One of the most successful promotions for Radio Scotland was the creation of the 242 Clan -
Although other offshore stations also started listeners’ clubs the 242 Clan was arguably the most successful, with the regular staging of Clan Balls at venues across Scotland, a regular 242 Clan request programme and the station’s own entertainment magazine -
Launched in April 1966 as 242 -
As far as we have been able to establish the magazine was published until at least August 1967, but if anyone has knowledge (and copies) of later issues we would love to hear from you (see panel on the left).
The magazine was edited by Jim Blair, a former Glasgow Evening Times journalist. Editorially as well as features about the station and its DJs the magazine contained articles and interviews with contemporary pop stars, fashion news, a regular column by 242 Clan Secretary, Cathy Spence, a problem page for listeners to get advice, a pen pal page, reports on Clan Balls and, a regular column promoting ten-
When Radio Scotland launched its own petition against the Marine etc Broadcasting (Offences) Bill 242 Magazine carried a statement by Tommy Shields detailing the argument in favour of legalising commercial radio , as well as a petition form which listeners could sign and return to the station. (see Gallery for more images)
As well as varied editorial content 242 Magazine also attracted a considerable amount of advertising for businesses such as clothing shops and boutiques, music promotions, clubs and ballrooms, discos, employment agencies and (for a six month period) a full back page advert for Coca Cola.
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If you do, and you are willing to allow the Museum to use it, please contact
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To see more extracts from 242 Magazine as well as a set of 242 Magazine covers from issues 1-
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