Vernon Corea’s Christmas favourites on Radio Ceylon/SLBC

People all over the Indian sub-continent tuned into Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation to listen to the Christmas radio programmes.

People all over the Indian sub-continent tuned into Radio Ceylon/Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation to listen to the Christmas radio programmes.

The legendary Radio Ceylon and SLBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea

The legendary Radio Ceylon and SLBC Broadcaster Vernon Corea

Vernon Corea presented and produced countless radio programmes in celebration of Christmas over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon and subsequently the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. There was no television in Sri Lanka in the 1950s, 1960s and the early 1970s – radio was King. Families would gather together around the radio in the lounges of homes and mailbags were full of requests for Christmas songs. Vernon Corea always included the well known carols and the Christmas songs of the era. Here is a selection of his Christmas favourites:

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One thought on “Vernon Corea’s Christmas favourites on Radio Ceylon/SLBC

  1. I am not surprised that some of my Xmas songs are the same songs that VERNON chose to relay over the airwaves…Our MOUNT MARY/KARLSRUHE PLACE choir group..sang most of the songs-carols mentioned by Vernon…We were 12 boys and went to about twenty houses..in a hired mini bus.. after midnight mass at ALL SAINTS Borella..Starting at Karlsruhe place..just after 12.30 am and ending at MAHARAGAMA..nearly 6.am the morning , for Christmas cakes and other treats…from Jennifer ‘s( my wife ) family

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