HC Deb 16 June 1925 vol 185 cc276-7
41. Viscount SANDON

asked the Postmaster-General if he will suggest to the Broadcasting Company, in the interests of general education, that their programmes should begin with a short announcement of the anniversaries of the day, such as those associated with political events, science, literature, art, and the Great War?


It is the present practice of the British Broadcasting Company to broadcast an anniversary note each evening after the second news bulletin. The note usually deals in a descriptive manner with one important event associated with the day; and the company consider that these announcements are more likely to hold the interest of listeners than a recital of a list of events.