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Early Presenters

Robin Scott with many of the Radio 1 disc jockeys just before the launch

outside All Saints Church, September 1967

Tony BlackburnJimmy YoungKenny EverettDavid RiderRobin ScottDave CashPete BradyTerry WoganBarry AlldisKeith SkuesJohn MoranPete MurrayEd StewartPete DrummondMike RavenJohn Peel

BACK ROW (L-R) Tony Blackburn, Jimmy Young, Kenny Everett, Duncan Johnson,

Robin Scott, David Ryder, Dave Cash, Pete Brady, David Symonds


MIDDLE ROW (L-R) Bob Holness, Terry Wogan, Barry Alldis, Mike Lennox,

Keith Skues, Chris Denning, Johnny Moran, Pete Myers


FRONT ROW (L-R) Pete Murray, Ed Stewart, Pete Drummond, Mike Raven,

Mike Ahern, John Peel





Tony Blackburn

Radio London*/BBC Light

90 minute pop record show 7AM weekdays. Exclusive to Radio 1

Jimmy Young

BBC Light Programme

10AM to Noon weekdays, 'live' pop, discs, guests and 'friendly phone chat' 

Also heard on Radio 2 until June 1973

Simon Dee (not pictured)

Radio Caroline/BBC Light

Midday Spin; 1hr Monday to Saturday

(former Light Programme show)

Exclusive to Radio 1


Stuart Henry  (not pictured)

Radio Scotland

Kenny Everett

Radio London*/BBC

Duncan Johnson

Radio London*

David Rider

BBC Light Programme

Emperor Rosko

Radio Caroline

Dave Cash

Radio London

Pop Lunchtime shows with big bands; Monday Monday, Pop Inn, Parade of the Pops, Pop North. (former Light Programme shows) Exclusive to Radio 1

Keith Fordyce (not pictured)

BBC Light Programme

Denny Piercy (not pictured)

BBC Light Programme

Ray Moore (not pictured)

BBC Light Programme

Tony Hall (not pictured)

BBC Light Programme

Pete Brady

Radio London

2PM to 4.30PM Weekdays show, Saturday 4-5.30PM Also heard on Radio 2 after first hour of show

David Symonds

BBC Light Programme

5.30PM to 7.30PM Weekdays show,; discs, 'live' pop music and guests. Exclusive to Radio 1

Pete Myers

BBC Light Programme

Late Night Extra; 10PM to Midnight Weekdays; Pop Music, News, Newsmakers. (former light programme show) Also heard on Radio 2

Bob Holness

BBC Light Programme

Terry Wogan

BBC Light Programme

Barry Alldis

BBC Light Programme

Mike Lennox

Radio London

Keith Skues

Radio London*

Saturday Club, 10AM to Noon - Networked with BBC World Service   (formerly a light programme show presented by Brian Matthew) Exclusive to Radio 1

Jack Jackson (not pictured)

BBC Light Programme

Pop Discs & Comedy show, 1PM on Saturdays. (former light programme show) Also heard on Radio 2

Chris Denning

Radio London*

Where its At; record show, Saturdays 2PM (former Light Programme show) Also heard on Radio 2

Johnny Moran

BBC Light Programme

Scene and Heard; 1Hr programme 6.30PM, new sounds, news and views. Exclusive to Radio 1

Pete Murray

BBC Light Programme

Saturday night party show, pop & guests from 10PM (formerly a light programme show) Also heard on Radio 2

Ed Stewart

Radio London*

Happening Sunday; 10AM (formerly Light Programme show Easy Beat) Exclusive to Radio 1

Pete Drummond

John Peel

Radio London*

Top Gear; Sunday afternoon show 2PM (3Hrs) Longest show on Radio 1 Exclusive to Radio 1

Alan Freeman

BBC Light Programme

Pick of the Pops; 5PM Sunday chart show, 2Hrs  (former light programme show) Also heard on Radio 2

Mike Raven

Radio 390

Rhythm and Blues show, Sunday 7PM Exclusive to Radio 1


29 Presenters

17 From 'Pirates'

12 From BBC

16 Shows, 9 as previously broadcast on the BBC Light programme.


* 'Radio London' above refers to the offshore radio station which broadcast

off the coast of southern England 1964-1967.


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