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    Alex James's Date Night

    With Alex James, with Alex James, hosted by Alex James

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A chorus of birdsong heralded the launch of the UK's first national commercial radio station in the summer of 1992. Two months later, on September 7 1992, Classic FM hit the airwaves for the first time. The idea of making music that was originally composed during the course of the past 1000 years relevant to 21st century life may at first glance appear daunting.