When you consider how old this guy was when he was still broadcasting in the UK on it's trendy BBC pop station it's hardly any wonder that Radio One needed a revamp. But it's amusing to note that he still ended his days playing heavy rock with a bit of classical to boot.
A weird combination that seemed to work perfectly. But can you image the equivalent nowadays ? A DJ playing Trance dance music and throwing in a few clips of Brass Bands perhaps? They would probably laugh him off the airwaves.
Anyway this is how to open a radio show. One and a half minutes before the first track kicks in but a spectacular opener that still sounds good today.