VOLUNTEERS at Havant-based Angel Radio have launched a new station – dedicated to the memory of a crooner killed 70 years ago.
Al Bowlly, one of the best-loved singers with the dance bands of the 1930s and whose hits included Goodnight Sweetheart and Love is the Sweetest Thing, died when a parachute mine exploded on his home in Jermyn Street, London, on April 17, 1941.
The new station – named ‘70 Years Without Al Bowlly’ – is on digital (DAB) radio networks and at angelradio.co.uk.
Angel volunteers are producing the programmes for Arqiva, which runs the digital network Pop Up channel. Angel station manager Tony Smith said: ‘We’ll be looking at the whole dance band era and playing a vast range of dance band music, but Bowlly will take centre stage.’