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Did you tune in to Radio Orwell or was Radio Suffolk more your thing?

PUBLISHED: 15:36 08 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:36 08 November 2016

Lionel Blair Radio Orwell March 1978

Lionel Blair Radio Orwell March 1978

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Today we look back at the history of some of the local radio stations in Suffolk as we reach R in our A to Z look back at Ipswich's heritage.

Disco Marathon at Sloanes Inn April 1984Disco Marathon at Sloanes Inn April 1984

The 80s brought the explosion of disco. Here we can see a marathon disco set played at Sloanes Inn, 1984.

Patrick Eade Radio Orwell May 1979Patrick Eade Radio Orwell May 1979

Radio Orwell began transmissions in Ipswich on October 28, 1975. The first record that was played on the station was Gladys Kinght and the Pips’ The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me.

Radio Orwell Dr Hook 1982Radio Orwell Dr Hook 1982

Do you remember tuning in to Radio Orwell for the first time?

Radio Suffolk Goes On The Air 1990Radio Suffolk Goes On The Air 1990

Miss Anglia presenting on Ipswich Hospital Radio back in 1974Miss Anglia presenting on Ipswich Hospital Radio back in 1974

BBC Radio Suffolk began broadcasting on April 12, 1990, and 24 years later it won the accolade of Station of the Year in the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

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