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ILR – Capital Radio (V) Mr John Thompson’s File From: 1/1/1975 – 29/8/75

Document Information

Classification: Correspondence

File: A/D/0049/01

Box: 3995351

Attached media: IBA Paper

Summary of Document

This file contains documents from the station Capital Radio. It consists of letters, memoranda, IBA papers, press clippings, press releases, programme schedules, financial information and correspondence which date between 29/12/1974 and 29/08/1975. The file contains Capital Radio’s proposed issue of share and loan stock, an IBA paper dated 30/1/1975. There is also a copy of a summary of the London JICRAR survey of audiences from the ILR stations (27/1/1975). Additionally one can also find detailed programming schedules for various dates, which are sometimes followed up by amendments or contain hand written annotations.


Another IBA paper on 4/2/1975 outlines the debate for additional finance for the London radio companies. There are press releases from Capital Radio including information on its increase in capital, by the issuing of shares. Another press announcement states that by June 1975 4 ½ million listeners tune into Capital Radio. This file contains a fair amount of financial information, which gives researchers an indication of how the IBA handled financial difficulties within independent radio broadcasting.

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