Here is my first full top 20 recording I made using only a Sony 55 Captain radio (the actual radio used pictured) and the popular at the time Philips Hipster portable cassette recorder, started off using the mic for the first 3 tracks (Simon’s announcements are really low quality) then eventually found the missing 5pin din to 3.5 mm lead.
I’ve re-edited all the music into stereo from the original mono, and fixed as much can be done in terms of quality, only the first 3 announcements are very very low the rest is in my view more than acceptable considering the recorder and age of the tape, this took many hours to do!
BBC Radio 1 Top 20 14th May 1978 with Simon Bates (C120 edit)
Recording Date : 14th May 1978
Cassette Tape : Gallo C120 (1968 tape), Gallo SA (capetown) music chain
Cassette Recorder : Philips Hipster N2207
FM Radio : SONY Captain 55 – ICF-5500M
Transmitter : Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland)
Recording Location : Saltcoats, Ayrshire (22 miles from transmitter)
Download now: 1978 – BBC Radio1 Top20 14th May 1978 -Simon Bates (Type1 C-120)