TeamRock Radio, the national DAB channel, is set to re-broadcast the final BBC Radio 1, Tommy Vance Friday Rock Show on 27th December 2013.
The programme, last broadcast, on BBC Radio 1 in March 1993 was thought to be lost by the corporation, however, John Myers, Chairman of TeamRock unearthed a copy and approached the BBC for the rights to broadcast the programme.
A unique deal was struck between the beeb and TeamRock Radio and a slightly edited version of the programme will be aired on the last Friday in December, 27th at 10pm, the same time as the Tommy Vance Friday Rock Show was first aired over 35 years ago.
Tommy Vance was widely accepted as the ultimate voice of rock music in the UK, and a huge champion of the genre before his death in 2005. His regular shows on UK Radio brought rock music to millions of fans and greatly contributed to making household names of some of the biggest rock stars in the world today.
The programme is co hosted by Claire Sturgess who was later to take over the show. It features some of Tommy’s favourite tracks including tracks from the Little Angels Jam album and a cover of Gimme Shelter, which they recorded for the Putting Our House In Order Shelter Album. There are also fascinating interviews with Van Halen stars Sammy Hagar and Alex Van Halen.
We are delighted to have come to an agreement with The BBC to transmit this programme. It was a complicated deal to achieve but I hope it will be the start of a longer working relationship with the corporation.
We expect to announce further collaborations with the BBC in the near future. I’m also delighted that Tommy’s former producer, Tony Wilson, who provided the recording, has agreed to edit and produce the programme for TeamRock Radio. – John Myers, Chairman of TeamRock
TeamRock owns, national DAB radio station TeamRock Radio as well as a portfolio of rock magazines, including; Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, Blues, Prog, AOR and Country. You can tune into TeamRock Radio via DAB, on-line at teamrock radio and the Radio Player.
We are pleased to be working with TeamRock to begin to unlock the BBC radio archive for further broadcast through new partnerships with commercial radio. The digital rebroadcast of this programme shows how gems from the archive can still reach new audiences. – John Moran, BBC Radio Head of Business Affairs