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Former Radio London MD, Philip Birch,  has died

DATELINE   California,  8th December  2021

The former Managing Director of Radio London, Philip Birch, has died at the age of 94.

Philip Birch was born in 1927 and after completing his education he served in the Royal West Kent regiment of the British Army  When he left the Army in 1949 he started working for the J Walter Thompson advertising agency in London, then moved to America when he became their TV and radio media director.

He returned to London in 1960, still working for JWT until mid 1964 when he was  approached by the American based team planning to launch Radio London. Philip  established offices for Radio London in Curzon Street, London and registered a British-based airtime sales organisation for the new station- Radlon (Sales) Ltd.

In 1974 he was instrumental in establishing the Manchester Independent Local Radio (ILR) station - Piccadilly Radio - which he continued to manage until his retirement in 1984.  He also ran Air Services - a national advertising sales agency for ILR stations across the UK

After his retirement Philip  moved to California where he died on 7th December 2021.

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