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Timeline 1968

 

1968

 

Radio 1's first full year - but not all listeners are happy with the stations output - here some protestors chat with the BBC's Jack de Manio outside Broadcasting House.

NEW Protesters_1968 (mp3 sound file)  

 

  01.68

Simon Dee left Monday's 'midday Spin' to be replaced by Tom Edwards.

'Monday Monday' was replaced by 'Radio 1 o'clock' - a show featuring the Johnnie Howard band, compered by ex-Caroline presenter Tom Lodge.

14.02.68

 

Ed Stewart took over the Junior Choice show on the weekend.

02.68

Tony Blackburn's Saturday show dropped, and his Monday to Friday slot was extended by 30 minutes.

'Family Choice' show (broadcast on both Radio 1 & 2) was reduced by 30 minutes.

New competition 'Bits and Pieces' launched, where listeners were invited to name the songs from a short extract.

 

Sundays - Kenny Everett started a new 2- hour morning show (until July). Stuart Henry then took over the slot.

03.68

Sundays - Mike Raven's Rhythm and Blues show doubled to 1hr.

04.05.68

The long-running Saturday Club celebrated it's 500th edition, and it's 10th birthday on October 5th.

02.06.68

 

Sundays - Jimmy Savile started his 'Savile's Travels' show talking to 'interesting' members of the public across the UK.

06.68

'Pop Inn' show replaced by 'Disc_Jockey_Derby  '

07.68

 

Kenny Everett started a new daily show, called 'Foreverett'

10.68

Tony Blackburn's show ran a 'nice knees' competition the winner was  Janet Broadhead (mp3 file)

10.68

'The Baron' , an unidentified Northern person, (b. 1947) commenced at Radio 1, with a 'candid camera' style wind-up interview show with members of the public. He also presented 'European Pop Jury', a show where teenagers from Cities across Europe voted for the best disc. The Baron went on to work at BBC Radio Manchester.

21.10.68

midday Spin and 1Pm Live shows (see 1967) dropped, replaced by the newly launched 'Radio 1 Club'.

12.68

Robin Scott moved to become controller of BBC2, his position at Radio 1 succeeded by Douglas Muggeridge.  

 

MP Mr. Gwilym Roberts asked the Postmaster General to ban continuous pop music since many of his constituents were complaining of headaches.

1968

The weekday 2-4pm slot was vacated by regular presenter Pete Brady and replaced by a rota of D.J.'s; Mark Roman, Tom Edwards, Pete Drummond, Alan Freeman, Chris Denning and Pete Myers.

 

 See also;  EARLY PRESENTERS  RADIO TIMES  LAUNCH DAY  HISTORY DETAILSSUNDAY CHART

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