LM Radio Top Hits Of 1973

Music Fan, Anton van Staden, has scanned this booklet issued by LM Radio reflecting their top hits of 1973.

The back cover was dedicated to an advert for a famous cigarette brand, but since I am not sure of the legalities of advertising tobacco products, I decided to omit it.

LM Radio Top Hits Of 1973

Extracts below are taken from sleeve notes for the Hits Of LM Radio 2CD set released by PT Music in 2009.

Do you remember a time in South Africa when there was no TV and no internet? Hard to believe that there ever was such a time, and that listening to the radio was actually one of the best ways to discover the latest and greatest music. The DJ’s cared about the music and they even had theme tunes. Springbok Radio was OK, but the station that teenagers really embraced with enthusiasm was LM Radio, based out of Lourenco Marques in neighbouring Mozambique.

LM Radio was privately owned and operated, and served a vast audience of young people by transmitting pop and rock music which was not heard on the state-controlled SABC stations. The music was everything and DJs like David Gresham, Darryl Jooste, Long John Berks, Peter De Nobrega (and many, many more), were real personalities who played music that they really liked and the fans appreciated it.

The radio station in Lourenco Marques first started broadcasting in the 1930s, but it was in the late 1950s that it underwent a major format change to cater for the younger generation.

The LMRadio.org website says it best; “LM Radio, as it was popularly known, was renowned for its Top Twenty chart show, the LM Hit Parade, and played a major role in promoting South African artists and their music.”

In 1975 LM Radio became Radio 5, and then 5FM, but the spark of independence was no longer there and whole generations have grown up in South Africa without hearing music radio at its best.  – Brian Currin

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6 thoughts on “LM Radio Top Hits Of 1973

  1. Colin Knight (@CiGiK) Wednesday, 15th February 2012 / 1:07 am

    Has Chris Turner or Brian Oxley seen this ?

  2. Henk Sunday, 1st January 2012 / 12:30 pm

    Absolutely fantastic, I listen to LM on my iPhone with the TuneIn app.

    I grew up with LM Radio. I came to SA in 1962 from Holland (I was 8 years old then) and my sister met her future husband in 1963. He actually introduced us to LM Radio and the LM Hit Parade on Sunday nights. We would sit outside with his transistor radio listening to the Hit Parade (and what they called “Another 12” after the main 8 songs of the Hit Parade). I agree with Dan, this is gooseflesh, nevermind goosebumps!

    Henk

  3. Charles Saturday, 19th November 2011 / 10:54 am

    I would like to find out where I can get a recording of LM Radio’s signature tune, the one that starts with “We’re looking for sunshine……..have a happy day”. The station plays it in full occasionally and it really is a good song.

  4. Action Press Friday, 9th September 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Thank God LM Radio is back on air (thanks to Chris Turner and the crew).

    I never heard LM Radio the 1st time around, but things mature and get better with age and wisdom, and LM Radio today (2011) is no exception! Awesome stuff! Go back in time with todays technologies. Pump it loud so the neighbours wanna tune-in too.

    Gary

  5. dan Saturday, 27th August 2011 / 1:08 pm

    wow gooseflesh my man!!!!!

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