The BBC Radio car broadcasts from the Radcliffe Camera in the 1980s
BBC Radio Oxford started transmitting on October 29, 1970.
The first voice listeners heard was that of Station Manager Donald Norbrook, then a welcome message from the Lord Mayor of Oxford.
This was followed by Keith Salmon presenting the first edition of 'Oxford Circus' with Bill Rennells reading the news.
The station has since made its mark and featured household names such as Timmy Mallet, Libby Purves, Bob Harris, Sybil Ruscoe and Anne Diamond.
Take a trip down memory lane with us as we look back on an eventful four decades in our timeline...
August 1967 Pirate radio banned by the government
Sept 1967 BBC reorganised its stations into Radio 1,2, 3 and 4
Nov 1967 BBC launched nine experimental local radio stations
July 1969 BBC's local radio experiment was deemed a success and another 30 stations were proposed for the 1970s
Early 1970 Oxford was chosen as a location for local radio and premises in Summertown found at 242-254 Banbury Road
Mid 1970 Staff were recruited, a small number with BBC experience but mostly local people, and the studios built
Sept 1970 On air staff trained at The Langham Hotel in London
Early Oct 1970 Three weeks of test transmissions begin
Thomas Prag, Mike Dickin, Mike Hollinsworth and Andy Wright
29 Oct 1970 5pm BBC Radio Oxford officially launched on 95.0mhz VHF
31 Dec 1970 Radio Times first listing BBC Radio Oxford programmes
5 Oct 1972 Due to popular demand by local people who didn't have VHF/FM on their radios, BBC Radio Oxford started transmitting on 202 metres medium wave (1484khz)
26 June 1973 BBC Radio Oxford moved to 95.2mhz VHF/FM to avoid interference with another station
22 May 1976 BBC Radio Oxford has an open weekend with tours around the building and a demonstration of the BBC's new Ceefax TV Text Service
Oct 1980 BBC Radio Oxford celebrates 10 years on air by producing a magazine
April/May 1989 BBC Radio Oxford moves to purpose built studios at 269 Banbury Road, Summertown
9 April 1996 BBC merge Oxford and Berkshire to become BBC Thames Valley FM
14th Feb 2000 By popular demand from the listeners, BBC Radio Oxford returns
Nov 2004 Programme line up changed including Anne Diamond at Breakfast
October 2010 BBC Radio Oxford celebrates 40 years with former presenters and staff returning to the station for interviews, archive recordings, a display of Radio Oxford memorabilia in the Westgate Library and The Big Birthday Bash in aid of Children in Need