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R.A.F. Radio Station, Sharjah, UAE.

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R.A.F. Radio Station, Sharjah, UAE.

Before the days of FM92 Radio transmission in the UAE, the pioneering expatriate folks who worked and lived there tuned their FM radio to music transmission from the ARAMCO oilfields base in Saudi Arabia. The definitive 3 stations were: Light Music on 100, Classical on 96 and Popular on 88 MegaHertz.

The only other radio program transmission was done by a FM Station in Sharjah in the early 1970's after the base of the British Royal Air Force closed down its radio transmission on Medium Wave.

One of my favourite hits songs of that era was "Those were were the days" sung by Mary Hopkin. As I reminisce today they were indeed fabulous days. Also popular tunes were 'Sound of Silence' by Simon & Art Garfunkel and 'Lily the Pink' by The Scaffold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QptZ8tYZAk