Exeter Radio Exchange, which later became Rediffusion Company

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It was a pioneering cable radio service formed by a Mr FD Newcombe. No outdoor ariel was required, it worked on the principle of a speaker extension cable. The signal would be boosted by a relay station. This would later be applied to television broadcasting and the system was later abandoned, possibly around the 1980's, before modern cable television evolved.

Where and how is it used?

Exeter. It enabled ordinary people without or without the need for mains supply or battery charging.

What did you or someone else pay for it?

A weeky rental fee was paid for people to use it. The users were paid (one shilling per year - approx 5p) for use if a cable ran across the front of their house.

Why do you want to add it to the museum?

I am adding this on behalf Derek Mardles, whose great-grandmother had the system and was one of the first people to have a switch, on the wall, which would let her choose between the home service (now Radio 4) and the light programme (Radio 2).


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