Op 29 zie je de hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer, I think I love you van de Partridge Family, heel populair dankzij de TV serie. Roxy Music komt binnen op nummer 48 met Virginia Plain, een nummer waarvan je het eerste stuk bijna nooit op de radio hoort. Verder een Top 50 waarin de zomer van 1972 nog steeds doorklinkt met nummers als Summertime Summertime maar ook Un canto a Galicia en Seaside Shuffle. De Nederlandse Beatles zingen deze week de treiterschijf vol met It’s gonna be allright. Nico Steenbergen heeft een lekker plaatje tot kanskaart verkozen, You came, You saw, You conquered van de Pearls. Ook Alfred heeft een mooi nummer tot kanskaart verheven en wel van Arlo Guthrie : The city of New Orleans.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1                          Uur 2                          Uur 3

Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen uit de tijd dat deze Top 50 werd uitgezonden en daaronder een paar scans uit de MP van Oktober 1972.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this period


Saturday 7 October 1972

The records that I have heard most on RNI over the past week have been:



Edgar Winter Group

 Free ride

Alex Harvey

 To make my life beautiful

Lt Pigeon

 Mouldy old dough

Hurricane Smith

 Who was it


 Wig Wam Bam


 Saturday in the park

Thomas Hock

 El tren de ninguna parte

Lynsey de Paul

 Sugar me


Tony Berk has returned from holiday and presents the Toekomstmuziek and Muziek Parade shows this afternoon. International service programmes are:

19.00 Arnold Layne (International Prediction Hit 40)

22.00 Tony Allan (Reviews)

23.00 Tony Allan (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 Dave Rogers

3.00 – 7.00 Terry Davis

Newsreaders are Dave Rogers, Terry Davis and Arnold Layne. A mobile discotheque today features Tony Berk and Ferry Maat.


Sunday 8 October 1972

Leo van der Goot presents Ochtendeditie this morning and Gerard Smit is on Driemaster. Dutch newsreading order today is Dick de Graaf, Gerard Smit, Hans Molenaar and then Dick de Graaf again. There are two mobile discotheques today – one with Leo van der Goot and the other with Tony Berk and Peter Holland. International service programmes are:

19.00 Dave Rogers (Hitback Show)

21.00 Terry Davis (Cloud Nine)

23.00 – 24.00 Arnold Layne (Kent Request Hour) 

RNI closes at midnight for maintenance work. Tony Allan reads the news throughout the evening. Arnold Layne is the DJ helping to pick the winner in the hitback competition and today is Arnold’s birthday – his 24th – and he says that he might not be on the station this time next year.


Monday 9 October 1972

The programme schedule this evening is:

19.00 Tony Allan

21.00 Terry Davis

23.00 Dave Rogers (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 – 3.00 Arnold Layne

Terry Davis says that the poster with 192 metres is to be taken down from the wall and replaced by one with a new frequency, although they don’t know which one yet. This means the end of broadcasts from 192 metres. News tonight is read by Arnold Layne, Tony Allan and Terry Davis.


Tuesday 10 October 1972

Arnold Layne and Terry Davis go off on shore leave. Crispian St John and Mark Stuart both visited the Mebo 2 today, although what they are doing in Holland isn’t known. Programmes this evening are:

19.00 Tony Allan

21.00 Dave Rogers

23.00 Dave Rogers (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 – 1.00 Tony Allan (Rock’n’roll)

The station closes at 1.00am for transmitter adjustments. Dave Rogers said, responding to a letter in French, “Je suis getting my knickers in a right twist, so je vous tourne un autre disque”. Newsreaders this evening are Dave Rogers and Tony Allan.


Wednesday 11 October 1972

At approximately 19.55pm this evening, Tony Allan read out a letter that I had written to him and played “La musica” by Patrick Juvet. He said, in response to a comment in my letter, that my writing is hard to read. The programme schedule and newsreaders are the same as last night, although Tony Allan is on for the full three hours from 24.00 to 3.00 tonight.  


Thursday 12 October 1972

Gerard Smit goes off on share leave and Brian McKenzie and Mike Ross return. Also Jos Kuyer returns after an absence of seven weeks. This means that programmes tonight are:

19.00 Tony Allan

21.00 Dave Rogers

23.00 Dave Rogers (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 – 2.00 Brian McKenzie

220 metres goes off at midnight for tests to the medium wave transmitters and short wave and FM transmissions cease an hour early at 2.00.


Then the list of new records that I heard on RNI for the first time in the week 7 to 13 October 1972:



Johnny Robinson

 Funky Feet


 Fais Do

Ben Cramer

 Slavin van de nacht

Cliff Richard

 Living in harmony


 Sail away


 Bread and butter (Reissue)



Soulful Dynamics

 Coconuts from Congoville

Gilbert O'Sullivan



 Pour mon amour


 Light up the fire

Donny Osmond

 Teenager in love

Rocco Granata


Patrick Juvet

 La musica

Claude Puterflam


Interview met Robbie van Leeuwen

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Popnieuws Deel 1

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Popnieuws Deel 2

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Berk in Uitvoering 5

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