• The unofficial Independent Local Radio Nostalgia site

Please note that this is an unofficial nostalgia site for commercial radio and we are not linked in any way with the stations themselves.

ILR stands for Independent Local Radio. It all started on the 8th October 1973 with the launch of LBC, the UK's first commercial radio station. Capital Radio was the next to launch a week later. Throughout the 70's and 80's many more commercial radio stations appeared.

This website was launched in August 2000 and the site has expanded vastly over the years thanks to material sent in from other people.

This site looks back at the history of the Independent Local Radio stations in the South East of England and may expand in the future to include the more recent commercial stations as well as stations in other areas of the country.

Copyright remains with the various audio production companies. The audio files and anything else on this site are for personal use only. All logos and trademarks on this site are the property of their respective owner.