On December 21st this year, the station reaches its 40th birthday. A couple of days after that, so does the show! The first edition with Ron Higgins, Jim Lesses and Judith Crossley went to air on Dec 23 1979. Rambling Folk on 5MMM as it was at the time.
The audio of that first show, sans music, is on the blog at this link.
Happy close enough to 40th birthday to Roots & Branches on Three D Radio, as it is now.