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MP3 encoded broadcast clips from Surrey Sounds. Click to play:

1st Broadcast and test transmission - 25th September 1982 (30MB download)

This was an engineering test transmission to check that the new rig and aerial was working OK but also had three presenters, Rob James, Steve Day and Roger Hall doing a Saturday, 4-6pm broadcast.
Rob James programme had a format of two-thirds oldies to third chart sound.
Steve Day had a theme of the Dutch offshore pirates of the 60's and 70's
Roger Hall programme was some Heavy Metal and Rock Classics
An earlier test transmission was mentioned 10 weeks previously and listeners letters were read out but we have no further information at this time except that the station was broadcast as Radio Free Surrey.
It is criminal to have removed all of the fantastic music in this MP3 but it is a crime not to do so.

2nd Broadcast - 23rd October 1982 (30MB download)
This was another engineering transmission and had the original line up of Rob, Steve and Roger. The music played got better and the links slicker.

3rd Broadcast - 27th November 1982 (16MB download)
This was the first 'true' broadcast' and again featured Rob, Steve and Roger. I only have the Steve and Roger shows. Roger had a few cringy moments (actually every over) but at least the music was good!

The following broadcasts will be added when they become available:
4th Broadcast - 1st Jan 1983
5th Broadcast - 5th February 1983
Final Broadcast - 5th March 1983

Surrey Sounds Broadcast archive podcast

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The off-air tapes were recorded to PC using a TEAC dual cassette deck and Audicity software.


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