The Radio Birdsong Podcast
Celebrating Classic FM’s 27th Birthday

Celebrating Classic FM’s 27th Birthday

September 7, 2019

To mark 27 years since @classicfm began broadcasting on 7th September 1992, here’s the original Birdsong soundtrack as used by ClassicFM for its test transmissions. 

 

Radio Birdsong from Snowdonia, North Wales

Radio Birdsong from Snowdonia, North Wales

August 3, 2019

This episode of Radio Birdsong comes from Snowdonia, North Wales.  High above the Aberglaslyn Pass, looking out across the Lleyn peninsular and the traeth to Harlech with Cnicht and Snowdon rising majestically behind us, this is Radio Birdsong from Wales.  Captured early one morning as rhododendrons splash their vibrant colours over the mountainsides and streams pour down from hills where sheep graze and larks fly high.

Quentin Howard’s Original Radio Birdsong Podcast

Quentin Howard’s Original Radio Birdsong Podcast

July 22, 2019

The original Radio Birdsong is now a podcast!

Throughout the summer of 1992, listeners heard birds and country sounds on their radios as a new station, Classic FM, prepared to go on air and tested its transmitters with Radio Birdsong.

The original recordings, made in Quentin Howard's Wiltshire garden, were digitally mixed into a soundscape by Doug Ford (from Skywalker Sound) to produce this now famous recording of Radio Birdsong.