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At the Record Centre you could buy the latest chart hits EPs and LPs, get yourself a record player or tape recorder or buy a Kay Greeting Card. The record retail part of the business greatly benefitted from the promotion it enjoyed on air, with chart singles literally flying out the door.

Despite the link with the record shop, adverse weather sometimes delayed new records and supplies coming out. I remember in the evenings when we'd closed down for the night, we'd record songs from the old TV in the lounge on the Fort to be played the next day. Especially during the buildup to the Eurovision Song Contest when the station was keen to be first to play the UK's entry.


Dave Harwood
22 Sep 2023 at 04:07
I found an advert in the ‘Whitstable Times & Herne Bay Herald’ dated 18th April 1964:
“RECORD CENTRE (E. K. Martin), 20A, Oxford Street. Telephone Whitstable 1060. Records, Record Players, Transistor Radios.”



20 Oxford Street
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