Ben Healy's pirate press cuttings - part one

Ben Healy was a senior DJ on Radio Scotland. He has very kindly sent us some press clippings from his time with the station. We start with two cuttings from the Valentine's Poll Winners edition of Disc and Music Echo, dated 18th February 1967. Readers of the magazine had been voting for their favourites. Both Ben and his late night show ‘Destination Midnight’ did brilliantly, making it into the Top Ten of their respective categories.

Disc and Music Echo 18th February 1967
Disc and Music Echo 18th February 1967
Following Ben's success in the Disc polls, this piece appeared in Radio News, issue dated 7th March 1967 (more from this issue here). Click on the headline below to see the full article:

Radio News 7th March 1967

14th August 1967. The day Radio Scotland closed down. This photo, below, appeared in The Sun. Click on the photo of the disc-jockeys disposing of their record library to read the full article:

The Sun 14th August 1967

The following day, 15th August 1967, the Scottish Daily Record reported on the end of Radio Scotland. Click on the headline below to see the full article:

Daily Record 15th August 1967

And as the disc-jockeys wondered where their careers would take them next, Ben gave an interview to the Edinburgh Weekly. Click on the headline from the issue dated 17th August 1967 to see the full article:

Edinburgh Weekly 17th August 1967
With Radio Scotland gone, Ben tried his luck in Canada and, on 2nd November 1967, this appeared in The Montreal Star. Click on the photo below to see the full article:

Montreal Star 2nd November 1967

Many thanks to Ben. More from his collection here.
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