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Five BBC Radio DJs will be having a very happy New Year because they have just

Five BBC Radio DJs will be having a very happy New Year because they have just


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Five BBC Radio DJs will be having a very happy New Year because they have just

Five BBC Radio DJs will be having a very happy New Year because they have just signed the longest BBC contracts in history - for three years, which starts on January 1st 1972. The disc jockeys are Tony Blackburn, Pete Murray, Ed Stewart, Terry Wogan and Jimmy Young. Their contracts will run until December 31st 1974 and the five were described by the controller of Radio 1 & 2 as the strikers of the 1st eleven. 14th December 1971

Peter Stone
Daily Mirror
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London
Greater London
England
DM 71 11618

Media ID 21738654

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In this photo print, we are transported back to the vibrant 1970s music scene. Five BBC Radio DJs, Tony Blackburn, Pete Murray, Ed Stewart, Terry Wogan, and Jimmy Young stand together with beaming smiles on their faces. Their joy is well-founded as they have just inked historic contracts with the BBC - a remarkable three-year commitment that will commence on January 1st, 1972. These legendary disc jockeys will undoubtedly be ringing in a very happy New Year indeed! The significance of this moment cannot be overstated; these contracts mark the longest ever signed by any BBC radio personalities. Lasting until December 31st, 1974, these agreements solidify their positions as key players within the broadcasting world. Described by the controller of Radio 1 & 2 as "the strikers of the first eleven" it is clear that these talented individuals hold an esteemed place within both stations. Their voices have become synonymous with entertainment for countless listeners across Britain. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, we can't help but feel a sense of nostalgia for an era when radio reigned supreme and music was at its most influential. These five DJs embody not only talent but also resilience and dedication to their craft. Captured by Peter Stone's lens during what seems like a momentous occasion in their careers, this photograph serves as a testament to the lasting impact made by these iconic figures in radio history.

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