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Every Sunday afternoon at 4pm! As I recall, Alan "fluff" Freeman took over the job from David Jacobs. That was a long time ago!:D
 

keithatrochdale

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Quote from BBC News 28 November 2006;

Veteran DJ Alan "Fluff" Freeman, whose "Not 'arf" catchphrase made him a household name, has died aged 79.

His Pick of the Pops programme - with its distinctive theme tune and his "greetings, pop pickers" introduction - saw him become one of the UK's top DJs.

Born in Australia in 1927, Freeman came to Britain in 1957 after working as an announcer on Melbourne's 3KZ.
Within six months he made contact with Radio Luxembourg and was employed as a summer relief disc jockey.
He joined the BBC's Light Programme two years later and went on to enjoy 50 years in the industry, counting John Peel, Robert Plant, Noel Edmonds, Paul McCartney and Chris Tarrant among his friends.
His Pick of the Pops show assumed its regular placing at Sunday teatime throughout the 1960s and he made regular appearances on Top of the Pops.

His Pick of the Pops show assumed its regular placing at Sunday teatime throughout the 1960s and he made regular appearances on Top of the Pops.

In 2000 he was presented with the lifetime achievement prize by the radio industry's Sony Awards.

He was made an MBE in 1998 for his services to music.
 
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