Jan 2, 2011
It is a sunny day and the show starts late because the Thameside Radio team were distracted by a girl walking past the studio. (It’s 1982 and sexism hasn’t yet been discovered yet).
Paul has passed his driving test thanks to Tony Gregory his
driving instructor. Dave is about to take his test too.
The Paul James competition asks for “Thameside” in the phonetic alphabet: (Tango, Hotel, Alpha etc) At the time Eric Gotts from the Home Office used to refer to Thameside Radio as “Tango Hotel”.
The team are collecting sponsorship for a walk which they are doing for Oxfam
The second hour comes from the Intrepid Birdman. The superquiz needs you to be in the bath!
Bob starts the third hour and tells us that he is going to be 24 years old next week.
The show was broadcast from the Arndale Centre in Wandsworth which has good coverage over south and east London but is not so good to the west and north so reception is a bit poor on this recording.