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Timeline - 1969

1969

1969 saw much less sharing of programmes with Radio 2

 

27.01.69

  • 'Saturday Club' last show (18th) - replaced by Kenny Everett, his grannyphone and butler 'Crisp' who was played by actor Brian Colvin.

  • Pete Brady was replaced by Guy Blackmore in the daily 2Pm slot.

  • Pete Drummond began a new series at 6.32pm reviewing new releases.

  • Fans attacked a Radio 1 commissionaire at the London branch of Radio 1 Club.

04.69

David Symonds was replaced in his Monday to Friday slot by Tony Brandon.

10.69

  • Terry Wogan was given his own daily breakfast show after covering for Jimmy Young.

  • Dave Cash moved to early evenings replacing Tony Brandon.

  • Pete murray launched his 'Open House' replacing the Family Choice show - only the first hour was transmitted on 247m.

  • Scene and Heard moved to 1Pm just before the Rosko show.

  • Johnnie Walker started at Radio 1 with a Saturday show, 2-3.55 pm having broadcast on Radio Caroline, risking prosecution under the Marine Offences Act, until early 1969.

27.09.69

  • John Peel began a weekly 1 hour show on Wednesdays. 

  • Jimmy Savile launched 'Speakeasy,' a young peoples' uninhibited discussion programme interspersed with music.

 SUNDAYS in 1969

  • Stuart Henry replaced by David Symonds in January (until April when Stuart moved to 9pm on Sundays). Mike Raven re-timed to 10pm and later to 7.30pm.

  • Ray moore introduced 'Stage One'  at 4Pm assisted by Bob miller and his millermen - this show saw Gilbert O' Sullivan making his musical debut.

  • After a few months, David Symonds was replaced by Dave Lee Travis.

  • A new weekly show was launched for trialling new D.J.'s. Going through their paces included Stevi merike, Bill Gates (no not that one), Dave Eastwood, Anne Nightingale and Noel Edmonds.

  • In September a new 7pm series was launched with Peter Sarstedt, who previously sang a 'suspect' song on the Radio 1 Club show!

 See also;  EARLY PRESENTERS  RADIO TIMES  LAUNCH DAY  HISTORY DETAILS  SUNDAY CHART

  1966  1967 1968  1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 to 1992 1993 to 1997 

 



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