The Seventies: Breaking the Monopoly

  • Tony StollerEmail author


The decade of the Seventies, covered in this chapter, saw the end of the BBC’s monopoly over radio which had existed since 1922. The chapter goes on to examine the arrival of Radio 3 as well as the White Paper An Alternative Service of Radio Broadcasting which paved the way for the arrival of competition in the form of Independent Local Radio (ILR). It describes how ILR progressed in its early years and considers ILR’s programming approach. It concludes by sketching the clouds which began to gather over BBC radio’s attitude towards its in-house orchestras.


Radio Classical music BBC Classic FM Modern history Broadcasting history Contemporary culture Commercial radio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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