Barry Alldis

Barry Alldis (1930–1982) was an Australian-born presenter on British radio, most notably on the English service of Radio Luxembourg, otherwise known as "208, Your Station of the Stars". Alldis' contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame. Barry Alldis, born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, gained a music scholarship at Sydney University, becoming an accomplished pianist and trumpeter. He soon became involved in local radio, first as an announcer on Radio 2TM Tamworth and then as a disc-jockey on station 4BH in Brisbane. Alldis moved to London in 1955, first taking a series of odd jobs including that of nightclub pianist. In 1956 he became one of the small team of "resident announcers" at Radio Luxembourg's studios in Luxembourg City, broadcasting primarily to Britain and Ireland, although the station, boasting one of the most powerful transmitters in the world, was also heard across Western Europe.


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