Fresh Start to the Week

Fresh Start to the Week was broadcast from London, England, UK and hosted by Dave Pearce. As well as in-depth interviews and sessions from iconic hip-hop and rap artists from across the globe, you could also hear all of the hot new records that were available each week. Most of the time individual tunes would be played by Dave, but sometimes they'd be played by DJs Roger Johnson and KCJ and heard in iconic mix segments like the "RJ Scratch Attack." The show featured a phone-in competition called "The Rapline." This is where a subject would be selected and the audience were invited to phone in their raps about that specific topic; eg. under 18 concerts and, as rap & hip-hop were becoming more successful, why venues were refusing to let rappers perform at their venues. It became a platform for blossoming artists, like Tam-Tam Recordings artist Silver Bullet.

In the "Ear to the Ground" segment, and as part of a trend for having news from the US on UK radio shows, co-host George Kay discussed the latest rap industry gossip, forthcoming gig news, and all sorts of rap-related information. As well as having local ears on the ground, the show also had a regular phone-in from legendary broadcaster P-Fine from New York station WNYU.

- Irish Craig - RandomRapRadio

7 Episodes in the Archive

May 1988GLR (94.9 FM)London, England, UK
January 24, 1988GLR (94.9 FM)London, England, UKDerek B, Mr. Magic, Silver Bullet, Gary Crowley, Gilles Peterson, Jeff Young
August 14, 1987GLR (94.9 FM)London, England, UK
April 11, 1988GLR (94.9 FM)London, England, UKSimon Harris
January 22, 1989GLR (94.9 FM)London, England, UKGeorge Kay, Stu Allan, Overlord X
February 19, 1989GLR (94.9 FM)London, England, UKGeorge Kay, P-Fine, Einstein, Cutmaster Swift, DJ Tibbs, MC Craze Two, Selector
July 1988GLR (94.9 FM)London, England, UKChris Hunt