'Our Tune' Celebrates Another Milestone
This Sunday (July 21) at 1pm, we celebrate the thirty third anniversary of ‘Our Tune’; one of radio's longest running and most successful features.
On Sunday, we will pay tribute to this unique institution, with its mix of the sentimental, heroic and downright amazing. Across those three decades ‘Our Tune’ has been accused of reducing the efficiency of the British armed forces, after troops piled into their mess to listen, stopping lorry drivers from completing their rounds and being alternately “uplifting and amazing.”
‘Our Tune’ has been praised and condemned in equal part and still retains its unique hold on audiences. On Sunday, Simon Bates will mark those thirty three years, to the day, with a one-off programme that will lift the lid on just how ‘Our Tune’ was created and whose idea it was. There will also feature some behind the scenes stories, both touching and hilarious.
Smooth Radio has also created, with the help of the surviving producers of the feature, the only authoritative ‘Our Tune All Time Top Ten;’ songs that over the years, have been nominated the most times.
Listen to the ‘Our Tune’ special from 1pm on Sunday July 21.
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