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Pirate radio and the Velvet Divorce

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The launch of the first black music station in Europe - the Dread Broadcasting Corporation in London in 1981 - and why Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.

Plus the assassination of Burundian President Melchior Ndadaye, the Columbia space shuttle disaster and the bombing of the Palestine Post.


Michael Williams - former DBC station manager
Carmella Jervier - DJ
Dr Caroline Mitchell - Professor of Radio at the University of Sunderland
Jean-Marie Ngendahayo - former minister in Burundi
Václav Klaus - former prime minister of the Czech Republic
Vladimír Mečiar - former prime minister of Slovakia
Mordechai Chertoff - former foreign editor of the Palestine Post
Admiral Hal Gehman - Chairman of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board

(Photo: Radio Caroline Pirate Radio ship. Credit: Getty Images)
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