Tony Blackburn (Credit: RV1864)Radio Clatterbridge has paid tribute to a young upstart in the world of broadcasting, as Radio 1 celebrated it's 50th anniversary.

Dave Williams' Light and Early programme played the same first three songs as the BBC station exactly half a century after they were first introduced by former pirate radio DJ Tony Blackburn.

Steve Lord surprises Dave Williams with his long-service certificateRadio Clatterbridge celebrated 40 years of broadcasting on Saturdays - with a special surprise for the man who started it all.

Dave Williams returned to the studio at the weekend to be honoured for his four decades at the station.

Dave gets his award from Wirral Mayor Cllr Gerry EllisRadio Clatterbridge stalwart Dave Williams has received a Long Service Award for his other passion in life - teaching.

The Light and Early presenter picked up his certificate from the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Gerry Ellis.

Beatles Birthday Dave Williams and Dave Adams have celebrated 35 years of The Beatles Spot on Saturday mornings with two special programmes. Dave W brought some of his original singles with him including Let it Be and also reminisced about his early days on the station and some of the landmark occasions, such as visits by Gerry Marsden and the late Nick Clarke....

Station's New Sound Radio Clatterbridge launched a brand new sound to the station today. The charity has introduced a new jingle package, first heard on Dave Williams' Easy Listening Breakfast this morning. The jingles have been produced especially for the station so that listeners know exactly who they're listening to and what the station is all about. Listeners...

It Was 30 Years Ago Today... Radio Clatterbridge celebrated another mile-stone today. It's thirty years since the station saw the begining of a full weekend schedule - the fore-runner to the twenty-four hour programming now enjoyed by patients and staff at Clatterbridge Hospital. This morning, Dave Williams joined Dave Adams and the Saturday Crew in the slot where he began...

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