John Peters - Medley

Nov 21, 2013, 10:26 PM

There are undoubtedly some key influences in music radio: the Blackburn sound; the Steve Wright sound; and the list goes on. There was certainly too ‘a UBN sound’. UBN being the biscuit factory station which was the training ground for so many early ILR broadcasters, as this new trickle of early stations mined the UK in the 1970s for people who understood contemporary music radio. This well-programmed station was, itself, influenced by the American sound of music radio which was to form the DNA of the more commercially-minded early ILR stations.

UBN was a temporary home for Roger Scott, Dale Winton, Adrian Love, Nicky Horne, Graham Dene, Peter Young and John Peters, who launched Trent on-air in Nottingham in 1975. Students of radio can hear, here, John’s tight UBN delivery, vocal styling and his careful crafting of the ‘sound’, as opposed to the content of radio. The pacing too. Is. Err. Fluff.

Enjoy John here, reminisce on his Trent days, open the station and enjoy the ride, before moving on to launch GEM.AM and Saga 106.6 FM. In fact, There’s only been one fresh commercial station based in Nottingham which he did not open. But he later appeared on it.