The UK 1950s Radio Station was set up as a direct response to some of our listeners on our sister station: The UK 1940s Radio Station. They enjoyed the early rock and roll of the 1940s and wanted us to include more of the 1950s, both rock and roll and in general. We were able to include some where the song itself was a cover version of an earlier song, but as the 1940s station does not play any songs written after 1949 we needed to set up a station that does. It gives our listeners more choice as well as embracing new listeners who specifically like the 1950s.
We are still developing our programme schedule and more presenters are needed. There is no fee but if you have a love of the 1950s and think you have a voice for radio,
we would be very pleased to hear from you. email us at
email@example.com for more information.
Rock and Roll may have been born in the 1940s but by
the 1950s it was growing up fast. However, the 1950s was
not all about Rock and Roll. It was a very diverse
decade with music styles of the 1940s competing in the
charts quite respectably with the many emerging styles.
Many of the 1940s singers progressed too. Television and
Films also embraced the new styles and by the end of the
decade Britain had introduced the weekly music show:
Juke Box Jury. The hysterical screams of teenage girls
echoed around the theatres of Britain and the boys tried
to dress and act like their music heroes.
variety of music available in the 1950s is echoed in The
UK 1950s Radio Station. It’s not just about Rock and
Roll. You will also be able to hear Jazz, Big Band, the
delightful crooners who continued to record in the
1950s, Skiffle, Bebop and Rockabilly. Basically, if it
was recorded in the 1950s, then it has a good chance of
being played on our 1950s radio station. For a more
detailed guide of the programmes being played, please
visit our Programme Schedule page. You can listen to The
UK 1950s Radio Station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and
can be accessed by clicking on the play now button on
our website, via Tunein and on internet radios (such as