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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

LM RADIO


Many Rhodesians will remember listening to LM Radio -Here is some info on the Radio Station based in Lourenco Marques in Mocambique.

"Aqui Portugal Mocambique, fala-vos o Radio Clube em Lourenco Marques transmitindo em ondas curtas e medias"
roughly translated this says: Here is Portugal Mocambique calling you from the Radio Club of Lourenco Marques transmitting on short and medium waves)

Who can remember the famous LM jingle. “This is Lorenco Marques, for non stop happy listening…….”. Yes indeed, LM Radio. The first commercial radio station in Southern Africa, broadcasting from Lorenco Marques, Mozambique.

The service started in 1929 and was known as “The Radio Club of Mozambique”. For many years its broadcast were aimed in particular to South Africa.

LM Radio was known"Aqui Portugal Mocambique, fala-vos o Radio Clube em Lourenco Marques transmitindo em ondas curtas e medias"
roughly translated this says: Here is Portugal Mocambique calling you from the Radio Club of Lourenco Marques transmitting on short and medium waves)
for its up to date top twenty music programmes, variety and request shows. No news broadcast were ever done by this station, only non stop 24 hour a day hits. The most famous announcer to be heard on the station was, David Davies. Well known for his famous greeting. Over the many years of happy listening, LM Radio started many young radio personalities’ carreers. Some of them include, John Berks, Gary Edwards, Darryl Jooste, Evelyn Martin, Barry O’Donnahue and Reg de Beer.

Here is a list of just some of the programmes heard over the LM airwaves:
Teenbeat Party
Op en Wakker met LM
Twin Spins
LM Lunchbreak
Popstop
LM, A-Go-Go
It’s your bag
DJ Date
Spinout
Jet Parade Playback
Hits of the World
Hitsville, USA
LM Hit Pickers
SA Big 10
LM Top Twenty
Track 33
Wish you were here
Kom luister met my
Hospitaltime
Et al.

When Mozambique got its independence from Portugal in 1975, LM Radio closed.
Some personalities I liked were David Davies, Peter de Nobrega, Frank G Saunders,John Berks, Leslie Edwards -I listened to this radio station and even remember when it was taken over and closed by FRELIMO

2 comments:

  1. RE the article on LM radio
    I recall during the war that we used to hook up our 'big means' radios the TR48's, and tune in to LM radio. At one time we connected the radio speaker to a 'loud hailer' and using a bit of electrical tape we were able to hold the mic open thereby enabling some 'long distance listening'

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  2. It is back. Just Google LM Radio.

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