Radio Emma Toc - celebrating wireless station 2MT - online from 12th Feb to 14th Feb 2017 to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the UK's first regular broadcast station !
Radio Emma Toc is online for 3 days in February from Sunday 12th to Tuesday 14th February 2017 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the UK's first regular broadcast station 2MT. Also known as 'Two Emma Toc', 2MT was set up by employees of the Marconi Scientific Instrument Company Ltd after radio hams of the day petitioned for a regular speech & music service. Guided by the irrepressable Captain Peter Eckersley, this small team of enthusiastic & gifted Marconi employees created - perhaps unintentionally - the first regular light entertainment broadcast programme every Tuesday evening for nearly a year. All involved went on to play major roles in either Marconi's or the newly formed BBC.
We are not re-creating 2MT, but would like to acknowledge & pay tribute to these early pioneers by having fun on the radio... Please feel free to join us. Details on our website - www.emmatoc.com