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01 Sep

Alan Clark

Publié par Histoire de la Chanson  - Catégories :  #Radios Pirates - Radios offshore

 

 

Alan Clark

Alan Clark on the Mi-Amigo 1972


Alan Clark - 70's Caroline Informal test DJ (M) 1972

Alan Clark was at Radio City until its demise there after joining Radio 390 as Christopher Clark. He bacame a journalist for Southern TV (TVS) & later married Helen who's an MP

Alan Clark Alan Clark Born in Wales but brought up in Croydon, south London, Alan joined Radio City in November 1965 after hearing an advertisement for disc-jockeys on the station. Radio City was one of the smaller stations, based on Shivering Sands fort in the Thames estuary, and in those days station owner Reg Calvert would often take on a new recruit for a week then pay him off with £5 “expenses”. Alan was not prepared to leave it at that and pestered the management until they gave him a full-time job. He stayed with Radio City for sixteen months and became one of their most popular presenters. Along with Ian MacRae he hosted the much-loved comedy show The Aunty Mabel Hour and, with Tom Edwards, shared responsibility for the Five By Four Beatles and Rolling Stones request show. When City closed down in February 1967 he joined Radio 390 but changed his name to Christopher Clark. Here he hosted the station's very last programme. Since the demise of the pirates Alan has worked as a journalist for Radio Netherlands, Independent Radio News, TVS and Meridian Television. He is married to Helen Clark, the former MP for Peterborough who lost her seat in the May 2005 general election. (You can hear some recordings of Alan in his guise of “Christopher Clark” on Radio 390 and see another photo here. There are yet more pictures in Edward Cole's, Graham Gill's and David Sinclair's photo albums as well in Carl Mitchell's collection.)

click to hear audio Alan Clark on a Five By Four Show from early 1967. Bill Price, Phil Perkins and Ian West, mentioned in one of his dedications, were Radio City engineers. Tape kindly provided by Martyn Webster (duration 2 minutes 28 seconds)

 

 

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