Sir John Reith

Real Name:
John Charles Walsham Reith
Sir John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT, GCVO, GBE, CB, TD, PC (born 20 July 1889, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland – died 16 June 1971, Edinburgh, Scotland) was a British broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom. In 1922 he was employed by the BBC (British Broadcasting Company Ltd.) as its general manager; in 1923 he became its managing director and in 1927 he was employed as the Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation created under a Royal Charter.
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2ABC L 8206 Sir John Reith - The Big Broadcast 1932-1982 album art Various Death Of H.M. King George V, Announcement By Sir John Reith, London, 21.1.1936 Various - The Big Broadcast 1932-1982(2xLP, Gat) ABC Records (3) 2ABC L 8206 Australia 1982 Sell This Version


Sir John Reith - BBC 1922-1972 album art Various Death Of H.M. King George V - Announcement 12.15am 21.1.36 Various - BBC 1922-1972 (Comp) BBC Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
97112203 Various Death Of George V [20.01.36] (as John Reith) Various - Prix [Radio-Mix] 1997(CD, Comp) RFI 97112203 France 1997 Sell This Version