Damon Albarn will help to celebrate 90 years of BBC radio with an ambitious global simulcast to be held across all the BBC’s UK and worldwide radio networks later this year.
Albarn will curate the event, which has been dubbed Radio Reunited and comprises a three-minute transmission built around recorded messages on the theme of the future from listeners.
“I love the idea of stations across Britain and the World Service coming together, with all of our different lives and circumstances, even if it’s only for a few minutes. It’s a powerful idea,” the Blur frontman has said.
Starting this week, listeners are invited to offer their thoughts on what people will be listening to on the radio in another 90 years time, with each BBC radio station then selecting one message apiece for inclusion on a score written especially for the occasion by Albarn.
Radio Reunited will be broadcast on November 14th at 5.33pm GMT – exactly 90 years on from the first BBC transmission.Just Published: