‘Radio column’ brought back memories

2016-10-20 06:00

THE column - Days of quality radio, good music, gone forever - brought back memories from 37 years ago.

I recall switching on the radio to Capital Radio 604 on Boxing Day, 26 December, 1979 at 6am. The first song aired was Bridge over Troubled Waters by Simon and Garfunkel.

The station was marred by poor reception in medium wave (AM), but the open line on weekdays between 10am and 11am was a hit with many listeners.

Due to space constraints, I will only name Alan Mann, Phil Wright, Mervyn John, Oscar Renzi, Richard Chamberlain, Manu Padayachee, Rubin Goldberg, and Michael Bolton as some of the best.

It is sad to say some of the above are no longer with us.

Phillip Naidoo

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