CELEBRATION – A PORTRAIT IN SOUND OF EIGHTIES SA INDEPENDENT RADIO AND MUSIC
The show features 33 of the best South African tunes in the period 1979 through 1990 presented mainly by Capital 604 presenters and the artists themselves mixed with jingles, ads, news ,interviews and a mini documentary on the Operation Hunger 702 Concert in the Park with commentary and live clips ending with a rare live rendition of the 702 Eighties Anthem and a promo for that station done by none other than Capital’s Alan Pearce.
Voices - John Moody, Steve Crozier, Michael Letelier, Kevin Savage, Jim Ellery, Alan Mann, Alan King, Tony Newman, Chris Prior, Treasure Tshabalala, Mark Greenstein, John Berks, Tony Blewitt, Ian Warren, Phil Wright, Sasha Montinengo, Udo Carelse, P.J.Powers, Barry Ronge, Steve Kekana, Alex Jay, Claire Johnston, Cedric Samson, Azania, Alan Pearce, Jarod Aston and Dave Guzelli.
Songs - “Africa”-Johnny Clegg and Juluka ; “Party”- Harari; “When you gonna love me”- City Limits; “Raising my family” – Steve Kekana; “Man on the Moon” – Ballyhoo; “Portable Radio”- Clout; “Help” – PJ Powers and Hotline; “Shouldn’t fall in love” – City Limits; “Weekend Special” – Brenda Fassie; “Rastas never die” – Lucky Dube; “Shadows” – E-void; “Mysteries and Jealousies”- The Helicopters; “See Yourself” - Elamental; “Johnny calls the Chemist” – Falling Mirror; “Damsel” – Tribe after Tribe; “All of a woman” - Robin Auld and Zed Astaire; “This Boy” - Wendy Oldfield and Sweatband; “Taking a fall”- Petit Cheval; “Live On” – Pierre De Chamoy; “Scatterrings of Africa” – Johnny Clegg and Juluka; “The two of us” – Sipho Hotstix Mabuso and Harari; “Night of the long knives” – Face to Face; “Living without conversations” – Lesley Rae Dowling; “Weeping”- Brite Blue; “Dance sum more” – Mango Groove; “No woman no cry”- Elamental; “Higher and Higher” – PJ Powers and Hotline; “Holding On” – Count Ash; “My kind of girl ” – Cinema ; “Dear Abbey” - Little Sister; “Going Home” – The Diamond Dogs; "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika"; “Memories” – Andre De Villiers
Mini Interviews – with Mark Greenstein (Craig Johnston), John Berks (Niki Seberini) and Alex Jay (Aki Anastasiou and Anele Mdoda).
Mini Documentary - The 1985 Operation Hunger 702 Concert in the Park. Attended by over 100 000 people of all races , a record for its time, the concert raised huge amounts for food relief for the poor and was arguably the biggest showcase of South African Acts at the time.
News _ Four bulletins from the Laingsburg Floods in 1981 through to the State of Emergency to the last all minorities election in 1989.
Jim Ellery & Kevin Savage interview with Jona Lewie - Side B
Jim Ellery & Kevin Savage interview with Jona Lewie - Side A
July 1982 Music & Jingles - Side B
July 1982 Music & Jingles - Side A
June 1982 Music & Jingles - Side B
June 1982 Music & Jingles - Side A
May 1982 Music & Jingles - Side B
May 1982 Music & Jingles - Side A
February 1982 Music & Jingles - Side B
February 1982 Music & Jingles - Side A
Capital at Ten - The Fab Four and friends and in the three hours you can hear Craig Johnston interviewing Tony Blewitt, Tony himself doing a show as well as Dave Guzelli, Dave Simons and Darren Scott and a few nostalgic pieces from Alan Mann and Kevin Savage and lots of news from the 80's and Bill Mitchell voiceovers. Its what you might call a three hour thrill made specially for Capital Day on the 26th December.