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Radio 1: The Jocks


phillipschofieldSURPRISE Broom Cupboard-fleeing addition to the roster, and surprisingly good too, with a pronounced fondness for the more ‘tuneful’ end of the indie spectrum, willingness to engage with ‘offbeat’ guests (usually Vic Reeves), and unexpected patronage of John Peel, who once assisted him in conducting a controlled explosion of a mysterious unsolicited bottle of champagne that arrived through the post. Did the honours for the big switch-on of Radio 1’s stereo transmitter in 1988, as he would later recount on Room 101…

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  1. Matthew Rudd

    July 23, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    He was certainly an Airhead fan, Lobbied for the re-issue of Funny How and everything.

  2. Applemask

    July 23, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Totally forgotten he was ever on Radio 1, even though I actually saw him on the Radio 1 Roadshow in Bude in 1991ish. Most pronounced memory of that: seeing the odd truck dotted around still displaying the old stripey logo even as the stage and T-shirts and everything were emblazoned with the newfangled “graffiti” effort. Such a cool kid, I was.

  3. Barbara

    July 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    And now he’s working with an airhead (Holly Willoughby) on This Morning! B-boom!

  4. Paul

    December 25, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Covered breakfast quite a few times when Mayo was off. A safe pair of hands and his Sunday afternoon show was a decent listen. I remember on his Thursday night programme he once played in full one of the 1987 package image song jingles following a request from a listener. He commented afterwards he didn’t like it as it sounded “too cheesy”.

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