Mark Goodier is best remembered for his professional presentation of the Radio 1 Top 40 Chart rundown on Sundays, which he first presented initially for 18 months from September 1990. He came back to the show again in March 1995 following Bruno Brookes' departure and this time presented the show for almost seven years. (Bruno Brookes always referred to Mark on-air as Mark 'Goodybags').
His voice also announced the chart rundown on BBC TV's weekly Top of the Pops show, until 2003.
Mark was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1961, later moving with his family to North Wales and then to Edinburgh, Scotland. It was in Edinburgh that Mark first became fascinated by the idea of working in broadcasting. He ran a 'mobile disco', until commencing as a presenter on a local Scottish radio station, Radio Forth in 1980. Following this, he worked for five other local stations until December 1987, when he started on Radio 1 presenting the late night show. He made his first public appearance with Radio 1 at the Teddy Bear's picnic Roadshow on May Bank Holiday 1988.
In 1988 and 1989 Mark played a variety of shows; Drive, Weekend Breakfast, deputising on the early show, Breakfast Show and for Pete Tong. In 1990 Mark helped develop The Evening Session.
He presented the Breakfast Show on Radio 1 for three months from October 1993, then the mid-afternoon slot in 1994 and the drive - time slot 1995 until February 1997. His final Radio 1 role other than Top 40 was a weekend Saturday morning show.
In April 2002 Mark was forced to lay off 31 workers after he placed his Wise Buddha production company into liquidation.
The BBC announced in August 2002 that Mark would be leaving Radio 1 in December. Mark stated in an interview that he'd had "a great time at Radio 1 but felt that his 15-year anniversary was a good time to move on" and that there will be a "new look chart and presenter who is yet to be confirmed". Mark also said he would like to present a show on BBC Radio 2. Mark reported to newspapers "its very important to have a challenge and I don't want to always be known as the guy who did the Radio 1 chart and only the Radio 1 chart."
The DJ's last Radio 1 chart show was on Sunday 17.11.02. The programme was a special edition due to the Official Charts 50th anniversary, and included Robbie Williams playing live. Mark signed off by thanking his support staff and playing this jingle, which he had not used on the Sunday chart show before (to my knowledge).
It was publicised in Dec 2002 that Mark Goodier was to join Classic FM to present a chart countdown, however he also went on to present the brand new Smash Hits Chart at 4.00pm-7.00pm every Sunday on Real Radio - the same time as both the Radio 1 and ILR Charts are broadcast.
Launched January 5th, the Smash Hits Chart is now being carried by 31 Local UK stations with UKRD, Real Radio, Forever and Tindle groups. The show currently has a potential analogue radio audience to nearly 7 million listeners. The first show was carried by Channel 5 in the UK, and every week can be seen on Smash Hits music TV (satellite) channel. The Smash Hits Chart enables music fans to influence the chart position of their favourite acts by phone voting or texting for a particular track. These votes combined with MRIB sales data, radio airplay and request data from interactive music TV channels, The Box and Smash Hits, determine a single s chart position. Emap's new chart is aiming to match the share of rival ILR Chart by the end of 2003.
Mark Goodier said: More and more listeners are being given a real choice on Sunday afternoons. Busy Mark also presents the Official Classic FM Chart - the definitive classical chart show - each Saturday between 9am and 12noon.
Since leaving Radio 1, Mark has frequently stood-in for presenters who are on leave from Radio 2 including Ken Bruce and Steve Wright.
In May 2004 Mark's Wise Buddah Company was commissioned by Radio 2 to produce three new shows spanning classical music, contemporary jazz and an apprasial of current British music scene; ten years of brit-pop.
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Name Jingle selection 32kbps (Good Quality Mono) 64kbps version
Mark giving new FM frequency Information
May Hits Competition (1986) 1.5 mins
Trail for Radio Times & 21 years celebrations
Last Mark Goodier Tea-Time show September 1990
End of this show
'TOTP' intro with Anthea Turner 32kbps version
The following 5 clips are taken from a Sunday Chart in June 1988 when Mark 'stood in' for Bruno Brookes.
1) Introducing AHA at number 26 mp3
2) Countdown from 25 to 22 with 'across the UK' jingle mp3
3) Here comes another rundown - numbers 30 to 20 mp3
4) The Official Top 40 in Stereo FM jingle mp3
5) Up to No. 1 with The Timelords - plus 'more music' jingle mp3
Which sounds right to you Name jingle A or B
Mark co-presents with Alan Freeman the Top 80 of the '80's (01.01.90)
More from this New Year's Day show show
15,000 better off with 'Soundcheck' (1991) (0.5mins)
The following 3 Mp3 clips are taken from a Mark Goodier 'Megahits' show, Dec 1992.
Traffic problems and a 400 prize (1.5 Mins)
Closer to the Music jingle (0.5mins)
Vote and News 92 (2.5 mins)
Breakfast_Trail October 1993
NEW May 1994 Show opener
A live 1995 Top 40 from Newquay and no.6 is Ali Campbell
Same show Introducing Baby D live
Same show Top Ten countdown
Winding up the show from Newquay
'1FM exclusive' jingle for Pete Tong
Top 40 Trail 1995
With Nicky Campbell on the station's 30th
Contest to win a VIP weekend (Saturday Morning show)
Introducing the Top 40 August 1998
Radio 2 Interview with Boy George 31.12.02 (3 mins)
Interview with Tony Slattery whilst sitting in for Steve Wright 04.08.03. (5 mins)