Radio 270 originally planned a varied format (similar to the BBC Light Programme at the time) but with a local flavour. Taped programmes - with talks and interviews - were recorded and stockpiled in the station’s first studios in Newcastle.
However, during the planning of the station it was decided to switch to a Top 40 format, with most programmes presented live from the ship. The station’s intention to aim for a local audience was reflected in the huge amount of commercials from small local businesses - many of which can be heard in these programme extracts:-
Do you have any other memorabilia about Radio 270 which we could add to this Special Exhibition?
If you do, and you are willing to allow the Museum to use it, please contact