Radio broadcasting – Early Breakfast

By Matt Cornock

The first regular show I presented on URY which ran from 2004-2005. It originally started at 7.30am until I got lazy in the second term and switched it to 8am. The show had a mix of pop music, laughable features and a small fan base in the electronics department.

Which… Came First?

Two songs by the same artist (or some other relevant link), all that needed to be decided was which one was released first as a single in the UK. Data provided by Guinness Hit Singles & Albums.

Which… Came First? tracks

OASIS: Roll With It (26 Aug 95) – Wonderwall (11 Nov 04)
DAVID BOWIE: Space Oddity (06 Sep 69) – Starman (24 Jun 72)
DURAN DURAN: The Reflex (28 Apr 84) – Rio (13 Nov 82)
SIMPLY RED: Something Got Me Started (21 Sep 91) – Stars (30 Nov 91)
KOOL AND THE GANG: Celebration (1 Nov 80) – Ladies Night (27 Oct 79)
BLUR: Country House (26 Aug 95) – Parklife (3 sep 94)
BANGLES: Eternal Flame (18 Feb 89) – Walk Like An Egyptian (13 Sep 86)
ROBBIE WILLIAMS: Millennium (19 Sep 98) – Strong (27 Mar 99)
BELINDA CARLISLE: Circle In The Sand (7 May 88) – Heaven Is A Place On Earth (12 Dec 87)
JAMIROQUAI: Canned Heat (5 Jun 99) – Little L (25 Aug 01)
ELTON JOHN: Rocket Man (22 Apr 72) – Crocodile Rock (4 Nov 72)
QUEEN: Radio Ga Ga (4 Feb 84) – One Vision (16 Nov 85)
MADONNA: La Isla Bonita (4 Apr 87) – Papa Don’t Preach (28 Jun 86)
JAMES BROWN (& The Famous Flames): It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World (16 Jun 66) – Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (23 Sep 65)
MICHAEL JACKSON: Bad (26 Sep 87) – Smooth Criminal (26 Nov 88)
POLICE: Can’t Stand Losing You (7 Oct 78) – Roxanne (28 Apr 79)
MOLOKO: Time Is Now (1 Apr 00) – Sing It Back (Original 27 Mar 99, Remix 4 Sep 99)
BILLY OCEAN: Love Really Hurts Without You (21 Feb 76) – When The Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going (25 Jan 86)
JACKSON FIVE: I Want You Back (31 Jan 70) – ABC (16 May 70)
ROLLING STONES: Brown Sugar (24 Apr 71) – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (29 May 68)
DAVID GREY: This Year’s Love (17 Mar 01) – Sail Away (28 Jul 01)
THE CURE: Friday I’m In Love (23 May 92) – The Love Cats (29 Oct 83)
RONAN KEATING: When You Say Nothing At All (7 Aug 99) – If Tomorrow Never Comes (18 May 02)
THE DIVINE COMEDY: Come Home Billy Bird (22 Mar 04) – National Express (6 Feb 99)
M PEOPLE: Moving On Up (25 Sep 93) – Search for the Hero (24 Jun 95)
ARETHA FRANKLIN: Respect (8 Jun 67) – I Say A Little Prayer (7 Aug 68)
BLONDIE: Hanging On The Telephone (11 Nov 78) – Atomic (23 Feb 80)
ROXY MUSIC: Love Is The Drug (11 Oct 75) – Jealous Guy (21 Feb 81)
GENESIS: Follow You Follow Me (11 Mar 78) – Turn It On Again (15 Mar 80)
STEVIE WONDER: Higher Ground (13 Oct 73) – Superstition (3 Feb 73)
BLUR: Country House (26 Aug 95) – Charmless Man (11 May 96)
SUPERGRASS: Seen The Light (8 Feb 03) – Movin’ (18 Sep 99)
ISLEY BROTHERS: Summer Breeze (25 May 74) – That Lady (22 Sep 73)
JOHN LENNON: Imagine (1 Nov 75) – (Just Like) Starting Over (8 Nov 80)
JAMIROQUAI: Virtual Insanity (31 Aug 96) – Cosmic Girl (7 Dec 96)
BEACH BOYS: God Only Knows (28 Jul 66) – Good Vibrations (3 Nov 66)
TOPLOADER: Just Hold On (2 Sep 00) – Achilles Heel (13 May 00)
SCISSOR SISTERS: Filthy/Gorgeous (5 Jan 05) – Mary (11 Oct 04)
DAVID BOWIE: Let’s Dance (1983) – Ashes to Ashes (1980)
WILL YOUNG: Leave Right Now (Dec 03) – Your Game (Mar 04)
TOTO: Africa (5 Feb 83) – Hold The Line (10 Feb 79)
EAGLE-EYE CHERRY: Save Tonight (Jul 98) – Are You Having Fun (Apr 00)
QUEEN: Somebody To Love (27 Nov 76) – Don’t Stop Me Now (10 Feb 79)
BON JOVI: Livin’ On A Prayer (25 Oct 86) – You Give Love A Bad Name (9 Aug 86)
KATE BUSH: Wuthering Heights (11 Feb 1978) – Babooshka (1980)
DURAN DURAN: Electric Barbarella (1999) – Ordinary World (1993)
MADONNA: Ray Of Light (9 May 98) – Beautiful Stranger (19 Jun 99)

Shocking Songs

Shocking Songs, bringing you the hits that really should not have been. Most of these feature on Matt’s playlist anyway but deserve special mentioning for they are shockingly naff. The criteria are as follows:

  • When you hear the first two seconds you know what it is instantly
  • If listening to the song on your own, you promptly turn it off when someone else walks into the room
  • You occasionally find yourself singing along to the words or doing a mini-jive and then realise the significant social consequences if you get caught
  • The musical quality of the song is questionable
  • Can be found readily in Bargin Basement Bins in record shops or car boot sales across the country
  • The song sounded so cheesey at the time, you thought it was cool. Then you grew up.

Shocking Songs tracks

Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
Steps – Heartbeat
DJ Otzi – Hey Baby (Uhh, Ahh)
Sheena Easton – Morning Train (9 to 5)
Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan – Especially For You
M – Pop Music
2Unlimited – No Limit
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights (Only shocking if you are a dog, sensitive to high frequencies)
Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time
Busted – Thunderbirds (Are Go)
DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide
Take That ft. Lulu – Relight My Fire
Bluebells – Young At Heart
Black Box – Ride On Time
Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
Tamperer Ft. Maya – Feel It
Gina G – (Ooh Aah) Just A Little Bit
Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby
Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart

Extended Play

At 8.20am, the Extended Play brings you the songs that are never allowed to be played wholly on radio. No interruptions and no talk over as these songs are finally given the chance to play out in their glorious full length entirety. The only criteria is that the song is over five minutes long and is suitable for transmission.

Extended Play tracks

Sting – After The Rain Has Fallen
Fatboy Slim – Praise You
Elton John & George Michael – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.
Meatloaf – I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)
Rolling Stones – Miss You
Free – All Right Now
Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky
Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
Isley Brothers – That Lady
Jeff Buckley – Lover, You Shoulda Come Over
Pizzicato Five – Magic Carpet Ride
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Dave Matthews Band – Typical Situation
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Paul McCartney and Wings – Band On The Run
Madonna – Frozen
Stevie Wonder – Living For The City
Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Al Stewart – Year Of The Cat
John Farnham – You’re The Voice
John Miles – Music
George Michael – Jesus To A Child
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Spandau Ballet – True
Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing
David Gray – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Celine Dion – The Power Of Love
10CC – I’m Not In Love
Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear (The Reaper)
Will Smith – Just The Two Of Us
Mister Mister – Broken Wings
Richard Marx – Hazard
Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Madonna – Ray Of Light
Chris Rea – Tell Me There’s A Heaven
Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenader
A-ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
Lisa Stansfield – In All The Right Places
Steve Winwood – Back In The High Life
Coldplay – Clocks
Rolling Stones – Miss You
All Saints – Never Ever
Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
Martika – Toy Soldiers
Elton John – Philadelphia Freedom
Spice Girls – Mama

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