Hopefully, like me, you have been enjoying BBC Radio 1’s entirely wonderful pop-up radio station BBC Radio 1 Vintage, which I think we can all agree is a timely reminder that things aren’t as good as they used to be – we’ll probably just differ a little on when exactly they were better.
It existed, briefly, to celebrate BBC Radio 1’s fiftieth birthday at the end of September, and featured highlights from over 50 of the station’s shows. There’s also a lengthy series of podcasts, if you want to hear more.
Personally, I’ve been harking (excuse the pun) back to the 1990s, and working through Simon Mayo, Mark and Lard, The Radio 1 Roadshow, Adrian Juste, Radio 1 Comedy Shows, the late lamented John Peel and Kevin Greening, and many others. Whatever era you belong to, I wouldn’t doubt that you’ll find something to your tastes. You could well find yourself asking yourself important existential questions, such as where exactly Wyclef Jean is going to be between now and November.
If you don’t listen to anything else, definitely check out The Best of the Official Chart, here.