Sunday, 26 March 2017

BBC A World of Difference: Noel Edmonds and John Snagge

You know it tends to be forgotten now, but back when I was growing up in the 1970s, when most of the country listened to BBC radio because that was all that there was except in the larger towns and cities where commercial radio had been launched, Radio One DJs were the epitome of cool. I wanted to be one. And in particular Noel Edmonds, yes Noel Edmonds, was the most popular in the land. As you see in this fascinating documentary comparing him to the great old BBC announcer John Snagge.

Radio One has changed a lot since then. Now it is focused exclusively at a very narrow audience of young people up to the age of 30. Back then it was listened to by kids like me right up to our parents and even grandparents. Pop music was what everyone was listening to. And most of them heard it on Radio One and Radio Two.

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