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THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY

LOTS ROAD

Photo by Philip Rayner and Robert Whittaker

The Lots Road site at TQ264770 was not an easy one to photograph - there was no mast or tower, just a wire aerial strung between the chimneys of London Transport's power station in Chelsea.

The first broadcast services to be transmitted from this site were the Independent Local Radio stations LBC and Capital Radio on 417m (719kHz) and 539m (557kHz) respectively. These stations were broadcast from here for 18 months or so until the IBA completed the permanent site at Saffron Green near Barnet, Herts.

The Radio 4 transmitter on 720 kHz at Lots Road was finally switched off at 1045 on Tuesday 25-Sep-2001.

BBC R4 continues to be broadcast to London on 720 kHz by a sloping wire attached to the Crystal Palace mast.

Crystal Palace | Saffron Green

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