Radio Days – A Virtual Tour

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A History Of Radio In London

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Radio Days

Your guide is Adam Scott-Goulding

It's the science and show business virtual tour...

Radio is the child of many fathers and we'll tune in to the locations where the big breakthroughs in physics and mathematics took place in London in the 19th & early 20th Century.

There surely can't be too many tours that feature James Clerk Maxwell* AND Tony Blackburn** but this one does! We'll examine the celebrity culture that grew up around radio presenters in the 1960s, 70s and 80's - and track the rise and fall of BBC Radio One.

We'll look at the challenges of broadcasting during WWII and even take a refreshing dip in the Thames Estuary to look at the birth of commercial radio in Britain.

Don't touch that dial!

*19th Century scientist whose mathematical works unified the principals upon which radio broadcasting was built

** Former Pirate Radio DJ who went legit and spun the first record on new BBC pop music station Radio One in 1967

Praise for Adam's online guiding events since March 2020…

"Really brightened up our quarantine!"

Catherine Gritz on the 28th March episode of Big Smoke Radio Nite

"Thanks for cheering us up!"

Sandra Huwels on the 11th April episode of Big Smoke Radio Nite

"Your positivity and your shows are a force for good in the world."

Ian Grieve on the 4th April episode of Big Smoke Radio Nite


BBC Radio London

The format…

The tour will take place on Zoom and I'll present with voice, clips, podcast excerpts, blog posts, slides, playlists and LIVE music the stories of musical places in Marylebone.

Group size is limited so that we can all interact. No more than 15 participants per tour.


You will need to download the Zoom app and sign up for a free account

You will receive an invitation to the tour with the login details on the day before the tour is due to take place (or on the day if you book on the day of the tour).

The login details will be sent from MY email address londonmusictours@gmail.com. Please keep an eye on your spam folder.

About Your Guide

My name is Adam Scott-Goulding I'm a qualified tour guide working in London and, like everyone else, COVID-19 has turned my working life upside down.

In 2020 I'm staging virtual tours on ZOOM as well as Walking Tours in London

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