Op 19 zie je de hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer, You’re a lady van Peter Skellern. Een van de weinige Veronica alarmschijven, die de Veronica Top 40 niet haalden, komt deze week nieuw binnen op nummer 38 : Les Beaux Jours van Rika Zarai. Ze wordt op de voet gevolgd door Old Shatterhand (familie van Old Firehand?) met I’m the greatest. De Doobie Brothers komen heel voorzichtig binnen op nummer 50 met Listen to the music. Met uitzondering van die van Leo van der Goot zijn alle kanskaarten van deze week toch wel redelijk bekend.
Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:
Als toegift deze week alle platen uit de RNI playlist, de kanskaarten, de treiterschijven en twee tracks van de LP van de week in de vorm van een Top 22. 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 daaronder een paar scans uit de ME van Oktober 1972.
The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this period
Saturday 28 October 1972
28 October 1972 was in the middle of the period of 10 days during which RNI had no International service, following its closure by John de Mol on Tuesday 24 October 1972. But, as you can see from later this week, it was a short lived closure.
Apart from the Treiterschijf, the records that I have heard most on RNI over the past week have been:
Ochtendeditie is presented this morning by Dick de Graaf, which means that the early news broadcasts are done by Gerard Smit, then Dick de Graaf takes over for the late morning and Gerard Smit does the afternoon bulletins. The Sport Show between 10.00 and 12.00 today has no DJ, just technician Jack Aalten. There is no Toekomstmuziek programme today, just Muziek Parade from 15.00 to 17.00. The new Smash Play is the second record after the news at 15.00 and the DJ Kanskaarten are played in two batches in between oldies. The LP of the Week is not played on the programme. Programmes after 21.00 this evening are:
21.00 Dick de Graaf (announcements made only after every third record)
23.00 Ferry Maat
24.00 – 3.00 Gerard Smit
Tony Berk and Ferry Maat feature in a mobile discotheque today.
Sunday 29 October 1972
The complete programme schedule today is:
7.00 Peter Holland
9.00 Henny Spijker
12.00 Tony Berk
14.00 Alfred Lagarde (Driemaster)
17.00 Vader Abraham
19.00 Nico Steenbergen
21.00 Dick de Graaf
23.00 Peter Holland
24.00 – 3.00 Gerard Smit
Although Alfred Lagarde said yesterday that he had a day off today, he is featured in Driemaster after all. Gerard Smit reads the sports news in Driemaster. The second hour of the Tony Berk programme features only records from the RNI Playlist this week. There are crew’s messages broadcast between 21.00 and 21.30. Today’s mobile discotheque features Peter Holland and Tony Berk.
Monday 30 October 1972
Alfred Lagarde is on from 23.00 to 24.00. The music in this programme is mainly middle of the road LP tracks.
Tuesday 31 October 1972
Leo van der Goot is tonight’s DJ from 23.00 to 24.00.
Wednesday 1 November 1972
Ferry Maat is on from 23.00 to 24.00 today.
Thursday 2 November 1972
Gerard Smit goes off on shore leave and Hans Molenaar returns to the Mebo 2. Evening programmes today are:
21.00 Hans Molenaar (Buitengaats)
23.00 Tony Berk
24.00 – 3.00 Dick de Graaf
It is reported in this week’s Record Mirror, issued today, that all of the English speaking DJs have been sacked because RNI’s management have had a lot of trouble with them and it is not commercially viable to continue broadcasting in English. Terry Davis is to resume his A-Level studies, whilst the other English speaking DJs are spread around Europe looking for work. Arnold Layne has an advertisement in Record Mirror offering his services in the “Situations Vacant” column.
Friday 3 November 1972
Astounding developments – the Nico Steenbergen show runs from 19.00 to 20.00 and then, at 20.00, comes the return of the International service. The three English speaking DJs came on board the Mebo 2 at about 18.30 and had 90 minutes to get a set of programmes organised. The schedule is:
20.00 Mike Ross
22.00 Don Allen
24.00 Brian McKenzie
3.00 – 6.00 Mike Ross
Mike Ross says that there will be lots of new names and faces on the station in the coming weeks, which implies that Tony Allan, Dave Rogers, Terry Davis and Arnold Layne will not be returning. Don Allen is the same Don Allen who used to broadcast on Radio Caroline North. Mike Ross also comments that, were it not for Brian McKenzie, he wouldn’t be back on the Mebo 2, which implies that Brian has had something to do with the reinstatement of the International service. Mike Ross says that the International service will be around for a long time yet. This is obviously another spot decision as the Dutch DJs were under the impression throughout the day that they had a full evening’s programmes. There is news on the hour from 21.00 to 3.00, read by the DJ broadcasting in the previous hour.
Then the new records that I heard on RNI for the first time between 28 October and 3 November 1972, that were not Kanskaarten or in the RNI Playlist:
De voorpagina van de ME van Oktober 1972
John Lennon zakt deze week van 23 naar 28
De Cats zakken deze week van 9 naar 13 met Vaya con Dios
Andere kleren aan, andere Timex om gedaan...
De playlist van de 22 extra platen deze week