1965: Fran­cie and Josie, and the sta­tion­ary ra­dio sta­tion

The Herald - - OPINION -

RUS­SELL LEADBETTER

ed­i­to­rial de­part­ments of this pa­per, and that of the Evening Times, had a spe­cial in­ter­est in the train, too.

The train, char­tered by the Pye-ekco tele­vi­sion and ra­dio com­pa­nies, had been tour­ing Bri­tain as a ra­dio show in minia­ture, spend­ing two days in sev­eral cities. Be­tween 11am and 9pm both the Glas­gow Her­ald and the Evening Times broad­cast hourly news bul­letins to vis­i­tors from a coach equipped in the man­ner of a lo­cal broad­cast­ing sta­tion – “de­signed,”our re­port said, “to show lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and other in­ter­ested per­sons how lo­cal ra­dio op­er­ates and the form it is likely to take if it comes to this coun­try.”

In another coach, closed-cir­cuit TV sup­plied pictures on 405 and 625 lines to TV re­ceivers lo­cated at var­i­ous points on the train.

A third coach showed work­ing demon­stra­tions of ra­diotele­phones and other com­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment.

Among the vis­i­tors were the broad­caster Bill Ten­nent, Glas­gow’s ed­u­ca­tion con­vener Ge­orge H Moore, and Alas­tair War­ren, ed­i­tor of the Her­ald. Few, it has to be con­ceded, how­ever, were more vis­i­ble, than the teddy-boys, Fran­cie and Josie.

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