Willeke van Ammelrooy is deze week de hoogste nieuwe met Da, da, I love you. Op 49 zien we de Temptations voor ’t eerst in de Top 50 met ’t prachtige Papa was a rollin’ stone. De Osmonds staan onveranderd op nummer 1 met Crazy horses. Het overbekende Long haired lover from Liverpool van Little Jimmy Osmond is deze week de treiterschijf. De kanskaarten zijn voor mij allemaal onbekende platen, waarvan er geen een de Top 50 heeft gehaald.
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 40. De volledige playlist vind je onderaan deze pagina.
Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in 1972 en daaronder een paar scans uit de ME van December 1972.
The RNI memories of Michael Downing for 1972
As 30 December was the last Saturday of 1972, it seems like a good idea to review the most important events surrounding RNI in that year. In many ways 1972 was RNI’s most successful year.
1972 began with the Dutch service DJ team comprising Joost de Draaier, Ferry Maat, Peter Holland, Joost Verhoeven and Tony Berk, plus the three newsreaders/Driemaster DJs Hans ten Hooge, Leo van der Goot and Nico Steenbergen. The International service team was Dave Rogers, Mike Ross, Paul May, Rob Eden, Brian McKenzie and Terry Davis.
The first change happened at the beginning of February, when Paul May, now programme controller of the International service, sacked Dave Rogers and Mike Ross from the DJ team. Mike Ross did, however, stay on as a transmitter engineer and presented occasional Skyline programmes in the early morning at weekends. Their replacements were Tony Allan and Barry Martin. Tony was well known to RNI listeners in 1971 and soon arrived back on board the Mebo 2. Barry Martin, however, never broadcast, despite having a hitpick every week through to the beginning of April.
Joost de Draaier left RNI in March and his lunchtime show was taken over by Tony Berk. In April a new International service DJ was announced – Roger Scott. However, when he arrived on board the Mebo 2 he decided to broadcast under a different name, Arnold Layne. Also in April, Joost Verhoeven left and was replaced by Alfred Lagarde, who initially broadcast between 9.00 and 11.00 on weekdays in a programme called Espresso. Finally April saw a new addition to the on board news team, Gerard Smit, who would present a variety of programmes (most notably Buitengaats) and stay with RNI until the end on 31 August 1974.
There were no further changes until July, when Jos Kuijer joined the Dutch newsreader team on 26 July. Paul May presented his final programme on 29 July, after whivh he left on the tender feeling ill and never returned. His replacement was the man that he had sacked, Dave Rogers, who returned to the Mebo 2 on 15 August 1972. Also in August, Marc van Amstel joined on 1 August and Hans Molenaar joined on 22 August. Rob Eden presented his last show on 23 August before leaving the station, although he was to return later in the year.
On 14 September an old name returned to RNI – Spangles Muldoon. His stay was to be very short lived, however, and he broadcast his final show on 18 September, before leaving to join the Radio Caroline organisation, which had recently managed to get the Mi Amigo back out to sea and would start broadcasting test transmissions in September, although it would be December before a full programme schedule was heard from the Mi Amigo, initially as Radio 199.
On 30 September Radio Veronica moved from 192m to 538m and, within seconds of the final broadcast from Veronica on 192m ending at 12.30, RNI came on the air as RNI 2 with English programmes until 19.00, when the International service began on 220m. RNI 2 would not last very long, as, after a few minutes in the morning on 1 October, the service was discontinued. Around this time Dick de Graaf joined the RNI team as a newsreader, but would soon be presenting programmes after John de Mol closed the International service on 24 October. For 10 days RNI broadcast entirely in Dutch, but the owners of RNI were not happy with the evening programmes and reinstated the International service on 3 November, with Mike Ross, Brian McKenzie and Don Allen. Tony Allan, Terry Davis and Dave Rogers would not broadcast on RNI again, although all of them would present programmes on other offshore stations. There were new Sunday programmes on the Dutch service, including a programme presented by Henny Spijker, although this did not last long.
RNI was short of International service DJs in this period, so Steve Berry, one of the engineers, presented some programmes and Rob Eden returned temporarily with two tours of duty in December. Arnold Layne rejoined in mid-December and, at the same time, Mark Slate made his first appearance on the station. Ian Anderson also made his first appearance on RNI on the World service on 10 December, but did not present programmes regularly until 1973.
The International service Top 100 of 1972 was broadcast from 24.00 to 6.00 on 26 December with Rob Eden (24.00 – 2.00), Brian McKenzie (2.00 – 4.00) and Mark Slate (4.00 – 6.00) and the Dutch service Top 100 was on the same day from 12.00 to 18.00 with an hour each presented by Peter Holland, Nico Steenbergen, Leo van der Goot, Alfred Lagarde, Tony Berk and Ferry Maat.
Finally, for people who would like to know what new records were played on RNI right at the end of 1972, these are the ones that I noted down as having heard for the first time during the week commencing 30 December 1972:
De voorpagina van de ME van December 1972
Gary Glitter vind je deze week op nummer 30
David Cassidy stijgt deze week van 38 naar 35 en hij zingt ook mee op nummer 14
Het toonbeeld van “cool zijn”, op een Puch rijden
De playlist van de 40 extra platen deze week