As the D-Day of 23 November 1978 approached BBC Radio was running this promotional material for all the networks, though I can only recall it being played out on Radio 4. Again the publicity is voiced by David Symonds.
On the 22nd over on Radio 1 Dave Lee Travis was telling his listeners about the changes. The promo was voiced by the unlikely combination of John Snagge and Kid Jensen.Radio 2 Closedown and Open
Radio 4 opened at 6 a.m., David Symonds on overnight announcing duty.
Radio 4 Open
At 7a.m. Radio 3 was on-air with announcer Cormac Rigby in particularly poetic mood.
Radio 3 Open
On 275 and 285 metres DLT (aka “The Hairy Cornflake”) welcomed Radio 1 listeners.
Radio 1 - DLT
In this news report from Radio 4 Mike Wooldridge reviewed the mammoth task to change over the transmitters.News Report - Mike Wooldridge
Radio 1 was running a Jaws 2 Competition by asking you to name all the DJs in the wavelength jingle.
Radio 1 - Jaws 2 Competition
On Newsbeat Laurie Mayer spoke to Eileen Mullan who was in charge of the publicity for the changeover.
Radio 1 Newsbeat
And to close, that week’s News Huddlines seemed confused by the whole exercise.
The News Huddlines