|Radio Was There The Day Princess Diana Died|
On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris. Of course, British radio played a major role in telling the people of Great Britain and the world of the facts and events that followed. Your Radio Guide has done some research to present some links you will no doubt find interesting. You will need RealAudio installed to hear.
Englishman Mike Dickin was presenting Talk Radio's overnight phone-in show when the news of Diana's death broke. Listen
Here is some audio that is especially fascinating. This is from the IRN Newsdesk, the news and sport wire service for commercial radio stations in the United Kingdom. It is seven and a half minutes long and features the non-broadcast instructions sent to radio station staff along with the news broadcast itself. Listen
The website MHP - Pick of the Continuity Announcements, describes how British radio reacted:
BBC World Service suspended normal programming. Here is a 28 minute special broadcast hosted by Robin Lustig.
- Corey Deitz