Roast Beef, the pub at lunchtime, and the weekly Top 40.
The best bit of the day for me used to be the chart. It was a ‘must listen’ on a Sunday afternoon. You remember? Back in the days when we cared, and you could still by singles in Woolies.
You had Brookes then Goodier doing their thing on the big One efff em.
Then Jenson from Euston Tower, followed later by Foxy, with the Network Chart Show.
Foxy rocked on that show.
One of my first gigs in radio back in the early 90s was tech-op’ing Dr Fox and the Network Chart on Radio Broadland.
The 3 hour shift consisted of going into the studio at 4pm, playing a station jingle that was long enough to fill the gap between the end of the IRN news and start of the chart feed. (Remembering of course to switch the O/S feed from IRN to SMS which carried the chart from London).
We then received a fax (remember those?) from Chart HQ with the playlist. This also detailed the three records in the show (one an hour) that foxy wouldn’t talk over or play any production.
This was my moment to shine as we were allowed to play a station ID over the record intro.
Hitting the intro with the production was always the goal. I liked to think in my own little way I helped Foxy sound as slick as he did.
Well, on Broadland anyway.
And they paid me to do that.
Nowadays I get asked for chart countdown numbers on a daily basis, so time to give a little bit back.
If you know me it’s not very often (if at all!) I give stuff away for free so make the most of this.
Here you go … Numbers 10 to 1 Dry … free to download and use as you please.
Enjoy! Go be as slick as Foxy.
If you want more let me know …produced, Top 40, Year Drops, just drop me an email and I’ll quote you happy.