BBC Radio Suffolk celebrates 25th birthday with studio open day

Radio Suffolk opens its doors in Ipswich for people to tour the radio station as part of its 25th an

Radio Suffolk opens its doors in Ipswich for people to tour the radio station as part of its 25th anniversary. Nick Risby shows how the studio works. - Credit: Archant

BBC Radio Suffolk opened its doors to more than a thousand listeners today to mark 25 years of broadcasting.

Curious fans were given a behind the scenes tour of the Broadcasting House in Ipswich and the opportunity to meet the people whose voice they welcome into their homes every week.

Peter Cook, editor of BBC Radio Suffolk, said: “It’s been absolutely fantastic, it’s lovely to meet the listeners because they are the ones who have been so loyal to us, the ones who pay the licence fees, and it’s nice to open the studio and show them how we do what we do.”

Visitors were also given the chance to watch shows going out live on air and to learn how news bulletins and programmes are produced.

The station went on air for the first time on April 12, 1990 and every day this week, Lesley Dolphin will be welcoming back onto the show presenters from the past.           


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