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The show started late - the first we hear from the Paul James show is at 7:20 which is where this recording starts.
Mark tells us about the South Side Dynamos who he saw at a gig at the Kings Head in Fulham. They sent a demo tape which was played the following week.
There's a re-recorded version of the Thameside theme about 40 minutes in. It's still catchy and memeorable after all these years- who did record it?
Radio Centraal and Busted
The Intrepid Birdman takes over. Dave plays a demo tape from a band called Kite. Sent in on reel to reel!
He also plays a tape from Radio Centraal - a Dutch pirate - saying "hello" to Thameside.
While Thameside were monitoring the Home Office radio channel used for catching pirate there was a battery fault with one of the handheld radios that Thameside were using to relay information. As a result Bob Edwards and Dave Birdman were caught and subsequently taken to court.
Thameside 25May82 1900 Paul the Pope and a Thameside Radio transmitter change.
We hear from BT's "Pope Line" because the Pope is visiting the UK but he doesn't answer. Fortunately after a second go we finally hear to Pope talking to us.
Paul James should use Interpol
The last of 15 hours of Thameside Radio's 1982 Easter Bank Holiday 1982 broadcast. After a mammoth broadcast The Intrepid Birdman hands over Bob Edwards.
The transmitter turns itself off duding quiet patches of songs - an eternal problem with the Thameside transmitter chain! Also says something about Bob's music taste, he liked songs that have quiet patches.
Paul like the surname Garfunkel. Bob tells Paul that he could change his name by Interpol. I think he meant "deed poll".
Thameside Radio 12Apr82 21:15
Dave Birdman is in a mischevous mood - He is asking listeners for scurrilos rumours about where Bob Edwards is.
Thameside Radio 12Apr82 20:28
In this part of the Easter Monday extended show the Intrepid Birdman asks where Bob Edwards has gone, and with whom?
He plays a lot of sketches including a classical spot featuring unfinished symphonies.
We hear from the telephone ladies who turn out to be Paul James, Mark and Ian the Engineer.
There's a Duracell advert too demonstrating how much longer they last on OAPs hearing aids before they get run over crossing the A40. Dave offers one of his lapel badges as a prize.