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Vivacious, lively, positive, imaginative, interesting, caring and friendly
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WELCOME
M etro Radio's studio in Swalwell, Gateshead, photographed here in November, 1974. Metro Radio began broadcasting on July 15, 1974. Officially named the Metropolitan
Broadcasting Company Limited (MBC), it supplied programmes initially between 6.00am and 2.0...

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WELCOME
M etro Radio's studio in Swalwell, Gateshead, photographed here in November, 1974. Metro Radio began broadcasting on July 15, 1974. Officially named the Metropolitan
Broadcasting Company Limited (MBC), it supplied programmes initially between 6.00am and 2.0...

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ANDY CRAIG ON METRO 261
Andy Craig (left), Elton John (centre), and Giles Squire (right). By ANDY FLEMING WEBMASTER Now then, it has been a while since a former Metro Radio presenter has contacted the site directly, so it is a big "thumbs up" to Andy Craig who many will remember f...

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THE PETRIE DISH EFFECT
ANDY FLEMING details how we need to completely replace our current economic paradigm if we are to have a future on the Earth. It’s so easy to be negative about the current global economic system. And of course there is every reason. Most readers will be awa...

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THE PETRIE DISH EFFECT ANDY FLEMING details how we need to completely replace our current economic paradigm if we are to have a future on the Earth. It’s so easy to be negative about the current global economic system. And of course there is every reason. M...

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THE BRITISH BROADCASTING CONSPIRACY
It's April 14, 1976, and Metro Radio's James Whale presents the station's late night phone-in programme, Night Owls. Metro Radio was one of the first nineteen commercial radio stations to gain an IBA licence following the demise of the North Sea pirate stat...

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THE UK RAIL RIP-OFF: PART 3 – NEGATIVE REDISTRIBUTION RIDES THE RAILS
A Northern Rail Class 156 Sprinter, calls at Castleton Moor on the Esk Valley Railway with a Whitby to Middlesbrough service. This line was saved quite arbitrarily from the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, and yet for 20 years since privatisation has seen only a...

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THE UK RAIL RIP-OFF: PART 2 – PRIVATISATION PROFITEERS RIDE THE RAILS (AT YOUR EXPENSE)
In last week’s UK Rail Rip-Off:Coming off the Rails , ANDY FLEMING looked at how our once great national railway system that was the envy of the world, was butchered by politicians obsessed with imposing free market disciplines on a strategic national monop...

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THE UK RAIL RIP-OFF: PART 1 - COMING OFF THE RAILS
The end of the line? After decades of neglect and funding cuts, by the late eighties much of Britain's once great national railway network was starting to look like this. Even worse, a large proportion of route mileage was already gone thanks to the infamou...
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