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Taking to the air

David Winter reflects on religious radio, its aims and audience

Telling It Slant: Broadcasting faith in a contemporary world
Chris Chivers
Pretext £9.99 (£2.50 p&p)*
(978-0-9921940-0-0)

ON Monday 2 January 1928, a dogged campaign by a Miss Kathleen Cordeaux of Bushey, Hertfordshire, finally achieved its objective. A "Short Religious Service", as it was called, opened the daily transmissions of the BBC's National Service. As Miss Cordeaux had hoped, it contained "a little sacred ...

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