Sunday, October 1, 2017

Radio 1 Vintage

As part of Radio 1's fiftieth birthday celebrations, a DAB pop-up station, Radio 1 Vintage, was broadcast for three days from September 30th to October 2nd, 2017. On Sunday October 1st, Kev was given an hour long retrospective and you can catch it here on the BBC iPlayer until the end of October.

It's a fine listen and you might even recognise the source of the final link!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Audio uploads

Apologies to those who've been in touch about broken file links due to the closure of the various sites used to hold the audio on this site. I'm working on it - try the links down the side and you should find they're working again. If anyone has anything new to share, please email and I'll get it added. The original posts remain, but the links in those will no longer work. All links on the right will stay active as long as people use them.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Hello all. Nothing new to add just now, I'm afraid. However, if you've emailed recently, please send it again, as Hotmail appear to have wiped the entire inbox for that account and everything has gone. This site relies on people's good will - and tape collections - so please do get in touch if you have anything to contribute whatsoever.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Radio 1 Weekend Breakfast - January 1997

Thanks again to Martin, who provides more excellent material. This time, an unedited 45 minute chunk from a Sunday breakfast show in January 1997. So nice bits and bobs in this, including an appearance from Mr Whippy's Organ.

Dropbox Link

And here's some more where that came from, with Charlie Jordan's final link at the start and then Kev getting the show underway at 7am, including the second part of a Joke Du Jour I don't have the first part of. Feel free to enlighten us if you do.

Dropbox Link


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Radio 1's Best Bits - The 'Seeing Out The Contract' Stage

First of a few wonderful bursts of audio for you here. Many thanks to Martin for this. Here are almost 150 minutes, unedited, from one of Kev's Sunday Breakfast shows once he'd been shunted off Breakfast with Zoe. Still worth dipping in to for the occasional bursts of outstanding sarcasm.


Dropbox link

Monday, February 15, 2010

Radio 1 Breakfast Cover - July 1997 - Week Two

Well, judging by the recently installed counter on the blog, the first installment of these shows proved hugely popular and it's nice to know there's still interest in the wonderful work of Kevly. Once again, thanks are due to Jules from Oxford for unearthing and encoding this beauties. Five more shows, ten more hours of cracking links and numerous songs it seems hard to believe were still being played on Radio 1 Breakast in 1997.






Sunday, January 10, 2010

Radio 1 Breakfast Cover - July 1997 - Week One

Only days after the taster file featuring the first show from two weeks of breakfast cover on Radio 1, I have received the high quality files from Jules in Oxford and I present week 1 for you to download below, via zShare for the time being. Will look at alternative hosting as a backup soon. These files are all HQ VBR stereo mp3s (if that's important to you) which means they're pretty big and you'll be able to hear the odd bit of FM fuzz in the background. Feel free to comment on what you hear in these shows and thanks again to Jules for this wonderful contribution. Week 2 to follow shortly.






Friday, January 8, 2010

Anyone for a Diana joke or two?

Is this thing still on? Hello there, Kevin Greening fans of the internet. I was stuck at home thanks to the snow on Wednesday and, whilst undertaking some housekeeping for my various corners of the internet, I logged into the email account associated with this blog. I was more than a little chuffed to find a message from Jules from Oxford, sent that very morning, offering recordings of whole shows from the two weeks of Mark and Lard Breakfast Show cover Kev did in July 1997. After a whole year of inactivity on this page and the increasingly realisation that there's very little Kev audio knocking around anywhere, this email marked quite a special moment for the Kevin Greening fan. The thoroughly splendid Jules is currently encoding those shows right now but has sent me a sample show as a teaser. I listened to it earlier and felt compelled to bung it straight up on the site to let fellow Kev fans enjoy it too. It's the entire show, in 64kbps mono mp3 and it sounds pretty decent. When the full two weeks of shows appear on the site, I've been informed they'll be of a much higher quality, but this file sounds good enough for a listen right now.
I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I did; there are some wonderful lines in this programme. Download, play it, tell other people about it, spread the word. You never know, someone else with Kev audio might be lured into the spotlight.
Thanks again to Jules in Oxford.

(I've left this post up, but it refers to the first of the shows in the two weeks batch in the post above, so no need to host it twice.)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A year...

It dawned on me this morning, that it's now a year since the news broke about Kev's death. The previously mentioned bits and bobs from his time at Smooth and Xfm will be on this site eventually. It's been a busy few months, so my apologies for the delay. That said, there's still some sizeable chunks from the golden years available to download from this site that are worth multiple listens. If you happen upon any links that aren't working, please let me know via the email address on the right. Should you happen to have Kev audio not on this site, please get in touch using the same method.
Finally, cheers to those of you who have already contributed to this blog. Clearly, there's not a huge amount of Kev audio out there, but it seems important to keep a corner of the interweb dedicated to the work of one of the very best.
A Happy New Year to all of the readers of this blog.

Friday, October 3, 2008

May contain Virgin

New stuff! At last! Many thanks to Steve for his help with this file. It's a little over an hour of wonder, plucked from his tape collection and containing some gems. For a start, the first four minutes or so feature the only recordings of his Virgin Radio stint that I've ever heard. There's some Kev and Zoe stuff in there and plenty of random Kev moments across weekend breakfast, weekend lunchtimes and numerous cover stints at Radio 1. The nature of old tape records is that the sound quality goes up and down and edits are dependant on the original recordings, so don't expect this to be pristine. However, it's still an absolute delight and an essential addition to the Kevin Greening Audio selection. Thanks again, Steve!

Dropbox link

Get ready for some good stuff

I received a rather splendid CD in the post today. It'll take a little while to rip and upload, but I thought I'd just grab the attention of those of you with this site on a feed.
Will also upload some more of Sonja's Xfm recordings shortly.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Merely a conduit...

Hello again, all. Thanks to those who've been in touch about a new post appearing on the site. It's a shame that there doesn't appear to be a vast archive of Kev's career out there for us to enjoy, but I'll keep on hoping. Feel free to join me in so doing.
My thanks, once again, to Sonja, who's far better at unearthing the good stuff than I am. She's sent across the following links that relate to different aspects of Kev's career.
First up, here's the Radio Academy podcast that features a tribute to Kev by Mark Goodier, Will Saunders and Trevor Dann.

Radio Academy Podcast

You'll need to skim to just before 22 minutes in.

Secondly, and fair play for the digging here, Sonja's turned up some material relating to Kev's stint on BBC Choice's 'Inside Tracks'.

Introducing a performance on the show

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sorry about that (brief) outage

I'm fairly certain that the blog has been pretty popular over the last few months although, unfortunately, the flow of audio arriving has dried up completely. Anybody got anything? I'm going to go back over some minidiscs this week containing some of Kev's Xfm mid-morning shows and I'll set what I turn up.
As I've mentioned elsewhere on the site, the links can die if they're not touched for some time. The Megaupload files should be ok, but the zSHARE links need regular clickage. Please help, if you've got the time! In fact, at the moment, zSHARE seems to be knackered. Odd request this, but if anyone reading this downloaded the files 'kevfirstbestbits.mp3' which was available in the April 12th post, 'Best Bits?' please get in touch. Can't find my original, and with zSHARE down, it's proving hard to track it down.

In order to keep this site rolling, here are two more files from the near-legendary Sonja. Firstly, something from Kev's Smooth booth, soon after it first launched and then some highlights from Kev's 'Best of X' Saturday evening tenure on Xfm. Enjoy.

Kev - Smooth FM - 11/01/06 Dropbox 

Kev - Xfm - Best of X - 05/02/05 Dropbox 

If you have any Kev audio, please get in touch.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Best bits?

Sonja continues to supply some rather splendid stuff. Two very different files for you this time around.
Firstly, this is just over four minutes of audio featuring the last half hour of Kev's first Sunday Breakfast featuring 'Radio 1's Best Bits' after his move away from the Breakfast Show. The tunes have been removed. Listen out for a splendidly self-deprecating remark just prior to the 'highlight' from Zoe's show.

Best Bits on Dropbox

Secondly, a really interesting documentary from Kev's time on Jazz FM about Cuba. Well worth a listen.

Cuba documentary 

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pretty decent Xposure

Cheers muchly to Sonja who's been in touch recently and has contributed the two files linked below. Together, they constitute one of Kev's appearances covering on the Xposure strand on Xfm. Sonja is fairly certain this show dates from 31/01/05. The music's been removed, but it's a great example of Kev sounding passionate about music and, as a direct result, as relaxed as he ever sounded on radio. Well worth a listen. Cheers for the files!

Part 1 on Dropbox 

Part 2 on Dropbox 

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Oh, ambassador, you're spoiling us...

Judging by the quantity of downloads the recently posted files have had, there is still plenty of interest in Kev's work in the internet community. Hello to you all. You have superb taste. Martyn has been in touch again and, rather charmingly, has supplied yet more vintage Greening Weekend material. Enjoy!
1. Eric & Gripper. Norman Tozer. The teacher who waslate. Pt 1, pt 2,pt 3 and pt4.
2. Eric & Gripper. Max Featherstone the ornithologist.Pt 1,pt2,
3. Kryten Wheeler interviews Lord Blinding ofEffingam. The anti-obscenity chip.
4. Raymond Sinclair and the ‘Blowk and Pecker puckerchipper stripper and slow blow jobmate’.
5. 2001. Hal asks about Jim’ll fix it.
6. Eric & Gripper. Mr Trott, the Wireless and hisbrother. Pt1 and pt2.
7. Blow Chap song.
8. Eric & Gripper. Leaping Lady. The greyhound whothought it was a rabbit and Mincing Mordiquay. Pt 1
9. Mark ‘goodybags’ Goodier does a link for ‘The artist formally known as Prince’.
10. Kevin does hardcore 1fm - Jungle Masssive - youknow the score!
11. Kevin does voiceover in the middle of Human League‘One man in my heart’.
12. Kevin gives out the Radio 1 telephone number forBehind the Nose! 071 637 4343.
13. Eric & Gripper. Leaping Lady. The greyhound whothought it was a rabbit and Mincing Mordiquay. Pt 2and pt 3.
14. Comic relief fun – Radio 1 war of the noses.

Monday, March 10, 2008

It never rains...

Which of course is a lie. Particularly today. Cue news reporters stood knee deep in puddles to demonstrate to the public what rain is. Anyhoo, what I actually meant is: after the recent paucity of offerings, here's yet more from Martyn.

Details from Martyn:
1.Raymond(o) Sinclair introduces the Blow Chap Spanish Week

2.Eric & Gripper. Grannie Molly’s story about The battle of the somme. Pt 1,2
3.Raymond Sinclair(o) talks about the secret numbers.
4.Kevin does a link about East 17, cricket and shopping trolleys at 8.05am
5.Raymond Sinclair and the ‘No gnat, nap net’
6.Kryten Wheeler (Who has splicers disease)interviews Lord Dunton Booth-Himmler Selfridge,
chairman of the Nukewarm electricity company.
7.Raymond Sinclair introduces the ‘Home, Garden,Baby, Guns and Tackle Today’ magazine.
8.Eric & Gripper. Grannie Molly’s Zulu warrior.
9.David Van Dunkin. Prime Minister John Majors war on beggars ,
UK drug epidemic, D-day celebrations.
10.Raymond Sinclair introduces the ‘Blow gas rover stove copper chopper hob and ditch kitchen.
11.Raymond(o) Sinclair talks about the Sinclair Singers.
12.Eric & Gripper. Sally Trubshaws
13.Radio 1FM jingle.
14.Raymond Sinclair. The blow chap ‘Pack-a-sack,button cotton, tent event and nylon woven blowhaven
15.8.20 am 24hrs Radio 1 jingle and Kevin talks about Simon Mayo who has free tickets for ‘The Crow’.
16.8.23am. Kevin does a mention for Creative Screen Printing in
17.Kevin does a traffic update into AbFab by Pet Shop Boys.
18.Kevin mentions Emma Freud later on Radio 1 along with Collins and Maconie. Mark Goodier
2-4pm and Nicky
Campbell on drivetime (memories!). Radio 1 jingle.
19.Eric & Gripper, Ninion Mortimers bullock Aubrey who hated the colour Red.pt1 and pt2.
20.Raymond Sinclair. The Blow Chap Wine Club.
21.Eric & Gripper. William Webster the engine driver and his son 1 and pt 2.

Details from Martyn:1.Raymond Sinclair. ‘Blow roe pearl syrup’.
2.Radio1FM jingle.
3.Kryten Wheeler interviews the fleet street tycoon Percival Rupert-Middleton Wise.
4.Kevin talks about the track Fwar single with long jingle.
5.Eric & Gripper. Sebastien Franklin the balloonist.Pt 1 and pt2.
6.Kryten Wheeler interviews former chief constable,Bruce Bartell-Piggott.
7.Raymond Sinclair with the Sinclair singers who perform ‘Silent movie star’. Interference with the
famous line, ‘She’s a mute’.
8.Melody Merry-go-round performing ‘I will always love you’. 1FM jingle.
9.Raymond Sinclair and the ‘Blow chap, blow tinkle tune tutor and gator rotor blow organ’.
10.Kraftwerk and the bring and buy sale on Steve Wright. 1 FM jingle.
11.Eric & Gripper. Basil Bakewell the potter who made gnomes. Pt1 and pt2.
12.Eric & Gripper. Jimmy Roach the pigeon fancier. Pt 1 and pt2.
13.Talkshow ‘How do they get away with that’.
14.Eric & Gripper. Gladwin Howard and the ransom note. Pt 1 and pt2.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

More Kev from mid-90s Radio 1

Many thanks to Martyn who got in touch about some tapes of vintage Kev he knew he had knocking about. He's uploaded two chunks of audio extracted from said tapes to the following Dropbox links. Some great stuff here. Enjoy!

Batch 1: HERE
Eric & Gripper. Rodery the gas lamp lighter, pt1.
David Van Dunkin. Reeling rolling news with Michael Howard.
Raymond Sinclair. Cold snap fridge.
Eric & Gripper. Rodery the gas lamp lighter, pt2
Eric & Gripper. Gregory Gibbon the practical joker,pt1
Words on 1 FM. Ponder.
David Van Dunkin. Reeling rolling news. Open line with Veronica.
Eric & Gripper. Gregory Gibbon the practical joker,pt2 and 3
Eric & Gripper. Fred and Felix Dinnerman. Pt 1 and pt2.
Raymond Sinclair. Blow chap. Chewy chap gum.
PhONEday with BT.
Eric & Gripper. Fred and Felix Dinnerman. Pt3
Batch 2: HERE

Words on 1 FM. Belch.
CBBC in the broom closet with Robbie and Philip the ferret.
Todger and Tadger
Kisserbird – full version
Dickory Cottage. 
Tomorrows World.
Kevin's comments on Jimmy Somerville, Jason Donovan,
Sharon Stone, Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway)
Kevin does a link talking about Lisa I’Anson.  Steve Edwards link.
Blow Chap song, full version. 
Kevin does a link with a retraction about Dean Martin.
Eric & Gripper Leslie Cooper and his gold dust.

Monday, February 11, 2008

More Xposure to Kev coming soon

Just posting to update regular visitors. I've been working through some mini-discs and tapes over the last couple of weeks and should be able to present some whole shows, or at least the majority thereof, from Kev's Xfm days. Now, this will involve large file sizes as I'll leave the shows intact. If there's interest in this, please let me know via comments or via the email address on the right.
I should also just take this moment to appeal to anyone reading this who might have some Kev audio not yet featured on this site and is willing to share a copy with me so it can be put up for download. Same contact details, if you please.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Kevin Greening - Better off out of it?

I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time. Good grief. Stumbled across this collection of 'hilarious' parody songs commissioned for the Kev and Zoe Breakfast show. They're dated September 1998, so I doubt they even got used. Woeful ain't the word.

Music 4's Kev and Zoe songs