Independent Radio

Our radio resources bring together archives of Independent Local Radio from 1973 to 1996.


    The Felicity Wells Memorial Collection of Independent Radio (1973-1990) brings together materials originally created as the Independent Local Radio (ILR) Sharing Scheme for which those working in features, drama, music and news departments of commercial radio could offer their work to be used throughout the UK. Funded by the AHRC.

  • LBC/Independent Radio News Archive

    This resource brings together some 4,000 hours of content from the collections of the London Broadcasting Company/ Independent Radio News Archive, from its beginnings in 1973 up to 1995. Funded by the JISC Digitisation Programme.

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    This resource, approximately 1,300 individual programmes, is a unique opportunity to listen again to programmes that were deposited with the Wessex Film and Sound Archive (WFSA) at the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester by independent local radio stations (ILRs) in the Central Southern (Dorset, Hampshire and Berkshire) area. Funded by the AHRC.

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All the resources are delivered in collaboration with Bournemouth University’s Centre for Broadcasting History, who obtained funding and conducted the digitisation and cataloguing of the archive radio recordings.

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