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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Jailed for The Knack: Gerry Wells, Homebrew Hero


Thanks to Thomas of the "SWLing Post" for alerting us to the story of UK radio legend Gerry Wells. As Thomas said in his post, you really need to drop what you are doing and listen to this great BBC program about Gerry: 

http://swling.com/blog/2011/02/radio-documentary-the-wireless-world-of-gerry-wells/

The poor fellow was actually JAILED for his "radio obsession."  Wow.  That was kind of harsh.  But Gerry overcame adversity and had a very happy life in radio.  

Thomas has more on Gerry here: 

http://swling.com/blog/2014/12/jonathans-interviews-with-gerry-wells/

Thanks Thomas!  And thanks to the BBC. 

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2 comments:

  1. Great post. Unfortunately Gerry died last month - loss of a real English eccentric. More here
    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2014/december/gerry_wells_1929_2014.htm#.VMaUq_54r-s
    Tim K9VB

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