A DJ running a station with just one listener for 46 years is to broadcast to thousands in the US.
Deke Duncan, who started Radio 77 in his Hertfordshire shed in 1974, has landed a slot with University of Wisconsin station WLHA AM.
The Brit’s show will start online from 4pm here — or 10am there.
Deke, who has no licence so has to date broadcast only to his wife in their living room, said: “I’m living the dream. I’m really thrilled.”
Inspired by pirate station Radio Caroline, Deke had hoped Radio 77 would be heard by the masses.
The Herts disc-spinner, 75, featured on BBC’s Nationwide 40 years ago, saying his “ultimate ambition would be to broadcast to the rest of Stevenage”.
In 2018, the film was tweeted by BBC Archive and he was traced to his new home in Stockport, Gtr Manchester, where he was broadcasting to his second wife, Pamela.
WLHA AM boss Casey Peckham said: “Deke’s finely honed talent for doing upbeat, fast-paced and imaginative radio in the style of great radio of the 1960s and 1970s is a perfect fit for us.
“We recognised him as a kindred spirit who shared our own passions for radio as it existed decades ago.”
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