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First Breakfast Show with Don Dwyer and Harry Rowell.   This programme was the first to be broadcast on Metro Radio, and includes news, weather, travel news, interviews with local people plus a live link-up with Clive Roslyn on the LBC 261 News Radio Breakfast Show in London. There is also a live on-air chat with Kenny Everett on Capital Radio 194's Daybreak programme.  Air Date:  6.00am July 15, 1974. Duration: 1 hour 38 minutes.


Street of the Week with Harry Rowell.  This is the first programme in a series which featured the people and places in one particular city or town street or village located within the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company's service areas. The first episode features the staff and presenters of Metro Radio at Radio House, Longrigg, Swalwell, Gateshead.

The staff interviewed, including their music choices include, Wendy Savage (clerical staff), Bruce Lewis (Managing Director of Metropolitan Broadcasting Company (MBC)), Peter Lewis (Director of Presentation), Geoff Coates (Director of Programmes), Charles Harrison (Sports Editor), Neil Robinson (Engineer), and Jane Walden (Technical Operator). Air Date: July 15, 1974.  Duration: 46 minutes.



Night Owls with James Whale.  Excerpts from the popular late night phone-in. Air Date: September 15, 1976. Duration: 45 minutes.



James Whale with Sounds in the Night, presented by James Whale.  Music and chat. Air Date: September 16, 1975. Duration: 13 minutes.



Morning Moods, presented by Peter Wraight. This full programme features a journey in music and words to the stars.  Air Date: 12 midnight July 16, 1974. Duration: 2 hours 1 minute.
Slaty Drift, Metro Radio's daily soap opera set in a typical coal mining town within the north east England. Air date: July 17, 1974. Duration: 3 minutes.
Metro Radio - The First Ten Years, a special presented by Giles Squire (1984).  Duration: 57 minutes.
The Mid Day Music Explosion, presented by Steve King. Air date: June 23, 1978. Duration: 55 minutes.


The Morning Show, presented by Dave Burrows. Air date: September 18, 1978. Duration: 58 minutes.


The Ken McKenzie Show, (excerpt). Air date: April, 1975. Duration: 4 minutes.




Bill Steel's Breakfast Show, (excerpt). Air date: September 5, 1978. Duration: 26 minutes.

Dave Burrows' Breakfast Show, (Dave Burrows covering for Bill Steel, excerpt). Air date: June 16, 1978. Duration: 30 minutes.

The Morning Show, presented by Dave Burrows. Air date: October 5, 1977. Duration: 48 minutes.



Giles Squire Show, Air date: August 8, 1977. Duration: 47 minutes.




The Mid Day Music Explosion, (excerpt) presented by Marc Paul. Air date: 1978. Duration: 4 minutes.



Giles Squire Evening Show, Air date: October 3, 1977. Duration: 60 minutes.





The Mid Day Music Explosion, presented by Marc Paul. Air date: October, 1977. Duration: 31 minutes.


Metro Charity Appeal, with Giles Squire, Paddy MacDee, Mark Seaman, Dave Porter and Dennis Waterman, Air date: 1980. Duration: 3 minutes.





Bill Steel's Breakfast Show. Air date: September 26, 1977. Duration: 22 minutes.


The Mid Day Music Explosion, presented by Steve King. Air date: August, 1977. Duration: 17 minutes.




Giles Squire's Sunday Oldies Explosion. Air date: 1980. Duration: 24 minutes.


The Mid Day Music Explosion, presented by Steve King. Air date: Easter Monday April 16, 1979. Duration: 51 minutes.




The Mid Day Music Explosion, presented by Stephen Ayres. Air date: 1981. Duration: 20 minutes.


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