Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Radio 1 at 50 - Part 3 On Show

A Teddy Bear's Picnic, Action Special trains, Peel in Russia, Bates in the desert, record-breaking discs transported by Eddie Kidd and Bit in the Middle T-Shirts. Yes it was all jinks on 80s Radio 1 and by now all in super stereo too.

These are the pages of Radio 1's 1988 publicity magazine On Show. Within its pages spot a fresh-faced Simon Mayo, a scary-looking Mike Read in drag, a Gary Glitter annual, Bruno looking like he's modelling for the Littlewoods catalogue, a 1FM badge-wearing giant bunny and giant chicken and a Corgi roadshow truck - did you buy one? And before you ask, no I've no idea what happened to Ro Newton either.

In the next and final Radio 1 at 50 blog post - the sound of the station on its 25th birthday. 

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