From Saturday morning at 6am, the BBC will launch a 3 day radio station this weekend for the 50th anniversary of BBC Radio 1. It will be called BBC Radio 1 Vintage and can be picked up online and on digital radio. Many compilations of radio programs from the BBC archive will be played from 6am-12am on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. After the station closes on the Monday night, shows will be available on BBC iPlayer Radio for 30 days from first broadcast.
Here is the full schedule
Thanks for the nod, Legsfan . Some real blasts from the past there. Kenny Everett back on Radio 1 from beyond the grave, who'd have thought it! I shall be dipping into this, and fully expect to OD on nostalgia. Really looking forward to Ed Stewart too. 'ello darling. Last Christmas was just not the same without Junior Choice.
I'm looking forward to catching some of these programmes as well.
It's a pity they are not including some of the shows made by Radio 1 DJ's who are no longer with us - Stuart Henry for instance. I think the BBC owe it to him.
I think they just ran out of space for all of the DJs. Interestingly several BBC stations will have their digital quality reduced for the 3 days to make space for the station, that's also why it will only be transmitted in mono. All being well the IPlayer downloads won't have such restrictions.
I listened to The Best of The Official Chart earlier today. Classic stuff.
They had Tony Blackburn's infamous mispronunciation of Duran Duran, and Bruno Brookes playing the uncensored version of 'Killing In The Name Of" without any regret or apology. Mad that that was the Christmas No. 1 a few later in 2009.
Yes I listened to some of these shows. It was good to hear Noel Edmonds giving Pans People a brief mention saying that the songs that they danced to tended to stick in his mind. He particularly enjoyed their dance to Stoned Love.
No surprise that DLT didn't feature but I was surprised that Chris Evans was excluded.