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1988 Year Twelve Diary, Year Of The AM!

1988 Diary Page

On the 9th January the radio station closed down for the fitting out of the new studio's: plus the installation of the AM transmission system. The station also closed it's appeal for funds which had started one year earlier.

A 24hour darts marathon by the Pinewood darts team was organized on behalf of the radio.

On Monday the 8th February, the sustaining service on Radio Heatherwood is switched on.

The first code of conduct is introduced for the presenters to follow: known as the blue book it was the first written attempt to combat bad practices by the staff.

The first AM test transmission by the station was on the 20th February at 5.35 - 5.45pm.

Radio Heatherwood is live on 999khz Easter Saturday. The new service broadcasts from 2pm till 10pm,with a mixture of programs. The Mayor of Windsor officially inaugurates the new service. The first record to be played on the new medium wave service Abba: Thank you for the music.

The introduction of staff training and implementation of the program play list were introduced.

The fete was opened this year by the former news reader Kenneth Kendall. The proceedings for the day are relayed to the patients, for the first time on the Medium Wave.

Two presenters from the radio station dressed up this year to entertain the small children on the green: Sylvester & Tweety pie: Viv Lewis & Tony Horder.

In June this year the cable for the bed head units in ward 10 was cut during building work for the new pharmacy. Despite numerous attempts over the years the service was never restored.

The staff newsletter made a return to the notice board. A monthly update of all the stories which develop.

The Charity Buzz this year raises £950 for the Station. A summer trip to North Devon and an Xmas special to West Somerset railway.

The first grand draw raffle tickets were sold in Bracknell bandstand on a Saturday in August: £55 realized.

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Stag Public Hse
PJ Bernie & Dave,
The last ever draw at the stag.

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The station purchased a computer to run the station library.

The last charity night at the Stag Public house is held. The departure of Ann & Tommy McCarthy landlords was a blow to us. They were great supporters of the radio service.

The first adverts in the press for new presenters were published.

The new style application form, is introduced for all new entrants to the radio.

In November Trevor Kensall represented the radio station at the opening of the new Emi unit by Princess Anne.

Radio 210 broadcast a special Xmas morning program from Rainbow ward with the assistance of Radio Heatherwood.

Grand Draw/Charity Night Raised:-£1347.20

AM Year Story Unfolds

1988 was a very busy year for the station management and as the year unfolded there was much to do and organise

For further information about this year:- Follow the links

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Behind the Scenes

"One Hundred And Eighty"

Darts Marathon

Press Release Articles For The Darts Marathon Held At Pinewood.

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    Youngsters at the Pinewood social club raise funds for the radio from
    a darts marathon.

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  • ©RadioHeritage
    Youngsters at the Pinewood social club raise funds for the radio from
    a darts marathon.

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  • ©RadioHeritage
    Youngsters at the Pinewood social club raise funds for the radio from
    a darts marathon.

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  • ©RadioHeritage
    Youngsters at the Pinewood social club raise funds for the radio from
    a darts marathon.

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Archive Gems

Just some extra's we found:-

Staff Joining This Year 14 Staff Leaving 16

1988 The Story Continues:-

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