A Conversation for The Offshore Radio Revolution in Britain 1964 - 2004

Big L...*sound fx of barking dog*

Post 1

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

One hilarious moment i remember from listening to Radio London :

Kenny Everetts programme was followed by Tony Blackburns.

With only minutes left before he handed over to Tony, Ken informed us, the audience, that he had played a trick on Tony Blackburn by swapping the jingles cartridges around on the console, but had peeled the labels off and stuck them back in the original spaces. He left the announcement till the last minute when he knew that TB had left his cabin (where he was listening in) and was on his way up to the studio.

With that, Tony arrived in the studio and Ken handed over to him with a barely audible giggle and then left.We all listened with baited breath, nobody liked Tony Blackburn.

Tony Blackburn then starts his show and is at first embarassed at playing the wrong jingle, then can be heard furiously pushing buttons not having a clue which jingle was going to play when he cued the cartridge.

After about ten minutes, he simply muttered the word 'Everett'smiley - grr

Such was the intimacy that the listeners had with some guy on a ship moored off the coast. Radio One never even came close to that.

alec.smiley - clown.(still have a 'free radio' sticker somewhere)

Big L...*sound fx of barking dog*

Post 2


i trully believe that bbc cultre and brodcasting is a radio revolution and many evolutions have taken place because of their variety of topics covered

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Post 3


Hi. Tony Blackburn took 'Arnold' the barking dog jingle with him to Radio 1,and played it at the start of his opening show. Which would makes it the first jingle played on that station. Pamela.

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Post 4


No, the "Voice of Radio 1" jingle was played before the barking dog.

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