I don't know if this has been suggested earlier:
Just an idea I thought to run and this site may be good to:
I thought it would be a good idea to publish a book on the other DJs radio 1 had, who never made it into the mainstream - may have got a good stand in here and there, but were always eclipsed by the superstars around them.
Book would feature interviews and reminisces as well as what went wrong and opinions on the other DJs.
Could feature ones such as:
David Gregory - stood in for Blackburn at breakfast in 1972-3
Mark Page - got stuck on weekend earlies for 4 years, and according to Genome hardly got many stand-in opportunities.
Graham Bannerman - Blind Date's our Graham had a short spell
Phil Kennedy - respected ex-Virgin and regional broadcaster had spell in 1985
Ian Brass - westcountrian
Annemarie Gray - remember she was quite good
Gary King - nearly man of early 90s;
Jenny Costello - West Midlands lady 1990-91, didn't get many stand ins; replaced by a Paul McKenna who quit Dj-ing for hypnosis.
Also Pat Sharp, who bounced back on commercial and did some TOTP while at R1
And Paul Jordan, who did TOTP - was he as bad as all the negative things I hear about him; don't remember him on Radio 1 - seen TOTP intros an I'm not convinced...
If I had the time and money I'd love to start putting this interesting book? together if a good idea...
Does anyone know why Paul Burnett ended up doing so few TOTPs.
Compared to most presenters of 70s he really seemed to do very few.
Was it just there was so many other DJs doing it he just got the odd show?.
The only one I remember him doing that was on BBC 4 was a 79 episode.
He may have done one or two others in the year or two before that.