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BBMS (Britain’s Better Music Station)


Roy Bates

Roy Bates

Landbased Address

33 Avenue Road, Southend on Sea,


Broadcasting Hours

24 hours a day

(The 24 hours schedule continued six days a week with a six hour closedown early on Monday mornings to enable transmitter maintenance work to be carried out)



222m (221.7m) (1353kHz) Medium Wave (AM)

Later moving to 222.4m (1349kHz) but still announced as 222m

(from December 1966)

Knock John Fort

Knock John Fort

Opening Date

6th October 1966

Closing Date

25th December 1966 (4.30pm)


Easy listening music during the day  and pop music between 9.00pm and 6.00am

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