90 Years of The BBC Celebrated with Epic Composition by Damon Albarn
Reporting 15th November 2012
90 Years of the BBC 1922
It was 14th November 1922
when the BBC crackled into life – at 5.33 pm a short news bulletin was read by Arthur Burrows.
At 5.33 pm on 14th November 2012 the occasion was marked by 2LO Calling – a piece by Damon Albarn Something completely different to celebrate 90 years of the BBC
It was a really tricky brief and we heard him describing how he was going to do this on the BBC news last night. He described how it was a challenge to appeal to a very wide and diverse audience around the world and he said he had no idea what people would make of it.
You can hear his piece on Spin.Com where it was reported his potential audience for the specially composed piece was 120 million!
The BBC radio stations across the UK and around the world marked the anniversary with a simultaneous broadcast of 2LO Calling, a “snapshot of the airwaves” featuring iconic sounds such as Bertrand Russell in Morse code. It was broadcast by BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo from London’s Science Museum.
You can see the Iconic Video over at the BBC Website – it’s pretty special and such a pity it’s not up on YouTube yet for everyone to see (only a matter of time no doubt)
We did discover this video history of 90 years of the BBC on YouTube
It’s not often you get to witness something as epic as this in your lifetime and we are sure we will be able to share this with our grandchildren in the years to come ……..