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BBC WM readies Legends Weekend to celebrate 45 years on air

Written by
Shaun Curnow

To celebrate its 45th anniversary, radio station BBC WM 95.6 has scheduled a special weekend programme featuring some of the biggest broadcasting stars from the West Midlands.

Starting out as BBC Radio Birmingham in 1970, the station spent much of its life broadcasting from the studios at Pebble Mill in Edgbaston, then relocated to the central BBC offices inside The Mailbox in 2004.

BBC WM's Legends Weekend will kick off at 7pm on Friday November 6, with a show hosted by respected disc jockey and local hero Johnnie Walker.

Over the course of the weekend, many famous broadcasters from the region including Chris Tarrant, Bev Bevan, Nick Owen, Les Ross, Malcolm Boyden, Malcolm Stent, Carl Chinn, Alan Dedicoat, Tony Wadsworth and Julie Mayer will be on air to join in the celebrations.

As well as an opportunity for the DJs to play the music from the '70s that means the most to them, and a Top 10 show from the day BBC WM launched, the weekend will conclude with a one hour special about the life and career so far of BBC WM veteran Ed Doolan, presented by Jasper Carrott.

BBC WM Legends Weekend. November 6-9. Starts at 7pm.

Feeling nostalgic? Look at how Birmingham has evolved over the years.

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