Simon Bates saw in 1977 with a New Years Eve show.
1st- A new documentary series, The Stevie Wonder Story was launched, told by producer Stuart Grundy.
Replacing 'It's Rock and Roll' was a specialist programme 'Alexis Korner's Blues and Soul show'.
'In Concert' as heard at 6.30Pm Saturdays was also broadcast simultaneously on BBC 2.
A new venture - Radio 1's 'Week In the North West' found presenters David Hamilton, Tony Blackburn, Noel Edmonds, DLT, and Paul Burnett broadcasting for 11 hours per day Monday-Friday from locations around Manchester in the North West of England. Venues included Pilkington's glass factory and a Manchester shop. The DJ's compered charity disco's in the evenings.
A comparison between the number of D.J.'s heard between 7Am and 7Pm on Radio 1 showed that they had decreased from 16 to 5. Only one remained from the original line-up; Tony Blackburn.
There were no dramatic changes in the daily format.
Following the Stevie Wonder Story series, Anne Nightingale broadcast 2 weekly editions of a show where she interviewed George Harrison.
The Radio 1 Roadshow kicked off on Easter week and the week after, with Dave Lee Travis and Noel Edmonds, venues included St. Georges Field, York and Clapham Common. During the York edition, the local Crown Court complained of a high noise level which was affecting proceedings. The noise level was reduced by 8db.
A new Magazine programme, 'Rock On' produced and presented by Stuart Grundy was heard at 1.31 pm. The programme reflected the current music scene, with reports from Los Angeles and in-depth interviews.
|Radio 1 Celebrated 10 years of broadcasting. |
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|November 11th||Johnnie Rotten from the Sex Pistols was interviewed by Rock On's John Tobler.|
A 2 - part series in December was broadcast where Tom Browne held an in-depth interview with Roger Taylor, Brian May, John Deacon and Freddie mercury from Queen.
Sunday December 28th found Tom Browne in a 90-minute interview with Abba