Music in the Air: A History of Music Radio

Series 1 - 2. The Moondog Kingdom

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Anderson

The broadcaster Jack Jackson lays claim to many precedents. According to Kenny Everett he was “the first person to have fun on the radio,” but he is also said to be the man who introduced sampling, presented the original clip show, was responsible for the BBC’s nickname “Auntie” and the first voice heard on ITV.

There’s enough material to make a show on Jackson alone. Here he plays a small but key part in Paul Gambaccini’s look at developments in postwar UK and US radio.

About this programme

2/6. Paul Gambaccini explores developments in music radio from the end of the Second World War up to the early 1960s, looking at the role of commercial sponsors in America.

Cast and crew


Paul Gambaccini