For me, there are few things as comforting as a familiar male voice coming from my radio saying “this is the BBC World Service”. It’s been with me ever since I moved to London as a clueless student in 1995 and stayed with me during my years in Frankfurt and Berlin.
Earlier this year the radio station stopped broadcasting from Bush House, an imposing art deco building on London’s The Strand, and moved to another location. I had the pleasure of visiting Bush House several times and I loved it for its thick, dusty carpets, the corridors that smelled of damp wood and the oak revolving doors that welcomed so many prominent interviewees. The whole building was pure history. Now, as part of the move, the BBC is auctioning its entire Bush House equipment and other old stuff not worth carrying with them. Unfortunately the auction site looks like a boring version of ebay but it’s definitely worth a browse. Bidding ends Sept. 21.
(Mobatime analogue pulse clock & ‘on air’ lights (Please Note: Clock pulse generator not included.)
— From London.
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