Dit is een mooie Top 50, waarin ik nogal wat van mijn favoriete platen tegenkom. Ik zat toen in de examenklas van de middelbare school en ik vermoed dat ik toen nogal veel naar de radio geluisterd heb in de vrije uurtjes, die er zoal waren. Op 31 komt Viva Espana binnen. De versie van Sonja ken ik eerlijk gezegd niet, 'k weet nu wel hoe de hoes eruit ziet. De Sweet neemt deze week de koppositie over van Slade. Ik vond Poppa Joe toen een prachtig nummer en kocht (van de zakcentjes) de single dan ook. Copacabana van the Belgische Two Men Sound komt binnen op 48, een heerlijk vrolijk ('s zomers) nummer. De kanskaart van Ferry Maat deze week is van Judee Sill, een prachtig nummer dat je praktisch nooit meer op de radio hoort.
Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:
Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen uit de tijd dat deze Top 50 werd uitgezonden.
The RNI diary of Michael Downing for this period
I also don't remember Sonja's version of "Viva Espana" at all. This Top 50 was from the period very soon after the departure of Joost de Draaier and Ferry Maat was now presenting the Top 50 show from 12.00 to 15.00 on Saturday afternoon.
My notes from this period, which was Easter weekend in 1972:
Wednesday 29 March 1972
Still no tender today, so this evening's programmes are:
18.00 Terry Davis
21.00 Paul May
24.00 - 3.00 Tony Allan
News is read by Tony Allan and Terry Davis.
The Record Mirror DJ poll is published today and several former and current RNI DJs have been voted for by readers. The following appear in the list of 40:
6 Roger Day
14 Dave Rogers
15 Mark Wesley
22 David Gregory
24 Crispian St John
25 Rob Eden
27 Paul May
33 Alan West
39 Terry Davis
40 Mike Ross
It is reported in this week's issue of Disc magazine that RNI has offered Mike Lennox a job, but it is not yet known whether he will accept it.
Thursday 30 March 1972
Terry Davis, Tony Allan, Nico Steenbergen and Leo van der Goot go off on shore leave and Mike Ross, Brian McKenzie, Gerard Smit and Hans ten Hooge return. Hans ten Hooge takes over Driemaster from 16.00 to 18.00 and International service programmes are:
18.00 Brian McKenzie
21.00 Paul May
24.00 - 3.00 Brian McKenzie
News is read by Brian McKenzie and Paul May.
Friday 31 March 1972
For some reason there is no tape by Joost Verhoeven for this morning's 10.00 to 12.00 show, which is presented instead live by Gerard Smit.
Rob Eden returns on the tender and presents the 18.00 to 21.00 programme. There is a Skyline programme from 3.00 to 6.00 tonight, hosted by Mike Ross. Otherwise programmes this evening arethe same as last night.
News is read by Paul May and Brian McKenzie.
Saturday 1 April 1972
This morning's schedule has Gerard Smit on "Kop Op", followed by Peter Holland at 8.00 and Joost Verhoeven from 10.00 to 12.00.
This evening's International programmes are:
18.00 Rob Eden (International Prediction Hit 40), which overruns by 5 minutes
21.05 Brian McKenzie
23.00 Brian McKenzie (Kent Request Hour)
24.00 Paul May
3.00 - 7.00 Mike Ross (Skyline)
Brian McKenzie and Rob Eden read the news.
The Kent Request Hour is similar to the request show previously broadcast, but is sponsored by Kent cigarettes. It will be on the air from today every evening from 23.00 to 24.00. There is also a new advertisement on the International service today for Michelin tyres.
Tony Berk appears in a mobile discotheque today; the other DJ advertised is Mike Ross, but he is on board the Mebo 2 this weekend.
Sunday 2 April 1972
Hans ten Hooge presents "Kop Op" this morning and Gerard Smit prersents Driemaster in the afternoon. International service programmes are:
18.00 Brian McKenzie (Hitback Show)
20.00 Paul May (Cloud Nine)
23.00 Rob Eden (Kent Request Hour)
24.00 Brian McKenzie
3.00 - 6.00 Mike Ross (Skyline)
Brian McKenzie and Paul May read the news.
Ferry Maat is featured in today's mobile discotheque. Again, Mike Ross is advertised to appear with Ferry, but cannot, as he is on board.
Monday 3 April 1972
Hans ten Hooge is back on Driemaster this afternoon. International programmes are the same as last Friday, except that the hour from 23.00 to 24.00 is the Kent Request Hour and there is no Skyline show. Brian McKenzie and Paul May read the news.
Tuesday 4 April 1972
Programme schedule as yesterday. There is a new advert for Esso introduced today. Paul May and Brian McKenzie are the newsreaders again this evening.
Both Mark Wesley (now on Radio Luxembourg) and David Gregory (now on BBC Radio 1) most likely appear in the Record Mirror DJ poll mainly because of their current jobs, rather than what they did on RNI in 1970. However, it's interesting that Roger Day, who has not appeared on national radio since leaving RNI in 1970, is as high as number 6 in the poll. Also good to see Dave Rogers as high as number 14, although a pity that he was sacked by Paul May a couple of months ago (he will return to RNI in August 1972). As things turned out, Mike Lennox never worked for RNI.