Sunday, 23 March 2014



Time for another fix of nostalgia and a journey back through the decades to listen to Metro Radio in the late seventies, specifically to a time when the movie Grease had been released at the cinemas. Once again we are indebted to Neil Siddaway of Middlesbrough for these absolutely fantastic recordings. I'm sure Neil that I am not the only one who can a spend a happy couple of ours relaxing and reminiscing whilst listening to your superb archive.

Steve King, presenter of the
weekday programme, the
  Mid Day Music Explosion.
It's five minutes past twelve on Friday June 23, 1978, and musically John Travolta and Olivia Newton John were riding high at number one in the UK charts with a single spin-off from Grease. Picture the scene; you're in the kitchen making a few sandwiches and your transistor radio is tuned to Metro Radio on 261. It's time for the daily Mid Day Music Explosion presented by Steve King, a fantastic one hour mix of oldies and their statistics and chart positions. The oldies are mainly from the sixties and early seventies and the show is a great mixture of blockbuster oldies along with a sprinkling of singles that you haven't heard for some time.

The Mid Day Music Explosion was followed by fifteen minutes of Metro News, Weather and Sport at 1pm, presented either by one Metro Radio's journalists, one of its presenters or one of Tyne Tees Television's in-vision continuity announcers from City Road in Newcastle such as Neville Wanless who also worked for the radio station.

Steve's programme continued at 1.15pm with more contemporary hits and a guest depending on the day of the week. These included Denise Robertson, Metro Radio's "agony aunt" helping listeners with relationship and personal problems, and the station's astrologist Joan Porter with her horoscope predictions.

So relax, settle back and let us take you on another nostalgic trip back to 1978, this time with a full programme, courtesy of Neil Siddaway.

The Mid Day Music Explosion, presented by Steve King. Air date: June 23, 1978. Duration: 55 minutes.

The rest of our ever expanding programme archive is available at the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute website's Programme Downloads page.


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