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Radio: A True Love Story Libby Purves has loved the medium of radio all her life. She has worked with it for almost thirty years, and been made happy, angry, frustrated, delighted, amused, tender and furious from both sides of the microphone. In this revealing, at times hilarious memoir, Libby weaves together her own experiences with the story of radio's birth and development from the days of the romantic pioneers of 2LO, through the pirate era to the mushrooming of local radio and the development of aggressive news. In the process, she gives a very personal view of the journey of British radio from John Reith to John Birt and beyond.