Former motor mechanic and show salesman, Adrian Juste started as a radio DJ with Leicester's local BBC station in 1969 and spent six years there as disc jockey and producer, interrupted by a two year spell at Birmingham's local BRMB station as their breakfast presenter. He began working for Radio 1 as far back as 1977 as the anonymous voice on countless trails and was given his first show on a Saturday morning in April 1978.
Adrian's shows are well remembered for his distinctive lively style of presentation where he included audio comedy clips between records, Many Made by Adrian himself. His clips included 'The Grimleys', 'Fawlty Towers', Carry On', and 'Tony Hancock' dispersed with pop music of the day. His shows were normally scheduled at weekend lunchtimes. He was inspired by former Light Programme/Radio One presenter Jack Jackson (1906-1978). He was a popular presenter both on the radio and at club venues during the 1980's and 1990's. He recorded the voiceover for the new Radio 1 FM transmitter tests broadcast from 1988.
Adrian was sadly sacked from the station he loved in 1994 by Matthew Bannister, after 17 years. Adrian said that Matthew had instructed one of his reports to inform him of the decision by telephone one evening at Egton House.
He has since made appearances on Radio Carousel and Jewel FM and more recently was heard broadcasting live from Belfast on new years eve, 2001, along with Mike Read, Richard Skinner and DLT!
Adrian currently works in advertising and is a writer. You can see Adrian's view on the 1990's changes at Radio 1 by clicking here.
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Adrian at BRMB in Nov 1975 (32kbps)
Adrian's show in 1978 (64kbps) 32kbps version
Funday 1978 Wilton House
Show Clip 1978 with not enough Ding Dong
Adrian introduces The Village People 1979 mP3 (includes name jingle)
A sketch from Adrian's show 1979 mP3
'Reminder' to Buy a TV Licence (mp332kbps)
News in "Welsh"! 1983 (1 min)
23.09.84 - following Tony Blackburn's last show.
Adrian takes a humorous look at Tony's' career
NEW TV a Baird Invention
Trail for Saturday show 1985
Introducing Gary Byrd 1985
Outside Broadcast 16.06.89 (1.5 mins)
NEW Cut the Crackle trail 1991
Adrian Juste Saturday Show in 1992 (mp3file)
Comedy weather trailer for Saturday show 1992 mP3