RTL Radio Luxembourg, 1440 kHz

It’s hard, if not impossible, to explain the enormous impact this radio station had for mine, and nearby generations during the 50s to the the beginning of the 90s. Imagine Sweden, for instance, had only one radio channel, but there was Radio Luxembourg that aired the heavyweight championship match in boxing between Ingemar Johansson and Floyd Patterson the 26th of June 1959. I think that that was the single moment when most Swedes listened to a foreign radio station.

Every evening Radio Luxembourg played pop music, and was at times heavily promoting some songs. Personally when they played Lynn Anderson’s “Rose Garden” I don’t know how many times every hour, 1970. I also remembered when I heard the announcement over Radio Luxembourg the 16th of August 1977 that Elvis had died.

Please tell us your personal memories of R Luxembourg.