Playlists

This is a run-down of "playlists" from an assortment of late 70s Caroline air checks - although playlist is probably the wrong word. The Caroline Newsletter mentions that DJs had a pretty free hand in what they played and would regularly delve into the record library as the shows progressed. Some DJs played predominantly rock music while others preferred softer album tracks, consequently listeners would tend to come and go depending on who was on board. To counteract this it seems a format system was introduced in 1978.

1976

James Ross  Feb-Mar 1976  259m

Steve Miller Band - Living in the USA
10cc - I'm Mandy Fly Me
Earth and Fire - Prologue (don't know)
The Pointer Sisters - Sleeping Alone
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The Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow
The Eagles - Take it to the Limit
Be Bop Deluxe - Jet Silver and the Dolls of Venus
Jefferson Starship - Play on Love
Neil Young - World on a String
Queen - Death on Two Legs
Black Sabbath - Am I Going Insane (Radio)
ELO - Momma
The Band - Forbidden Fruit
Roger McGuinn - Somebody Loves You
Rod Stewart - Stone Cold Sober
Earth Wind and Fire - Celebrate
Edgar Winter Group - Can't Tell One from the Other

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Chris Elliot & Dr Boogie  Mar 3 1976  6-8.30pm   259m

10cc - I'm Mandy Fly Me
Jess Roden - I'm On Your Side
David Bowie - Golden Years
Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance - Don't Try and Change My Mind
Fatback Band - Keep on Steppin
Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson - South Carolina
Spirit - Like a Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan - Joey
Nils Lofgren - Two By Two
The Eagles - One of These Nights
Elvin Bishop - Juke Joint Jump
Little Feat - Rock N' Roll Doctor
Loggins & Messina - Fox Fire, A Love Song
Linda Ronstadt - Love is a Rose
Barefoot Jerry - Ali Baba
Mott the Hoople - All the Way from Memphis (live), Marionette
Kevin Ayres - Circular Letter
Jackson Browne - Fountain of Sorrow
Bob Weir - Walk in the Sunshine
David Bromberg - I Like to Sleep Late in the Morning
Larry Carlton - Waving and Smiling
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Earth Wind and Fire - Power Medley (live)
Little Feat - One Love Stand
Patti Smith - Kimberly
Bonnie Raitt - My First Night Alone Without You
David Bowie - Word on a Wing
Elton John - Rocket Man
Stevie Wonder - I Love Every Little Thing About You

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Mark Lawrence  May 15 1976  6.30 - 9.00 am   192m
0630-0700
Splinter - Costafine Town
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Love the One You're With
Peter Frampron - Show Me the Way
Bob Dylan - I want you
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
Moody Blues - Melancholy Man
0800-0900
Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
New Riders of the Purple Sage - Panama Red
Poco - A Good Feeling to Know (live)
Jackson Browne - Doctor My Eyes
Alan White - Ooooh Baby (Goin' To Pieces)
The Jackson 5 - Skywriter
Gary Wright - The Power of Love
Steeleye Span - The Wife of Usher's Well
Sparks - At Home, At Work, At Play
Simon and Garfunkel - Keep the Customers Satisfied
Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Fleetwood Mac - Blue Letter
Patti Smith - Gloria
Wings - Beware My Love
ELO - Poker
America - Don't Cross the River
09:00 Tony Allan: The Spinners - Mighty Love

First day of daytime service on 192m

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Stuart Russell   May 15 1976  6.00 pm - 7.30 pm  192 (& 259 from 7 pm)

10 CC - Art for Art's Sake
James Taylor - You've Got a Friend
America - Ventura Highway
Mamas & Papas - California Dreamin
Splinter - Costafine Town
Wings -Silly Love songs
Python Lee Jackson - Second Time Around the Wheel
The Sunshine Band - Funky
Carole King - We Are All in This Together
Rufus - Once You Get Started
Electric Light Orchestra - Witness
Beach Boys - Darlin'
George Harrison - Isn't it a Pity
Roxy Music - Street Life
Kayak - Wintertime
Steely Dan - Fire in the Hole
Eagles - James Dean
Billy Paul - Brown Baby (live)

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Mark Lawrence  Summer evening 1976

Todd Rundgren – The Lord Chancellor’s Nightmare
Neil Sedaka – Oh Carol
Alan White – Silly Woman
The Velvet Underground – There She Goes Again
Wishbone Ash – Rest in Peace
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
Dave Mason – You Shouldn’t Have Took More than You Gave
Sailor – Sailor
The Business - Get Out Of My House
Jimi Hendrix – Wild Thing

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Jonathan Day  Jun 1976  12.40-1.25pm   192m

Derek and the Dominoes - Layla
Ohio Players - Skin Tight
Minnie Ripperton - Reasons
Orleans - Stoned
Radio Caroline Mid-day Concert:
Pointer Sisters - Live at the Opera House

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Samantha  Jun 4 1976  11.05-11.40am   192m

America - Watership Down
Joan Armatrading - Water with the Wine
Bad Company - Silver, Blue and Gold
David Bowie - Wild is the Wind
The Eagles - Already Gone
The Four Seasons - Who Loves You?
Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me
Lowell Fulson - Name of the Game
Peter Frampton - Show Me the Way

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Tom Anderson  Jun 20 1976  2.40-3.00pm   192m

Daryl Hall and John Oates - You're Much Too Soon
Gerry Rafferty - All The Best People Do It
John Miles - Music
David Bowie - All the Madmen

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James Ross  Jun 20 1976  3.00-4.10pm   192m

Allman Brothers – Jessica
Queen - You're My Best Friend
The Mamas and the Papas - Go Where You Wanna Go
The Beatles - A Taste of Honey
Nils Lofgren - Cry Tough
Andrew Gold - Endless Flight
Colin Blunstone - This is Your Captain Calling
The Beatles - Back in the USSR
ELO - One Summer Dream
Don McLean - American Pie
Henry McCullough - Lord Knows
Moonrider/Keith West - Golddigger
Poco - Rocky Mountain Breakdown
Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin'
David Essex - Here it Comes Again
Earth and Fire - Journey
Chicago - I've Never Been in Love Before

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Steve Kent  Saturday end-July 1976  9.10-10.00am   192m

Don McLean - American Pie
ELO - Boy Blue
Elton John - Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me
Chicago - Wishing You Were Here
LA Band -I Know What I Like
Attitudes - In the Flow Of Love
Neil Young - Harvest
The Bunch - The Locomotion
Rod Stewart - Reason to Believe
Rick Derringer - Hang on Sloopy
The Who - Little Billy
Mont Python - Eric The Half A Bee

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Steve Kent  Jul 26 1976  3-4pm   192m

Sensational Alex Harvey Band - The Boston Tea Party
Barclay James Harvest - Titles
Crosby, Still & Nash - Marrakesh Express
Flaming Groovies - Shake Some Action
Duck's Deluxe - Paris 9
The Kinks - Underneath the Neon Sign
Gene Kelly - Singin' in the Rain
Paul Simon - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Elton John - Billy Bones and the White Bird
Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle
Eric Clapton - Willy and the Hand Jive
Bob Marley & The Wailers - I Shot the Sheriff
The Band - When I Paint My Masterpiece
Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino

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Brian Richards  Aug 15 1976  Midnight-1am   259m

The Roaring Sixties - We Love the Pirate Stations
Detroit Spinners - Smile, We Have Each Other
Orphan - Wild Mountain Ride
Steely Dan - Barrytown
Hot Tuna - Sleep Song
Traffic - Something New
Billy Joel - Captain Jack
Janis Joplin - Cry
Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird
John David Souther - Simple Man, Simple Dream
Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Eagles - James Dean
Firefall - You are the Woman
Joni Mitchell - Electricity

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Ed Foster  Sep 16 1976   7.00-8.00pm  259m

Thin Lizzie - The Boys are Back in Town
Streetwalkers - Between Us
Be Bop Deluxe - Life in the Air-Age
Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle
Lemming - Suicide Without Fear
Brian Ferry - The Price of Love
Led Zeppelin - Trampled Underfoot
Roxy Music - Editions of You
Wavemaker - Syren's Song
TONTO - track from the album It's About Time
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe'

First day back on air after storm damage.

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Ed Foster  Nov 7 1976  7.20-8.45pm   259/192m

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage/Eclipse
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
Cockney Rebel - Sebastian/Mr Soft
The Who - The Punk and the Godfather
Moody Blues - I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band
Caravan - Golf Girl
Alice Cooper - Devil's Food/The Black Widow
Jethro Tull - Teacher
The Who - Dirty Jobs/Helpless Dancer
Head East - The Victim
Supertramp - Rudy
Loving Awareness - Love You To Know
Steeleye Span - Sir James the Rose
The Who - 5.15

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Ed Foster  Nov 8 1976  7.20-9.00pm   259/192m

Pink Fairies - I Wish I Was A Girl
Alice Cooper - Elected
SAHB - Delilah (live)
Caravan - Waterloo Lily
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Gypsy Lights
Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
Deke Leonard - Broken Ovation
Jethro Tull - Nothing to Say
Steeleye Span - Sir James the Rose
Rolling Stones - Star Star
LA Band - Jarold
Animals - House of the Rising Sun
Pink Floyd - One of These Days
Angel - Pressure Point
Deep Purple - My Woman from Tokyo
Hawkwind - Space is Deep

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1977

Johnny Jason Feb 12 1977 1.20-2.20pm 259m

Genesis - The Cinema Show/Aisle of Plenty
ELO - From the Sun to the World (Boogie #1)
SAHB (Without Alex) - Shake Your Way To Heaven
? - Talking About Diamonds
Mick Ronson - Slaughter on 10th Avenue
David Bowie - Watch that Man
Rolling Stones - Ain't Too Proud to Beg/It's Only Rock and Roll
Rod Stewart - (You Know) I'm Losing You
The Faces - Just Another Honky
The Small Faces - Itchicoo Park/Lazy Sunday

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Johnny Jason Feb 13 1977 12.40-3.00pm  259m

S.A.H.B. Without Alex - Love you for a Lifetime
Joan Armatrading - Help yourself
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Do What You Want, Be What you Are.
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Out of Me, Out of You
Eagles - Try and Love Again
The O'Jays - Back Stabber
Loving Awareness - Free Your Soul
Van Morrison - Autumn Song
Elton john - Mellow
Ozark Mountain Daredevils - What's Happened Along In My Life
Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band - Are You Really Real?
Joni Mitchell - Song for Sharon
Doobie Brothers - South City Midnight Lady
Maria Muldaur - Honey Baby Blues
Mose Allison - Parchment Farm
JJ Cale - Ridin' Home
Detroit Spinners - Ain't No Price on Happiness
The Natural Four - Hey What's Happening Here?
Gallagher & Lyle - Heart On My Sleeve, Breakaway, I Wanna Stay with You
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
Harry Chapin - Greyhound

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Stuart Russell  Feb 13 1977 3.00-3.45pm  259m

String Driven Thing - It's a Game
Carol King - You Gentle Me
The Main Ingredient - Happiness is Just Around the Bend
Isley Brothers - Fall in Love with You
The Main Ingredient - Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing
Stephen Bishop - Sinking in an Ocean of Tears
ELO - Rockaria
Marvin Gaye- How sweet It Is (To be Loved by You)
LA Band - Love You to Know
Doobie Brothers - Take Me in Your Arms
Billy Joel - Piano Man

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James Ross  mid-Feb 1977   259m

Supertramp - Lady
Chicago - Gently I'll Wake You
Cate Brothers - In One Eye and Out The Other
Cado Belle - The Airport Shutdown
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Love - You Set the Scene

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Non-stop music  Feb 16 1977  9.40 - 10.00am   259m

Doobie Brothers - China Grove
Elton John - Crazy Water
Heart - Crazy on You
The Fortunes - Caroline

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James Ross  Feb 16 1977  10.00-12.00 midday   259m

Daryl Hall and John Oates - Back Together Again
Roger Glover - Dawn/Get Ready
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right
The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday
Quantum Jump - Lone Ranger
The Monkees - Listen to the Band
Linda Ronstadt - Hasten Down the Wind
Warren Zeavon - Join Me in LA
Racing Cars - They Shoot Horses, don't They?
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Al Stewart - Flying Sorcery
America - To Each His Own
Aretha Franklin - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
Daryl Hall and John Oates - Las Vegas Turnaround
Wings - Back Seat of My Car
Renaissance - Ocean Gypsy
Splinter - China Light
Gary Wright - The Light of Smiles
Chicago - Wishing You Were Here
Rod Stewart - Get Back
Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number
The Eagles - Hotel California
Barclay James Harvest - Pole St Rag
American Flyer - Back in '57
Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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Johnny Jason  Feb 16 1977  12.00 midday-3pm   259m

Stills Young Band - Wanna Make Love to You
Dana Gillespie - Hold Me Gently
Loving Awareness Band - No Other High
Earth Wind and Fire - Mom
Santana - Everything's Coming Our Way
Elton John - Ticking
Mick Greenwood - Writing on the Wall
Doctor John - Right Place, Wrong Time
Grateful Dead - Weather Report Suite: Part II (Let it Grow)
Barclay James Harvest - Mayday ...
Julie Driscoll - Road to Cairo
Doobie Brothers - Travelling Man
Steve Miller Band - Songs For Our Ancestors
Renaissance - Ocean Gypsy
ELO - Shangri-la
Genesis - Your Own Special Way
Kayak - Winter Time
Focus - Sylvia
ELP - The Sheriff/Jeremy Bender
Rick Wakeman - Catherine Parr
Lesley Duncan - Everything Changes
Gallagher and Lyle - Never Give Up On Love
Jim Croce - Love You in a Song
Roberta Flack - The River
Marvin Gaye - Come Live With Me
Fleetwood Mac - Crystal
Carly Simon - It Keeps You Running
Bonnie Raitt - Under The Falling Sky

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Mark Lawrence  Feb 16 1977  3.00-4.15pm   259m

Dave Edmunds - Baby I Love You
Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound if Silence
Santana - Carnival/Let the Children Play
Santana - All the Love of the Universe
Supertramp - Lady
Elton John - If I need You to Turn To
Nils Lofgren - Cry Tough
Love - Alone Again Or
The Raspberries - Overnight Sensation
Murray Head - Say It Ain't So, Joe
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
The Blue Jays - I Dreamed Last Night
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun/Hey Jude
Can - I Want More
David Bowie - Sound and Vision

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Mark Lawrence  Feb 27 1977  3.30-5.15pm   259m

Pink Floyd – Grantchester Meadows, Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict
Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary
Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
The Beatles – A Day in the Life
“Abbey Road Side 2” à la Mark Lawrence:
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Booker T. & the M.G.'s– Because, You Never Give Me your Money
The Bee Gees – Sun King
The Beatles – Mean Mr Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight
The London Symphony Orchestra - The End
The Beatles – Her Majesty
Clifford T Ward – Home Thoughts from Abroad
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
America – Company
Art Garfunkel - I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
Pink Floyd – Pigs
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Hideaway
Stevie Wonder – He’s Misstra Know It All

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Johnny Jason  Mar 3 1977  12.00 midday-3.47pm   259m

Buckingham Nicks - Races are Run
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Trapeze - Will Our Love End
Doobie Brothers - South City Midnight Lady
Joan Armatrading - Somebody Who Loves You
George Harrison - Beautiful Girl
Dave Mason - Every Woman/Sad and Deep as You/Give Me a Reason Why (live tracks)
Linda Ronstadt - Long Long Time
Gallagher & Lyle - Had to Fall in Love
Bonnie Bramlett - If I Were Your Woman
Marshall Tucker Band - Can't you See
Steve Miller Band - I Love You/Going to the Country
Minnie Riperton - Our Lives
Marvin Gaye - Come Live with Me Angel
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Superman Lover
The Commodores - Girl, I Think the World About You
Rufus - Stop On By
Joni Mitchell - Song for Sharon
The Eagles - Hotel California
Heart - How Deep It Goes
Steely Dan - Turn That Heartbeat Over Again
Jefferson Starship - Cruisin'
Jess Roden Band - Can't Get Next to You
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Dancer with Bruised Knees
Robert Palmer - One Last Look/Keep in Touch Girl
Cado Belle - Rocked to Stony Silence
Average White Band - I Just Wanna Love You Tonight
Santana - Reach Up
Gary Wright - My Love is Alive
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

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Mark Lawrence  Mar 3 1977  4.55-6.05pm   259m

Sparks - This Town Ain't Big Enough ...
Chicago - I'm a Man
Roxy Music - Pyjamarama
David Bowie - Sound and Vision
Ringo Starr - Pure Gold
Wings - Live and Let Die
Elton John - Crazy Water
Status Quo - Paper Plane
ELO - Rockaria!
Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black
Art Garfunkel - I Believe
Colin Blunstone - Caroline Goodbye
New Riders of the Purple Sage - On My Way Back Home

Last broadcast on 259 metres - included tour of ship with James Ross

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Johnny Jason  Mar 18 1977  3:00-6:00pm   319m

O' Jays - 992 Arguments
James Taylor - How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You)
Doobie Brothers - Take Me in Your Arms
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to Love
Jefferson Starship - Love Lovely Love
10cc - Lazy Ways
Joni Mitchell - Help Me
CSN - Guinnevere
America - Amber Cascades
Heart - How Deep It Goes ...
Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly
ELO - Can't Get It Out of My Head, Shangri-la
Roy Buchanan - Sweet Dreams
Billy Preston - Nothing from Nothing/Will It Go Round in Circles
The Commodores - Let's Get Started
Graham Central Station - Can You Handle It?
Santana - Let the Music Set You Free
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Trapeze - Midnight Flyer
Bad company - Man Needs Woman
Robert Palmer - Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Little Feat - Rock 'N' Roll Doctor
Jess Roden Band - Stone Chaser
Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper - Albert's Shuffle
Allman Brothers Band - Southbound
Marshall Tucker Band - Life in the South
The Doors - Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
Paice Ashton & Lord - Silas and Jerome/Dance With Me Baby
George Hatcher Band - First Things Smoking
Boston - Smokin'
If - Follow That With Your Perfoming Seals If You Can
Rory Gallagher - Laundromat (live)
Bruce Springsteen - Kitty's Back
Van Morisson - Domino

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Ed Foster  Mar 18 1977  6:00-6:20pm   319m

Status Quo - Something's Going on in My Head
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Tomahawk Kid
Bad Company - Too Bad
Deep Purple - My Woman from Tokyo

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James Ross  Mar 22 1977  9:55-11:35am   319m

The Nice - How Can We Hang On To A Dream?
Barbara Streisand & Chris Kristoffersen - Watch Closely Now/Queen Bee
Loving Awareness Band - Existence
Marshall Tucker Band - Heard It in a Love Song
Wishbone Ash - When You Know Love
Lindisfarne - Fog on the Tyne/Lady Eleanor/Meet Me on the Corner
The Move - Flowers in the Rain
Iain Matthews - Tigers will Survive
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Where are All My Friends
Undisputed Truth - you + Me = Love
Billy Joel - Say Goodbye to Hollywood
Poco - Rose of Cimarron
Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock 'N' Roll
Renaissance - Things I don't Understand/Carpet of the Sun (Live)
Al Green - Let's Get Married

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Johnny Jason  Mar 1977  3:00-6:00pm   319m

Buckingham Nicks - Races are Run
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Focus - Sylvia
Earth and Fire - 21st Century Show
Alquin - Oriental Journey
801 Live - Tomorrow Never Knows
Roxy Music - Both Ends Burning (live)
Bryan Ferry - Love Me Madly Again

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Tony Allan  June 14 1977  1.00-2.00pm   319m

Barbara Streisand & Chris Kristoffersen - Watch Closely Now
Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction
10cc - People in Love
CSN - Long Time Gone
Undisputed Truth - Method to the Madness
George Harrison - Beware of Darkness
George Harrison - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
The Babys - I Believe in Love/I Know How You Love Me
Cat Stevens - The First Cut is the Deepest/Kypros
Osibisa - Phallus C

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Ed Foster  June 14 1977  9.00-10.05pm   319m

ELP - Pirates
Spooky Tooth - Sunlight of My Mind
Bryan Ferry - Love Me Madly Again
Queen - Great King Rat
REO Speedwagon - Golden Country (Live)
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Bittersweet Love
Sadistic Mica Band - Cosmic Watch
The Clash - Remote Control
The Runaways - Take It or Leave It
Deep Purple - Space Trucking

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Tony Allan  Summer 1977  Midnight-12.45am   319m

Kevin Coyne - Marlene
Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man
Issac Hayes & Dionne Warwick - Feelings/My Eyes Adored You
Bolland & Bolland - Time of Your Life
Hawkwind - Spirit of the Age
Joan Armatrading - Down to Zero
Quicksilver Messenger Service - What About Me?
Linda Lewis - My Love Is Here to Stay
Burt Bacharach - South American Getaway

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Steve Kent - July 18  1977  3.00-3.55pm  319m

David Bowie - Oh You Pretty Things
Chicago - Mama Mama
Illusion - Everywhere You Go
Jackson Browne - For Everyman / A Child in These Hills
Mike Oldfield - On Horseback / Don Alfonso
Barclay James Harvest - Child of the Universe
Tracks from the Woodstock Double Album:
Arlo Guthrie - Coming into Los Angeles
Sha-Na-Na - The Hop
The Who - See Me, Feel Me
Crosby Stills Nash and young - Wooden Ships

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Stuart Russell  Aug 4 1977  8.00-8.50pm   319m

The Fortunes - Caroline
Tavares - Don't Take Away the Music
The Temptations - Get Ready
Supercharge - Get Up and Dance
Doobie Brothers - Long Train Running
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
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"Disco Duck" (Radio Mi Amigo theme)
The Fortunes - Caroline
Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine

Celebration on board after Mi Amigo sinking alarm

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Roger Mathews  Aug 13 1977  10.25-12.00 midday   319m

Klaatu - Dr Marvello
The Byrds - Eight Miles High
Amanda Lear - Blood and Honey
Eric Clapton - Hello Old Friend
Steve Miller Band - Rockin' Me
Charlie - No Second Chance
The Tramps - Save A Place
Kayak - Serenades
Curtis Mayfield - We Got To Have Peace
Valerie Carter - O-o-h Child
Smokey Robinson - Vitamin A
Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
Chris Farlow - Out of Time
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire
The Mamas & the Papas - California Dreaming
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe

Guided tour of ship and 60s offshore reminisce - with Stuart Russell

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Steve Kent  Aug 13 & 14 1977    319m

Clips from 12 midday-3pm on Aug 13
Racing Cars - They Shoot Horses, don't They?
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The Albion Dance Band - Horses Brawl
Elton John - Tonight

Around Midnight Aug 14
Beatles - All You Need is Love
Pete Seeger - We Shall Overcome
The Fortunes - Caroline
Peter Frampton - Show Me the Way
Todd Rundgren - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
David McWilliams - Days of Pearly Spencer
Barclay James Harvest - Brother Thrush

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Martin Fisher  Nov 26 1977  11.00-12.00 midday   319m

Eric Clapton - Motherless Children
Peter Frampton - I'm a Roadrunner/Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours
Bob Dylan - The Memphis Blues Again
ELO - Livin' Thing
The Beatles - The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
The Beatles - Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey
The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane
Jefferson Airplane - To Love Somebody (live)
Bad Company - Don't Let Me Down
Supertramp - Give a Little Bit
Beach Boys - Good time

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Mark Lawrence  Nov 26 1977  12.00-14.05pm   319m

The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday
Roger Daltry - Avenging Annie
The Who - Blue Red & Grey/I'm Free
Klaatu - Dr Marvello
Moody Blues - Ride My Seesaw (live)
Wings - Go Now (live)
Stones - It's Only Rock N' Roll (live)
Hawkwind - Spirit of the Age
Jean Michelle Jarre - Oxygene 1 & 2
Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies
Peter Baumann - Romance
Steve Hillage - Searching for the Spark
Illusion - Everywhere You Go
Elton John - If I Need You to Turn To/Ticking
The Shankar Family - I am Missing You
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
Nirvana - Rainbow Chaser
The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Sutherland Brothers - Real Love
Sparks - Never Turn You Back on Mother Earth
Sparks - Something for the Girl with Everything/Equator
Cat Stevens - I Never Wanted to be a Star
Alan Parsons Project - The Raven
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High
Ronettes - Be My Baby

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Stuart Russell  Dec 1 1977  10.05-11.00am   319m

George Harrison - Isn't It a Pity
Bread - Welcome to the Music
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Some Things You Never Get Used To
Al Stewart - On The Border
Beatles - Let It Be
Love - Alone Again Or
Gladys Knight & The Pips - On and On
Beatles - Come Together
Eric Clapton - Hello Old Friend
Chicago - If You Leave Me Now/Old Days
Nirvana - Rainbow Chaser
Kayak - Winter Time
Beatles - All You Need is Love
Peter - Peace

Station loses its 24 hr service

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1978

All-time 50 Top LP Tracks  Easter Sunday, March 26 1978   319m

  1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  2. Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
  3. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
  4. All Right Now - Free
  5. Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  6. Mocking Bird (Live) - Barclay James Harvest
  7. Child in Time - Deep Purple
  8. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
  9. Time - Pink Floyd
  10. Hotel California - The Eagles
  11. Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
  12. Sheep - Pink Floyd
  13. Fanfare for the Common Man - Emerson Lake and Palmer
  14. Funeral for a Friend, Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John
  15. Yours to No Disgrace - Yes
  16. I'm Not in Love - 10cc
  17. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix / More Than a Feeling - Boston
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  19. Ripples - Genesis
  20. Angie - The Rolling Stones
  21. Meddle - Pink Floyd
  22. A Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
  23. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
  24. Silver Machine - Hawkwind
  25. Radar Love - Golden Earring
  26. Bridge over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
  27. Us and Them - Pink Floyd
  28. Won't Get fooled Again - The Who
  29. Brain Damage, Eclipse - Pink Floyd
  30. Hocus Pocus - Focus
  31. Caroline - Status Quo
  32. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  33. Trampled Underfoot - Led Zeppelin
  34. Achilles' Last Stand - Led Zeppelin / Mystery Song - Status Quo
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  36. Pigs - Pink Floyd
  37. Highway Star - Deep Purple / Rock 'N' Roll Star - Barclay James Harvest
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  39. Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
  40. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
  41. Child of The Universe - Barclay James Harvest
  42. Rock 'N' Roll - Led Zeppelin
  43. For No One - Barclay James Harvest
  44. No Quarter - Led Zeppelin
  45. The Year of the Cat - Al Stewart
  46. Lucky Man - Emerson Lake and Palmer / Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
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  48. Burn - Deep Purple / I Know What I Like in Your Wardrobe - Genesis
  49. -
  50. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

To celebrate the station's 14th Birthday in March 78, a marathon All-Time Top 50 Albums Tracks was complied from a list of 200 Personal Top 30s that listeners had sent in.The programme was hosted by DJs Mark Lawrence and Mike Stevens and ran from 7.30pm till the early hours of the following morning - with Stairway to Heaven at Nº 1. (Not forgetting Monty Python's "Parrot Sketch" squeezed in just before the Nº 1 slot!)

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Roger Mathews  May 12 1978  3.00-5.00am   319m

Stevie Wonder – Living for the City
Robert Palmer – Night People
Patti Smith Group – Because the Night
Gallagher and Lyle – Showdown
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Carly Simon – Back Down To Earth
Tower of Power – It’ll Never Be The Same
Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
Bob Welch – Ebony Eyes
The Rubinoos – Leave My Heart Alone/Hard to Get
Wet Willie – Keep on Smilin’
Wings – Venus & Mars/Rock Show/Jet (live set)
Tony Joe White – Backwoods Preacher Man
Elkie Brooks – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
The Tubes – Don’t Touch Me There
Ozark Mountain Daredevils – Crazy Love
Saluki (Norwegian band) – Come Down
Billy Joel – Get It Right the First Time
Roxy Music – Love is the Drug
Daryl Hall & John Oates – Don’t Change
Supercharge – Let the Feeling Grow
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – California
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Rory Block – Don’t Walk Out
New Riders of the Purple Sage – On My Way Back Home

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Brian Martin  Aug 2 1978  8.05-8.50pm   319m

Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way
Bob Dylan - Baby, Stop Crying
Bob Dylan - Hurricane
Robert Palmer - Love Can Run Faster
Elvis Costello - Red Shoes
Renaissance - Northern Lights
Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes
Bruce Springsteen - Badlands
10cc - Silly Love

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Brian Martin  Aug 3 1978  6.30-8.30pm   319m

Sutherland Brothers & Quiver - Dark Ship
Todd Rundgren - All the Children Sing
Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe
The Intelligents - Rocking Band
The Babys - Isn't it Time
Bob Dylan - We'd Better Talk This Over
Mink Deville - Just Your Friends
Bruc Springsteen - Badlands
Eddie & The Hot Rods - Quit This Town
Roxy Music - If It Takes All Night
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop
Mick Farren - Half Price Drinks
Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Japan - Transmission
Cat Stevens - Peace Train
Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Rolling Stones - We Love You
Marshall Tucker Band - Dream Love
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Blockheads
Stranglers - Toiler on the Sea
Dire Straits - Setting Me Up
Grupo Sportivo - Superman
Flaming Groovies - All I want
Beatles - Nowhwere Man
Fabulous Poodles - Mr Mike
Maggie Ryder - If You've Found It
Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin

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Stevie Gordon  Aug 28 1978  7.05-9.00pm   319m

Tom Robinson Band - Power in the Darkness
The Zombies - Time of the Season
Stevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My Feet
Bob B Soxx and the Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee-Doh-Dah
Bruce Springsteen - Badlands
The Byrds - So you Want To Be a Rock 'N Roll Star
Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally
Moody Blues - I'll Be Level With You
Firefall - Livin' Ain't Easy
Joni Mitchell - In France They Kiss on Mainstreet
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
It's a Beautiful Day - White Bird
Paul Simon - Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Billy Preston - That's the Way God Planned It
Dave Mason - Baby Please
Fleetwood Mac - Say You Love Me
Jackson Browne - The Fuse
Rolling Stones - Miss You
Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork
Boston - Don't Look Back
Barry Manilow - Nice Boy Like You
10cc - Dreadlock Holiday

August Bank Holiday 1978 - live on deck and in the mess room

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Mike Stevens  Aug 28 1978  9.00-9.30pm   319m

Genesis - Many Too Many
Pablo Cruise - Worlds Away
Eric Clapton - Further On Up The Road
Rezillos - My Baby Does Good Sculptures
Mink DeVille - Rolene
Steel Pulse - Prodigal Son

Extract from a Caroline Countdown

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Mike Stevens  Sep 13 1978  10.00pm-12.00 midnight   319m

John Lennon - Ballad of John and Yoko
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
Climax Blues Band - Champagne and Rock N' Roll
Mink de Ville - "A" Train Lady
Nick Lowe - Little Hitler
Little Feat - Oh, Atlanta
Robert Palmer - How Much Fun
Foreigner - Double Vision
Eric Clapton - Steady Rollin' Man
Eric Clapton (The Band) - Further on up the Road
Cream - White Room
Eddie Money - Two Tickets for Paradise
Bob Dylan - True Love Tends to Forget
Bob Seger - Still the Same
Steely Dan - Haitian Divorce
City Boy - 5705
Alberto y los Trios Paranoias - BRRRR!
Rolling Stones - Off the Hook, Miss You
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Too Much ain't Enough
Steve Gibbons Band - Down in the Bunker
Spencer Davis Group - Catch You on the Rebop
Traffic - Rock 'n' Roll Stew
John Otaway & Wild Willy Barrett - Place Farm Way
Paul Simon - Me and Julio down by the Schoolyard
Darryl Hall & John Oates - When the Morning Comes
Seals and Crofts - We May Never Pass this Way Again
Gerry Rafferty - City to City
Boston - Feeling Satisfied
Doobie Brothers - China Grove
Sha Na Na - Put More Bounce in your Buggy

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Samantha  Sep 21 1978  11.15-11.45pm   319m

Jackson Browne - You love the Thunder
Bruce Springsteen - Something in the Night
Steve Winwood - Midland Maniac
Bob Seger - Still the Same
Bryan Ferry - Love Me Madly Again
Nils Lofgren - Can't Get Closer (WCGC)

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Roger Mathews  Sep 27 1978  6.00-7.05pm   319m

Mink DeVille – Just Your Friends
Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane
Bob Seger – Ain’t got No Money
Rezillos – Top of the Pops
The Babys – A Piece of the Action
Rod Stewart – Reason to Believe/You’re Insane
Klaatu – Dr Marvello
Carleen Carter – Never Together but Close Sometimes
Joe Walsh – Life’s Been Good
Eric Clapton – Willy & the Hand Jive
Steel Pulse – Prodigal Son
Al Stewart – On the Border
Steely Dan - FM (No Static at All)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuesday’s Gone

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Samantha  Sep 29 1978  10.00-11.00pm   319m

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer
Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
Earth Wind and Fire - Fantasy
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natural Mystic
Elvis Costello - No Dancing
Fleetwood Mac - Dissatisfied
Linda Ronstadt - The Tattler
City Boy - What a Night
Rolling Stones - Winter
Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are
Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces
CSN&Y - Long Time Gone/49 Bye-Byes (Live)
Peter Frampton - Wind of Change/Lines on My Face

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1979

Tom Hardy  Apr 15 1979  5.00-5.45pm    319m

Chicago - Beginnings
The Police - Roxanne
Joe Jackson - Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Billy Joel - Big Shot
Chas & Dave - Strummin'
Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me
Caravan - Behind You/Love to Love You
Ian Gomm - Twenty-four Hour Service
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for The Devil
Bram Tchaikovski - Girl of My Dreams
Boston - More than a Feeling

Easter Sunday return to air - first regular programme

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Steven Bishop  Apr 1979  8.05-8.55pm   319m

Daryl Hall & John Oates – Back Together Again
Klaatu – Calling Occupants (Of Interplanetary Craft)
Beach Boys – Here Comes the Night
Status Quo – Again and Again
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Steppenwolf – Straight Shootin’ Woman
Ace – How Long?
Gallagher & Lyle – Love on the Airwaves
Blondie – Heart of Glass

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Tony Allan  May 9 1979  8.50-9.55pm   319m

Pointer Sisters - Lay It on the Line
Rufus - I'm a Woman
Stevie Wonder - Another Star
Quincy Jones - Superwoman
Peter Allen - I Could Have Been A Sailor
Dr John - Let's Make A Better World
The Members - Phone-in Show
Doobie Brothers - Take Me in Your Arms
Burt Bacharach Orchestra - South American Getaway
George Harrison - If You Believe
The Beatles - Across the Universe
Chris Rea - Letter from Amsterdam
'Last Leviathan'

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Richard Thompson  June 3 1979  7.30-8.00pm   319m

Yes - See All Good People
Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Chicago - Saturday in the Park
Genesis - Ripples
Widowmaker - Leave the Kids Alone
Derek and the Dominoes - Layla

Tracks from the Personal Top 30 of Rob Staines

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Martin Fisher  June 3 1979  8.00-8.15pm   319m

Pink Floyd - Let There Be More Light
The Tubes - Prime Time
Roxy Music - All I Want is You
Status Quo - Accident Prone

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Tom Hardy  Sept 2 1979  6.00-7.55pm   319m

Poco - The Dance
Renaissance - Carpet of the Sun
John Lennon - Nr 9 Dream
Wings - Silly Love Songs
Beatles - Day in the life
Eagles - Best of My Love
Monkees - Daydream Believer
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Daryl Hall & John Oates - She's Gone
Justin Haywood and John Lodge - My Brother
Gallagher & Lyle - I Wanna Stay with You
Bread - Guitar Man
Boston - More Than a Feeling
Commodores - I'm Easy
Commodores - To Be Close to You
Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
Bellamy Brothers - Let your Love Flow
Allman Brothers - Jessica
Liverpool Express - You are My Love
Sutherland Brothers & Quiver - Arms of Mary

Personal Top 30 of Susan Friend from Middlesex

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Mike Hagler  Early Nov 79  2:50-4:05pm*   319m

LA Band - Love You to Know
Buffalo Springfield - Questions
reggae artist - Love and Harmony
Pointer Sisters - Fire
Earth Wind & Fire - Got to Get You into My Life
Peter Tosh & Mick Jaggar - Walk On, Don't Look Back
Little River Band - Lonesome Loser
Paul McCartney - Arrow Through Me
Fleetwood Mac - Angel
Van Morrison - Full Force Gale
Jimmy Buffet - Survive
Doobie Brothers - Here to Love You
Interview with Joan Baez
"love, all we need is love" - chorus
Led Zeppelin - Fool in the Rain

First "Spaceplay" *scheduled for 8-10pm

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Steven Bishop  Dec 9 1979  10.40pm-midnight   319m

Santana – Samba Pa Ti
Narada Michael Walden – Give Your Love a Chance
Ian Gillan Band – Child In Time
Stephen Stills – Love Story
CSN – Marrakech Express
Emmylou Harris – Sweet Dreams
Bob Dylan – Lay Lady Lay
Gary Brooker – Say It Ain’t So Joe
Procul Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Dire Straits – Where do You Think You’re Going?
The Isley Brothers – For the Love of You
Jim Croce – Time in a Bottle
Sad Café – Everyday Hurts
The Beatles – You’re Gonna Lose that Girl/Let it Be
Neil Young – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Blue – Long Enough
Dobie Gray – Let This Man Take Hold of Your Life
Kate Bush – Wow
David Gates – Suite: Clouds, Rain

"Nice 'N' Easy" programme

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1980

Mike Stevens  Jan 8 1980  10.30pm-12 midnight   319m

Bruce Springsteen - Badlands
Graham Parker & the Rumour - Can't Get No Protection
Dave Edmunds - Crawling from the Wreckage
The Police - No Time This Time
Johnny G - Like Smokey I Smile
Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias - Heads Down No Nonsense Mindless Boogie
Status Quo - Mad About the Boy
Sammy Hagar - Burn in Hell
Roger Chapman - Midnight Child
Family - Sweet Desiree
The Tourists - Summer's Night
Lowell George - Honest Man
Little Feat - Be One Now
Jonathan Richmond & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Mink de Ville - One Way Street
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - What are You Doing in My Life?
Rolling Stones - Only Rock 'N' Roll
Chuck Berry - Promised Land
Steve Gibbons Band - Tulane
Fingerprints - Beam Me Up Scotty
Chicago - Streetplayer
Steely Dan - My Old School

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Mike Stevens  Feb 8 1980  10-11pm   319m

Chas 'N' Dave - The Banging in Your Head
The Clash - London Calling
Dave Edmunds - Here Comes the Weekend
The Police - The Bed's Too Big Without You
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Wait in Vain
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
Roy Sundholm - The Way the Story Ended
Bruce Springsteen - Devil with the Blue Dress Medley
Fleetwood Mac - That's Enough for Me
The Bonzos - Big Shot
Free - Wishing Well
Robert Palmer - How Much Fun
Ian Gomm - Black and White
Nick Lowe - Heart of the City
Madness - Rocking in a Flat
Peter Gabriel - DIY
Genesis - Many Too Many/Scenes from a Night's Dream
Bob Dylan - When You Gonna Wake Up?

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Mike Stevens  Feb 1980  2.00-5.30am   319m

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
Free - Fire and Water
Nutz - Poor Man
Hudson Ford - Free Spirit
Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself
Peter Tosh - You've Got to Walk and Don't Look Back
Dandy Livingstone - A Message to You Rudy
The Specials - A Message to You Rudy
The Clash - Rudy Can't Fail
Public Image Ltd - Chant
The Flying Lizards - The Flood
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
Ralf McTell - First and Last Man
David McWilliams - Living is Just a State of Mind
Jim Capaldi - It's All right
Steve Windwood - Vacant chair
Traffic - Walking in the Wind
King Crimson - I Talk to the Wind
ELP - Lucky Man
Alberto y Los Trios Paranoias - Heads Down No Nonsense Mindless Boogie
The Ramones - Do you Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio?
Danny and the Juniors - At the Hop
Rolling Stones - Star, Star
Bob Seger - Get out of Denver
Bachman Turner Overdrive - Roll on down the Highway
Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
The Lone Groover - Whatever Happened to Straight Sex?
Holly & The Italians - Tell that Guy to Shut up
Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons - Soon You'll Be Gone
The Sports - Who Listens to the Radio
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Can't Get Up for Falling Down
The Flying Lizards - The Summertime Blues
Devo - Jocko Homo
The Lone Groover - Single off the Album
The Police - So Lonely
Roy Sundholme - Go Zero
The Pretenders - Precious
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
The Don Harrison Band - Living Another Day
Credence Clearwater Revival - Keep on Chooglin'
Steely Dan - Bad Sneakers/Baritone/Bodhisattva
Joni Mitchell - All I Want
Joan Baez - Diamonds and Rust
The Jerry Garcia Band - Cats Under the Stars
Kingfish - Jump for Joy
Ace (Bob Weir) - Walk in the Sunshine
The Grateful Dead - Trucking
It's a Beautiful Day - White Bird

"Madrugada" programme

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Personal Top 30  Feb 1980  8.00-11.00pm   319m

Rolling Stones - Happy
Nick Lowe - Heart of the City
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Lip Service
Free - Wishing Well
Santana - Samba Pa Ti/Black Magic Woman
John Lennon - Jealous Guy
Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman
Fleetwood Mac - Need You Love So Bad/Man of the World
Patty Smith Group - Because the Night
Eric Clapton - Let it Grow
T-Rex - Life's a Gas
Bruce Springsteen & The E. Street Band - Born to Run
Yes - Starship Trooper
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
Janis Joplin - Move Over/Take a Piece of My Heart
Joan Armatrading - Baby I
John Miles - Music
Rolling Stones - Gimmie Shelter/Sympathy for the Devil
Hawkwind - Silver Machine
Bob Dylan - One More Cup of Coffee
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
The Beatles - Something
The Moody Blues - In the Beginning/Lovely to See You
Joan Armatrading - Somebody Who Loves You
The Beatles- Day in the Life
The Who - Love Reign O'er Me
Derek & the Dominoes - Layla
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Beatles - I am the Walrus
Bob Dylan - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)

Personal Top 30 of listener Mark James

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Tom Hardy  Mar 3 1980  8.00-9.10pm   319m

The Crooks - Modern Boys
The Pretenders - The Phone Call
Roxy Music - Do the Strand
Micky Jupp - You Know What I Mean
The GTs - Boys Have Feelings Too
Little River Band - It's A Long Way There
The Ramones - This Ain't Havana
The Police - On Any Other Day
Herman Brood - Love You Like I Love Myself
Tyrannosuarus Rex - King of the Rumbling Spires
T Rex - Hot Love
ZZ Top - Dust My Broom
Rory Gallagher - Eat My Words
Rich Kids - Ghost of Princes in Towers
Sex Pistols - Submission
Jon&Vangelis - I Hear You Now
Kraftwerk version - The Model

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Tom Anderson  Mar 16 1980  3.00-3.40am   319m

Billy Stewart - Summertime
Little Feat - New Delhi Freight Train
Pablo Cruise - Don't Want to Live Without It
Bad Company - Burning Sky
Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
Hatfield and the North - Halfway Between Heaven and Earth
Caravan - The dog the dog he's at it again/If I could do it all again I'd do it all over you

"Madrugada" programme

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Interview with Roger Mathews on Thameside Radio - Jan 79

OK What about working on Caroline in general? Do you like working on there? Do you enjoy working on the ship?

I think you have to, otherwise there's no way you could stick it, you know, not for a long period of time.

Right. You are allowed to pick your own records very much, sort of freedom isn't there?

There's a lot of freedom. I mean at one time there was total freedom, up to a few months ago, well, time flies here again, it would be about a year ago actually. But we decided there was such variation in the music with crew changes, I mean, you'd get one crew who were really into the heavy music and then you'd get a crew which was into light music, so your audience would keep changing depending on the crew. So to kind of balance it more we devised a format system which kind of balanced out the music. Which means that about almost two thirds of the music is formatted previously in the programme. And by formatting we don't mean you have to play a certain record but you have to play say a record from the Top 10, you know, followed by a classic or a superstar and then you get a new release followed by something from the 11 to 30. It's a very flexible system, you can move it round as you want it and you also get the free choices in as well.

Well, it certainly seems to work 'cos obviously a lot of people listen to you. So how many people do you think you've got listening? Have you any idea at all?

It's a very hard question, I mean, people come up with these surveys every now and again and, you know, you don't really know who to believe. The last ones I heard of they reckoned that there was about, over the week, there was about 4 million people had listened to us.

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