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BBC: On this day in 1930… There is No News

The AMO Times don’t normally do ‘On this day news..” but in a highly unlikely event happened in 1930 when our counterpart BBC announced there was no news. As in literally.

On April 18, 1930, during what should have been a 6:30pm radio news bulletin, a BBC presenter announced “Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news.” It had been apparently judged that nothing newsworthy had happened.

Piano music was then played instead of the current affairs update for a couple of minutes, before normal scheduling resumed. Ta da…

While we can’t imagine the same happening nowadays, we think it would go something like this.

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