Sept 1967 - June 1973
Launched the exciting new sound with 'Flowers in the Rain' and of course the famous corny joke.
June 1973 - April 1978
The bearded presenter played pranks on an unsuspecting public
May 1978 - Dec 1980
Dave Lee Travis
The 'Hairy Cornflake' was unafraid to shock on-air.
Jan 1981 - April 1986
Happy to play his guitar on air, Mike banned a record which then went to Number 1.
May 1986 - May 1988
Popular Smitty quit to spend more time with Sarah Greene.
May 1988 - Aug 1993
Introduced a US-style 'Breakfast Crew' format with news pop and sexy backchat..
Sept 1993 - Jan 1994
The Top 40 presenter was only briefly up at the crack of dawn.
Jan 1994 - April 1995
Changes were afoot at Radio 1; enthusiastic presenter Steve suffered enough and quit after just over a year at breakfast.
April 1995 - Jan 1997
More 'Zoo' but this time with attitude on the Radio, Chris played 'Welcome Home' by Peters and Lee as his first record. But he quit after the BBC refused his request for Fridays off.
Feb 1997 - Oct 1997
Mark Radcliffe and Mark Riley ('Lard')
Northern irony was not appreciated so early in the morning.
Oct 1997 - Sept 1998
Kevin Greening and Zoe Ball
Kevin was popular for his dry wit - Zoe told listeners she was wearing a feather bra and they could 'see her knickers if they wanted' on her first show. Her accounts of clubbing and drinking were frequent.
Sept 1998 - Mar 2000
as above, but with sugar on.
March 2000 - Dec 2003
Zoe's best friend and former model was well supported by the BBC but was moved to teatime from January 2004.
Jan 2004 -
14 September 2012
Ex Radio Luxembourg jock Chris became the longest serving R1 breakfast host.
24 September 2012 - date
|The 29-year old increased the number of 15-24 year olds tuning into the show during 2012/13. |