Ref NoGMG/1/3/3/1/2/5/1
TitleCorrespondence on establishing a local radio station
Extent1 file
Creator NameManchester Guardian and Evening News Limited; Chairman's Office; Laurence Prestwich Scott
Searle; Kenneth Arthur
DescriptionFile of correspondence relating to the feisibility of establishing a local radio station for Manchester, and the logistics involved in doing so.

Included are correspondence with Anthony Wedgwood Benn, HM Postmaster General, on awarding a licence (1966); memorandum on information available to The Newspaper Society with regard to local sound broadcasting stations (1967); correspondence with Charles Lawrence, Terry Bate and Jocelyn Stevens of Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd. (Daily Express) and Sidney Bernstein of Granada, on the possiblity of a collaborative project (1967-71); memorandum on Local Broadcasting in the Public Interest (2968); extracts and notes made on meetings held with the Press Association, discussing the proposals (1971); a report titled 'Local Commercial Radio, An Appraisal by The Development Division, MG and EN Ltd' (1971); presentation document titled 'Local Broadcasting, Expanatory Notes on Background, Cost and Revenue Estimates and Likely Stations' (1971); correspondence with the Standard Broadcasting Corporation Ltd and with Rediffusion Ltd on using their services (1972); report on Populations within the Mersey Regional Division (undated), and general correspondence on establishing a station, with other Guardian personnel.

Also includes newspaper clippings on the subject.
System Of ArrangementChronological and subject
Access StatusOpen
TermLocal Radio
Commercial Broadcasting
Radio Stations

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