Slade verwelkomen we deze week als hoogste nieuwe op nummer 25 met Take me bak ‘ome. Het mooie Where van Greenfield en Cook komt nieuw binnen op nummer 30 en op 33 komt een van mijn  persoonlijke favorieten binnen : Taos New Mexico van R. Dean Taylor. Margrietje van Louis Neefs komt niew binnen op nummer 37 en herinner ik me als een typisch 1972 zomerplaatje. Mary has a little lamb van de Wings is deze week de treiterschijf en zo’n ander 1972 zomerplaatje is de kanskaart van het ochtendeditieteam : Zomerzon van de Makkers. Lang voordat-ie echt bekend werd in Nederland verkoos Ferry Maat Al Stewart al tot de zanger van zijn kanskaart : Amsterdam. De commercial voor de MP van deze maand kun je hier bekijken:

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1                          Uur 2                          Uur 3

Als toegift deze week platen uit de RNI playlist, de kanskaarten, de treiterschijven en een track van de LP van de week in de vorm van een Top 17. De volledige playlist vind je onderaan deze pagina.


Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen uit de tijd dat deze Top 50 werd uitgezonden en een aantal scans uit de Muziek Parade van Juni 1972.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week in June 1972


Saturday 3 June 1972

The new edition of Radio magazine, which was advertised as having an article on "Tony Allan leaving RNI !!!" does not have any such thing in it. The new advert for Muziek Parade has extracts of Tony Allan from the end of test transmissions in February 1971 and also a bit of an old Joost de Draaier programme.

Leo van der Goot has an interview with Focus at 18.30 in Driemaster today and International service programmes are:

 19.00 Tony Allan (International Prediction Hit 40)

 22.00 Terry Davis (Reviews)

 23.00 Terry Davis (Kent Request Hour)

 24.00 - 7.00 Rob Eden and Tony Allan

The marathon programme from 24.00 to 7.00 features the favourite records of Rob Eden and Tony Allan. Rob Eden especially features the Moody Blues' "Days of future passed" LP. Terry Davis and Tony Allan read the news.

A mobile discotheque today features Tony Berk and Brian McKenzie.


Sunday 4 June 1972

The latest edition of "Nordsee goes DX" is broadcast at 10.00 this morning on shortwave. This features "The RNI Story Part 2", which takes the story from the end of the Kees Manders raid on 29 August 1970 to the end of test transmissions in February 1971.

No extracts from 29 August 1970 are featured today, but there are extracts from the first "Nordsee goes DX" programme in September 1970, followed by Alan West handing back to the Dave Rogers show, plus a lot of extracts from the final hour of transmissions from 10.00 to 11.00 on 24 September 1970, featuring Alan West and Andy Archer. These include the Bullova time check at 10.00, Alan West reading out a list of the 22 DJs who worked on RNI in 1970, Andy Archer describing Mark Wesley as "One of our most competent DJs, also a singer and a producer - one of whose masterpieces goes like this..." followed by Mark's reworking of the piece from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", known as the RNI Boom Tune. The last five minutes from 10.55 to 11.00 were played in their entirety, including the end of "The long and winding road" by the Beatles, Alan West and Andy Archer saying goodbye, "Peace" by Peter, the 11.00 time check and "Man of action".

Next piece was Edwin Bollier talking about the closedown in German, then some bits of early test transmissions from 1971 ("Young gifted and black" and "The long and winding road" were included), Stevi Merike giving out the frequencies and appealing for reception reports, giving the Zurich mailing address, then Alan West saying "It's 1.56pm and the end of test transmissions. Full transmissions from RNI begin in four minutes". After the DX programme had finished, Rob Eden filled in the rest of the hour to 11.00 with a tape of Australian radio featuring stations 2SM and 2UE in Sydney. He then played records up to 11.00, including the original version of the Boom Tune.


International service programmes this evening are:

 19.00 Tony Allan (Hitback Show)

 21.00 Terry Davis (Cloud Nine)

 23.00 Terry Davis (Kent Request Hour)

 24.00 - 3.00 Rob Eden

Cloud Nine returns this week after its break last week.

Tony Berk and Brian McKenzie appear in a mobile discotheque in Belgium today.


Monday 5 June 1972

"Nordsee goes DX" is repeated on shortwave at 20.00 this evening. The evening's programmes are:

 19.00 Terry Davis

 21.00 Rob Eden

 23.00 Rob Eden (Kent Request Hour)

 24.00 - 3.00 Tony Allan

Terry Davis was cracking a lot of jokes in his show.


Tuesday 6 June 1972

Rob Eden goes off on shore leave and Arnold Layne returns to the Mebo 2. This alters the International service programme schedule to:

 19.00 Terry Davis

 21.00 Arnold Layne

 23.00 Arnold Layne (Kent Request Hour)

 24.00 - 3.00 Tony Allan

All three DJs on board read the news.

Terry Davis has a competition, in which he plays a recording of Al Stewart's "Songs out of clay" which is sung by an RNI DJ. The competition is to work out which DJ is singing. Terry has also recorded a high pitched rendition of "Metal Guru", which he plays over the top of the T Rex disc.


Wednesday 7 June 1972

The programme schedule is the same as yesterday. Terry Davis has a lot of oldies by Adam Faith on his show this evening.


Thursday 8 June 1972

Leo van der Goot and Hans ten Hooge go off on shore leave and Nico Steenbergen, Gerard Smit and Paul May return on the tender. Nico takes over Driemaster and tonight's International service programmes are:

 19.00 Paul May

 21.00 Arnold Layne

 23.00 Terry Davis (Kent Request Hour)

 24.00 - 3.00 Tony Allan

Paul May almost gave away the answer to Terry Davis's competition and didn't play the record all the way through either. Newsreaders today are Terry Davis and Arnold Layne.


Friday 9 June 1972

Gerard Smit takes over on Ochtendeditie this morning and the Skyline programme from 3.00 to 6.00 on Saturday morning is hosted by Paul May.


New records played on RNI during the week commencing 3 June 1972 were:



Rescue Company No.1

I want to save you

Miki Anthony

Funny sort of day

Paul Kent

Do you


It's so easy to be bad

Sandy Davis

Be on your best behaviour


Darling be home soon

New Seekers


Brian Auger Trinity

Bumping on sunset

Uit de Muziek Parade van 3 Juni 1972

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Paul Simon en Greenfield & Cook

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Reklame en Greenfield & Cook ...

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De playlist van de 17 extra platen deze week






Mary Had A Little Lamb




The Secret Of You And I



Al Stewart





Dear Father



Peter Koelewijn & Zijn Rockets

De Wolf




Als Mijn Moeder Huilt



Tod Rudgren

I Saw The Light







Coulson Dean McGuinness Flint

Lay Down Your Weary Tune



Erma Franklin

Piece Of My Heart



Les Crane

Children Learn What They Live



Seemon & Marijke

Vegetable Stew







Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

Too late to turn back now



J.J. Cale

After Midnight




I need you



Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

Where is the love

LP van de Week