The small team were led by the lively and charismatic Capt. Peter Eckersley and together they broadcast gramophone records, live performance, poetry, parodies, and improvised comedy… The shows were a hit and led to Eckersley becoming the BBC’s first Chief Engineer, joined later by Kirke, Wynn and Ashbridge.
Each week the transmitter had to be built from parts found around the hut, borrowed from other experimental radio projects. Listeners gathered around headphones each Tuesday, tuning in using homemade crystal or simple valve radios. They listened for the call sign 2MT, “Two Emma Toc”, to hear the spirited voice of Eckersley, talking like an old friend, projected into their homes.