Radio Emma Toc is celebrating the centenary of the first 2MT broadcast with an online stream on Monday 14th February 2022.
The stream starts at 1100 UTC with a programme of audio and video telling the story of 2MT. The live programme, hosted by Jim Salmon (also a BDXC member), starts at 1845 UTC when a glass will be
raised to 2MT at 100. Full programme details for the day are listed at:
Much more on the history of 2MT is at https://www.emmatoc.org/
BDXC Communication, Feb via WOR iog (2022-02-08)
2MT was the first British radio station to make regular entertainment broadcasts, and the “world’s first regular wireless broadcast” for entertainment. Transmissions began on 14 February 1922 from an ex-Army hut next to the Marconi laboratories at Writtle, near Chelmsford in Essex. Initially the station only had 200 watts and transmitted on 700m (428 kHz) on Tuesdays from 2000 to 2030.
Ydun Ritz (2022-02-08)