A Fresh Start To The Week
'A Fresh Start to the Week' was a weekly Hip Hop show broadcast on Radio London 94.9 FM, hosted by Dave Pearce it went out on a Monday night between 10pm and midnight. The show had a very different feel to the Capital Rap Show, this was mainly due to the live interaction with the audience, with the listeners being able to ring in and leave shout outs etc, Mike's show had a much more pre-recorded feel. There was a lot less variety in the play lists, you would often hear the same records played week after week, maybe this was because the show only went out once a week for two hours.
with Nite FM controller Tom Brown and Giles Peterson
The show started in early 1986, during 1985 Dave had a show on Radio London that played a mixture of soul, funk and Hip Hop, it seems the decision was taken to split this format into two shows, so this formed Dave's two shows on Radio London, 'A Fresh Start to the week' playing the Hip Hop and a Thursday night show catering for the soul and funk. 'A Fresh Start to the Week' was going strong through 1987 and 1988, there were live broadcasts (Camden Palace Jam which featured many UK acts), a competition in conjunction with Street Sounds to find talent through the show to feature on the Hip Hop/Electro 20 album, mixing competitions and various jams hosted by the Dave Pearce/Roger Johnson team using the Nite FM/Radio London banner. In 1989 there were problems at Radio London (a BBC local station) which led to it being renamed GLR, the schedules were changed and Dave now presented a show every night of the week with his Hip Hop show featuring on a Friday, this however was shortlived.
This Camden Palace jam was broadcast live on 'Fresh Start' A Nite FM Hip Hop jam in December 1987
and featured many UK artists
Street Sounds Hip Hop 20 not 19 The Dave Pearce Hip Hop Connection in 1988
Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese - Radio London (Nite FM) jingle