basseterre, St. The deejayroom; ready for broadcasting. On the night of April 18, I was very surprised to hear Barry Alldis on the radio again.
The Beatles click here Presented by Barry Alldis. Thanks to Ben Meijering. After more than 15 years I got more than Tony Prince - Dave Christian.
Photos: Ray Georges. Colin Hamilton Photos: Hans Knot archive. Barry Alldis and Cliff Richard. Beatles at Luxy studio in London.
Jack Jackson. Muriel Young. Hi Dick, What a fabulous site. It brings back great memories. Best wishes to all my listeners from those days of yesteryear.
Sir Jimmy Savile O. Photo: Jimmy Savile was also a professional wrestler and here with Alan Bailey he practises a few grunts and groans in Studio B.
The famous "Top Twenty" turntables. Jimmy Savile. Stuart Henry. Tommy Vance. Mark Wesley. Tony Hall. Ray Orchard. Closing Time Bob Stewart.
Colin Nichol. Doug Stanley and the Swinging Blue Jeans. Absolutely brilliant website. I was an engineer at Hertford Street and recorded many of the programmes mentioned on your page.
I still have recordings of most. I am writing a book covering my time there and since I was a keen photographer,I shall be using many of my photos.
They've never been published. I can't wait to read more. All the breast. The following sunday, 3 january , the first record chart, compiled by The New Musical Express, was broadcast.
Although in theory the BBC could have sold sponsored airtime, instead its income came from selling its own brand of licensed radio receivers manufactured by its owners.
This arrangement lasted until , when the broadcasting licence of the original BBC was allowed to expire.
The assets of the former commercial company were then sold to a new non-commercial British Broadcasting Corporation , which operated under a UK charter from the Crown.
With no possibility of commercial broadcasting available from inside the UK, Leonard F. Plugge — a former British Royal Air Force captain and entrepreneur and from Conservative Party member of parliament — set up his own International Broadcasting Company , which leased time on transmitters in continental Europe and resold it as sponsored English-language programming aimed at audiences in Britain and Ireland.
Because Plugge successfully demonstrated that State monopolies such as that of the BBC could be broken, other parties became attracted to the idea of creating a new commercial radio station specifically for this purpose.
Within two years the government of Luxembourg had reached an agreement to subsidize the station to broadcast military music concerts and plays performed in the local dialect of Luxembourg.
Anen became inspired by the activities of Captain Plugge, who was using transmitters licensed in other countries to broadcast English-language radio programmes to Britain and Ireland, whose governments had not licensed commercial broadcasting.
On 11 May , he brought together a group of mainly French entrepreneurs [ why? On 19 December , the government of Luxembourg passed a law awarding a monopoly licence to operate a commercial radio broadcasting franchise from the Grand Duchy.
On 29 December, this licence was awarded to the Society, which in turn created the Luxembourg Broadcasting Company Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Radiodiffusion to be identified on the air as Radio Luxembourg.
In May , Radio Luxembourg began high powered test transmissions aimed directly at Britain and Ireland which proved, inadvertently, to be the first radio modification of the ionosphere.
The British government accused Radio Luxembourg of "pirating" the various wavelengths it was testing. The station had planned to commence regular broadcasts on 4 June , but the complaints caused Radio Luxembourg to keep shifting its wavelength.
On 1 January , a new international agreement, the Lucerne Convention or European Wavelength Plan which the Luxembourg government refused to sign , came into effect, and shortly afterwards Radio Luxembourg started a regular schedule of English-language radio transmissions from am until midnight on Sundays, and at various times during the rest of the week.
In December , they transferred year-old Stephen Williams from directing their English-language programmes transmitted over Radio Paris to become the first manager of the English language service of Radio Luxembourg.
In the years from to the English language service of Radio Luxembourg gained a large audience in the UK and other European countries, with sponsored programming aired from noon until midnight on Sundays and at various times during the rest of the week.
Up to half of Britons did so before am on weekdays when the BBC did not broadcast, and at weekends when it followed the " Reith Sunday " schedule of only serious and religious programmes.
The BBC and successive British governments continued to oppose the competition, citing Radio Luxembourg's use of an unauthorized frequency.
As the station could not use General Post Office telephone lines to broadcast from London, many English-language programmes were recorded there and flown to Luxembourg.
Despite the opposition, by many British companies advertised on Radio Luxembourg and fellow European broadcaster Radio Normandy.
The stations thus exposed millions of Britons and British companies to commercial broadcasting, which contributed to the creation of the commercial ITV during the s.
These were some of the shows heard in as listed in the 3 May edition of Radio Pictorial :. On 21 September , the Luxembourg government closed the radio station down to protect the neutrality of the country during World War II.
The station and its transmitters were taken over by the invading German forces in , and were used for English-language propaganda broadcasts by William Joyce " Lord Haw-Haw " and others.
When the Allied armed forces vacated the Radio Luxembourg premises at the close of World War II, the English-language service attempted to restart transmissions to the United Kingdom as a full-time commercial radio station using the European long-wave band, once more under the management of Stephen Williams.
During the war, Geoffrey Everitt served his last few months in Luxembourg, and this led to his employment by Stephen Williams on 21 June Williams soon left the station and Everitt found himself in charge of a small on-air staff of three women and one man.
Because of the dearth of advertising available in English, the early morning shows on long wave quickly disappeared and made way for French-language programmes.
More contractions followed and this led to cuts in more of the morning, afternoon and evening programming in English.
By the start of the s, sponsorship of the English service had begun to grow once more, and while initially some of the English-language programmes continued via Radio Luxembourg I on long wave, a second but less powerful wavelength was opened up as Radio Luxembourg II on medium wave.
The controversy over the station's broadcasting frequencies had been resolved with the Copenhagen plan which this time the Luxembourg government did sign , which allocated the country two high-power frequencies, one on long wave and the other on medium wave.
Eventually all English programming moved to medium wave, with long wave being dedicated to French programmes, while German, Dutch and other languages used medium wave during the daytime.
Akuhead Pupule and later became the morning DJ at KGMB in Honolulu, Hawaii during , offered to buy the morning time from 6 am to 9 am for his own show on , but his offer was rejected.
The signal could be received satisfactorily in the United Kingdom only after dark, when it was able to strike the ionosphere and bounce back to the British Isles.
It was this second wavelength that eventually became dedicated to English-language programming after 6 pm under the slogan of " — Your station of the stars ", referring to the entertainers heard on the station.
These were some of the shows heard in March as reported in the programme schedule:. Radio Luxembourg also served as a refuge for stars and shows previously heard on the BBC but with whom the BBC had fallen out for one reason or another.
Thus, when in the BBC wanted Vera Lynn , one of its biggest singing stars, to perform more upbeat material than her traditional repertoire, she refused, and signed up to record 42 shows for Luxembourg instead — which, she said, also paid better.
Following the merger of the English-language service of Radio Luxembourg I with the new English-language service of Radio Luxembourg II on metres medium wave, the station came to be known as Radio Luxembourg.
A British company, Radio Luxembourg London Ltd, controlled the programme content and sold the advertising time. The station sign-on time at dusk varied between summer and winter to allow maximum benefit to be gained from a skywave propagation at night that covered the British Isles, although reception was strongest in northern England.
By restricting the service to night-time, the sales representatives were able to sell most of the available airtime both for spot commercials and for sponsored programmes.
One spot commercial that became burned into the minds of every Radio Luxembourg listener was for Horace Batchelor 's "Infra-Draw Method" of winning money on football pools , turning the previously obscure Somerset town of " Keynsham , spelt K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M" into a household name throughout the country.
Some programmes were live disc-jockey presentations by the team of "resident announcers" from the studios in Luxembourg City , while others were pre-recorded in the company's British studios at 38 Hertford Street, London W1.
This was never made clear to listeners, who were allowed to form the incorrect impression that all the presenters were broadcasting from the Grand Duchy or, alternatively, assume that all the programmes were recorded in London.
A conspiracy of silence operated throughout this period between sworn enemies Radio Luxembourg and the BBC, each of which never mentioned the existence of the other, although many famous names appeared on both, often almost simultaneously.
During this period, and particularly from about , the station's output came to be more explicitly targeted at the growing teenage market, with increasing emphasis on pop music.
Drama productions, comedy, variety and sports programming disappeared altogether. By about , almost all the station's output was based around the playing of music on discs; the mainstream evening audience for middle-aged "family entertainment" had by this time largely migrated from radio to television.
These were some of the shows heard in December , as listed in the programme schedule for that month:. Many of these programmes were sponsored by record companies, and in order to include as many records as possible, most programmes played little more than half of each record.
Radio Luxembourg enjoyed a monopoly of English-language commercial raio programming heard in the UK until, in March , Radio Caroline began daytime commercial transmissions to southern England from a ship anchored less than four miles off the Essex coast the station later acquired a second ship, and moved the first to the Irish Sea.
In Caroline's primary reception areas, her ground wave signal was strong and unaffected during daylight hours by fading or interference.
Following the success of this first offshore station, others soon followed, mostly broadcasting from off the Essex coast or in the Thames Estuary.
These transmissions were later extended around the clock and featured many different broadcasting formats, though pop music on discs predominated.
As a result of this competition, Radio Luxembourg gradually abandoned pre-recorded sponsored programmes for a more flexible continuity.
Its new format featured mainly spot advertising within record programmes presented live by resident disc jockeys in Luxembourg, some of them recruited from the offshore stations.
In August , the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act passed into British law, and forced all but the two Caroline stations off the air by eliminating their means of selling commercial advertising in the UK.
As well as closing down offshore "pirate radio", the British government instructed the BBC to create its own non-commercial replacement, named Radio 1 , which began transmissions at the end of September