The National Fresh/ Big Beat shows kicked off each weekend for a generation of UK listeners, with Jeff Young dropping a playlist of Rap, Hip-Hop [and other genres that utilised Rap & Hip-Hop] for 3 years after its beginnings in 1987.
The balance of UK & US artists was a major part of the attraction of this show, and as well as the expected tunes of the time, for the Hip-Hop heads that tuned in for the ‘real Rap’ every Friday, it was all about groups with a harder edge like Comptons Most Wanted, Above the Law and Hijack getting weekly airplay on a national radio station.
Pete Tong took over from Young around the end of 1990, by all accounts [Any info appreciated].
For some reason, the record button was only pressed once on this day, so no Side B.
Jeff Young [National Fresh/ Big Beat show – Radio1] – 22 June 1990