I found two old brown tapes with original Top Twenty's. And "The Friday Spectacular" (EMI records); each Friday between 10 and 11 p.m. 208 was on all night in my late teens in the early 80s and a potential girl friend just had to love or at least stand it. Even Barry Aldis thought that was something special. Lovely memories of listening to Luxembourg under the bed clothes so my mum wouldn't know I wasn't asleep!!
Then always they played a very nice record: "The End Of The Day" by Steve Conway and The Hastings Girls'Choir. To mark beginning and the end of the commercials they had placed small paper strips between the tape on the reel. I was a kid at the time in my teens and early twenties living behind the Iron Curtain and often listening to Big L on 208 late at nights despite poor receiption. I listened to RL, like so many others at night, under the blankets, while I still lived in Nijmegen Holland.
On the night of Monday July, 17 1967, at 23.00 hours, for the first time Leen van Dongen and I arrived at the Luxembourg studio's; invited by Colin Nichol. high tower from the middles ages; build in the beautiful park in the centre of Luxembourg-city. The next day, Tuesday July, 18 1967, at 16.15 hours we went again to the Radio Luxembourg studio's. At the end of a passage at the left side was the studio of the English (and Dutch) Service of Radio Luxembourg. The whole engineer's room looks like it was just escaped from the second world war. It felt so damn good at the time and it still does, especially now after having read many of the posts here.
At that time Colin Nichol was the resident discjockey. Always a struggle to get 208 because of the competition from BBC West on 206 broadcasting from nearby Cadnam. I could write lot of stuff about those years.I remember once I phoned the studios during a contest and I won a pictured disc in 1985(limited edition), of couse, I still have it among many recordings I made.
Just before we arrived he presented Tuesday's Requests. I sincerelly think if "the station of the stars" would consider to come back, itd be a huge success.keeping its oldie spirit,with those jingles and that music and jocks.... I am glad you guys are still around but when are you coming back or not to web streaming radio? This is Barry Alldis; in the studio of Radio Luxembourg (Villa Louvigny) on 18 th January 1977.
Later in the 80's thay played "All Of You Out There" by Duncan Mc Kenzie.
Sunday December 29, 1991 (now twenty years ago) was a very sad day for all the true Radio Luxembourg listners. At December 30, 1992 at midnight also the satellite transmissions were finished. The second visit for me in the Luxy studio was on July 11, 1970. I do a bit of DJ'ing on a local Radio Station and 208 is always in my thoughts. when I was doing my military job in my country near by syria on 1978, I was still your listener. If there should exist any real time machine, here it is! This is a great website about a great radio station. I remember it with fondness as your website so clearly reflects time and history when I listened to Luxy from the late 60's to its final close down in 1992. That time I met Dave Christian, Kid Jensen, Tony Prince and Paul Burnett. That night we went to the Blow Up Club in the center of Luxembourg. It was great to listen to the offspring of the great 208 on-line but it seems to be permanently down for maintenance. from 1990 up to now i did not have time in ankara while i was busy marrying and having child and working. After free registration you can download all for free in mp3 format. I discovered the English night programme of Radio Luxembourg in 1966 with my small transistor pocket radio. After this he gave me a peace of tape with that recording. From than on I listend every evening til midnight and was always tired in school. When Stuart Henry (with his own headphone) was presenting a programme I saw Barry Alldis (46) coming into the studio. After this he had to connect the programmes together. Then as a teenager, and I still do..living in The Arctic Part of Norway the NME TOP TWENTY LIST was written down and taken to the school next morning. Mr Knut Harald Forsgren Fauske, Norway (04/05/2012). Yeah, it was Barry who made me very sleepy at school on Monday mornings. I suppose its imposible..we all have those great days (nights) in our memory...this site makes them come up again...thanks. I see your page is asap but that has been a good while now. From 1958 till 1966 he was the presenter of the English Top Twenty; every Sundaynight at eleven 'o' clock.