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 Saturday, September 30, 2017

Radio 1 is fifty years old today, indeed fifty years old at 7am this morning. Tony Blackburn is recreating that first show right now, over on, erm, Radio 2.

To celebrate, the BBC have launched a pop-up station - Radio 1 Vintage - which'll be be broadcasting 50 hour-long documentaries each based around a particular DJ or show. That's a John Peel hour, a Noel Edmonds hour, an Anne Nightingale hour, a Tim Westwood hour, a Johnnie Walker hour, a Kenny Everett hour, a Radio 1 Roadshow hour, even a Kevin Greening hour, which'll be bliss. If I pace myself at two a day, I reckon I can get through the whole lot before they all fall off the iPlayer.

Here's a snapshot of Radio 1's regular daytime schedule every five years since 1967. What a lot of fun I've had doing all the research to pull this together.

year  DJat Radio 1 Age  Now at..
19677.00Tony Blackburn1967-198174Radio 2
8.30Rolf Harris1st wk only  87 
10.00Jimmy Young1967-1973died 2016
12.00Simon Dee1967died 2009
1.00Dave Cash1967-1973died 2016
2.00Pete Brady1967-196875 
4.30Pete Murray1967-196992 
5.30David Symonds1967-197074 
19727.00Tony Blackburn1967-198174Radio 2
9.00Jimmy Young1967-1973died 2016
11.00Dave Lee Travis   1968-199372 
1.00Johnnie Walker1969-197672Radio 2
3.00Alan Freeman1967-1993died 2006
19777.00 Noel Edmonds1969-198368 
9.00Tony Blackburn1967-198174Radio 2
11.00Paul Burnett1974-198273 
2.00David Hamilton1967-197779 
4.30Dave Lee Travis1968-199372 
19827.00Mike Read1978-199170 
9.00Simon Bates1976-199370 
11.30Dave Lee Travis1968-199372 
2.00Steve Wright1980-199563Radio 2
4.30Peter Powell1977-198866 
19877.00Mike Smith1982-1988died 2014
9.30Simon Bates1976-199370 
12.45Gary Davies1982-199362 
3.00Steve Wright1980-199563Radio 2
5.45Bruno Brookes1984-199558 
19926.00 Simon Mayo1986-200159Radio 2
9.00Simon Bates1976-199370 
12.45Jackie Brambles1988-199450 
3.00Steve Wright1980-199563Radio 2
6.00Mark Goodier1987-200256 
19977.00Mark Radcliffe1991-200459Radio 2/6
9.00Simon Mayo1986-200159Radio 2
12.00Jo Whiley1993-201152Radio 2
2.00Nicky Campbell1987-199756Radio 5 Live
4.00Mark Goodier1987-200256 
20027.00Sara Cox1999-201442Radio 2
10.00Jo Whiley1993-201152Radio 2
1.00Mark Radcliffe1991-200459Radio 2/6
3.00Chris Moyles1997-201243Radio X
6.00Dave Pearce1995-200754 
20077.00Chris Moyles1997-201243Radio X
10.00Jo Whiley1993-201152Radio 2
1.00Edith Bowman2003-201243Virgin Radio
4.00Scott Mills1998-today43Radio 1
20126.30 Nick Grimshaw2009-today33Radio 1
10.00Fearne Cotton2007-201536 
1.00Scott Mills1998-today43Radio 1
4.00Greg James2007-today31Radio 1
20176.30 Nick Grimshaw2009-today33Radio 1
10.00Clara Amfo2015-today33Radio 1
1.00Scott Mills1998-today43Radio 1
4.00Greg James2007-today31Radio 1

I bet there's a golden age you remember better than the rest...

» Day 1, Saturday 30th September 1967
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