In the Radio 1 Studio
With the Radio 1 Posse 1983
With Bros on the
cover of 'On Show' magazine
cassette (1990) Steve wrote on the sleeve notes "you've paid a little bit
of money for this album, but it turns out to be better than vitamin pills"
Publicity advertisement for the Radio 2 show; Saturday Daily Express Magazine, Sept 2001
"Hmm.. which jingle shall I play first?"
Steve Wright (b. Greenwich 1954) first worked for several
departments in the BBC including the record library during the mid-1970's.
In 1976 he moved to Reading's Thames Valley Radio
initially making trails and jingles and later presented his own show. He also
worked at Radio Atlantis (Belgium) and Radio Luxembourg (RTL) in 1979.
late 1979 Steve joined Radio 1 originally presenting a Saturday night show,
then a chat show, the Top 40, and, with Mike
Read as his partner for the entertaining Read and Wright show.
1981 he moved to daytime with
'Steve Wright in the Afternoon'. This popular, entertaining and innovative programme
featured comical guests such as Mr. Angry from Purley, and 'Mick Jagger', catchphrases such as 'Get Some Therapy' and
'He's Allright'. He was helped on-air by the 'afternoon boys'
who included Jonathan Ruffle, entertainment producer, (Happening Boy)
playing the characters 'The Pervy' and co-creating 'Dr Fish Filleter'.
Many of the characters were voiced by top comedy
impressionist Phil Cornwell.
By 1988 his show attracted 7.2 million
listeners. Steve was voted the nation's most popular DJ by readers of
magazine in a 1994 poll.
In January 1994
he was offered the premier show slot at the station, the
forward his resignation from
Radio 1 just a year later on 13th January 1995 as he was unhappy with the plummeting
listening figures of the station due to its restructuring under Radio 1
controller Matthew Bannister.
He was also known to be bitterly unhappy that his producer, Mik Wilkojc had
chosen to leave.
He also disagreed with being told what
records to play on his morning show.
bosses subsequently threatened court action against Steve's prospective employer, Talk Radio UK since Steve?s Radio 1 contract was valid until 1997.
His morning show
was replaced by Mark Goodier for 3 months and Steve went on to front an
afternoon show on Talk Radio.
Since April 1996 he has been heard on BBC
Radio 2, broadcasting a Saturday morning show until 1999 when he once again presented the 'Steve Wright in the Afternoon'
show, 2pm-5pm Weekdays. His show includes 'Old Woman'
'Elvis' 'Another True Story' and his excellent 'Non-Stop
He has also been heard as the regular voice for the BBC 2 show
'Top of the Pops 2'.
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Trail for Radio Times (1980)
Breakfast Trail 1980 - sitting in for DLT
Rare early Trailer for show (1982)
announcement of Industrial Action
Radio Local &
Michael Jackson! 64kbps
Damien the Social Worker (1982)
Telephoning Sean Connery
With Mike Read in a Florists (14.02.85) (2mins)
What Kind of Kisser
(1985) (2 mins)
1985 with Sid the
Broken down in Jan 1986
Voiceover for 1987 Calendar
Steve Wright in the Afternoon
Mr. Angry trailer
True Story read by Mark
Gervais on a
Sunday Morning (1986)
Morning 'Classical' Jingle (1986)
over to Jimmy Saville 19.01.86
Trailer for Celluloid Rock
for R1 roadshow (1987) 56kbps
Gary Davies introduces Steve's show
All that scratchin's making me itch! (1988)
its Mick Jagger! (1988)
Mr. Mad - (he's raving mad) (1988)
Welcome back after the news (1988)
Across the UK
Let's hear it for the boys, boys (1988)
Williams (Sept 1988)
With "Sue Pollard" (1989)
Show Song 'lots of great
'my favourite station'
Ruscoe in 1991 - release of Jack Mann
Back to more
Steve in 1991
including a trailer for 1FM news
The following seven clips are taken from a show Broadcast on
8th May 1991
Introducing the show
This day in..-
inc. '31 days in May' trail (3 mins)
Do you know a Milky
Bar kid? (1.5 mins)
True Stories 1991
Steve & Posse discuss USA shows
The 3.30 news (1 min)
Hotter than ever &
3 to 5.30
Arnie Looks for 'J R Hartley' (1991)
Roadshow intro (1991)
Winner Ron Keates gets his own
Trail for Mark Goodier and News