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Ed Stewart - Stewpot - Junior Choice

Ed Stewart's Radio London days.

Radio London

Radio London was located on the motor vessel Galaxy anchored in international waters, off Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex (announced wavelength: 266 metres). Regular transmissions started on 23rd December 1964 with a power of 17 kW. Hours of transmission: from 6.00am to 9.00pm; later from 5.30am to 2.00am.

Born in Devon, Ed Stewart broke into broadcasting while touring with his band abroad - when the other members received their army postings, Ed went and got a job at Radio Hong Kong working as a sports commentator, as an announcer and, finally, as a disc jockey.

On his return to Britain in 1965, Ed worked as a freelance for the Central Office of Information. He later joined the pirate station Radio London, and on its demise joined BBC Radio. He was one of Radio 1's original team of presenters, but also spent 11 years presenting Junior Choice on Radio 2.

'Stewpot' also became a familiar face on television, presenting favourites such as Top of the Pops and Crackerjack, as well as guest presenting on Wish You Were Here.

In 1995, Ed made radio history when he broadcast his Radio 2 show live from the summits of Ben Nevis and Snowdon, in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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Radio London

Crackerjack

Variety series with sketches, music, quizzes (double or drop)  and Crackerjack pencils. Presenters have been Eamonn Andrews(1955-64) / Leslie Crowther(64-68) / Michael Aspel(68-74) / Ed Stewart(75-79) and Stu Francis(1980-84). Other hosts featured have been Jack Douglas/ Ronnie Corbett(57-60) / Peter Glaze(60-79) / Little&Large(1972) / Elaine Paige(1972) and Don McClean(1973-76).

Morningtown  
Words and Music by Malvina Reynolds Performed by The Seekers (1966)

Train whistle blowin', makes a sleepy noise
Underneath their blankets go all the girls and boys
Rockin', Rollin', Ridin', out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown, many miles a-way

Driver at the engine, Fireman rings the bell
Sandman swings the lantern to say that all is well
Rockin', Rollin', Ridin', out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown, many miles a-way

Maybe it is raining where our train will ride
All the little trave'lers are warm and snug in-side
Rockin', Rollin', Ridin', out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown, many miles a-way

Somewhere there is sunshine, somewhere there is day
Somewhere there is Morningtown, many miles a-way
Rockin', Rollin', Ridin', out along the bay
All bound for Morningtown, many miles a-way

All bound for Morningtown, many miles a-way

 
Milly Molly Mandy

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