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Radio 1: The Jocks

JUSTE, Adrian

Tearing the soul out of this page...TIME-HONOURED wacky-thumbs-aloft character, with permanent helium-hysterical microphone voice, who linked funny comedy clips (Steven Wright et al) in an unfunny way (interrupting every other line of routine with a jokey “Oh, really?”, “So what happened?” etc) on a Saturday lunchtime, between DLT and a documentary about Steve Lillywhite. Also regularly to be found manning those ‘technically complex’ occasions like Bank Holidays, assembling weekly highlights show Radio 1 More Time, and seeing in the New Year with a ‘Bong’-straddling, Jive Bunny-anticipating mashup of the hits of the past twelve months (invariably billed by the Radio Times, in textbook Juste Humour fashion, as “the show that lasts two years!!”). Sacked over the phone when about to go on air just as Bannisterisation took hold, and has never missed an opportunity to stick the boot in ever since. Love him or hate him, the man basically WAS Radio 1 at one point.

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  1. Mike Reynolds

    May 4, 2010 at 12:43 am

    He now does idents for various commercial radio stations. He still sounds like a total prat. when our station used his voiced idents they were dropped after a month because everyone hated them.

  2. THX Kling Klang

    February 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Say this for Adrian, he did notice when Lionel Richie released non-hit Sela, he had a bigger hit in his back catalogue with Hello. Put them together and you got “Hello Sela!”

  3. tinhatter

    August 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Used to love his R1 program on a saturday in the 80’s. Good onya Aidos, didn’t realise you were a Lcs lad.

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