The 50th Anniversary of Manx Radio
Collection Issue Date: 1st October 2014
The 50th Anniversary of Manx Radio Sets - Sheets A set of eight stamps specially designed to celebrate Manx Radio’s 50th birthday and pictorially reflect some of the history, talents, news and events that station has seen since 1964,
From the humble beginnings of a caravan in Onchan, Manx Radio came onto the airwaves in the summer of 1964 and became the first commercial radio station licensed in Britain created to inform, entertain and educate the whole of the Island.
The set of eight stamps have been specially designed and pictorially reflect some of the key programmes and services that the station broadcasts throughout their 50 year history. There is Mannin Line with the programme's host David Callister in the studio, Countryside with presenter John Kennaugh, Jazz Hour featuring a piano playing Jim Caine and Jackson's Jollybody's, with Alan Jackson shown presenting his popular morning show with a group of children.
The 50th Anniversary of Manx Radio Presentation Pack
Radio TT is depicted by Peter Kneale commentating from the Grandstand studio. An image by Simon Park reflects the daily weather reports, while one of the House of Keys by Andy Stephenson highlights current affairs programme Mandate. Outside broadcast coverage shows the visit by the Queen in 1979. The image is by Bill Peters, courtesy of Manx National Heritage. Now based at Broadcasting House on Douglas Head, things have changed a lot since those first days in the caravan.
Manx Radio stands proud as 'The Nation's Station' and has become a friend to generations of Manx people of all ages. Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to wish Manx Radio a happy 50th birthday and share their celebrations of the history, talents, news and events the station has seen since 1964 with a special presentation pack, along with first day cover and mint and cancelled to order (CTO) sets of stamps.
Via JUAN FRANCO CRESPO
* STAMP JOURNALIST (AIPET)
SÀLVIA 8 (MAS CLARIANA)