Jul 5, 2020
More from the mega broadcast from
Paul James finishes 5 1/2 hours of programming with traditional local radio stuff like football news. We discover that QPR are playing on Astroturf - that hurt if you fell over. I do wonder if Thameside could have gone on to become something like Radio Jackie FM which is the local station for south west London.
Paul plays A Flock of Seagulls and Lene Lovich (was she related to Bjork?). He is convinced by his sister that the Birdman jingle calls him "Uncle Ball" rather than "Uncle Paul".
We are told that The Thompson Twins are playing the Hammersmith Palais, tickets are between £3 and £4. Carole King is an outrageous £7! Bob is running late so Paul continues past midday. We promised a "big chart show" later on in the day and we will also hear from Mark who is one of the backroom boys.
Mark is in the studio while we wait for Bob and building up for his show later that day. There is lots more about the picnic.
Bob takes over about 12:30. Bob chats with Dave who tell us that Ian has taken over the engineering from "10-1 Teddy" who was thrown off the roof of Thameside Towers.
Mentions include Annette for Karen, Martin and Lisa for Andy and Lynne, Sam and Peter, from Peter in Harrow. Andrew du Pre for Nervous System and all their fans, Winston Smith and Skinny Melanie and her fiancee from Paul in Clapham. The first 5 members of the Intrepid Birdman Appreciation Society at the picnic will win a signed copy of the Birdman we're told.