Tuesday, 23 July 2002

RIVERSIDE FM 87.7

Interview


Riverside FM 87.7 is an exciting new initiative a collaboration between Riverside Studios,
Hammersmith, and Women's Radio Group
- a local arts radio station on air in London from 12 July to 1 August 2002

On Tuesday, July 23rd 2002, author Robert Alexander was interviewed by Presenter, Clare Walker for Riverside FM 87.7 radio. Based at the famous Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London, RIVERSIDE FM 87.7 is an exciting new initiative
- a local arts radio station on air from 12 July to 1 August 2002 on 87.7FM.

Clare Walker is the presenter of the midday show 'Talking of Round Here' which runs for two hours each day and asks "How well do you know Hammersmith and Fulham? Do you know who lived in that house? How that pub got its name? What about where to get free advice about your money worries, or find out about how your council tax is really spent?".

Interviewing Robert Alexander live and on the telephone, Clare wanted to know details about Alan Blumlein and his work on television, radar and of course stereo, and also details of the Blue Plaque at 37 The Ridings, Ealing, the last house that Alan Blumlein lived in before his tragic death on 7 June 1942.

This is the full length interview between Clare Walker and Robert Alexander for you to listen to.

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RIVERSIDE FM
- Radio Interview with Clare Walker

"Alan Blumlein and his life"
Duration : 7' 13" @11.025kHz

Alan Blumlein's life, his work, the Blue Plaque at 37 The Ridings, Ealing.


 

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The Blue Plaque at 37, The Ridings, Ealing unveiled in June 1977

Clare wanted to know details about Blumlein and his work on television, radar and of course stereo, and also details of the Blue Plaque at 37 The Ridings, Ealing, the last house that Alan Blumlein lived in before his tragic death on 7 June 1942. This plaque, one of hundreds like it around London, was unveiled 25 years ago in June 1977 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Blumlein's death.

The Blumlein family standing outside No.37, The Ridings, Ealing at the unveiling of the Blue Plaque
in June 1977, to commemorate Alan Dower Blumlein

Riverside FM - Background

Riverside FM is a collaboration between Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, and Women's Radio Group. The station aims to reflect and serve the interests of the local community and will focus primarily on arts in West London, building on the success of Riverside's summer festival Arts Out West. During the past 6 months, over 100 local organisations - including schools, community groups and arts-based projects - have joined forces with local residents to create Riverside FM.

The 'Breakfast' Team at Riverside FM

The station is supported by the Community Media Association's London programme, using funds from the European Social Fund. It is also raising money from local sponsorship and donations. If you would like to offer financial or other support, or discuss sponsorship ideas, please contact Helen Rowe, E-mail helenrowe@riversidestudios.co.uk

Studio 5 at Riverside FM

Riverside Studios is a unique arts and media centre on the banks of the Thames in Hammersmith which has, for over twenty years, acquired a reputation for both quality and innovation through an eclectic mix of theatre, cinema, dance and visual arts programming, often at the creative cutting edge. Riverside is also one of the historic centres of television production in London, being one of the original BBC TV Studios and the first place to broadcast colour television. With comprehensive facilities on offer the centre was recently home to Chris Evans' TFI Friday for five years.

RIVERSIDE FM Riverside Studios,
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9PL
Contact: Helen Rowe, Frances Bailey or Julie Hill Tel: 020 8237 1030 E-mail: info@riversidefm.co.uk

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